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.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Last Change?


A burlap tablcloth
under a square lace tablecloth


  A week ago Friday
I rearranged the breakfast room
On Sunday
I traded tables
The English walnut oval one for the small round front porch wicker one

When I first moved the little round table in
I put an old green damask tablecloth  over it
(to hide the wicker -- for it didn't seem like a wicker room!)
And layered a beige round over that
And then a white bridge cloth over that
(for Husband Jim tends to be messy!)

I like the smaller round table
It's cozier
It is a breakfast room
And it's just the two of us!

And in looking at the space, I felt that the tablecloth to the floor
really looked good in that room
A room with all hard surfaces
Three walls of windows, a brick floor, a leggy sideboard and a leggy stove
and two leggy chairs!

I didn't need to see table legs!

But the old green damask cloth . . . 
Not a forever -- just a place holder!

I looked on line for either linen or burlap tablecloths
And found some very pricey ones!
But on Etsy, I found a faux burlap
Washable
(husband Jim, remember)
And at a reasonable price.
And
it came in the size I needed -- 90 inches!

I ordered
It came
I put it on 
As well as the old square lace tablecloth
And I like the look.
The burlap is textural which is what that "garden room" needs
Something earthy and real
The lace adds more texture
And I like the neutrality of it all.



I'm not sure that I will even look for another table.

For I think this little table
And it's new cover
are perfect!

And until Fall, when the plants come in,
this room has had it's last change!

Right?



It's Monday and I'm joining:



7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh I love it. The linen table cloth is indeed just right.

Pondside said...

The cloth is perfect - I love the whole look of the breakfast room.

Canadian Chickadee said...

How clever! I probably wouldn't have thought of burlap but it looks perfect with the old brick! xoxox

Seaview said...

Oh I love it toooooo!
Very charming !

Deb said...

Your table looks beautiful. Deb

Pat Cantwell said...

Martha,
I l o v e the new tablecloth, dear friend!!!
I agree, totally, that burlap adds the texture and the "Garden" themed appeal!!! I'm loving the draping all the way to the floor!!!
The other factor I am swooning over is the continual photos of the black furniture piece!!! Keep those coming!!!
I'll be looking for a floor length tablecloth, soon. . .
Fondly,
Pat

Sandra Lee said...

Very cozy area the cloths look great!