Monday, December 16, 2013

All Nature Sings!

I fell  t o t a l l y  in love with this conservatory
many, many years ago on the other side of the Prairie.



It was  e x t r e m e m l y  expensive. . .n o t  at all within my budget.
But definitely in keeping with my taste!!!



I visited this little Flower Boutique every chance that I could.
. . .and every time I visited, I did the  s a m e  thing.

I would stop  d i r e c t l y  in front of the conservatory 
and *sigh*  h e a v i l y,  look at the price tag,
*sigh* again and then move on 
knowing I couldn't possibly  a f f o r d  it.





Then,
on a cold snowy, wintry day in late January,
I visited the boutique after getting my hair cut.

Dear ones, 
I stopped 'dead in my tracks' when I saw a $ale tag 
attached to the conservatory!!!



This year, 
I brought the conservatory up from Studio One
and have added natural elements to its interior for Christmas.

By removing the lid,
I placed three white crackled terra cotta pots in the base.
Three green moss balls where placed atop each pot.
Then each pot was tied around the middle with a satin wired bow.




"Mr. Ed" and I bleached pine cones before Thanksgiving. . .
I adore how the creamy white 
and natural brown compliments the conservatory.










By adding the Angel Tree Topper and my favorite Charles Dickens saying,
the subtle, simplistic design continues 
atop the vintage sewing machine cabinet.


Autumn On Crooked Creektt!


Christmas On Crooked Creektt!




By using natural elements. . .
all nature sings for Christmas On Crooked Creektt!


Before. . .



After!



Until next time. . .


On Crooked Creektt will be joining


Susan @ Between Naps On ThePorch forMetamorphosis Monday!

And. . .


Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday!

And. . .



Be sure to visit these inspiring hostesses
each week for amazing ideas for your own home decor!

4 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I love your pretty conservatory! It's gorgeous and I'm so glad it worked out for you to get it. I love how you've Christmased it up too. I love how you've folded your runner too! You really know how to make pretty. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Book Chick said...

Hi Pat,
I found your on Brenda's blog-what luck! I love your style. Looking forward to reading your blog on a regular basis.
Clara
from Redeemed Junk and Stuff

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love your conservatory, Pat! That's so neat that you finally got it on sale! I really like the bleached pine cones too. Very interesting and pretty!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Pat I picked this older post to write a note to you- I noticed on my email from your comment on my blog that your email has the "no reply blogger" on it which usually means you haven't set up the email with the information needed. If you need help with it I can give you some points. Also there is no place on your blog with a contact me so I couldn't find your email to write to you.
Please delete this from your blog after you read it. Liz