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, April 28, 2020

Changes Upstairs!

For a long time, the china cabinet/bookcase
has been in the corner of our bedroom.

It partially blocked the window and I really feel that you should
put furniture in front of a window.
Even a room that has lots of windows.

But sometimes I do it because there is no where else to put it!
I'm sure we've all done that!

And so yesterday I moved it

And put this sweet little table, lamp and sewing box on it.
Two cross stitch samplers seemed fitting art for the wall.

The sweet little table was a gift from my friend, Sally,
who's moved but this sweet little table and the start of her grandmother's true Christmas cactus 
will always remind me of her.

The room looks and feels brighter and bigger with the cabinet removed!
More spacious I think!

And where did I put the china cabinet/bookcase?

In the sunroom!
It fits better I think, between the two leather chairs.
And it's a room of books anyway
so a bookcase seems appropriate!

When I got the table, I put it between the leather chairs
But it's a feminine dainty table
And the chairs are masculine.
It looked okay
But I kept thinking that it wasn't "perfect".

For a long time, I had my mother's bookcase there
And another piece that blocked one of the windows.
I moved that piece to the spare room
And the bookcase across the room
It seems more spacious without that window being partially blocked!

And then I was looking at something on the blog and ran across this picture!

I need to move the bookcase back!
And so I did!

I'm much happier with both rooms now!


Claire Zmak said...

Loved touring your lovely rooms and no matter where the furniture is placed, every aspect reflects the love that you have shown when choosing the pieces to buy to make a house a home!

Darla said...

I like that change. Your bedroom looks so cozy and restful. I didn't realize how the two rooms were connected until the end photo. What a nice arrangement - a private retreat!

Denise said...

Oh my goodness! Your rooms are beautfiul! How nice to have so much lovely light. I too like your changes. Thanks for sharing!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Your home is so warm and inviting.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Well done. You are such an artist with your home, your garden, your cooking.

Karen said...

I agree with you about blocking windows - I LOVE windows. Your home is so lovely, warm, charmingly decorated.

Unknown said...

Lovely little corner to read a wonderful book!Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!Happy Mother's Day!!đź’•