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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Only Used When It's Needed

I've been trying to simply things at Linderhof
Less things to clean!
So I can have more time to play!

The living room - before:

There's a table next to the right wing chair
With a lamp and "stuff" on top.
I moved that out
and now the south part of the living room looks like this:

The two wing chairs flanking the fireplace
Looking more like a pair
Than two singles
And I like that look!

The north part of the living room

Has the "comfy" chair
(the beige one that Doogie is on)
And another antique side chair that we've had "forever"

We can seat eight in the living room
(if three sit on the sofa)
without bringing in any extra chairs
And I like that

But when you have company
Whether it's company for dinner
or like last night, when The Cookbook Book Club came
there are drinks and nibbles
And we don't like to have our guests do a balancing act!

In one corner by the fireplace is this English curate (or muffin stand as they're sometimes called)
folded, it takes very little room!

And in the other corner, a little tilt top table
The top a perfect size for a cup and saucer, a glass of wine and perhaps an appetizer plate.

They stay in their corners, until we have company . . . 

Then the bigger one is beside the comfy chair
So a guest can set down their wine, their cocktail, their coffee

And the little one goes beside the wing chair
With it's three theirs, there's room for a cocktail, a wine glass and an appetizer plate!

They're easy to dust even back in the corner
They don't have "stuff" on top (to dust)
and I think the living room looks larger without the extra tables.

It solves a sometime problem
Without being an all time pain.


Pat said...

Dear Martha,
I adore your "sometimes" tables and agree the room looks much more spacious!!!
I, too, have been doing a "less is more" here on my side of the Prairie!!!
When my Circle Ladies come, I have a set of Teak wood TV Trays that work for drinks!!!
I do like what I'm seeing at Linderhof!!!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Bravo- this is excellent - brilliant scheme.

Well done, ma'am!

Have a wonderful weekend! : - )