Sunday, August 4, 2019

Autumn Jewelry Box Flora. . .

Once the temperature highs return to the 80's
and the back~to~school ads begin, I'm ready for the arrival of Autumn!

An Autumnal flora arrangement within the September issue
of Southern Lady filled me with inspiration
for On Crooked Creek's Entry Hall.

The console table is quite narrow,
so~o~o this vintage hinged lidded jewelry box was a perfect fit!

I adore how the pattern on the vintage jewelry box
compliments the swirls of my dresser scarf.

Using faux flora from my Autumn decor storage tub,
I created the arrangement in my creative space, Studio One.

The faux silk gingersnap roses make such a welcoming statement
to the arrival of a new Season and our family and guests that frequent our home.

Inspiration can be found in a variety of places;
cooler temperatures,
an Autumnal magazine,
and a vintage jewelry box.

Until next time. . .

Friday, July 19, 2019

My Favorite Things. . . 2019 July, Vol. 7

As I'm creating,
I often have the lyrics of a tune going through my head.

Today, the lyrics ,"If I were a Carpenter". . .
are harmoniously streaming through my mind.

Amazing "Mr. Ed" has made several Carpenter's boxes
which are featured for July as one of My Favorite Things!

This Carpenter's Box was quite the challenge for "Mr. Ed".

To get all the angles correct, before ever cutting any boards,
he first made a proto type of cardboard and duct tape.

Before the final assembly,
he used a router and made the spaces for plates inside the box.

I enjoy the festive fanfare side of my gray Carpenter's Box
as seen here using paper fans and U. S. American Flags for Fourth of July!

It matters not which Season of the year I chose,
this gray Carpenter's Box is quite the show stopper
as you can see when all decked out for Christmas On Crooked Creek.

I use my square Carpenter's Box mainly on the upper living level,
I find that my rectangular Carpenter's Box works amazingly well
in our lower level Family Room On Crooked Creek.

Featuring "Mr. Ed's" fly fishing dinnerware,
I created this Autumnal Carpenter's Box with a fresh flair of Autumns cool breezes
in the anticipation of our upcoming Annual Trout Fishing Trip.

Within On Crooked Creek's designs, I prefer subtle tones of the Seasons.

Christmas On Crooked Creek is one of my most decorative times of the Year!

Hardly a surface exists that isn't transformed into the Celebration of Christmas! 

From the Family Room Dining Table. . .

to the Family Room Coffee Table. . .

Oh, yes. . .
                   On Crooked Creek, "Mr. Ed" is a Carpenter!

. . .  and, I am his lady!

Until next time. . .

Friday, July 5, 2019

A Touch of Class. . .

Living in a 1970's Ranch Style House comes with numerous challenges.

One being my Galley Style Kitchen.

Having moved from a Farm Size, open, eat~in Kitchen to Galley Style
has kept me awake many a night trying to come to terms with my limitations.

With an entirely new color palette in February 2015,
"Mr. Ed" helped bring me to terms with the size limitation
of our 1970's Galley Style Kitchen.

While I will say my design style
is somewhere between Transitional and Traditional,
Timeless Classic Traditional works best
within On Crooked Creek's Galley Style Kitchen.

So~o~o. . .
This Spring,
I chose to update the on~site builders cabinetry with new hardware. 

Earlier in the updates,
"Mr. Ed" and I chose to spray paint the existing hardware black.

A Touch of Class has been added with the rimmed burnished brass exposure.

Several pieces of the hardware had to be ordered.

While I was patiently awaiting the missing pieces arrival,
"Mr. Ed" gave all the cabinetry a fresh coat of paint!

Although my 1970's Galley Style Kitchen still holds its size limitation,
adding new hardware has given it A Touch of Class!

Until next time. . .