Sunday, May 18, 2014

Expanding A Collection. . .

Once I'd done a measurable amount of editing. . . 
I could truly enjoy my collections On Crooked Creektt.

Over the past year, 
I've been e x p a n d i n g one of my favorite collections. . .
creamy ivory and white ironstone pottery vases.

For a short while,
two of the three newest "finds" where displayed
within the Entertainment Center for my viewing pleasure.




However,
after checking out Nell Hill's Rooms We Love,
I realized I had all the necessary accessories 
to duplicate Mary Carol Garrity's lovely vignette 
from Chapter Five ~ Romancing The Room.


Photography of Bob Greenspan.




I adore the grouping of my vintage pottery atop the antique chest of drawers!



Natural sunlight streaming through the double patio doors 
enhances the details of each individual vase.






















It totally amazes me how my own home decor accessories
are a close rendition of those used in Mary Carol Garrity's book.

Photography by Bob Greenspan.




While our lamps and book selections are quite different,
they still add to the flow of the vignette 
by creating height and visual interest.


Photography by Bob Greenspan.



My Italian pottery bowl with quilted pattern and filled with faux ivy
closely resembles the bowl in Rooms We Love



Photography by Bob Greenspan.


This page from Chapter Five ~ Romancing The Room 
could have been written just for me!

Photography by Bob Greenspan.


On Crooked Creektt, 
I take great comfort and delight in Traditional Style.




E x p a n d i n g collections will be kept to a minimum. . .
as I strive to enhance those collections that truly reflect my personal style.






Until next time. . .



On Crooked Creektt will be joining



And. . .


Christine @ Rustic and Refined for Table It!

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

10 comments:

Martha said...

I love your copycat look of Mary Carol's -- and your pieces are so similar. As much as I adore my blue and white, I, too, am gathering more white -- there is just something about the white that I adore! I don't have a whole lot yet . . . but I'm always on the lookout!

Love the top of your chest and I do think I like your lamp better!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your white dishes make for a calm tabletop. Lovely room and tableware. Enjoyed the peek.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They are very pretty! I love the contrast on the dark wood with the gold leafed mirror behind them. So elegant!

Babs R said...

You know I'm loving your vintage white vases, and you did a great Nell Hill's style vignette. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marigene said...

What a lovely vignette, Pat. Love the shapes of your vases. I have some gorgeous dark pink peonies that would look beautiful in any one of them! Your little dresser is really gorgeous and unusual.
Have a great week!

Miss Char said...

You did a great job on your interpretation of NHs "look" and BTW I like your lamp better!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what beautiful pieces and I love your vignette. That lamp is stunning too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Susan Newbigging said...

Your vignette is beautiful. I am going to copy cat. I do not have beautiful pottery you have, but I have a large collection of Milk Glass that I think will suffice.

the cape on the corner said...

i love all those gorgeous whites! i've got a milkglass collection that i am always adding to.

Christine Graves said...

Love your vignette....and don't tell nell but I like your lamp a lot better!

Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Table it Monday Link Party and I hope to see you link again :-)
XO,
Christine