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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Autumn at Linderhof

Years ago, I bought a carload of pumpkins to put everywhere
at Linderhof
A trip to the garden center and I had blooming mums
in every possible spot I could!

Now . . . sense prevails!

I get some mums and a few pumpkins
spending about $30 to $40 overall
to decorate the outside of Linderhof
for Autumn

Some small pumpkins line the porch

And mums are in the upstairs window box

I'll get a bigger pumpkin or two right before Halloween

to carve into a scary Jack o Lantern!

Inside there's enough "autumn" to make the house

look seasonal -- it's all real so when the time comes

to decorate for Christmas, it will be tossed.

No storage needed!

The dining room table

sports a cut glass pedestal bowl filled with gourds and pumpkins

A bouquet of flowers in a Waterford vase is on an end table in the living room

And the breakfast room table boasts another Waterford vase filled with autumn color

The back garden:

A pot of mums and a pumpkin on the table under the arbor.

Oh, there are fall plants blooming -- mums that have been here a long time,

Montauk daisies, garlic chives and live forevers.

 And I noticed the fairies had harvested a wee pumpkin to put by their front door!

I'm much happier with my subtle fall decorating -- enough so that you know summer is over but not too much that taking it down (and putting it away) seems like a chore.


Southerncook said...

I'm where you are right now, subtle Fall décor and I like it like that. It works for me. Besides there are just the two of us and I think Thanksgiving and Christmas will also just be the two of us because of Covid. We must get use to this. DS had a birthday today, their family went to a restaurant to celebrate. Grand Dad had to tell him that if they did not have outdoor dining GiGi would not be able to come. As it happens one of the girls had been exposed to Covid by one of her classmates. Of course, I couldn't go and I hate it but it is what it is. If we are high risk then we must protect ourselves. Hopefully this too will pass. I still must quarantine but I have high hopes that this will not be too long until we can resume to normal.


Sandra said...

Your decorating style is perfect. Nature's beauty makes the best decor. And the bonus of not having to pack it all up for storage afterwards is another plus.

Sandra said...

I love your decorations. They are lovely. It's what's called for right now. We are high risk also and are being careful. Our family is good to concider us when they can. But as you say, it is what it is and sometimes we can't go. Happy Halloween.

Betsy said...

I love all of your decorations. Looks festive and Autumnal.
We grew up with natural decorations and never decorated as much as we do today. Decorations from the inside consisted of open windows with the picture perfect beauty of the changing leaves and gorgeous colors outside. A few flowers inside. I am doing a little different now the grand girls.

Denise said...

Beatuiful - as always. Thanks for sharing.
You have so many lovely pieces and sets of glassware, dishes, silver, etc. Is there anything you still actively look for or collect?