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, August 29, 2010

Another Small Change

All changes at Linderhof are small. Some changes are a matter of just moving things around. Not really getting anything new. I decided a small change was in order on the round table in the living room.

The old -- an Asian tea cannister lamp and some blue and white -- in a bowl on a stand and a vase. Two wee cloisonne ginger jars (the start of our cloisonne collection that husband Jim bought years ago in Tai Wan and another small piece of cloisonne. An Estate Sale find.
The new -- the three pieces of cloisonne remain and a trivet in blue and white that was a gift from a dear friend. It keeps wet glasses of the table and is pretty too!

The blue and white is in the form of a lamp and a sweet Asian figurine brings color to the table. Flowers are dear at Linderhof due to the August drought but dried hydrangeas fill in nicely.

The Asian lamp is safely upstairs for it may return at some later date or show up elsewhere -- it's not that I don't like it anymore -- I do -- but I also like change.

It's Monday which means that it's time for Met Monday -- so please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other changes there are this Monday!


Anonymous said...

I just found your lovely blog.
Count me in as your newest follower!

Allison Shops said...

What a pretty lamp!

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PAT said...

Beautiful tabletop vignette, Martha!

Beth said...

Your lamp is stunning! I like how your tabletop looks, Martha. Hope you are recovering well and we'll see you for tea on Tuesday at a quarter till 3:00!
Blessings, Beth

Rose H (UK) said...

What a great display! Really love the figurine.

Pondside said...

Another pretty change, Martha. I'm such a fan of blue and white....I find lamps like yours irresistible.

The Norwegian said...

The sweet Asian figure is indeed sweet! I know what you mean about change. This is the perfect time.

Wanda Lee said...

Dear "Linderhof' lady,

These little decorsative changes are all delightful, yet I must say that I'm partial to the little blue and white pieces and touches especially!..,

Also, the delightful plaid cloth with your beautiful blue and white teacup were so pretty for last week's tea party!.., That cookie recipe looks delicious as well! ~ I loved your every little exquisite and cosy detail!

..,(I have been out of the office taking such much needed vacation, 'R. and R.' time); yet I wanted to thank you so very much also for partaking with last week's little tea parties!..,

Thanks so much for for sharing this loveliness as well as being a precious part of our, Tuesday Tea For Two' and 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland", experience dear lady!..,

I always love having you join us!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
and also

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a lovely vignette! You always make such beautiful arrangements! Keep 'em coming! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Martha, your vignette is just so pretty, great new look!

From the Kitchen said...

I love the pop of color from the Asian figurine. Seeing your escretoire reminds me of my dear aunt's. When I was visiting her as an elementary school girl, I helped myself to one of her books to read. It was "Tobacco Road" by Erskine Caldwell. As soon as my mother saw me reading it, she confiscated it. To this day, I have not read the book!!


Kelly said...

love your new lamp, it is exquisite!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Martha!
LOVE the tea canister lamp, but I adore the blue and white lamp -- you are moving right up my alley with that one.

Your small changes are charming.

I know what you mean about there being no flowers to cut! Even our Rudbeckia is ailing, and this time last year it was bursting with blooms. Also -- I am not even sure I'll be able to dry my hydrangea this year; they are all so crinkly because of the heat. I've watered them, but watering doesn't take the place of good rain and heat relief. I tried drying some already and they look like they belong in Miss Havisham's bouquet.
Also -- I went to "click" on your name from a comment you left on my blog, and it wouldn't connect; said it couldn't, that the settings were private!
Have you gone all Greta Garbo on us?


Cass @ That Old House said...

Martha! Can you believe I was not a Follower of yours until this very moment? How was that possible? When I couldn't get to you by clicking, I went to my blog roll and looked up Lines ... and you weren't there! ACK! I would have bet money -- lots of it -- that I was a Follower of Linderhof. And I would have LOST.
Remedied now.

niartist said...

Martha, it's lovely! I love linderhof, and I'm always amazed at your lovely collections. You have great stuff! :)