Linderhof


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.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Twenty Six Year Difference

Twenty six years ago, husband Jim brought me back this big ginger jar from a trip to Tokyo. Mostly, it has lived on the mantle at Linderhof for the past 21 years. I loved it -- it was a big ginger jar and the mantle seemed a fitting place for it . . . however, being a person of symmetry, I yearned for a pair.

It has taken twenty six years but I did find another -- not a twin but a blue and white ginger jar that's approximately the same size as the original.
It was a HomeGoods purchase and cost far less than the original. Shamefully, less.
The mantle, I feel, looks good "bookended" by the ginger jars. I can remove the lids and put autumn leaves or spring forsythia in them if I want some color on the mantle.

I am a patient woman and it really doesn't seem all that long ago that the I received the first ginger jar . . . but it was -- 26 years and that is a long time!

But it was definitely worth the wait!

It's not a total metamorphsis, but the mantle at Linderhof was definitely changed by the addition of the "twin" ginger jar.

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for this Met Monday and see what other transformations there are on this Monday!


18 comments:

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I think it is wonderful that you were able to find a second one! It completes the look on the mantel in a beautiful way. Definitely worth the wait!
Blessings,
Debbie

tardevil said...

They coordinate nicely.

tardevil said...

P.S. You're a patient woman! lol!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm glad you were able to find a ginger jar to compliment your original one. I think I like that it's not an idential match.

Kammy said...

Love the look and you wouldn't want one exactly the same - that would be too matchy matchy !
Kammy

La Table De Nana said...

I love symmetry too! Lucky you..just perfect.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the pair together! Congratulations on finding a mate for your lovely ginger jar.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love both of your wonderful ginger jars and I so agree, the mantel looks fabulous with the pair. What a thrill to find one that goes so well with your first one. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They look great together.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I already love ginger jars, so when you have two, all the better, they look great...

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

You are a patient woman-but you know what you want! They look perfect together!
~Nancy

Mary said...

It looks wonderful on the mantle with its twin. Patience pays!

Juliana said...

Nice set...I don't know if I could wait that long :-)

Marilyn said...

The years do go by far too quickly. Blessings to you and thank for sharing.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Wow, I do love that look!! love your mantle and mantel area--put both spelling in there and spell check says they are correct?!

{ L } said...

Wow! That is awesome. What a perfect conversation piece. They look lovely.

Happy Met Monday!

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