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, October 11, 2010

It's October at Linderhof

When you walk into the front door of Linderhof, this table and two chairs is the first thing you see -- it's directly opposite the front door -- in front of the bookcases. You see Linderhof has no entry hall -- although there is a small "hall" at the bottom of the stairs. And so to make it seem more of an entry, we've placed this table and chairs there.

It's a seasonal table as well -- for it heralds spring, then summer and now fall.
The cloisonne lamp is always there and now husband Jim's humidor. It seems the perfect place for it and an interesting box is always good on a tabletop. An Asian vase that we bought in Texas on a trip is the perfect container for seasonal flowers -- forsythia and pussy willows in spring, summer blooms and now fall leaves and bittersweet.

The paper mache Halloween pumpkin is from my childhood and this table seems to be the perfect place for it. When you enter Linderhof, you know it's October!

And since it's Tuesday, it's time for Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life -- join her and see what other fantastic tabletops there are this Tuesday!


D.B. said...

Martha, this is more than just beautiful, it's magical! Now it really feels like fall. Thanks!

La said...

My grandfather used to bring my mother pussy willows and cattails in the fall. La

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Oh, what a beautiful spot no matter what season. Your home is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Very nice. So welcoming!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty fall vignette! How nice that you still have your childhood paper mache pumpkin, cute!


Amy Kinser said...

This is so very pretty!

Partying with you tonight.

On Crooked Creek said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!
That pumpkin from your childhood is priceless. . .and really gives the alure of Fall! Thank you for sharing another area of your lovely Linderhof!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty for fall...or any season!


Southerncook said...

I most especially love the pumpkin from your childhood. I Loved this post.


Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Martha!

At long last I am able to come by for a proper visit!..,Things have been unbelieveably busy here!

That tea time vignette from last week's tea by the fire with the Walkers shortbread and teatime goodies was just so heartwarmingly delightful! ~ So pretty!..,(Although no doubt, your short bread is yummier!).., Be well my dear lady!

Thanks so much for joining in with the fun!

This post is also equally heartwarming and cosy!.., I love the Fall!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ http;//

Pondside said...

So pretty!
I thought you'd like to know that your Apple Cake with the Caramel icing as one of the desserts for this evening's Thanksgiving dinner. It was a hit!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous. Love the bookcases, they are so pretty with all the books, and the table and chairs is perfect. Love the box, what a lovely addition and the lamp and vase are beautiful. The box under the table is stunning as well. What a lovely vignette. Beautiful area. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rebecca said...

Martha said it for me! "It's magical." The combination of books and nature, rich colors and texture extends a wordless welcome to all!

From the Kitchen said...

There is so much warmth in your photos! I just want to choose a book and sit down with a cup of tea and you!