The dining room at Linderhof has mostly old and loved pieces. We bought the dining room set -- the sideboard and chairs when we moved here. The table came from the old Courtland Hotel here in our town on the prairie. The Victorian armoire was a steal of a deal in Tulsa and is great storage for Husband Jim's glassware (and some of my dishes). The Chinese cabinet to the left holds china and crystal. In the center is an iron piece with a marble top. The agapanthus reside there in winter.
|The dining room as seen from the Kitchen.|
We don't buy much furniture anymore. We have what we need and if we buy a piece it has to be pretty special and it has to replace something that we already have. For as it is we have way too much furniture and our rule is to replace -- not add to.
And then I was in the city . . . and I was smitten . . with an American 1830's mahogany server . . .
|The dining room as seen from the living room.|
And like a child finding a lost puppy, it "followed" me home! To take it's place between the Victorian Armoire and the Chinese chest.
|My new find. It's perfect in that spot!|
It's a beautiful piece. The style which I've always admired. It has that wonderful patina that very old things seem to have. I love the front legs, the fact that it has a shelf and a drawer.
|The silver serving pieces are much handier lined up in a drawer rather than piled up in the drawer of the sideboard!|
For the drawer is perfect for some of my silver serving pieces. Lined with silver cloth -- which I just happened to have!
|A great place to store the Spode. It's both nice to look at as well as functional.|
The shelf is perfect for storing two of my bigger Spode blue and white platters, the Spode blue and white tureen and the two Spode vegetable dishes.
|Often the silver tray with decanters were on top of the iron piece with the marble top. The silver, crystal and brass seem to go perfectly with the aged mahogany.|
While the top is perfect for the silver tray of Waterford decanters and two old brass candlesticks.
The agapanthus? They were moved to the breakfast room where they'll be happy for there is a bit more sun out there.
The iron and marble top table? It got moved behind the sofa in the living room. It's more of a sofa table height and seems to fit much better behind the sofa.
The iron and glass top table behind the sofa? That got moved back to the front porch!
And I must admit that I made the moves all by myself!!! Well, myself and the "moving men" -- those little round things that when you put under any piece of furniture you can easily slide it across the room.
The trick is lifting the furniture to slide those round discs under the legs!
I am happy with my changes -- all because I fell in love with that gorgeous little mahogany server!
It's Monday and I'm joining Susan for Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. It's a small change but I think it has a big impact in our dining room.
I'm also joining Patti and Paula at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday!