Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Traditional Hues. . .

Traditional hues within the Entertainment Center
bring a cohesiveness to our Living Room On Crooked Creektt.

While many are enjoying "the lazy, hazy days of Summer",
"Mr. Ed" and I are busily making preparations for our Fall Bits 'n Pieces booth.

So~o~o. . .
I decided to display a spanning Seasonal change to our Entertainment Center.

Traditional hues, that carry us from Summer into Autumn 
with minimal change, allow me to concentrate on creating and designing
unique merchandise for our faithful supporters to admire and purchase 
at the 20th Unique Antique Fall Show.

Matte finishes on my vintage collection of creamy ivory vases 
flank one side of the Entertainment Center. . .

while shiny finishes adorn the opposite side.

Petite faux green ferns and faux velvet roses 
mimic those of the current scenes in the Gardens On Crooked Creektt.

My selective collection of red vintage books 
fills both sides of the Entertaniment Center with pleasing visual appeal.

Crafting, painting, sawing, sewing
and searching for those precise pieces to fill our booth are the order of the day,
weeks and next three months On Crooked Creektt.

. . .and I  l o v e every minute of it!!!

Traditional hues make the transition from this season to the next
On Crooked Creektt as if "the living is easy"!

Until next time. . .

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"Mr. Ed" and I will, once again, be participating  
as vendors with our Bits 'n Pieces Booth at the
 20th Annual Unique Antique Market ~ Fall Show~
October 26, 2014  10AM ~ 4PM.
Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Sunflower Profusion. . .

They just keep coming!

Almost liken to an invasion. . .
On Crooked Creektt it's a sunflower profusion!

As the last days of Spring approached,
visions of the vibrant hues from the Sunflower Patch
greatly influenced my decor decision for the Dining Room.

I unwound the faux greenery and the bird's nest from the chandelier,
thinking all the while that it was time for a change of  hues for the Dining Room!

My gold and red stripe chandelier shades are a great compliment 
to the new hues making their way into On Crooked Creektt's decor 
on the Upper Level.

I moved to the top of the Dining Room Hutch, 
where over~sized sunflowers draw the eye upwards
upon entering the Dining Room.

I adore how the faux sunflowers mimic those 
in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens 
while distributing the gold and red color palette throughout the room.

I moved along the top of the buffet with a similar floral arrangement.

A sage green urn filled with faux red and green sunflowers 
softly composed of yarn centers. 

I laced green burlap ribbon through the handles of the urn 
and tied my signature short fat double bow.

Acorn twigs will take this arrangement far into another Season.

time to dress the Dining Room table with similar decor and hues.

As seen in the overhead view,
I set the table for four as we prepare for dining 
with our son and daughter~in~law.

Beginning with a soft buttery yellow circular tablecloth,
I added my gold, red and sage green floral striped quilted place mats.

Our everyday white porcelain china keeps clean~up to a minimum
followed with our everyday Oneida stainless flatware
and finishing with our clear bubble glass stemware. . .
all of which are dishwasher safe.

A brown hued wooden napkin ring incorporates a natural element
as it holds the reverse matching napkin.

Instead of a floral centerpiece,
I chose individual sunflower tea light candles in clay hued pots
resting atop ironstone butter pats at each place setting.

The centerpiece 'a la resistance' is my ironstone tureen!

Family dining, 
within our Dining Room On Crooked Creektt
reflects the Gardens outside the patio doors.

A cohesive change in the Dining Room On Crooked Creektt
of golds, reds and sage greens, 
indeed a sunflower profusion!

Until next time. . .

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Lighting My World. . .

The Gardens On Crooked Creektt are awakening with vibrant color!

So~o~o. . .
I'm lighting my world with color! ! !

Old World Traditional Decor was what I first chose 
when "Mr. Ed" and I arrived On Crooked Creektt.

I adore the warmth of the golds, reds and sage greens, 
derived from Nature, in my home design here on the Prairie.

I've combined those hues with the dark walnut trim,
blending of vintage furniture pieces and burnished brass lighting fixtures
to create a comfortable design within our 1970's Ranch Style Home.

On Crooked Creektt
our Living Room shares both Northern and Western exposures. 

To embrace the warmth of our golden sunsets, 
we chose Sherwin~Williams Cupola Yellow Satin Paint
which surrounds the room in radiant warmth.

When experiencing grey days darkened by cloud cover,
warm glowing rays are evident through artificial lighting.

After an extremely lengthy and harsh Winter on the Prairie,
I adore the revitalization the red hydrangea 
brings to On Crooked Creektt's Living Room.

Skies On Crooked Creektt were dark 
and filled with clouds swirling past my windows during this photo session.

I am ever so grateful for the continual rain we've experienced
this Summer, which are keeping the Gardens green and lush.

One might not guess that we are enjoying a Summer down pouring of rain,
for it appears I've captured the 
Spirit of On Crooked Creekt's Gardens within my conservatory.

On Crooked Creektt, I'm chasing away those grey skies 
by lighting my world with color.

Until next time. . .

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Dear Ones,
I've been missing in action over the past few weeks.
Please bear with me as I make extra visits to spend
as much time as possible with my wonderful 92 year old Dad.

I am continually blessed by your Blog Friendship
and appreciate all your prayers on Dad and my families behalf.
Mac and Pat on his 91st Birthday.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bringing It Indoors. . .

I  l o v e  Sunflowers! ! !

"Mr. Ed" grows Sunflowers just for me On Crooked Creektt!

So~o~o. . .
while the Sunflowers  are beginning to bloom,
I felt compelled to follow suit by bringing it indoors.

My amazing five foot  n o t h i n g  stature 
causes anything above tabletop to be done atop a two~step ladder.

After numerous trips 
the faux Sunflowers received a raving review from "Mr. Ed"!

My Santos has remained in the same spot,
on the Entry Hall Console Table,
since arriving On Crooked Creektt at Christmas 2013.

Wanting to bring her into the Living Room decor,
today was the perfect chance to include her 
into the design of a Sunflower vignette.

a thorough dusting of the heirloom vintage White Sewing Machine Cabinet.
                                                                          (Brand name of the sewing machine.)

I placed the grey screen as a background and placed my Santos in front.
Of all the Santos I've seen, I absolutely adore this one!

She has the most mischievous, 
yet gentle, expression on her face.

Each time I gaze upon her. . . 

I smile!

Being a hopeless romantic,
I'd love to fill every corner of our 1970's Ranch Style Home with florals.
While you'll see florals e v e r y w h e r e, I do (try to) practice restraint.

Keeping with bringing it indoors,
I placed a pot of ivy near the lamp for a touch of green 
and to replicate the vinca ivy that grows beyond the patio doors(here).

I like the softness it gives to the top of the vintage sewing machine cabinet.

Of course,
more Sunflowers are added to fill the void to the left of Santos.

Now, as I gaze upon this vignette within our Living Room, 
I catch a glimpse of what lies externally in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens.

Bringing it indoors 
and enjoying the view of the out~of~doors. . .
On Crooked Creektt!

Until next time. . .

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for featuring this post in their Simple & Sweet Fridays!
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and the inspiration I gain from the linky parties that I frequent each week.

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