Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Birds Inside and Out

We love our outside birds and watching their antics from the breakfast room. But we love our inside birds as well. This little silver pair is in the guest room. It's almost as if the bird on top is asking a question of the bird on the bottom and she's ready to hop down to join him.
This bird under cloche is of paper mache and in the cloche next to it is a bird's nest with eggs. This bird looks old but isn't and I love the wee basket in his beak. He seems content to watch over the screened porch.
Two ceramic birds adorn the mantle at Linderhof. Although they are not old, they are copies of older pieces and I'm glad that they lit upon the mantle.
The silver pheasants are on the dining room table during September, October and (with the exception of Thanksgiving when turkeys reign) November. The rest of the year they roost in the basement.

Birds are our friends both inside and out and I love the birds that have flown in to tabletops or mantles to make Linderhof their home. They always remind us of our bird friends outside.

1 comment:

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love your birds and the whimsy they represent. I just can't resist the next - I'm twitterpated!