Linderhof


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, March 9, 2013

Spring Forward





Saturday night
(Well, really Sunday morning)
we
"spring forward"
And our clocks are set ahead an hour
Which means that it will now be dark when we get up
(just as we were getting used to the light in the morning)
But it also means that it will be light at night until about 7:30
(rather than the 6:30 now)

My "clock" is still not running correctly
For I've not adjusted to the "jet lag"
of Rome to Kansas City travel that we did on Tuesday.

And now my "clock" has to be reset once again!

But it is "spring" (or almost)
And it's also Lent
It's time for hints of Spring to be on tabletops at Linderhof.

Of course, I rush things with the paperwhites I force into bloom
And the tulips I buy weekly
a half dozen of them for $5
(and they're worth every penny!)

Friday, I was in the city
And stopped by Whole Foods
where . . . 
they had tulips on sale
3 bunches for $10!
And they weren't a paltry six to a bunch
No, there were ten in each bunch!!!

They came home with me.


One bunch of pink ones
for our bedroom
In a brown Bohemian glass vase

Instead of two different colors,
I got two more bouquets of the same
orange


For I've got my tulipiere
that I don't get to use all that often
for it takes a lot of tulips to make a good show.
(And normally, I can't afford a lot of tulips!)

Twenty tulips are perfect!!!!

And it looks super on the dining room table!

Since we were gone on Ash Wednesday,


The German eggs didn't get put up until I got back.
I'm funny that way --
I don't want to put something up way too early
(so I couldn't put it up before I leave)

They're real hens eggs, handpainted, a dozen.
Bought 21 years ago on a Lenten trip to Germany.
Hung on branches as they did.
That trip was the first time I had seen an Easter Tree
And we both felt that the custom should come home to Linderhof

A trip to Woolworths and 12 marks for 12 eggs.
Linderhof has had an Easter egg tree every since.
And I'm a purist --
just those 12 eggs -- no other!


And on the breakfast room sideboard
The two French antique lambs molds


For lambs and Easter go together.

Now, we can "Spring Forward"
For once the days lengthen, real spring can't be far behind.

It's Sunday and I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.

7 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The tulipiere.. swoon!!!!! I've never seen one like this blue and white one, it's simply gorgeous! I love your vignette and the lovely elements you picked, too. Big hugs,
FABBY

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wonderful Easter decorations gracing Linderhof. Really like the eggs.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
Ever so sweet are the pink tulips at your bedside table, dear friend!!!
What an amazing show of your tulipiere with the vibrant orange tulips!!! Breathtaking!!!
Perhaps the "Spring Ahead" will help you recover from "Jet Lag"!!!
Hope you've enjoyed the same pre~Spring Showers on your side of the Prairie today...simply divine!
Fondly,
Pat

Deb said...

Oh, those tulips are gorgeous. Love the little holder. It's very unique looking. So sweet the little Easter tree. I would love it if you would show it up a little closer so we can see the eggs. It looks adorable. Hugs, Deb

Crystal Grandeur said...



Such a lovely post.Every thing looks so very pretty...tulips in the blue holder just awesome...thank you...:):)

Snap said...

The tulips! The tulips! Stunning! Happy Spring!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the tulips!

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper