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.