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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall, Part One

It's almost Fall
Next week, actually, is the autumnal equinox
The time when night and day are of equal lengths
And that means that winter is on its way!

Fall touches at Linderhof usually are in three parts

These are the first fall touches around the house
The rest comes later --
in October --

A blue bowl on the breakfast room table full this year of pears
(a generous gift from a friend)
(Some years they're apples if we've been to an orchard)
And sunflowers . . . a transitional flower between summer and fall

The dining room table sports a bouquet of autumnal colored mums

The bittersweet and Chinese lanterns on the table at the bottom of the stairs.
The Chinese lanterns brought back last year from a trip to Wisconsin --
they graced the garden of the house we rented and the owner graciously said I could bring some home.
A reminder of a great vacation and a colorful touch of fall!

And around the armillary in the garden, mums in bud are planted
And the spikes white blooms of garlic chives herald autumn as well.
Soon the mums will add their rust colored blooms to the garden.

Pumpkins will be added in stages in October
And more mums in the upstairs front window box!
And a bittersweet wreath for the front door.

I so love fall and Linderhof embraces fall decor.


Summer said...

Loving these pretty snippets of fall! Happy Fall♥

Pat said...

Oh, dear friend, your Bittersweet and Chinese lanterns on the table at the bottom of the stairs stole my heart! With the mirror image, it appears you have two sets!
I adore how lovely Your Garden stays at Linderhof!
My Herb and Fairy Garden are still a work in progress!
Autumn is arriving with its crisp mornings here on my side of the Prairie,
but I'll know it's truly Autumn when the fog rolls in.

Entertaining Women said...

Such a gentle touch and lovely subtle approach to Fall decorating. I look forward to the blooms to come in your beautiful walled garden. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay