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.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Newest Treasure

I love blue and white dishes and many of them reside in and on the sideboard in the breakfast room. The Spode serving pieces, pitchers and teapots as well as the cups and saucers. A perfect place for it is where I usually take my afternoon tea.


And on top of the sideboard . . . a tureen. A Fitz and Floyd red and white tureen (whose twin lives with Cass at That Old House). I love tureens and have a few others (a white ironstone one, a blue and white Asian one) but the red and white one was by far the classiest and thus deserved the place of honor on the breakfast room sideboard.

But I've yearned for and wanted for a very long time, the Spode Blue Italian one. I coveted it but alas, could not justify just buying it -- just because I wanted it!

And then I had knee surgery -- twice -- in two months. And I felt that I deserved a reward . . . and since I had saved some money during the summer since I didn't meet friends for lunch and didn't go shopping . . . . I was able to splurge and the long yearned for tureen became mine!

The Spode tureen certainly looks better on the sideboard, methinks. It's an impressive piece and, to me, completes the sideboard. It is perfect!!!! And I am so glad that I finally bought my long wanted piece. Seeing it on the sideboard, I'm just sorry that I didn't buy it ages ago -- but it is mine now!!!

It's Monday and I'm joining Sally for Blue Monday at Smiling Sally for my new tureen is blue and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday for I think my new tureen really transforms my sideboard!!!

33 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

OH MY GOSH Martha!
It is spectacular!!!!

If Oliver wakes up and barks in the middle of the night, and you go downstairs to discover an empty place where the Spode tureen once stood -- and your door is standing open -- it was not ME who burglarized Linderhof. I swear.

No, really -- you SO deserve it after this summer; good girl. It's going to make you smile every time you look at it!
Cass

Carol said...

Martha,
Your new Spode tureen is the classiest yet! It really is the crown jewel of the sideboard.
The sideboard, by the way, is a showpiece in itself!

From the Kitchen said...

Yes, indeed, you truly deserve the gorgeous tureen. it is perfect on the sideboard--as if the space was just waiting to show it off.

I hope Oliver can ward Cass off at the door!!

Best,
Bonnie

Rose H (UK) said...

I'm so pleased for you, the tureen is fantastic Martha - I know because I have one too! I'm finding it impossible to source a matching ladle though as they are now discontiued :o( I hope yours came with one.

Martha said...

Mine did come with one!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you are so right. It is just perfect. I love it. You so deserve a reward and this is just the perfect thing. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Southerncook said...

Your tureen is sooooooo gorgeous and very well deserved. Just stunning.

Carolyn

Rebecca said...

Congratulations. I'm glad you put it in a prominent place. It deserves to be seen and cherished.

Pondside said...

Absolutely no doubt - that Spode tureen is exactly where it belongs. I always loved the red and white, but there is no contest. Of course, if you don't want the red and white anymore you can always let me know!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
What a gorgeous piece to add to your exquisite collection! I'm so pleased that you spent a bit of luxury on yourself. You give so much of yourself to your family, community and to us in Blogland. . . I can't think of anyone more deserving of a bit of spoiling! I'll be watching for future post were the tureen is 'Star of the Show'. Do enjoy!
Fondly,
Pat

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

The sideboard is an amazing piece all in itself. Simply gorgeous! I love the added tureens. Such beautiful pieces - thanks for sharing them! What a great setting for tea! Happy Fall! Visiting from BNOTP - Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful, a true statement piece-congrats!

Shelia said...

Hi Martha! Oh, congratulations on your most gorgeous tureen! Poor little thing got all chopped up twice! You deserve this so much. I hope you got a chocolate milkshake too! LOL Love your gorgeous sideboard and how you've decorated it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allison Shops said...

Your new tureen is beautiful! But I so hate you had to go through two surgeries to reward yourself!

Allison
Atticmag

Kansas Amy said...

Everything is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

tales from an oc cottage said...

FABULOUS!

m ^..^

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Yea! You finally got it! I love the way it looks in that perfect spot.... enjoy! You deserve it.

Becky said...

Martha, it's beautiful and I am thrilled for you finally getting it. You did indeed deserve a reward!

Sharlotte said...

Your sideboard is GORGEOUS! Have you more pictures? I would love to see different angles...AND I love, love, love your new tureen! I agree the red and white was pretty but the blue and white doea finish everything off nicely. I'm so glad that you treated yourself, you certainly deserve it! Thanks again for sharing! This was a treat!

Machelle Blankenship said...

I am very happy for you....wonderful!
machelle

megan said...

A beautiful addition Martha. You definitely do deserve a treat or TWO!! :)
Blue and White is my favourite combination!! Enjoy!!

SavannahGranny said...

Well, I would say that you deserved that awesome tureen. As one who has also had 2 TKA's, you earned that tureen the hard way.
It beautiful and I can tell that spot was waiting for it's arrival. Welcome home Mr. or is it Mrs. Tureen.
So glad you are doing exemplary Enjoy. Ginger.

parTea lady said...

Your Spode Blue Italian tureen is gorgeous. It looks great on your lovely sideboard.

Hope you are recovering well from your knee surgery.

Sonya said...

Linda peça! O seu aparador é maravilhoso! Gosto muito de louças em azul e branco elas se destacam por sua beleza existente nas cores.Querida tenha uma semana super abençoada. Beijinho no coração

Auntie E said...

Love the sideboard! What a great piece of furniture.
My Blue Monday link for you

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fabulous and such a worth-while investment! I completely understand your logic...and agree with your decision. It is perfect on the sideboard and a great addition to the collection.

SmilingSally said...

I love your new blue and white tureen too!

Happy Blue Monday, Martha.

Scribbler said...

So gorgeous! I am glad you treated yourself. It is good to get what you want!!!

Hope your knees are better.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely collection, the tureen is beautiful. Happy Blue Monday!

Donnie said...

Great photos - I love your blue things. Happy Blue Monday.

shopannies said...

what a beautiful tureen

Suzanne said...

Who said "spectacular?" I repeat. ;-)

Entertaining Women said...

My daughter chose Blue Italian as one of her everyday patterns. It is so beautiful! Your tureen is a true treasure. I have a modest collection of tureens. They mean that I always have a centerpiece, with or without flowers. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay