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 27, 2013

Little Changes

Sometimes you need to make little changes
And this January at Linderhof
(after much consideration)
we've been making those little changes

First downstairs . . .
in the living room

And now --

First in the master bedroom
where I replaced the china cabinet in the corner

I moved it upstairs years ago when we bought the Asian cabinet in the dining room
Instead of china, it hold precious things

But it seemed dark in that corner
And made the room seem smaller, I thought

So the china cabinet/bookcase was moved
And in it's place is a small drop leaf table

With a picture over
A lamp
And the brandy snifter and glasses

The picture, a watercolor
bought last year in New York
It's got some age on it,
but I'm not sure how much
This seems the perfect place for it
for flowers abound on the Master Bedroom walls

And one of my favorite lamps
It, too, has some age on it
It's got a bevy of little children climbing to the top
Bought long ago at a consignment/antique shop (it was on consigment)
it's always been a favorite of mine every since I brought it home.

And next to it, a small silver tray 
with the Georgia decanter which we brought home from our first trip to England
And two Waterford brandy glasses.
For we sometimes like a relaxing bit of brandy before bed

And what did I do with the china cabinet/bookcase?

The sunroom
which is the sitting room off the Master bedroom
Two leather chairs with a table between

The bookcase (for that is what it really is since we removed it from the dining room)
between the chairs

It's filled with treasures
Husband Jim's childhood boots,
a wee tea set we brought home from our first trip to England
A basket made from a shell, a memento from a childhood trip to Galveston
A wee stein my father brought home from Germany after the war
My grandfather's shaving cup
Favorite books
Favorite pictures
And some of the Royal Doulton
And, of course, some blue and white!

It's Monday and I'm sharing my small changes with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your home is beautiful. Love your lamp and the secretary full of treasures! The watercolor goes perfectly too.

Pondside said...

I must say that I agree with you - the little drop leaf table is much better and it really does lighten up that corner. Isn't it fun to get that much impact from a little change?

Canadian Chickadee said...

I love the new "homes" you found for your furniture. I've been moving things around too. The chair from upstairs is downstairs, the little table is over here, not over there, the end table from the family room is in the living room, I bought a new lamp shade etc. etc. Now I'm looking for a different picture, about 12x16 or 16x20, for the corner of the living room. I have one upstairs, but I think it needs a new we'll have to see what happens next. Sometimes, change is good!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You have such lovely pieces and your home is so pretty. Your changes are perfect and it's always so nice to have a small change now and then. Looks great. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your home is beautiful and you have so many pretty pieces! Found you over at BNOTP.

Southerncook said...

Love the changes you made. Change is a good thing IMO. I have a drop leaf table that looks almost exactly like yours, mine is oak and I must say I have it upstairs and it hardly gets very little use. I need to bring it downstairs since it can be used as a lovely table when there is just the two of us.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful changes to your home. I hate to think of moving those things up and down the stairs. How nice it must be to have a sun room off the master.

On Crooked Creek said...

Simply subtle changes are so exquisite @ Linderhof!!! I love the vignette on the table...that lamp is truly unique!!! You are making some inspiring changes, dear friend!!!