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, January 10, 2010

The Drapes are Down


We've lived at Linderfor for far too long and so transformations are either rare or minimal. We've redid every wall surface, took up carpet and refinished floors and replaced every light fixture. Alas, there is very little left to do.

But . . . After we built our breakfast room, we left the curtain at the door which used to be a window -- we were used to seeing it and it seemed "natural". We also left the curtain on the other window that used to look outside but now, looked into the breakfast room.

We were touching up woodwork and walls today -- a chore we've neglected for far too long and Husband Jim said -- we need to do "something" about the curtain over the door -- if just "doesn't look right"! And so down it came . . . .
And down came it's matching curtain over the window -- that now looks into another room.

We adjusted to our "new" look -- our metamorphosis in the dining room today. It seems lighter and brighter. And it actually makes more sense!

It's Monday and time for Met Monday -- please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other changes have been made. Some not quite so simple as the one at Linderhof, I'm sure for there are a lot of clever ladies out there.

23 comments:

Michael Lee West said...

When I saw the first picture, everything looked so pretty I just couldn't imagine a metamorphosis, but I LOVE this change. It's perfect!

Keetha Broyles said...

I agree with what Michael just said. I loved the first picture, then I saw the second one and loved it even more!

It kinda took you from a Victorian to a craftsman feel.

The Tablescaper said...

It looks fresh and clean. A great way to start off the new year.

- The Tablescaper

From the Kitchen said...

I like the new look. Lighter and open. It's always nice to have a change--large or small. Enjoy!

Treasia Stepp said...

Lighter, brighter and more open. I really love the new look.

Betsy said...

It would be hard for me, since I like them both.
Betsy

Lyneen said...

WOW what a change... I think the room looks bigger!

Martha said...

Lyneen --

We do too -- and isn't that strange! But if feels bigger!

Acorn Cottage said...

Looks great Martha, but then again, anything you and Jim do looks great! I always welcome more sunlight, especially this time of year!

Nancy

La Table De Nana said...

Nicer! Fresher:) Younger!

house things said...

Martha,

I love the new look.

Best,
Kathleen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks just gorgeous. I love it with the drapes down. Perfect. Your painted ceiling is just gorgeous too. Hugs, Marty

benchwarmer said...

hi i've just recently become a follower and i'm just spell bound by your beautiful home. looking at the after pic with your drapes down looks amazing. clear open view to the next. you must just love the openness it give you. hoping you get lots of sunshine today!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I agree that looks much brighter! Simple and stunning!

Southerncook said...

Martha, I absolutely LOVE the way it looks. It definitely makes your dining room look larger and more light coming in too. WOW, I too loved the Victorian look but this is FABULOUS!!!!!

Carolyn

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I agree. Without the draperies, your dining room has a bigger, lighter, fresher look... one I love! But clean and save the draperies... you can always put them up again for a new/old look!

Carrie said...

It lets in so much sunshine with the curtains gone.

Beautiful!!

Stella said...

The drapes are beautiful but I think the room looks so much open with them down. Maybe you could have a summer look and a winter lookd with the drapes back in place.

Lori E said...

Good call. I like that look. Lifts everything up I think.

Blue Creek Home said...

The drapes were nice, but I do like it better without them.

It does look brighter.
(Lovin' the ceiling!)

Rhonda

Crystal said...

I really liked the first picture. However, once those drapes were down, this way looks like whole different room. It looks absolutely perfect.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I like it both ways and it is amazing how different the room looks!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

I like it! Much simpler and very fresh looking. :-)