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, August 26, 2012

A Wobbler and The Beatles

Tuesday, the Lunch Bunch traveled north for a "Road Trip" which landed us at a great restaurant for lunch and then shopping in a favorite Kansas City area, Crestwood.

Alas, I found a treasure . . .
It goes up and around and around!

A "Wobbler" -- from Pear Tree Antiques.   A favorite shop whose inventory is European -- both big and small.    In the shop is a sink that I covet . . . I drool every time I visit and I know it would be perfect in Linderhof's garden!    But alas, it is a permanent fixture and is not for sale!

The "Wobbler" - it's a topiary form but only the English would have a clever name for it!    I adore topiaries and have had my globe ivy topiary since the first Valentine's Lunch I did several years ago.    I've had many myrtle topiaries -- all for short periods of time.     Very short periods of time!    I bought another one in April and it's growing!    I think I found the secret!

The "Wobbler" . . .

Transforming a plain "topiary" into an English "wobbler"

was bought for this pot of ivy.    I had an iron form for it to grow up and around but thought, perhaps that this new topiary would be more fun!     So I switched out the topiary form for the "wobbler".

We'll keep you advised of it's progress as it grows up and around!

It was brilliant of me, I think . . . and it looks smashing!     As the ivy grows, I shall tuck it in and around the spirals of the wobbler.

And this evening, we headed to Liberty Theatre.    A great event theatre here in our little town.     For a favorite group was playing . . .

Set 1 -- The Early Beatles

In our opinion, the BEST Beatles Tribute Band in the Country!!!      They first played here and at the Liberty ten years ago -- for we brought them here for our Daughter's wedding.

And first Michael and now Jim bring them back to our town . . . and they are a favorite.    It was a packed house tonight.

Set 2 - Sergeant Pepper Days

The band brings back memories -- many memories -- of youth and The Beatles as well as our daughter's wedding 10 years ago.      "John" told me that Liverpool had been playing for 23 years . . . and at the time they started there were only 5 Beatle Tribute Bands total in the United States -- now there are 500!    He also said that in all probability that tonight there was a Beatle Tribute Band playing in every state in the United States.

It's always nice to see the guys again and they're concert is absolutely the best!      We had a grand time even though it was a late night!

We can't wait until they come back!

I'm joining Bernideen for Open House.    I'd love to share my "wobbler"!


Rowan said...

I had no idea that there were any Beatles tribute bands! I've never been a huge Beatles fan but I liked some of their songs - Hey Jude is one of my favourites.

Rebecca said...

The concert looks like fun...

And seeing your "wobbler" makes me eager to look around the house and see what I could adapt and use for one :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Good luck with your "wobbler"!!! I'll be watching for progress on your vines! One of my HighSchool classmates and his wife and family were @ Liberty Theatre last night...they loved it!!! Thanks for all the wonderful things you do for your community...Jim included!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The wobbler looks like a Christmas tree. Clever for topiaries.

Bernideen said...

What a fun day and Martha - only you knew what to do with the wobbler! Tell the people there that you want your name on the 'SOMEDAY WHEN YOU SELL IT LIST' for the sink - I have such a thing for the antique fixtures in my store.