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, December 1, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Linderhof . . . greens and wreaths were purchased last weekend -- fresh greens for we love the smell of pine.     A garland was placed around the front door and a big wreath on the door.

The rest of the greens were placed inside on the mantles.

In the breakfast room . . .

Carols waft from the breakfast room while a pine scented candle perfumes the air.

A red cutwork cloth covers the table, our German pyramid is the centerpiece and two small lighted trees are on the sideboard.

In the dining room . . .

The dining room fireplace

Greens are on the mantle with a few pinecones.

The Oriental bowl is always on the dining room table.

The big blue and white Oriental bowl on the dining room table is filled with one red poinsettia.    That touch of Christmas red that I love so much.

In the living room . . .

Greens and pinecones are an addition to the mantle.    

Greens and pinecones fill the mantle.

End tables get a bit of Christmas.

A Chinese bowl filled with greens and some of my pomanders that I make every November.

A poinsettia adds a bit of Christmas to this end table.

Another end table with a poinsettia replacing the houseplant that usually resides there.

The fireplace, wing chairs and coffee table.

The coffee table and it's usual arrangement with the addition of

The pumpkins and gourds were replaced with pine and pinecones.

Greens and pinecones in the Oriental bowl.

In the Master Bedroom . . .

Greenery only in the master bedroom.

Greens alone are on the mantle.

A bit of Christmas on the dressing table.

A Victorian tree in a glass globe replaces the vase of flowers that are usually on my dressing table.

In the sunroom . .
Nothing more Christmasy than a poinsettia.

A poinsettia in a tole cachepot on the drop leaf table.

A small lighted tree in the sunroom.

While a new this year silvery tinselly tree with wee white lights holds some of our antique ornaments.

The tree this year will be a live one and we'll put it up closer to Christmas.    Like we did when I was a child.    

It's Friday and I'm joining Carrie at The Corson Cottage  for Home for the Holidays.   For we love to share Linderhof in her Christmas finery with guests.


Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful, Martha!
A poinsettia in the big blue and white bowl ... oh my. Brilliant! Now ... off to find one.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

HI Martha, Your home is definitely looking like Christmas, and it's just gorgeous. The mantle looks like a magazine! That clock is gorgeous!


Pondside said...

I have a big blue and white bowl - no poinsettia yet, but when I find one.....

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how beautiful. Everything looks amazing. I love your decor and your vignettes. Hugs, Marty

On Crooked Creek said...

It's beginning to look like Christmas, indeed! I adore how the red poinsettas enhance your blue & white throughout Linderhof! Hope your Christmas Season is full of surprises!


Oh dear Martha, your house looks gorgeous, every vignette and the lovely things you got. The matel is beautiful! Hugs, FABBY

acorn hollow said...

It looks so lovely and I bet it smells wonderful

The Norwegian said...

Don't know if I recall that you have a gilded ceiling in your living room. I love it! I always count on you to know what to do with a room and a table. :-)

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

It looks very festive, Martha, in a lovely way...and your mention of pomanders reminds me of my grandmother showed me how to make them one year.

Maggie said...

Love the simplicity of fresh greens, pinecones and stunning red poinsettias.

Natalie Meester said...

love the little arrangement with the horses and the bowl of greens...gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Your greens on the fireplace are simple and yet stunning!

Great job!