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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I've Always Loved Venice

I've always loved Venice
and the walls of Linderhof
are a testament to that fact.

An engraving bought at an Estate Sale in Kansas City
after we booked our trip
A "memento" of our trip,
bought before we went!
And it saved us bringing something home
Plus it had some age -- from the 60's or 70's we figure

It's one of a pair
Which hangs in the guest room

The same bridge
"in real life"!

The second engraving

And in "real life"

A very old etching
signed and dated
and I must admit that I liked the picture
but didn't realize that it was Venice
It, too, hangs in the guest room
(Perhaps this room should be renamed "The Venice Room"?

Not the same bridge but similar

And another engraving
This one hangs in the downstairs bath

And in Venice!

What fun it was to see these pictures
"come to life"

I didn't realize that we "collected" Venice pictures
But we did!

And did we bring any home?
No, although I did look at some that were for sale
by sidewalk artists but we really have run out of wall room!

And besides, the ones we have our old
vintage at best -- they're not old enough to be called "antique"

We had a great time in Venice
seeing the same scenes as our etchings and engravings
that grace the walls at Linderhof.

It's Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

So neat that you took photos of so many of the pictures you had collected in Venice. Amazing place. I hope to see it one day too.

On Crooked Creek said...

Your etchings of Venice are exquisite, dear friend!!!
I'm thrilled you were able to travel to Italy this year and know you will always ponder those memories in your heart!
Happy Spring!!!

Canadian Chickadee said...

What fun! I expect most of us make collections without realising it. We just find things which we like, and before you know it, we have a collection. Your Venice collection is lovely. xoxo

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Shortbread is a favorite here but we limit it due to sugar. My favorite
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lindaraxa said...

Venice is such a great city you can have fun even if you are there by yourself. If I was on business nearby I would always spend the weekend there and never be bored or lonely. I have some lovely prints of some of two of the palazzos in my dining room and absolutely adore them. As a matter of fact, I am staring at some water colors of flowers I also bought there.

Pondside said...

I love the idea of collecting souvenirs before the trip! Cuts down on the luggage!

Ruthie Miller said...

Venice is a very special and romantic place.
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