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, January 6, 2013

Linderhof in Winter Dress

Down with the rosemary and so
Down with the baies and the misletoe;
Down with the holly, ivie, all
Wherewith you drest the Christmas hall.


It's the Feast of Epiphany and we shall do as Herrick bids us to do.

Linderhof, therefore, is in it's winter dress

The living room

no greens, no tree

 Poinsettias are the only reminder that it has been Christmas

We're fortunate that we have a source for early forced forsythia
It makes me think that soon it will be spring!

The Dining Room

The Christmas centerpiece is gone
And in it's place our English silver epergne
The bottom full of nuts
to be used for a snack or as an end to dinner
for we've taking to eating dinner in the dining room of late.

The Master Bedroom

The mantle full of greens and a cloche with a Victorian Christmas tree on the dresser
are the only Christmas decorations upstairs.

The mantle is clear, the cloche back in the Christmas closet
And once again a bouquet of flowers are in the amber Bohemian glass vase

We splurged with this first bouquet.
It's wee pink roses
And some pink berried flowers.

It's worth the cost . . . 
for it makes me smile the first thing in the morning!

And now that Christmas is down, we begin the January cleaning ritual . . .
Of moving furniture, climbing ladders, and cleaning not only every nook and cranny
but also the closets and cabinets and drawers.

I've been doing this in January for a long time.
I never get the January blahs!

A perfect day after Epiphany breakfast --
a leftover slice of King's Cake
and a Harry and David pear!

It's Monday and my post Epiphany bareness I'm sharing with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Looks lovely in your home any time of year Martha. I do my big clean right after the windows are closed for autumn.

Pondside said...

Linderhof looks so serene and beautiful in its Winter Dress.
Like you, we have been doing a deep clean. We've done the attic and I am so thrilled that I keep going up to look at it in all it's tidiness!

On Crooked Creek said...

Refreshing change after Christmas!!! I, too, have enjoyed the change of decor!!!
Those pink sweetheart roses are exquisite!!!
The kitchen has been cleaned, including cupboards, cabinets and drawers!!!
This is my first January of retirement...I think I'm going to enjoy this lifestyle change!!!