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.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Today is the first day of Spring -- that magical time of year when things green up again after the dreariness of winter. Bulbs are poking their noses above ground, trees have fat buds, and soon, very soon, the yard will be abloom.

These are not from Linderhof's garden, alas, but rather from the market -- a $2.99 purchase which, when in a few short weeks we'll have an abundant supply, may seem like a silly purchase, but they make me smile and for that, it is worth it.
The vase is one of our cloisonne pieces. Actually, one of husband Jim's cloisonne pieces. He's the cloisonne collector. I just get the benefit! It's a newly acquired one, too. I love the colors. The blue background and the flowers in pink and violet and yellow and white.
It's the perfect size for my bedside table -- replacing a blue and white vase that I once had there. This vase is more special -- a reminder of a trip and the pink in the vase picks up the pinks of the Master Bedroom.

It's Saturday which means that it's Pink Saturday. Please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!


Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, that vase is PERFECT with the daffodils! Lovely
xoxo Pattie

bj said...

Both your vase and your flowers are so lovely.
Happy Spring...

Patty said...

Ah finally spring has arrived! I agree, your vase and your flowers match perfectly!

susan said...

Spring is here not a moment too soon for me! I love cloisonne and love the contrast in color with the daffodils! I think $2.99 is a small price to pay for a vase of happiness! :) Happy spring!

Southerncook said...

Your vase is gorgeous and those daffodils look absolutely perfect in that vase. What a lovely arrangement to have on your bedside table.


Carol said...

They look lovely in that vase. Have a great weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

The vase is beautiful, Martha and the perfect place for a bit of spring!


The Charm of Home said...

I love daffodils! I wish our stores sold them. Thanks for the Guinness cake I copied it. Will try, just love Guinness!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Happy Spring! Thank you for visiting my blog today! =)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, your, I should say Jim's, new vase is beautiful and perfect for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend...Mary

Pondside said...

I don't think it's at all silly to buy daffodils when you'll soon have lots of your own. There's something quite wonderful about that first bouquet, before the flowers are thick on the ground.

Peg said...

I'm happy to report that the buds on my daffodils are just about to burst open! Today we're in the 70's and if it would stay that way, they'd be open in a day or two. Unfortunately, the forecast is for highs in the 40s after rain tonight so I may have to wait a little longer for some pretty yellow blossoms like yours.

Maggie said...

I know it's supposed to be pinks today and all, and I do LIKE the pinks on your vase, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful daffodils! So perfect for the first day of spring!

Sorry for the late visit but I'm glad I could come and enjoy your great pinks!

Have a wonderful week!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Regina said...

Very lovely and cheerful!
Happy Pink.
Enjoy the springtime.