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, February 14, 2010

A New Pillow!

With our longtime residence at Linderhof, changes are far and few between. And those changes are often small ones.

The 1920's chaise in our bedroom. By the fireplace so it's cozy in the winter, with a burgundy throw and a couple of pillows to make it cozy.
But I'm yearning for Spring and so, a new pillow came home to Linderhof. And the burgundy throw seemed a little "heavy" (colorwise) with the new pillow so I borrowed a beige one from the sunroom. On my "want" list is a neutral knitted throw. I'll be search through stores for just the perfect piece.
I moved the chaise a little closer to the fireplace and did the same with the Belgian needlepoint chair. The table was put between. It's a bit of a different look and I like the fact that the chairs are a little "tighter". And there is good light coming in over my shoulder from the window.

There are three BIG projects that I'm contemplating for this Spring. Real metamorphosises. I'll share those as I accomplish them. And, alas, no hints although I will tell you that I am patient, sometimes, to accomplish what I want. But once I decide to do a project . . . .

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for metamorphosis big and small. It's always fun on Monday to see what everyone has been up to. Everyone is so clever with their projects!


Anonymous said...

I really love both looks. So pretty and cozy. It does seem so good to have a change doesn't it. Hugs, Marty

Allie and Pattie said...

pretty pillow, Martha. It really does lighten the space
xoxo Pattie

Laura said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog-
I am delighted because I then found yours.

I love the chaise.It looks so cozy.

Enjoyed visiting,


Blondie's Journal said...

The pillow is very nice, Martha. I love the fireplace in your bedroom. How cozy! I love the whole look!


Pondside said...

Isn't it nice to freshen things up in anticipation of spring? I love that new pillow.

Linda Q said...

Hi Martha,
Love this cozy spot! And the new pillow and lighter fabrics does make it feel Springy, nice.
I want a chaise somewhere sometime so bad. It is on my "want" list for the house.

xinex said...

What a lovely chaise! It really makes your room look so cozy. Love the changes too, makes it brighter..Christine

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the lighter spring-like colors in your new pillow. So pretty! Can't wait to see what other changes you have planned.

Unknown said...

I like the lighter look... course I like the darker one too.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Both looks are lovely, Martha. The pillow speaks to me of spring. I can't wait to hear about your projects. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Victorian Parlor said...

That chaise looks divine! I could curl up by the fire with a pot of tea and a good book for hours in that chaise! I can't wait to see the changes you have planned:).



Unknown said...

I love both ways, but I think the chaise is just adorable. Also envy that fireplace, what a great spot to curl up with a book.

Scribbler said...

I am lovin' this! It looks like a Movie Star's lounging spot.


house things said...

The chaise is fabulous with either look. Very glamorous!

Denise Marie said...

Girl, I'd love to visit Linderhof! It just warms my heart every time I pop in. I'm drooling over chaise lounges lately. I must need 1 for my Master suite.