Linderhof


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.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finished At Last!


In February, I started a project  (Phase I)  -- that of framing and hanging my mother's herbariums from 1936 in the breakfast room.    However, after visiting 4 Hobby Lobby stores, I was short half the frames and so I called and ordered what I needed.

Alas, Hobby Lobby never called and so the day after they told me that they should be in, I called.   They had, in fact, not ordered the frames as they were suppose to.   Of course, they did the usual song and dance about not getting them in . . . but I really know better!     They assured me that they would be in in four days.     And they were!    So a trip to the city to pick up the frames and with a spare afternoon . . .


The remaining herbariums are framed and up . . .


They ring the walls of the breakfast room . . .


On all three sides.


The herbariums are perfect art to hang in this room as it looks out over the garden.    And these herbariums have special memories for me -- each picture has the common name, the latin name and the place and date that the specimen was collected.    All in mother's 13 year old hand.

You can buy art but you can't buy memories.

I'm sharing my total new look in the breakfast room with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday.

7 comments:

Pondside said...

What a perfect addition to your breakfast room decor, Martha. You're right about memories - they are precious. If one is fortunate enough to have such souvenirs of a beloved family member they should be displayed where they can be enjoyed.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

They do look lovely, and are so precious to you as the work of your mother.....You have a great place to hang them there.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
These are exquisite!!! What a treasury of "fine" art and you have framed them beautifully for Linderhof's breakfast room! I know they will bring you joy and an inner peace each time you view them!
Fondly,
Pat

Southerncook said...

They look stunning and oh so very special. Of course, you have chosen the BEST spot for them to be displayed. So very beautiful.

Carolyn

Deb said...

Oh, how sweet is that. To have such beautiful memories to display and enjoy each time you enter the room. I love that. My mom was very special to me, too. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

william said...

Martha, they are smashing and so meaningful. You scored!

Francie

lindaraxa said...

Perfect!