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, August 24, 2014

What's Old is New Again!

In January 2013, the secretary was to the right of the fireplace,
the clock was to the left of the fireplace

To the left of the sofa was the Asian cabinet
To the right was the grandfather clock

And in January 2013, I changed it
Because I was tired of weaving my way behind the wing chair
to get to the secretary
It was nice, to sit at the desk and look out over the side garden
But too often, it was just a quick trip to get a stamp or the scissors or . . .

And so I moved things

The secretary was moved across the room to the left of the fireplace
The Asian cabinet was moved to the right of the fireplace
With a plant on top

And the grandfather clock was moved to the right of the door
To the left of the sofa

And this week, I moved it all again . . . 
Back to where it was long ago!

The secretary to the left of the sofa
The grandfather clock to the right of the sofa
Because like a year or so ago,
I got tired of squeezing past the wing chair
To get the scissors or tape or that stamp

The secretary started here
To the right of the front door
Years and years ago!
It's easy to get things in and out
And the blue and white in the secretary brighten up the space

And the grandfather clock
is to the right of the sofa
Behind the wing chair
Where I only have to squeeze
once a week when I wind the clock!
Not "hourly"!

 The Asian cabinet stayed where it was
The clivia likes it there
And a happy plant needs to stay a happy plant!

Will I move things again --

And even though there has been three moves, 
I must tell you that I am not really a furniture mover
I give great thought when I move anything
Thinking my move is for better use and function
Not just because I want a change!

The secretary in the living room
From 2010, upper right
where it all began
To 2011, when it moved to the right of the fireplace
To 2013 when it moved to the left of the fireplace
To the big picture
Where it is now --
Where it all began!

It's Monday and I'm sharing my living room changes with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday and Judith at A Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday


Gayle said...

It always feels fresh and all new to just simply change things around! I'm stopping by from Mosaic Monday.

Bernideen said...

And think of all that exercise too! Whew!

eileeninmd said...

It is fun to change things around for a new look. You have a lovely home.. Enjoy your week!

Scribbler said...

That's always the way, isn't it? A lot of decorators will tell you that usually there is one BEST way that furniture fits a room. I have about decided in my old age that is probably true.

But it is fun exploring our options, right?

Pondside said...

It's fun to switch things around - I find that some pieces come into renewed use that way. Where do you watch TV? I am curious as I am struggling with where to make a den in our 1927 house.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a beautiful, comfortable room!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading about moving all that furniture around. I placed ours in the living and dining room 17 years ago and nothing has changed since. :-)
Thanks for linking to MM Martha.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a beautiful room! Just lovely. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this post at my Before and After Wed party which goes live on Wed. morning. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Donna said...

Funny how things work out...I pretty much never move furniture once I get settled

Canadian Chickadee said...

That's lovely! Much to my long-suffering mother's annoyance, even as a child, I preferred rearranging the furniture to simply dusting and vacuuming as I'd been told to do! xoxo

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your furniture - so beautiful! It's fun to move things around but just be careful not to get a hernia from lifting heavy pieces - I did. Thank you for visiting me. Have a wonderful week!