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.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Herbs Can Be Pretty, Too

We use a lot of herbs for cooking but often on the breakfast room table, I'll clip a handful of herbs and put them in this old Victorian washstand piece. The chives are blooming in abundance and I love the green and purple of the chives in the purple/blue vase. A wee bee skep to keep everyone company.

I prefer a single herb for the bouquet on the breakfast table. The chives while they're blooming so profusely, lavender when it starts to bloom, and a favorite, the fennel -- those lacy fronds especially the bronze ones making each meal so much more pleasant.

The breakfast room is, after all, the garden room -- the one room that overlooks the back garden. What better centerpiece than herbs from the garden.


chow and chatter said...

thats a nice touch and they look great

Southerncook said...

I think your chives are lovely in your vase. Perfect setting for them.


2 Dogs said...

I have a new chive plant pop up this year. I love them.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

That looks so sweet. laurie

Pondside said...

Herbs can, indeed, be pretty. Sometimes that's all that the deer leave in our garden, so they often feature at our table (the herbs, not the deer!)

Casabella Cottage said...

I love your centerpiece. You are so lucky that you are somehwere where you have rain. I would love to grow chives like that. Liz

Kristen said...

My chives are blooming as well! I just love the purple and green!

I think I will cut a few of the flowers and put them in a small vase too!!!