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.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Reprise -- Cherubs in the Garden

This was my post two years ago -- when Lines from Linderhof was in it's infancy. I love things in the garden -- iron and concrete and cherubs.

These cherubs all still reside at Linderhof although not all are in the same places. But moving things around keep things fresh.




Somehow gardens and cherubs go together. What is a garden without a cherub on top of a birdbath or peeking around a garden plant?

Linderhof's garden is no exception and we have several cherubs in our garden. This little guy spends the winter in the breakfast room for I love to have garden ornaments indoors in the winter. He's armless but has character and a sweet face. He presides over the perennial gardens on the side of the house.


This is a small cherub in the birdbath between the drives. He's old, started life as a fountain and his base is cracked. But he brings a smile to my face each morning as I make the breakfast coffee and peer out at him.
This cherub is a sham. A very inexpensive Hobby lobby purchase but he looks as good as his concrete brothers! The base is real but he is not and his kingdom is the lilies of the valley below!
What would gardens be without cherubs? The gardens at Linderhof would be a much duller place, that's for sure.

It's Sunday so it's time for Sunday Favorites with Chari at Happy to Design. Please join her to see other favorites this Sunday.

11 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The gardens look great! I made Aunt Addie's Shortbread Cookies and just wanted to say "thanks for sharing", they are so good!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Cherubs are darling. I need one for my garden.

Shirley said...

I'll have to look for a cherub to tuck away in my garden.

Pondside said...

Every garden needs a cherub or at least some sort of Guardian Angel. As always, I enjoy a visit to your garden.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the wonderful cherubs and fountains and yard art in your garden. I always think that makes a yard to interesting. Hugs, Marty

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, I've been wanting a cherub fountain for some time. My grandmother had one when I was a child and I remember looking for fairies under it
xoxo Pattie

Erica said...

Martha.....I love Cherubs I have quite a few in my garden, but I don't have a fountain. I'm still trying to get my husband to pull out 2 more Cherubs I have in the garage into the garden. Love your garden Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I enjoy these fellows as much now as when I first saw them. Your garden is always so lovely Martha. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pat said...

I love you garden - you must have a pink thumb!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

So very nice to have you for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! Of course, you know that I just adore all of Linderhof's gardens...it's always such a treat to just meander through them! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE all of your sweet cherubs! I totally agree that every garden needs a cherub or two...or three! Hehe! Thank you for sharing your sweet cherubs and beautiful garden with us today for Sunday Favorites...such a treat!!!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Cathy said...

I agree, gardens and cherubs go together perfectly. It's always a treat to visit your garden, Martha. I would love to have a garden cherus, fake or otherwise, looking over a patch of lily of the valley.