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 9, 2014

A Fire Stand and a Tour of the Master

There's something new in the Master Bedroom
See it?
It's between the fireplace and the chaise

The fire stand

It's one of those "always wanted"
And I have passed one by eons ago because "it wasn't for sale"
but then someone bought it -- sigh
And a few years ago in Dallas, I found another
And somehow had one of those
"do I really need this moments"
And so passed it by!

Thinking once home
What was I thinking?

And then in our little town
in my favorite shop,
The Iron Star
I found that little beauty!

It's simple
And looks English to me
It's painted
while the others have been handwork

Although they date from the 17th and 18th Century,
they were popular decorating items in the
Colonial Revival times of the 20s
So most of them date to the 20th century
Although you can occasionally find a Victorian one

And, of course, I wanted it
The price was right
But when Barbara pointed out the back . . . 

Christmas 1923
Ethel painted picture
Everett made frame and stand

I knew it was mine!

And once home

 We found more writing on it,
although I've not been able to decipher it as yet!

And because I was in the bedroom,
taking pictures of the new "fire stand"
I thought I'd share more pictures
It's been a while since we've been in the Master Bedroom

The dressing room alcove
Which is really a closet with drawers and a big window
But the Sheraton sofa table fits handily in the space
In front of the window
And serves as a perfect dressing table
A Christmas gift mirror on stand for primping
And an old fashioned Christmas cactus
keeps my silver and Waterford dressing table accoutrements company

The wallpaper is a pink floral
Pink floral wallpaper seems to follow us wherever we go
Husband Jim is destined to sleep in a room of pink flowers!

The bed is a four poster -- not old a 25 year old reproduction,
an English bamboo side table on my side because I'm the one who reads before I go to bed
An Empire chest for Husband's things with another mirror on stand on top

And the chandelier
We love how it's light is reflected in the mirror over the mantle!
It originally was in Daughter Sarah's dining room and I coveted it --when she was transferred,
I bought her a new light fixture and this one came home to Linderhof!

We have a small seating area in front of the fireplace

A chaise, a chair and a small French provincial loveseat,
anchored by a braided rug.
The new fire stand echoes the black and pinks of the needlepoint top of the footstool.

It's a comfy bedroom,
And I love the muted colors of the room.
It really isn't all that pink!

It is Monday and I'm sharing our bedroom and my new fire stand with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday

And on Tuesday I'm sharing our bedroom and my new fire stand with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life


lucy said...

Martha it all looks so soft and cozy. Love that big mirror over the fireplace!

Rhondi said...

What a beautiful bedroom you have and what a luxury to have a fireplace and airing area in it! The fireplace screen you found is so much more special because of the handwriting on the back. I k ow you will treasure it

Scribbler said...

Beautiful! The room certainly looks like it could be in England. Your fire stand is very special -- how nice to find the writing on the back!

Southerncook said...

Your fire stand is gorgeous and definitely worth the wait. So exciting to have so much written information too. Your bedroom is so cozy and beautiful.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is a cozy room. The fire stand is marvelous! So nice to have the historic note with it. Beautiful!

Kim said...

A four poster bed AND a fireplace? That is my dream master!! I love that mirror on the mantle, too, so pretty! :)

Unknown said...

I love the old note on your fire stand -- that's priceless!:)