Linderhof in 2009 . . . It's fun to look back at 2009 . . . Good food, good friends and good times were always to be had at Linderhof. And it was a busy year. Join me for a Year in Review at Linderhof. And if you want to see what everyone else has been doing in 2009, join Cindy at My Romantic Home.
The Christmas Tree -- the biggest part of our holiday decorations!
Tea is a ritual at Linderhof and in November we love ginger cookies. We love both the smell while their baking as well as the cookie themselves!
An estate sale find -- the German silver. Engraved with my German grandmother's initials. Could it be?
The pond with the one eared cat watching out for the fish swimming below.
Herbs are preserved in one way or another. The basil is turned into pesto and the tarragon gets put into my homemade wine vinegar.
Summer isn't summer without tomatoes and fresh heirloom tomatoes from the prairie are the best. There are few summer meals that aren't accompanied by a plate of sliced tomatoes.
The Secret Garden Tour -- Linderhof's third time on the tour and we enjoyed each and every visitor especially Nancy (Acorn Cottage) and Carrie (The Art and Flair of Being Domestic)
Herbs are a passion and giving herb classes is always fun. I love to share my knowledge of herbs with anyone and everyone!
Prairie strawberries are always the best and we can't wait until they come to market. Strawberries in some form are dessert every night until, alas, the strawberries are gone!
We can't wait for the first jonquil to bloom. The yard is full and bouquets are brought in every day to decorate tabletops during March. It's so nice to have garden flowers instead of fruit or florist flowers.
The Valentine's Luncheon is a gift to my friends. It's a ladies lunch and I enjoy making my friends feel special. Dessert is almost always chocolate!
A lady needs a desk and this is where, after breakfast, I take care of correspondence and once a month pay my bills. It looks out over the garden so there is something pleasant to see while I pay the dreaded bills.
The picture on the desk is a picture of the living room taken in 1930.
2009 was a good year at Linderhof. I'm looking forward to more visits with friends in 2010.
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