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.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Our Village

The road sign on the lane that leads to our cottage -- for we're across the lane from the Church and this sign tells us where to turn! In the village of Swerford.

And as you travel down the road, you see the church and spire -- a very very old church -- 900 years old I'm told.

And then you turn to the right and there you find Blue Row -- our half is the last two gables!

And today I took a long walk around Swerford with camera in tow . . . I find this village, our home for a month very interesting! And most of the homes have names -- the quaint custom we found so interesting on earlier trips to England and the reason why, we live at Linderhof instead of just an address!

Orchard Close

A monument to the soldiers of World War I -- complete with poppy wreath remembrance.

Grange Farm

Another row of houses

Perhaps the only unnamed house in all of Swerford

Old School House

And our neighbor, whose name I somehow missed. A house much bigger (and perhaps newer) than ours.

It's Friday and I'd like to share my village with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. Husband Jim picked out Blue Row and I think he did a fine job -- we love the house and we love the village.


Unknown said...

It's just lovely!! I w'd love to meet your village, it's a beauty!

Greetings from Brazil :D

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

Wonderful pictures and stories to go with them. Thank you for sharing. I love the old homes and churches and history behind them.


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FineArtPainting said...

this village is TOO CUTE!!!! adorable


Lottie said...

The village and houses are beautiful!

Maggie said...

I really enjoyed my virtual tour of Swefford, Jim really did make a great choice!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your village could easily be summed up..."Storybook Lane". The houses appear as if they've come directly out of children's literature illustrations. Enchanting!