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, July 19, 2010

Hurricanes -- Part Deux


I like hurricanes. They are a great way to get a worry free fragrance free candlelight at Linderhof.

I had been looking for some hurricanes for the table at the bottom of the hall -- on line -- but the cheapest was $150 per pair and they were plain Jane.

I thought that I might order them in July as I really needed a pair for the table at the bottom of the hall.

And then we went to an Estate Sale . . . .

I found this pair for $40 each -- and they are perfect -- much more perfect that the ones I was looking at on-line and (with shipping and such) for half the price.

They are a thick engraved glass and hold a nice size pillar. (Fragrance free, of course) and the other night when the electric went out, they performed their job superbly.

And, too, when we have a dinner party they can be whisked to the dining room table as a change of pace to the candlesticks that we usually use when we have company for dinner.

It's Tuesday, time for Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.


19 comments:

house things said...

Gorgeous. Makes me think I need to visit an estate sale soon.

Terri said...

Those hurricanes are beautiful. I absolutely LOVE estate sales. If you sign up on www.estatesales.net, you can receive e-mails alerts for sales in your area.

nannykim said...

They are nice and as you say you don't have to worry so much when using those. I had no idea how much they cost!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous find. I love your hurricanes. They look so pretty on your table and I love your beautiful statue and gorgeous drapes. Such a lovely vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

D.B. said...

I bought some hurricanes years ago at Pottery Barn for my in-laws 50th wedding celebration. I love them, plain jane but reminiscent of those in the movie, Message in a Bottle. Love the horse, I wouldn't paint it if I were you.

Rose H (UK) said...

Superb!

Deanna said...

The hurricanes are beautiful and such a great price you got them at.
Happy summer to you!
d

xinex said...

They are very pretty! I love the etchings...Christine

Pondside said...

Those are just gorgeous - worth the wait. I believe that if you really want something, you'll find it - and on your terms. I'll bet the light from inside those hurricane glasses is beautiful.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

They are so beautiful and so functional too. I LOVE estate sales!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Martha, they are GORGEOUS! I love the Adams-like swags of the etching --very classic. And the crystal bases -- they look so light, and delicate -- really beautiful.

I love to use hurricane lights, too -- safer!
When I saw the title "Hurricanes" on your blog, my East Coast mind jumped to storms! Duh.
Cass

Amy said...

Great find! Don't you love when you stumble upon something that you've been looking for?

niartist said...

Oh Martha! Did you know that I'm looking for these too?!? These are fantastic! I like the brass ones with the glass hurricane ... but I need to find a better source. These are great!

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, those are gorgeous! Truly perfect for Linderhof- you must be thrilled. We are so glad to be back and I'm trying to catch up with everyone
xoxo Pattie

Mary said...

They are lovely Martha and it looks like you've found a perfect spot for them. I hope the knee is on the mend. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Erica said...

Martha.....They are very beautful. That was a great find, they will look perfect anywhere you put them..... love the horsey.

Carrie said...

Excellent find...with the etched pattern they are gorgeous!

Susan said...

Hmm....must be the slope adjusted cow syndrome. I read your title and was thinking weather. I do live in Florida. ha ha. I do love your hurricanes so much more than mine down here.

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Perfect! Estate sale shopping is so exciting, some of my best finds ever came from estate sales.
machelle