Linderhof


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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.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wine Accessories

In every French farmhouse wine cellar is the bottle dryer. A place, where, when the bottles are empty, they're rinsed and then put on this iron rack to dry. To be refilled, after the next vintage is ready.

I've coveted one "forever" -- and passed on a couple thinking that they were too dear. But, alas, they were "buys"! Silly me!
But I did find one and paid way too much for it -- but sometimes you just need to get those "always wanteds" -- no matter the price. This was one of those times.

When I think of all the wine bottles we've thrown away in the last few months . . . . sigh . . . but we have managed to empty four! I'm not sure how many bottles this dryer holds -- but it may take us a while to fill it!
We currently have it in the garden. I want everyone to see it. If we put it in the cellar (where I suppose it does belong) -- we'd be the only one to see my treasure!

11 comments:

Acorn Cottage said...

That's cool Martha...It's kind of fun to look back and see the vintages that you have enjoyed. I've seen people fill large glass containers with the corks from the bottle they've enjoyed. Oh only if the Acorn Cottage was a little larger to house those little delights!

Martha said...

We also have jars and bowls of corks here and there around the house -- we had a 4 foot champagne glass that we had in the dining room and was the perfect place for corks -- but alas, we loaned it out and then it got broken! Can't find a replacement!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have seen these sold for outrageous prices... as if we couldn't hunt one down on our own!! So bravo to you!! It's fab, Martha!!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Anonymous said...

That is really cool, Martha! I don't think I've ever seen one or, if I did, I didn't know what I was looking at! Congrats on the purchase!

Julie

Southerncook said...

What a FABULOUS find. I have never come across one in my travels. I think you definately need to leave it out where others can admire.

Carolyn

Judy said...

I'm curious -- is this just going to be a decorative item for you, or are you going to make wine and use the bottles?

Martha said...

No wine -- sigh! Although I do make wine vinegar and fruit liqueurs -- so the bottles may be put to use holding those.

Mary said...

Is there anything nicer than finally be able to acquire something you've always wanted? Hugs...Mary

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Sometimes you just have to 'go for it'! I'm glad you did :) It's charming!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I've wanted one of these for such a long time myself. I love that you've got it on display in the garden!
I've never seen one with the brown/rust colored finish as yours is. It's a beauty!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I've wanted one of these for such a long time myself. I love that you've got it on display in the garden!
I've never seen one with the brown/rust colored finish as yours is. It's a beauty!