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.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Pink Man

In a corner of the dining room on a pedestal is a favorite of ours -- The Pink Man -- An Asian carving that husband Jim gifted me with eons ago. I'm not sure what he's made of but he is a special piece and he does brighten up that corner of the dining room.

He's an imposting figure and does deserve to be on a pedestal. The perfect place for him!
I love the creaminess of the material that he's made of -- he's detailed but not too much. He stands on a small rosewood stand atop the pedestal.

We love Asian art but finding good pieces now are far and fewer between than it used to be. We treasure each of our Asian pieces. Asian art is a big part of Linderhof. And a big part of our Asian art is in the dining room. Jim's Green Man started it all!

It's Saturday -- time for Pink Saturday -- please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for other pink Saturday participants.


D.B. said...

Love the Pink Man! Do you thiink he's made out of rose quartz?

bj said...

The Pink Man is very pretty...
I would love to stroll thru your beautiful home have so many interesting pieces..
xo bj

Pondside said...

I love the blend of east and west at Linderhof - it's delightful, restful and always interesting.

Martha said...

DB -- I'm not sure -- but we do love him!

Allie and Pattie said...

I, too, was thinking rose quartz or a pink marble- just lovely!
xoxo Pattie

Anonymous said...

It looks like jade.

Abramyan Avenue said...

Wow...thats beautiful. We have a friend who is a professional iceskater and traveled all over the world touring. He has several pieces like this and they are made of jade. Most of his are green but he has a few this color as well. His wife doesn't like them and has them put up on a shelf in the kitchen corner..such a shame because they are so pretty! I'm happy to see your sitting out in the open! Yours is just beautiful as well!! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

His name in Chinese is 寿星 - shou xing. He is the god of longevity in Chinese myth. Mostly made of jade or something else I don't know how to translate in English.
PS: I love your beautiful garden. :-)

benthere36 said...

He sure looks like he is made of Jade to me. Although most people think of Jade as being green, it comes in many color and a common type of Jade is the tan color. He seems to have all the characteristics of Jade.

Unknown said...

G'day Martha ~ I love your statue ... I love Oriental art of any sort.

Have a lovely PINK summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

fiberdoodles said...

He's beautiful!
Happy belated Pink Saturday!!