In May we traveled east to St. Louis and one of the sights we just had to see was the Botanical Gardens. It was May, it was a mild winter and Spring had been lovely and the gardens were astounding.
And a "bonus" of the tour was a chance to visit The Shaw House -- home of Mr. Shaw who was the founder of the Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
|Now known as Tower House.|
I love old houses and especially old houses where you can take pictures inside!
One of my favorite rooms . . .
|Love the color of the woodwork . . . and the blinds!|
The breakfast room.
|I wanted to bring a little orchid home . . . they had them for sale but they were $50! Too much for my purse!|
A small orchid is the centerpiece. Mr. Shaw, after all, loved all things botanical.
|Flow Blue blue and white china -- real antiques!|
And who wouldn't like a table set with blue and white china? Much older than the blue and white at Linderhof . . . and a white linen napkin in a silver napkin ring!
|I can see myself having breakfast here!|
And a sideboard to hold linens and dishes. A period tea service is on top. To serve breakfast coffee, perhaps?
|Glass fronted cabinets would have been a nice addition to Linderhof's breakfast room . . .but alas, it will never be!|
And just inside is this wonderful cabinet to hold dishes and platters and such. I wish one of those was in the breakfast room at Linderhof.
A nice place for breakfast -- overlooking the gardens. A room that could be a "sister room" to Linderhof's breakfast room!
It's Thursday and it's been hot on the prairie. Triple digits! We haven't had anyone over for it's way too hot. We've been hibernating inside where it's cool. We're as housebound in the summer as we are in the winter. We go out in early morning to water pot plants.
It's Thursday and I'm sharing this lovely table with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.