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.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
A Window Seat
I've always wanted a window seat. To curl up with a good book on a rainy or snowy day. A place to pile pillows so that when you read, there is always a pillow behind your back.
Linderhof was not "born" with a window seat. With all of the "I've always wanteds" that Linderhof had, the window seat was not one of them.
We rectified that, however, when daughter Sarah was still in high school and still at home. Her bedroom, the second of the two bedrooms at Linderhof lacked a focal point. It was a room of four walls -- two of which had windows. Unlike the other rooms, there was no fireplace as a focal point.
We decided, therefore, that we would build shelves and cupboards on both sides of the window with a window seat between. The shelves would help corral a teenager's messiness and the cupboards would allow storage of all those things that a teen accumulates. The window seat, itself, although in her room, would allow storage of extra linens and Christmas gifts.The shelves now hold our books and some of our bibelots. The room is our guest room. Our star guest, of course, is daughter Sarah and her Andy.
I'm often far too busy to spend time on my much wanted window seat which overlooks the back garden, watching the rain or snow. But last week we had a rainy afternoon and I had some time. A favorite book, Diary of a French Herb Garden beckonend for it is herb garden time.
It was a great way to wile away the afternoon.