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.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The "Dressing Room"

It's not really a room -- more of an alcove/closet off the bedroom. It IS where I hang my clothes and it is where I do my lotions and potions every morning and night. It does have French doors which can be closed, thus making it a closet. I prefer, however, to leave them open for the window brings in more light and being able to see that additional three or four feet makes our large bedroom even larger.

The items on the dressing table are memories all -- a Lenox swan from my first boss, a crystal oyster with pearl -- a gift from dear friend Shirley Ann as a memento of a trip to New Orleans and the oysters we ate, a sterling hair brush, mirror and comb -- a gift from my maiden aunt, a small bronze dressing table clock -- a gift from husband Jim. Waterford perfume bottles and Venetian mirror bring sparkle to the space. Jewelry is kept in an oriental box and necklaces around the bust on the dressing table.

It's the place where I start my day and where I end my day -- surrounded by love.


La Bella Cooks said...

That is something you would see in a magazine! It is so glamorous and inviting. You are so lucky to have such a elegant space.

Toad said...

What a beautiful space!

niartist said...

Oh what great space in your house!