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, November 12, 2012

The Last of the Round Living Room Tables

Is a walnut Williamsburg reproduction
a Craig List's find -- my only Craig's List find.

It sits between two wing chairs
Upholstered in matching fabric.
The one on the right is an antique bought 15 or so years ago and recovered in 2002
The one on the left is old but not antique bought 6 years or so ago and recovered in the  same fabric.
We think of them as a pair -- Papa Chair and Mama Chair!

And between them is the Williamsburg table
And on the table is . . .

A lamp that reminds one of the Arts and Craft period -- not old but it looks like it could be
A crystal vase with some dried hydrangeas
And peeking out are two cloisonné ginger jars -- brought home by Husband Jim when he returned from Viet Nam
Bought when he took an R and R to Hong Kong.

The tea caddy (and spoon that you can barely see) is a treasure form last year's trip to England

The silhouette is a purchase from a couple of weeks ago.

The blue trivet was a gift from a friend
And serves as a coaster.

The silhouette -- whom I've named Saluda
after a great great of mine.

She came in this frame which needs a touch up
And it's not original, I don't think

For Saluda is a rare treasure indeed.
So tiny but there is a signature -- William Doyle
A silhouette artist from around the turn of the century
Not this century
But the last one.

Saluda dates from between 1805 and 1810
A find at a flea market in the town east of here.
For $12.50

When I found out what it was and how much it was worth,
I felt that it was a true Antique Roadshow Moment!

My other treasure is the tea caddy -- old -- mid 1800's and I passed up many of them
when I was in England because of what was inside.

Inscribed in the lid . . .

A wedding present, I'm sure to Avery Pettifer form her grandmother.

Today I've been busy

I've had company for lunch.
Which will be, of course, another post. 

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my last round table with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.


Bernideen said...

What great treasures and the stories they can tell!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Your house is lovely. And exactly my favourite styles! xoxo Carol

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Love each pretty treasure and the story behind it. The silhouette is very special.

On Crooked Creek said...

Gorgeous piece...your last round table! You have the most beautiful vignettes! History and stories are so intriquing and greatly enjoyed when I visit! Thank you for sharing!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing your treasures in this post and seeing your house. The chairs, from the last post, are so classic, as is your whole house.

Sonia said...

Love your cozy corner with the Williamsburg table and Mama and Papa chairs. Looks like a nice place to have coffee or tea or just read a book. Your home is just lovely!
Miss Bloomers

Marissa said...

First of all, your home is gorgeous!!! You are so gifted with your decorating.. I love your blog! I am new and already loving it..I love love love those chairs and the pattern is perfect!!! love the cozy corner.. now I am left with wanting to see more sigh...