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, January 31, 2011

The Table At The Top of the Stairs

At the top of the stairs ends the "public" part of the house -- French doors close off the bedroom and bath area. And at the top of the stairs is a small round flip top table (age and heritage unknown but a really good buy in a favorite antique shop in the big town an hour south of us) and over the table is a mirror (which we got really inexpensively because it was missing a couple of little mirrors!)

And to light the top of the stairs, an Oriental lamp (which is a favorite of mine). At night I love the glow it gives through the windows that it sits next to. A "Staffordshire" figurine and an Oriental vase with some stems in it.

As you come up the stairs, this is what you see -- it's always been a favorite spot of mine for vignettes. This version, however, has been here for a while -- the table is a December purchase replacing a smaller black table (that is now for sale in a shop downtown) and I like this table much better -- the wood has a beautiful grain.

It's Tuesday and so I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the table is beautiful. I would like to do that on my landing at the top of my stairs BUT my dog would not be happy...her night time sleep spot!

Pondside said...

I love a generous landing at the top of the stairs. We once had a house with enough room for a chaise longue and table - perfect for an afternoon snooze or read.
The lamp is very pretty - perfect there.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is so beautiful. I love your little table. I'm a bit of a table-aholic... I say we can NEVER have enough of them. AND LOOK at yours, so pretty with it's beautiful vignette. LOVE IT!

On Crooked Creek said...

Beautiful Traditional table! The use of books as risers is a favorite trick of mine, as well! I just used some cookbooks to raise the level of some pears on the top of my kitchen hutch!Your vase is exquisite, those little bud handles are such a unique detail. Thank you for another lovely look around Linderhof!

xinex said...

Beautiful vignette and table Martha. I love the boy figurine...Christine

56steps said...

What a nice spot.
Love that table. It would be perfect in my entrace as I don't have a large space and the half-moon size would work great.
I think lamps softly lighting spots around the house make things feel warm and cozy.


From the Kitchen said...

That is a beautiful lamp on your table. I can imagine how welcome the light must look shining from the window.

Good to hear that you are safely snuggled in and hope the storm doesn't do too much damage. I'm hauling out the extra blankets, batteries for flash lights, candles and wood for the fireplace--just in case.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is gorgeous. Love the table and the mirror and your vignette is beautiful. Love the tassels hanging from the lamp also. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Yes, gorgeous grain on the table. Very elegant, welcoming, beautiful.

Barbara said...

Interesting, I love visiting people's homes like this.
First time I have heard of a screening off of bedroom area of a house. Guess it must help a lot when entertaining guests.

Anonymous said...

So is this half table a "game" table or card table? does the top slide in a way to open a space for the "cards" or pieces before you fully open it up? Beautiful wood.

Entertaining Women said...

You and I share a passion for lovely lamps. Your's is so special! Thank you for sharing your beautiful vignette and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay