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, May 23, 2010

A New Mirror!


The top of the chest in our bedroom. It's an old Walnut chest and in it's drawers are Husband Jim's tees, handkerchiefs, socks and "unmentionables".

The top is also his (for I have my dressing table) but somehow the "Lady of the Necklaces" has found her way to the top of his dresser. Wedding and anniversary pictures are also there -- and on his chest has always resided our wedding picture. The mirror was a Tuesday Morning find that I like much better than he does --

And what happened Friday as we hit one Estate Sale after another in the city . . .I found something that I have been searching for -- a dressing table mirror . . .

Perfect for this chest -- it's walnut as is the chest. And except for the "Lady of the Necklace" (who went back to my dressing table) and a blue and white vase of dried flowers, everything is still on the chest -- wedding pictures (ours and Daughter Sarah and her Andy) and a picture taken on our 40th Wedding Anniversary. His childhood Whizzo the Clown bank and a "Genie" lamp that he played with as a child at his grandmother's. The Oriental box in the background was bought on an R and R when he served in Viet Nam.

It's a small change -- going from one mirror to another but I think it's a BIG difference in the top of his dresser.

It's Monday so it's time to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other transformations there are this Met Monday!

21 comments:

Sandy said...

Looks great, and I really like both mirrors, they were both great finds. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, that looks like it was made for Jim's dresser. I can't believe it was there for you- invariably something that nice flies early at those sales
xoxo Pattie

Shelia said...

How pretty! Love your mirrors! doesn't it make you feel good to finally find what you've been looking for!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patti said...

The mirror looks perfect on that dresser!

Stop over for a chance for a Lantern giveaway from CSN

patti

Lori E said...

I do like the oval mirror better. It is a great piece. It looks like it was meant for that dresser.

podso said...

Love that oval mirror...what a wonderful find!

Richella said...

Yes, this little change makes a big difference! Isn't it fun to make changes like this? Good for you!

Nancy said...

Big difference! I like both the mirrors though and the chandelier hanging down in the first photo looks stunning!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I do LOVE your new mirror. It is stunning. What a fabulous find. The other one is petty too, but this is absolutely perfect. Hugs, Marty

Rettabug said...

It looks like it always belonged there! Much more masculine, especially without the lady. LOL Great find, Martha!!

Amy said...

I too love the new mirror. It fits the piece better. Don't you love it when you find the perfect treasure?

D.B. said...

Oh my! Did you ever score!!! This looks great and I love the photos and memorabilia. Definitely more manly than before. Jim deserves it. Just wish I could get a better look at your wedding photo...........

Sherry said...

I really like the change and the items on the dresser so up and reflect the person who uses it. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Ruth said...

Love, LOVE your blog! I have it saved now to visit often, found your link on MMF on HGTV boards! I love your 'eye' for things and enjoy viewing your pictures! Will be back! I am Mary Ruth on all boards and internet (even FB).

Bernideen said...

I find myself wondering? Who has peered in this mirror over the years....lovely addition!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Barbara said...

I just love that mirror! It just looks great on the dresser.

Mary said...

I have no claim to decorating skills but I prefer the second look and love the mirror. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Merrie said...

It is a big change. It looks very nice.

Pondside said...

I think it completely changes the look of the dresser - very nice, indeed!
I hope you don't mind - I linked to your Aebleskiver post today.

trish said...

Beautiful!