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.

Monday, March 22, 2010

An Asian Inspired Tabletop

One of the round tables that sit by a wing chair in the living room. It's an old table, a tilt-top table, with a tripod base. I'm not sure of it's age but guessing perhaps 20's -- I don't really think it is older but it might be. It does have that "pie crust" edge which makes the table prettier I think.
Most of the items on the table have an Asian influence. It's one tabletop that I don't change much because I really like the combination of things.

The tea caddy lamp, I found in my favorite shop here on the prairie. It's not new but it's not ancient either. It looks great on the table.
Cloisonne is my husband's collection. The two ginger jars in the back he purchased on an R and R trip from Viet Nam when he was in his 20's. Of all the cloisonne pieces, these are my favorite. Although they were new when he bought them, they now have a bit of "age"! The little piece with the lion on top was a recent estate sale purchase. Things should be displayed in threes -- my three little cloisonne pieces.
Blue and white -- the theme that runs through all of Linderhof's rooms. Husband Jim purchased it on a trip to Tokoyo. The bowl is prettiest on it's side and that's the way we usually display it.
My latest purchase -- a great vase -- that's handy for bouquets (from the market in winter -- from the garden in summer).

It's perfect for a bouquet of market tulips!

A cozy spot by the fireplace -- it's one of my favorite tabletops!

It's Tuesday which means that it's Tabletop Tuesday so I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.

But since there are three cloisonne jars on the table, I'm also joining Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for Three or More Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. I love your vignette. Everything looks just gorgeous. The 3 jars are beautiful and I love the lamp. It is so pretty. The vase is a lovely find. It is so hard to find pretty and interesting vases and this one is perfect. The pink tulips look so pretty in it. The bowl has such wonderful detail to it. What a stunning piece. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Sonny G said...

Hi Martha..
your home is always a joy to view. The new table display is lovely and that lamp is amazing..

Blondie's Journal said...

Such a pretty table, Martha. And the vase is stunning!


Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, there is something so cozy, elegant, and timeless about Linderhof. Beautiful
xoxo Pattie

Rose H (UK) said...

Your home is truly beautiful. The table and the treasures on top of it are so lovely. You must have been pleased when you found the vase it's very pretty and such an unusual shaped base.

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I love that vase!

D.B. said...

aaaaaaahhhhhhh. Lovely. Next time you run across a tea caddy lamp, give me a ring. I seem to be lacking one in my collection. Your home is beautiful, Martha!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I really like this and it is so cozy. Love those thingies from Vietnam.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a lovely collection of Asian inspired items you have. Those jars really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing them!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous table top! The tea caddy lamp, the cloisonne ginger jars, and the blue and white pieces are all absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Atticmag said...

I am mad for the shape and quality of your new vase. It's such a stunning piece. I see pink tulips in there. Lovely house and vignettes. Thanks for stopping by to see my poor trees. -- Jane F.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful vignette, Martha. I love the last photo!

Anonymous said...

Your cloisonneé is lovely! I, too, love it, and have a few small pieces (somewhere). Your tabletop is very, very pretty -- and as always, your home is so inviting.


Denise Marie said...

wow, that is a gorgeous new vase!! It looks really special.

Nancy@marcusdesign said...

Thanks for giving us a peek into your home Martha! This table is gorgeous and so elegant!