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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Not My Breakfast Room But It Could Be!

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.

Breakfast anyone?

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.

12 comments:

Pondside said...

We finally have some heat up here, but it in no way approaches your levels! We are comfortably in the 70's here.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very lovely breakfast room. I love the view of the garden.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Deb said...

That is really pretty. I especially love the glass-fronted cabinets.

Rebecca said...

That's an interesting observation - as homebound in summer as winter....I know what you mean - although on the hottest days last week we were up and out early to help neighbors with storm pick-up. We usually quit and were showered by 9:30 an on with the rest of our day.

I enjoyed the pictures of Mr. Shaw's breakfast room. I had a similar experience a few months ago when we visited Carl Sandburg's home in North Carolina. The room where the family ate had a marvelous view of the property. It was lined with books, art and brim full of items that attracted my curiosity. I could have stood in it all day....

podso said...

Wow you really are having the heat there! And from what I've seen of your house, that breakfast room would be very at home there. It's lovely and I enjoyed the photos.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
A twin breakfast room, indeed! So many similarities! Take care, dear friend in that unbearable heat. We've actually had a few cooler days with highs only in the 90's! Making the best of it by having lunch with a friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

OH, those glass-front cabinets! What a pretty room. I'm glad you got to experience it! Stop by if you get a chance to read my big announcement.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovey!
Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

SavannahGranny said...

I knew before I scrolled down, that you loved that blue and white china. What a beautiful table and I love the stemware on the table. Have you seen that pattern before?
I love to go to historical homes. You were fortunate to be able to take pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments.
Each time I think of you I wonder if your knees are doing well. I am sure they are because you are traveling a lot.
Keep well and try to stay cool.
Ginger:)

SavannahGranny said...

I knew before I scrolled down, that you loved that blue and white china. What a beautiful table and I love the stemware on the table. Have you seen that pattern before?
I love to go to historical homes. You were fortunate to be able to take pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments.
Each time I think of you I wonder if your knees are doing well. I am sure they are because you are traveling a lot.
Keep well and try to stay cool.
Ginger:)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Yes, it is hot here! I love it! I haven't been to the Botanical Gardens. It sounds very nice. I love the breakfast room....very homey! Thank you for sharing!
Moving to Illinois just a few months ago means I have not been sightseeing. I have opened up Sweetladyelaine's Home Decor Consignment Shop. Look me up! I'm in Swansea, IL. Love to meet you!
Blessings MY Friend,

A Haus to Call Home said...

We are cut from the same cloth my dear! Love it all, especially the paint colors on the breakfast room trim and the dish cabinet. Those would be right at home in a colonial too! And I can't see blue & white without thinking of you!
xo, Michelle