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.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas in the Breakfast Room

The breakfast room was rather bleak this Christmas -- some red flowers on the breakfast room table and some non-blooming red amaryllis on the sideboard, but other than that the breakfast room felt as if it weren't part of Christmas! It was not festive at all!

But I remedied that today . . .

Now there are lighted miniature Christmas trees on the sideboard! Complete with miniature Christmas balls in red and gold and pink and green and blue.

They are the perfect size . . . .the light is nice and is reflected in the sideboard mirror . . .and they certainly give the breakfast room a Christmas feel!

And with the lights out, a warm Christmasy glow is in the breakfast room.

They are the perfect trees for the sideboard and I was fortunate to find them at a favorite store, J'Adore in Brookside. A stop there is always a must when I go to the city! They are in antique looking Christmas tree stands which is what makes them so special! And the ornaments are perfect miniatures of real Christmas balls including a patina of age!

They will light and decorate the breakfast room for the next few days and we'll look forward to their return next November!

It is Wednesday and there is nothing better than trees for Outdoor Wednesday. Please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see what else is "outside" this Wednesday!


Southerncook said...

Your Christmas trees for the Breakfast Room are beautiful.


Pondside said...

I'm enjoying the light from our tree in the living room - but those wee trees are quite special!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely little trees in your Breakfast Room @ Linderhof! I'm sure they are just the finishing touch you desired. We just returned from your fair city to visit my dad post~Christmas. When we drove past Linderhof, I was in awe at the gorgeous wreath on your home! Lovely, dear! I,also, stopped at my favorite store and picked up some fabric napkins to go in the gingerbread kitchen for next year!

Linda said...

What sweet little trees...they are perfect!
Happy New Year!!

Light and Voices said...

Interesting breakfast room. Lovely little trees. Happy New Year!
Joyce M

Becky said...

Martha, those trees really are the perfect touch on your sideboard. I'm so glad you found them!

Donnie said...

They really made a lovely difference. Happy New Year.

From the Kitchen said...

You were very fortunate that those perfect trees for the dining room weren't snatched up before Christmas. I love them!

Looking forward to Linderhof visits in the new year.


Savannah Granny said...

Oh! I loved those little trees. You were so lucky to have gotten them. They surely made the breakfast room festive.
Hope your knees are doing well. Come by for a visit.
Happy New Year, Ginger

Cass @ That Old House said...

Martha, I have never seen anything like those little antique-y lit trees; they are perfect on the sideboard!

I have a few little trees here and there, but nothing as sweet as those. I've never seen such delicate ones with lights.

Thanks for your Christmas wishes! We did all right in the blizzard; I was down with a touch of flu; Alida canceled her plans to go to VA to visit friends, and Howard managed to get to work by 7 in Manhattan on Monday morning. It took him 4-1/2 hours to get home, though!

Tomorrow we leave, the girls and I, for Michigan to visit my great-nephew twins.
Can't wait!
A Happy New Year to Linderhof and YOU!

Entertaining Women said...

Such wonderful miniature trees...just the right special touch for your lovely breakfast room. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Please, come visit any time! Happy New Year! Cherry Kay