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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Moving Time

Not for us at Linderhof, but rather for things on tabletops.    Some are just little "tweaking" while other tabletops are getting a complete makeover!

This tabletop is in the sunroom -- what we call the sitting room just off the master bedroom.    

The table between the two leather chairs in the sunroom.

It's a small mahogany drop leaf table.   One leaf up and one leaf down.  

I find it hard to pass up a piece of blue and white transfer ware if it's a reasonable price -- this dish was only $17!

The only "new" thing -- an old blue and white English transfer ware bowl that I got at an Estate Sale on Friday.

Crystal, books, flowers and blue and white!

Books, flowers, decanter and bowl.

Dried hydrangeas inside -- everything is dried outside for we've had a bad drought this summer!

Dried hydrangeas in a cut class vase on top of some of my favorite decorating books.

I wanted a Waterford decanter but this 1810 decanter was cheaper than a new Waterford one -- I was miffed at first not to get the Waterford one -- now I'm glad for this one is so special!

A decanter of brandy for a before bed toddy.    The decanter which we bought on our first trip to England dates to 1810.    On a small oval silver tray.    The two brandy snifters are Waterford.   We have just these two -- just for us.    Bought at a time when Waterford was handmade in Ireland.

We had a busy morning but I still had time to fix a nice lunch . . .

I guess it could be called antipizza!

Antipasta.      Not made by me but came from a friend of ours.   Cubes of salami and cheeses, artichoke hearts and olives all in a vinaigrette.

The main course . . .

Not something I usually cook and after lunch today, I'm not sure why!

Homemade pizza.   I've not made a lot of pizza (other than when I was a teen and Chef Boyardee made a boxed kind) but it is fun to make and tastes so good!     Made with leftovers mostly -- half a pound of sausage from Mary at the Farmer's Market cooked and crumbled, a few artichoke hearts left over from my appetizer class on Thursday and some sautéed mushrooms and onions also left over from class.   A BIG shower of shredded mozzarella from the cheese drawer.     Baked in a hot, hot oven until the cheese is melted and the crust is browned.

We didn't eat the whole thing -- oh, we could have but . . . we were good!    It will make a good breakfast tomorrow morning!

It is Tuesday and I'm sharing my "revamped" table top with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tablescape Thursday.


podso said...

I remember those chef bouyardee (sp) my mom used to make them. It was the first pizza I remember. Now we prefer my own and its a truly diverse food with all the toppings one could include! I like your new bowl very much! and the chairs painted look wonderful1

Savannah Granny said...

Oh my that pizza looks so good. I don't eat pizza often, too salty but I love it.
You new vignette is lovely. I have those brandy snifters. Your decanter is very special and much better than the Waterford would have been.
As usual, I love you new blue and white. Can't get any better than that.
Blessings, Ginger

Pondside said...

I love homemade pizza, but have never made it myself. Pizza for breakfast? That's my birthday treat every year!

Unknown said...

The food looked soooo good. Loved all the the crystal and your decanter is beautiful. Your bowl was a great find.

Babs said...

Your blue and white bowl is a great find. I couldn't have passed on it either. Pretty vignette and I actually like your dried hydrangeas. I love drying them, but ours "fried" earlier in the summer.

the cape on the corner said...

i'm constantly tweaking things! and that pizza looks healthy and delicious!

Cathy said...

Homemade pizza is the best and is such a great way to use up bits and veggies and cheese. Your table is so pretty with the lovely cut glass decanter and brandy snifters. I agree with you, Martha, it's fun to move things around a bit for a new, fresh look.

On Crooked Creek said...

Love your vignette on the sitting room table! With this drought and heat wave...I, too, am doing the same thing. Wanting things to appear cooler on the inside, even if the out of doors doesn't want to co~operate! Have a wonderful day, dear friend!

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Martha,
Oh, how I love blue and white, and crystal too. Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I was in Scotland and England last year. See this page.
I would love to make another trip and see the western part of England. I followed you while you were on your trip and knew I would love my trip too.

Bernideen said...

Looks lovely - I could spend hours looking at those books!

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! I love your pretty vignette with your books.
I've already had my dinner but looking at your lunch is making me hungry again.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)