Monday, October 15, 2018

Reflections. . .

Although the hues in On Crooked Creek's Guest Room
remain a cool monochromatic palette,
it is my hope that the reflection of comfort and warmth
will be felt within one's body and soul during your stay.

The warmth of the sun shining through the Eastern window
keeps those ivory hues filled with a warm glow.

Nightstands, on either side of On Crooked Creek's Guest Room bed,
offer a variety of home decor books and pleasurable reading material
during your overnight or extended stay.

Earlier this Autumn,
I switched out the vases, refreshed the faux silk greenery
and added French Silk Ribbons to the set of vintage keys.

This crystal vintage glass duo frame
holds the most adorable sepia toned prints
that I can not bear to remove.

Freshly laundered linens, always soothing to one's soul,
have been placed upon the bed for your comforting slumber.

Another addition of French Silk Ribbons
has been placed on the handle of my handmade button basket pillow.

This nightstand showcases a few nostalgia items.
My MoMa, Carmen's High School photo, in a mid~century frame,
along with a pair of baby shoes similar to those worn by both my sons.

The silver-plate tray in this vignette
is a great spot for guest to place their cell phone.

The vintage Baby Ben alarm is a working clock
and a vital piece to this vintage vignette. 

The reflection seen here
is a glimpse  of the Western side of On Crooked Creek's Guest Room.

My heirloom vintage oak secretary
stores extra linens and floral stationery and stamps
for our Guest use during their stay.

The shadow boxes showcase "Mr. Ed's" fathers (and his) christening gown
and my MoMa's baby dress, hand stitched by my maternal grandmother.

A Northern Exposure window allows ample light
to lighten and brighten On Crooked Creek's Guest Room.

These photos were taken on a 'rainy day'.

Cool, monochromatic palette,
illuminated with rays of warmth 
and filled with all the comfort needed to rejuvenate ones body and soul 
anxiously await our guests in On Crooked Creek's Guest Room.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oh, Happy Day!

What I thought was lost,
has now been found!

I am thrilled to be able to access 
On Crooked Creek, once again!

Much like the Sunflower,
I was standing along the sidelines
trying to relocate access to my blog.

Thank you to my many friendships,
in The Land of Blog, for standing with me
through this past year and a half of disconnect.

Through it all,
your continued support
has lifted me to greater confidence in myself.

I can see clearly
the path that leads me back into blogging.

I look forward to re~joining this amazing community.

Oh, happy day!

Until next time. . .

The above photos are from a recent 'Road Trip'
taken by "Mr. Ed" & I to Peterson Sunflower Farm
in Lindsborg, Kansas.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Autumnal Front Door Decor. . .

I'm embarrassed to say,
it was only this past week that I removed my Summer wreath on my Front Porch.

Since returning from our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring State Park,
I've attended classes, meetings, lunch dates out. . .the list goes on.

an Autumnal Front Door Decor for On Crooked Creektt's Front Porch!

Finding the correct size to enhance our lovely original 1970's front door,
I use the same twig wreath but change the design each Season.

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For Autumn's design,
I've covered the twig wreath with a wide burlap stripe ribbon
purchased for less than $3.00 at Hobby Lobby. 

Beginning at the top,
I inserted the end of a subtle hued leaf and berry garland
draping it down the left side and securing as I went with hot glue.

I inserted the gold hued miniature mums. 

I tucked in some purple hued grains picks 
and randomly hot glued three copper and gold wooden leaves.

I finished it off with a single gold rose.

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As the crisp mornings and chilly evenings fill the air On Crooked Creektt,
I'm thrilled to be able to, once again, open the door for natural light.

On Crooked Creektt. . .
 welcoming family and friends with new Autumnal Front Door Decor.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday Dinner. . .

On Crooked Creektt,
"Mr. Ed" and I don't let much time go by 
without sharing a meal with our son and daughter~in~law!

This month's Sunday Dinner was held this past weekend.

Something new for On Crooked Creektt's design
was to place the centerpiece to the back of the table 
while placing the four chairs on one side and both ends.
This allowed for free flowing conversation at our heirloom dining room table.

I wanted a more ' casual' setting for our intimate gathering.

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I began my placing my Ralph Lauren Tablecloth atop my heirloom table.

I placed a felt black Autumnal decor runner to the center back of the table
and placed "Mr. Ed's" wooden box atop the runner.

I added four scalloped quilted place mats in vivid Autumnal hues
around the outer perimeter of the table.

Using our everyday dinnerware,
I placed the folded paisley side of the matching cloth napkins 
between the dinner and dessert / salad plate for a more 'casual' appeal.

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When purchasing cloth napkins, 
be sure to fold, then observe for pattern repeats. 
I have three with green blossoms and three with paisley swirl repeat.
I would have preferred all six to have the green blossom.

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Perfect for combining with my 'casual' appealing tablescape,
I added these green handled Gibson stainless steel flatware set of four
that I purchased at a Garage $ale many years ago for a dollar.

For added ease in cleaning up,
I'm using our everyday clear bubble glass stemware.

Both the dinnerware and the stemware are dishwasher safe!

Although, "Mr. Ed" and I don't usually add 
additional seasonings to our food at the table, our son most often does.

Keeping that in mind,
I placed the salt and pepper shakers used during his childhood and youth
on a tray with some over sized textural acorns.

Smaller textural acorns, purchased at Pier 1,
fill our dessert / salad plate and could easily be used for place cards.
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What's On Crooked Creektt's Menu?
Baked Ham, scalloped potatoes, a green salad, dinner rolls 
and homemade apple pie served with iced tea and coffee!

On Crooked Creektt. . .
sharing time with family is my ultimate goal. 

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.