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, April 14, 2013

Back to Normal -- Part One

Sometimes you just need a change

My dressing room and dressing table

 With a new addition
which I just could not pass up when I was at the garden center on Saturday 
for I thought they would be perfect

In the famille rose bowls

They're Avon
but not "for sale" Avon
rather, I think, a gift for sales representatives.

I found one and sometime later I found another
both for little or nothing.

There was a time, I think,
that Avon had some quality "reproductions"
 for I've got another -- it's a silver centerpiece

I've not used the bowls much but decided that these bowls
would be perfect as a "cache pot" for the violets.

And while I was gone . . . 

The kitchen 

Went from this
Trash bags on the windows

Held by duct tape

To nice clean new panes of glass

In the hall upstairs

The window over the sink

And the window that looks into the back garden

There were 18 panes of glass that were either broken or cracked.
And we're still finding pieces of glass here and there
even after sweeping and vacuuming and sweeping and vacuuming again!

But it is nice to be able to see out again.
And we're grateful that the windows were fixed so quickly.

And a pretty day today, we worked in the
herb garden

It's beginning to look respectable!

It's Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday.     Last Sunday we witnessed what a difference 15 minutes can make and this week we realize what a difference a week makes!

6 comments: said...

Your herb garden is fantastic! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Babs said...

Gosh, I missed something. Were the broken windows from the hail storm? Your herb garden looks great. Thank goodness it wasn't ruined.

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

Was the broken window due to the hail storm? Your garden looks lovely!!!

La Tea Dah said...

I love how spring creates desire make things new. Your changes are beautiful. Very nice!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

What a beautiful secluded herb garden! Doesn't the change of seasons bring a rush of energy and a desire to create something new.

Bernideen said...

A house always has "something to be done" it seems. We will be needing new windows in our house - the whole thing - not just the glass.

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