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.