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, September 29, 2013

More Curtains

Buying one or two sets of curtains at a time
isn't a good way to do something
But it is the way I ended up putting new curtains in the two upstairs bedrooms.

The guest room . . .
the window seat . . . 

With just the blinds that I hate to clean

And now with curtains
and a new beige window seat cover

The same beige linen curtains that I put on the other window
(which actually, were bought for the  dressing room in the Master Bedroom)

And in the dressing room of the Master Bedroom

With the window with just the blind

And now

With a matching curtain

Which matches the rest of the curtains in the master bedroom
Plain, beige linen curtains

And at the Farmer's Market Saturday . . .

I found this lovely hand-died, hand made rug
I remember the little rugs that we always had next to the beds growing up
Your feet hit the warm rug before it hit the cold floor
(and you were supposed to put on slippers while your feet were on that warm rug so your bare feet
never trod on the cold floor!)

I love the colors --
Hazy purples like the light at the end of the day

Perfect, I think for that little sliver of space beside the bed.

It was a very busy weekend 
culminating in a pot luck after church this morning

Yesterday, I made my contributions --

Hallie's Corn Salad
(Easy and tasty and can be made with either fresh, frozen or canned corn)


what church potluck doesn't have a jello salad?

A cranberry pineapple raspberry one
with nuts!
One that my Aunt Pearl often took to her church potlucks.

It went well with the ham that was served at the potluck.


2 cups corn (canned, drained or frozen or fresh)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small purple onion, chopped
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 t. dill (dried dill weed or fresh dill)

Drain canned corn, thaw frozen corn, blanch and cut from cob fresh corn, add cherry tomatoes and onion, dress with mayonnaise, sprinkle with dill and mix.


2 packages raspberry jello
1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
2/3 c. chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Put jello in bowl.    Drain pineapple into measuring cup and add enough water to make 3 cups of liquid.    Put juice/water mixture in saucepan and bring to a boil.    Pour over jello and stir until dissolved.     Add cranberry sauce and stir until well mixed.   Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours.    Then add pineapple and nuts.    Stir to distribute and pour into serving dish.     Refrigerate until set.

It's Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday.


Pondside said...

I have to say that I much prefer the look with the lovely beige linen curtains, Martha. They are perfect! Like you, I have little carpets beside the beds. I don't like wall-to-wall in a bedroom, much preferring to be able to keep the dust off a bare wood floor. What a pretty guest room you have!

Bernideen said...

I love those kind of salads and we are loving thinking of cranberries again as we enjoy fall.

Unknown said...

Beautiful new look, I'm not much on the shades either, hate to clean them. Great little rug.

Delvalina said...

ALL Beautiful!! :)
I love the bookshelf and the window in the middle.

Thanks for sharing your idea.


Rebecca said...

I love the additions/changes to your rooms. Subtle ones make such a difference sometimes...

And thanks for the corn salad recipe! I just purchased a bunch of cans of veggies at the 3/$1 sale in our supermarket yesterday! (Some cream corn - since I use it in a quick corn chowder I frequently make.)