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 6, 2014

Spring Flowers

It's Spring on the prairie
Obviously, some years, spring comes earlier than others.
This has been a late year.
But then Easter is also late this year
And some old sages say that Spring follows Easter
An early Easter -- an early spring
A late Easter -- a late spring!

Flowers, now abound on the prairie
Forsythia bushes are blooming,
trees are flowering,
the bulbs are blooming.

And we cut a lot of Spring
for the inside of Linderhof!

I was out and about early this morning
To take a few cuttings from the tree in the parking across the street
Perfect for the dining room table

I'm not sure what it is
But it is a shower of white!

Which looks good in the dining room
With a vase of forsythia on the mantle,
the curly willow on the sideboard from which hang our German Easter eggs
And, now, a favorite container filled with these white blossoms.
An heirloom crochet tablecloth is the perfect base!

It is Spring and so I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Your home always has such a rich warm feeling to it. And blooming spring branches are the perfect touch! I have pussy willows in a crystal ice bucket which I bought because I admired yours so much.

But we have NO blooming branches like the ones you cut. Your prairie spring must be well ahead of our Great Lakes one.

Martha said...

Kristi -- but it is late for us -- and it seems as if Spring has just "sprung"!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Hi Martha! So happy that you came by so that I could find your charming blog. My dad grew up in the Southeast corner of Kansas. We spent Summers there while we were growing up. We loved it! So many beautiful folks in Kansas!!
Your garden flowers are so pretty.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Have a wonderful week,

The Tablescaper said...

Love your touch of spring.

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

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Michelle said...

Your house is always so pretty, but I especially love when you bring out the German Easter eggs! I found one of those antique lamb cake molds that you put on your breakfast table. Of course I had to buy it =)
xo, M