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, November 24, 2013

Warm and Toasty

The breakfast room was not original to Lnderhof
It wasn't even a porch that was enclosed
(although many think that it was
and that was what we wanted it to look like)

And because it has three walls of windows
And one heat vent
It is sometimes a trifle cool
especially in the morning
when the temperatures dip below freezing.

So we've always had a room heater out there

A basic room heater
That was more for function than for form

And it didn't even function all that well
It took the chill off but didn't make the room toasty!

So my this year's birthday present:

 A new heater
That has both form and function!

And with the "flames" leaping
And the embers burning
It adds a nice winter ambiance to the breakfast room.

Until last February when we pushed the table to the wall
so that all of my houseplants would fit in the breakfast room
so that the plant waterers would have an easier time of it
while we were away on vacation,
there was absolutely no room for anything but the small heater we had.

The new "stove" fits in well with our old house
And it just seems cozier out there with the "fire".

And unlike a real stove, the outside doesn't get warm
The tea kettle is on top just for looks!

It's Monday and I'm sharing my new stove with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday


Lottie said...

Love the new stove!

Rebecca said...

Definitely a great addition to your breakfast room! There is something to be said for VISUAL comfort in addition to function, isn't there?

Our afghans are being put to use already here in NE Indiana. Brrrr! It's cold.

Custom Comforts said...

Looks like a cozy room now. Very pretty.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is great. Like it's always been there.