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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Linderhof As Art

There is a lot of art that hangs at Linderhof but some of that art is Linderhof. Hung at various places in the house until we built the breakfast room, we deemed the brick wall (the original west outside wall) was the perfect place for our two pieces of Linderhof art.

Bought many years apart, one is a pen and ink while the other is a watercolor.
The first is a pen and ink drawing of Linderhof made by a retired graphic artists who was a great detailist (look at all the bricks) but did take liberties with windows and such. He was a dear dear man and his price for the piece was very reasonable. Over the years, we've used the picture for note cards. Which are perfect for both thank you notes and for invitations.
The other is a water color. Done by a gentlemen who moved to Fort Scott and opened an art gallery. He was a versatile artist and dabbled in oil, pen and ink and watercolor. I had wanted a watercolor of Linderhof "forever" and was so pleased with his rendition.

I've not had this made into note cards, but I think that may happen sometime in the future -- in fact, I need note cards of both pictures.

But, I also am enamored by PVE Designs watercolors and that is next on my agenda -- a PVE watercolor of Linderhof. It will be perfect on the wall along with the other two!

It's Show and Tell Friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home -- and I'm sharing my two pieces of Linderhof as Art for Show and Tell Friday.


Pondside said...

It's nice to have a watercolour or sketch of a beloved home. I had a tile made of Pondside and I just love it.

D.B. said...

I have a weakness for water colors. The painting of Linderhoff (both) are lovely.

nannykim said...

Oh, I love this idea.

Erica (Irene) said...

This is such a nice will always have a memory.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those are great. How nice to make notecards with them.

From the Kitchen said...

Love both renderings of Linderhof! Hope you are continuing to heal but enjoying life as an invalid!!


Mary Bergfeld said...

They really capture your home Martha. Both renderings are beautiful. I hope the day is treating you kindly and that you're able to return to your kitchen. Blessings...Mary

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I used to draw illustrations for others and one of my favorite things that clients would sometimes do is turn them into their Christmas greeting cards. It was very simple and personal. Yours illustrations are lovely, he did a great job!

pve design said...

Yes, I too look forward to adding a "pve original" to the walls of Linderhof!

Amy said...

I love both of them. It's so nice to love your home isn't it?