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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Magical City of Scott 2017

For 11 months of the year our breakfast room looks like

The 1870s sideboard with blue and white transfer ware,
our table and chairs . . and plants

In December, it looks like this:

We call it the Magical City of Scott

But to get from the first picture to the last,
it takes a lot of work

First the "bones"

Then the bins "explode" all over the dining room

And Jim diligently works to put it all together

It takes up the whole breakfast room
This, Magical City of Scott

Like the Italian cities we've visited, Scott City is on a hillside . .  .

It has a Christmas tree seller

And it's own downtown with many merchants

A courthouse for it's the "county seat"

And a McDonald's!
(For many years ago Husband Jim was an Operations Supervisor of Four McDonalds in SE Kansas)

This year we added the Budweiser Clydesdales
(For a few years ago we were able to bring them to our town of Fort Scott)

We love the magic of the lights in the breakfast room
But we do it for one reason only . . . 

Well, maybe it's really two reasons


Sandra said...

Those are two of the best reasons of all. It looks like a lot of work; but must be so worth it with all the oh's and ah's it must get. How magical it must be to look at. A real special Christmas spectacular!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

A magical city, indeed, and now two more little people to share it. What a joy!

From the Kitchen said...

A magical world and time that those two little girls will never forget!!