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 18, 2012
Something New and Something Moved
The Something Moved:
I bought these lovely lamps and placed them on the dining room mantle. And I liked them there . . .
But sometimes change is in order . . . and so, I moved those darling lamps
Upstairs to my dressing table. And I think they are smashing -- even more smashing than they were in the dining room! In front of my dressing table mirror, they are reflected and create four burning bulbs instead of two!
And the Something New:
A nice mahogany drop leaf table was between the two chairs in the sunroom
A nice table -- but "nice" tables finish last. What one wants is a WOW table!
Shopping in the city with friend Shirley Ann, we came across . . .
The "WOW" table -- an English Butler's table.
A real English Butler's table -- for it does say "Made in England" on one of the legs! And it's end table height not coffee table height which does make it usable as a Butler's Table. It has the four sides that fold up like the coffee table ones and the hardware shows some nice age!
On top I put:
Our Georgian decanter which we bought on our first trip to England along with two Waterford brandy snifters -- all on a silver tray -- it's for bedtime nips!
A pair of Staffordshire dogs. Bought at flea market eons ago. Supposedly they have some age on them but there are so many copies of these dogs out there that I don't know for sure. They're not terribly big which is why I bought them and seeing the picture I notice that they are not a mirror image for one dog's mask is bigger than the other which means that they must be hand painted. I've always loved them for their size as well as their color.
And a favorite lamp -- Asian with butterflies and little Chinese men trying to climb to the top. I got it at a favorite shop a long time ago at a steal! And I like it on the table -- it seems the perfect place for it!
It's Monday and my changes are my metamorphosis for the week so I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch