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.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

When a Tuffet is Not a Tuffet!

I adore needlepoint
And although most of the needlepoint at Linderhof comes from my hand
I've been known to rescue a straw piece if it's pretty and the price is right.

I also adore "tuffets"
for Little Miss Muffet was a favorite childhood nursery rhyme.

On a just before Christmas trip to a favorite antique mall.

Many booths were having a sale and I spied this wee treasure.

Old needlepoint, iron legs and enough pink roses to look perfect in the master bedroom

And I had a chair there that had no footstool.

And I thought because it was small and round it was a "tuffet"
Someone told me that -- eons ago.

But no, you can see it's feet, so a "tuffet" it's not -- it's a footstool, plain and simple.

But whether it's a tuffet, a footstool, a hassock or an ottoman, it's perfect in front of the chair.

And I can see a "Little Miss Muffet" sitting on it, eating perhaps not curds and whey
but rather a lovely dessert -- a pudding perhaps -- chocolate!

It's Saturday and I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.
For there are pink roses on the "tuffet"

And I'm hosting a giveaway.
Not to celebrate anything
But because I found a "treasure" I wanted to share

A favorite cookbook author, one of my culinary heroes

Anna Pump

It's her second book complete with dust jacket.

Just leave a comment and I'll put your name in the drawing.
If you're a follower, I'll add your name twice.

It's The Loaves and Fishes Party Cookbook
(which actually is pink, too!!!)

(I'm not giving up my treasured copy, oh, no, it's one I found that I wanted to share!)


Rebecca said...

Well, put MY name in the "hat" while I look for my copy of Country Weekend Entertaining! For SURE I shall look at it with renewed interest.

I'm a "wannabe" when it comes to cooking from a cookbook (well, honestly, when it comes to cooking PERIOD). For awhile, I was on a cookbook-buying-spree, but that was about as far as I got.

I'm ready to try again!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

It's hard for me to pass up any needlework, I appreciate the time spent on them.
Love the footstool and know you will enjoy it.
Happy Pink Saturday

Carolyn said...

You have me so intrigued by Anna Pump now! And your new footstool is just lovely.

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing some of your needlepoint. I have many pieces that I did several years ago. My eyes are not up to it now.

Tea Party said...

Oh, I can just picture Miss Muffit setting there! How nice to be introduced to Anna, thank you!

Pondside said...

Good morning,Martha. Just taking a break from cooking for a dinner party tonight - Rouladen, garlic mashed potatoes, Red Cabbage with apples and Red Current Jelly, and Ina's gremolata green beans - yum!
I think it's a tuffet, even with legs, and I can just imagine a little girl, someday, sitting on it while her Grandma reads to her about Little Miss Muffet.

Bernideen said...

I have quite a few needlepoint rugs - love them. I am also fond of the black background ones. I had never heard of Anna but if you respect her this much she must be awesome!

marilyn r said...

Love the tuffet, footstool, or what ever you want to call it. The cookbook looks wonderful!

On Crooked Creek said...

Love the tuffet!!!
Took my inspiration pieces out for a test drive today, only to find the rug I'd been saving for was sold! Drats...hate it when that happens!!! Going shopping for the paint hue I've chosen for a few pieces for Studio One...that will not be a problem, I'm sure!!!

Jocelyn said...

You may certainly put my name in :-) Thanks!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The little stool is adorable. Thanks for another chance at the cookbook of the author that you so love.