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. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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Brooke @ Creative Country Mom for Home Sweet Garden Party!

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Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love the beautiful colors of the sunflowers brightening up your decor! The table is beautiful as well, love the sunflower votives! Enjoy your son and DIL!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! I've been gone so long and I've missed you! I love your sunflowers too. Didn't you used to have lots of sunflowers outside too? Oh, how I love them and what a cheery look they give. Now your table looks so nice and I'm sure your family will love it. Now if I only lived close by! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Sunflowers make everything so perky. Love yours. cheered me up just looking at your cheerful home.

podso said...

Another pretty tablescape! And the sunflowers do bring together some bright colors! I like those little sunflower candles too.

bj said...

O, how pretty everything looks there On Crooked Creek.
I, too, love sunflowers and yours are lovely.

Candy S said...

The sunflowers bring such a pretty touch of summer color to your dining room. The table is so pretty with the white on white plates contrasting with the colorful placemats and napkins. Perfect for a summer dinner. I can taste the corn on the cob now... Yum, I can't wait for Ohio's wonderful corn to start coming to market, along with the tomatoes (and for my sun flowers to bloom).

Sharlotte said...

This is such a beautiful table! Love the white dishes and your centerpiece!! White goes with everything, doesn't it? Your sunflowers are perfect...always a favorite. A neighbor of mine has them growing in their yard welcoming all to visit! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love this simple yet sophisticated look. your sunflowers are awesome!

Rosie M. said...

What a welcoming room and table!! I love your choices for this setting: placemats, dish stack and centerpiece!! Beautifully done!! Thanks for sharing..
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Unknown said...

Sunflowers are always a happy flower aren't they?! You can't help but to smile at them. Such a pretty table setting with the coordinating colors. Oh by the way I have the exact same chandy as you!

Alycia Nichols said...

With Kansas just a stone's throw away, it's easy for me to get carried away with sunflowers, too, Pat! Missouri doesn't have a plausible state flower (it's something crazy that isn't even carried at nurseries!), so I'm with you on this one!

GREAT idea to go with the sunflower floating candles!!! I like the little twine bow under them.

Your place settings are really pretty. The white dishes really shine with the deeper hues underneath.

Lovely, my dear! Just lovely! Enjoy the rest of your week!