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, December 7, 2014

The Last Two Days . . .A Christmas Homes Tour

The Holiday Homes Tour

is now but a memory
My dear friend Sally opened her home,
Rose Haven
for tour this weekend

A wonderful Victorian,
Sally has

I've spent the last two days there

In the kitchen
The first room on the tour

And shall we continue to see what our guests this weekend saw?

The Family Dining Room

A wee silver tree decked out in pink ornaments in the dining room

The dining room

The music room

The Christmas tree in the hall
bedecked with 1000 pink lights

Looking from the family dining room to the front door

In the dining room looking into the family dining room

It was a great weekend
More guests than we expected
And each got a pink frosted silver sprinkled Christmas tree cookie
to take home with them

Now on to our next adventure,
Sally and I!

I'm sharing friend Sally's beloved Rose Haven with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday


lucy said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures. Sally has a lovely home. Our town had Home Tours today also. I am always amazed at the labor of love these families go to restore and mantain these lovely homes.

Bernideen said...

Thank you for sharing these photos. I am sure this was great fun but you are now glad it is "historic". The Victorian style was my passion for years but recently I have become more cottage and "lighter". I do appreciate it though and that tour was fabulous!

Deanna said...

She has a lovely home and I really enjoyed feeling like I was there through your pictures.
Tour was delightful.
Merry Christmas,

Canadian Chickadee said...

Wow! It all looks fabulous. And what beautiful architraves around every interior doorway. Really beautiful.

Lottie said...

Oh Martha, thank you for posting pictures of Rose Haven! What a beautiful home!

Anonymous said...

How lovely and inviting! Even the photography has the golden patina of another age, as the first owners might have seen the house.

Isn't it fun to be docent and receive at one of those proud and elegant beauties?

Pray, what does the scene in the dining room represent? Is that an apron across the chair?


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow, what a gorgeous home! The door frames are just exquisite! Thanks for sharing your friend's home with us in photo.
Have a blessed Christmas season.

Gina said...

What a beautiful tour! Sally's home looks so pretty all decked out for the holidays.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful tour! The home is fabulous and what fun it must have been to see it. Thanks for sharing, Martha.