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.

Monday, March 29, 2010

On Top of the Chest in the Guest Room

Next to the bed in the Guest Room is a chest -- with drawers to be used by guests, with a lamp for reading and a mirror (which could be used for makeup application or combing hair).
And of course, there are other "things" as well -- an Oriental vase with some branches, a blue and white cachepot with a topiary and pictures -- of fun family vacations. (Because Daughter Sarah and her Andy are our most frequent guests).

The mirror is a Venetian Mirror which is leaned against the wall rather than hung. I love the fanciness of the mirror resting atop the plain painted chest.
The vase is a favorite although it's not blue and white -- I love the oranges on the handle. The cachepot is Spode and a small topiary fits inside perfectly.
The lamp -- a bouillotte lamp is perfect for a bedtime read. The on/off switch is handy which is very important for a bedside lamp!
It is a bit cluttery for a guest room. But we do like a bit of clutter. And besides, there are other spaces in the room where guests can put things so it's not terribly important that the chest top be bare.

It's Tuesday which means that Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is hosting Tabletop Tuesday. Please join her and see what everyone has on their tabletop this Tuesday.

27 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful chest and mirror! Your guests will feel very pampered in this room! Gorgeous!

Katherine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your guest room looks so welcoming! I bet your guests never want to leave!

Kathleen said...

The chest is lovely, and the pieces are perfect for it!
My sympathy on the loss of your mil.

Kammy said...

Such pretty furniture and displays !
Kammy

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, I LOVE the vase and venetian mirrors always make my heart sing!
xoxo Pattie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, I just love this! Your wallpaper is gorgeous and that mirror is absolutely stunning. Anyone would feel special to be greeted by this guest room. Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

I love a pretty guest room, and this one is very pretty! When I'm a guest I appreciate a good bedside lamp and a decent mirror - the other lovely things are bonus.
Very pretty wall paper!

Bella said...

Hi Martha,
Your chest top is lovely and welcoming.. but I especially love your mirror! It is gorgeous!
Bella

Chris said...

Hello Martha, your guest room is delightful and so interesting! No guest could say they felt unwelcome, so much thought has been given to their comfort.

Jackie said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

The chest, mirror and vase are exquisite.

Jackie in UK.

The Barnett Family said...

You can NEVER have too much clutter...my saying, More is better! Loving your wallpaper....looks so romantic and antique looking. Thanks for stopping by. Became a follower. Happy Easter!

Blessings~
Tonya

Rettabug said...

I want to come for a sleep-over! Its just lovely & so thoughtfully appointed. BEAUTIFUL!

From the Kitchen said...

I enjoy the "tours" of Linderhof. It seems such a comfortable place. The guest room is a lovely retreat. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with me.

Best,
Bonnie

Silver Pansy Designs said...

This is soooo pretty. I love reading your blog. So sorry I missed DAR last Saturday. Cheri and I had to be in St. Louis for business. I know it was awesome! -- Karen

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Everytime I see another part of your home its a joy.Anyone would be thrilled to be a guest in that beautiful room. Thanks so much for sharing with us..

Have a "Sonny" day

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is so beautiful, Martha! I love seeing your home.

I just read about your mother in law. My mother was known as Granny to her grandchildren and her mother was known as Granny to hers, as well. I am sorry for your loss.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love the mirror leaning on the chest and the two vases are beautiful together. I really enjoy the way you mix things, it always looks so interesting. The family photos are such a great idea. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

D.B. said...

I'm on my way over.

Tricia said...

What a stunning vase! I like the way it goes with the pretty floral wallpaper. My guest room needs work...

Mary said...

It is a lovely vignette, Martha. I'm sure your guests are thrilled to stay midst those cherished objects you call "clutter". Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rose H (UK) said...

Guests must feel so cozy in your guest room. Such a great chest and a lovely display - it's beautiful.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely chest and mirror! It looks very inviting.

~ Tracy

Lottie said...

How beautiful! I absolutely love the mirror and beautiful wallpaper!

Cozy Little House said...

I love this room, and I'd be delighted to get to stay in it. Very pretty spot you have there, and I don't find it cluttered at all.
Brenda

MrsJenB said...

What a lucky guest, to be able to stay in such a beautiful room! :-)

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