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.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Weekend

Started out on Saturday at the 
Farmer's Market

Local pears
a whole bag of them
They replace the zinnias on the dining room table
in an old wooden bowl

Sunday we went to the city an hour of south of us

And brought home some fall pansies!

And another alabaster lamp!
(I have a few but finding them are far and few between --
sometimes years between finding them!)
I couldn't believe it
(And I think the shade is original -- it is stained but I left it on the lamp --
for now)

And I put it in the sunroom
on Mother's bookcase

It's a perfect spot for it!
And I like it better than the lamp I had their previously!

I like the neutrality of alabaster lamps --
they're there but they're not brazen like brass lamps
or colorful like ginger jar ones

I loved these Indian Summer petunias but they were getting leggy
(which actually was my fault -- I didn't care for them as I should)

The pansies brighten the center of the herb and flower garden

And in another spot -- a "bare" spot,
I planted two Montauk daisies
They're a fall bloomer
To go along with the Pineapple Sage, Mums and Garlic Chives
Those fall bloomers are always so welcome

And we ate and ate well --

Roasted chicken

And caprese salad
(the vegetables from the Farmers' Market -- the chicken was not)

It was an enjoyable weekend
And now we greet fall with open arms!

1 comment:

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