Thursday, September 11, 2014

Autumnal Appearances. . .

Autumnal appearances keep making their way throughout
On Crooked Creektt's 1970's Ranch Style Home.

The buffet and hutch Autumnal decor was inspired
by the dried Gingersnap Roses in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens.

Applying the same color palette of 

sage green,
           yellow and gold,
                         burnt orange and red
                                           combined with khaki and cream 
                                                       grounded with brown and black 

keeps a cohesive visual appear throughout the Dining Room.

Beginning atop the hutch,
I used two 4' beaded garlands with all my chosen Autumnal hues.

Strategically placing vividly hued Autumnal faux leaves 
combined with berries, leaves, pine cones and pumpkin pics 
fills the area between the Anduze Pots with splashes of Seasonal color.

Using a wooden riser beneath my lidded pumpkin tureen,
gives variance of height to the addition of two burnt orange pumpkins.

This is the view I see as I enter On Crooked Creektt
from my garage to the Dining Room and Galley Style Kitchen.

I adore the brightness this vignette atop the Dining Room hutch displays 
as the midday sunlight comes streaming in through the patio doors.

I am quite pleased with the continuation of vivid Autumnal hues,
combined with creams and whites, as seen in the dried Gingersnap Roses
and the bowl of faux pomegranates along the buffet.

My chosen Autumnal palette works quite nicely 
against the warm honey hues of the oak.

This is the view as you enter from the main entrance in our Entry Hall 
and Galley Style Kitchen On Crooked Creektt.

Sage green,
           yellow and gold,
                         burnt orange and red
                                           combined with khaki and cream 
                                                       grounded with brown and black 
make a warm and welcoming Autumnal appearance 
for On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room buffet and hutch.

All inspired by the simplistic drying 
of Gingersnap Roses from On Crooked Creektt's Garden.

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Many of my blog friends show dried rose bouquets within their lovely vignettes.
The last of Summer's blooms were the most vibrant of the 2014 Season.
I contacted Anita Joyce of Cedar Hill Farmhouse via her Facebook page
and she graciously gave me these simple instructions. . .

"Pat, there is probably a better way to do it. 
I just tie them up, 
turn them upside down and hang them in my house until they are dry. 
I think there are ways to keep the colors more vibrant by putting them in silica,
but I haven't tried that. 
If you find a better method, I would love to know."

I followed Anita's directions.

I cut the Gingersnap Roses and tied them with cotton string.

I carried them to the lower level and hung them upside down in Studio One.

I let them dry approximately 10 days.

I trimmed the dried roses slightly
and place them inside an heirloom silver rimmed crystal vase.

Thank you, Anita, for your encouragement!

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Inspiration for Autumnal appearances
abounds from Summer's bounty of Gingersnap Roses
dried through the advice and encouragement of a dear, blog friend. . .
On Crooked Creektt!

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is so pretty, Pat! You know how much I love those colors. Your vignettes are always lovely! I am sure this makes you smile each time you enter your home!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Wow they are so beautiful and the color is still there. Thanks for the shout out dear friend!!

podso said...

Your dried flowers certainly maintained their rich color. Maybe that's from hanging upside down. I enjoyed your autumn decor--love those colors!

Martha said...

Very pretty autumnal touches to Crooked Creek! Alas, Linderhof is not decorated yet for fall other than some mums in the garden. Thanks for the how to on drying flowers -- I will definitely try that next year.

Susan Newbigging said...

I love your autumnal touches. I have one little corner in my home decorated for fall. But I retire next week, my last day is Wednesday. I hope to have time to play more in my home.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

The roses dried beautifully and I love your decorated hutch! The colors are so pretty. I will be sharing ALL my Fall decor in days to come. I amazed myself, doing 3 posts this week:):)

Christine Graves said...

Love the colors, especially next to your anduze pots! I always love that glazing technique they use....I have to restrain myself and not buy everything that looks like's like chocolate to

Lory Bernstein said...

The napkins, the flowers, the tea set and the apples are all such wonderful touches, Really love this vignette!!


Lulu said...

Seeing your hutch. Reminds me why one of these days I'd like to have one.

Marigene said...

Your roses are a gorgeous shade of orange, Pat...and you are all decorated for fall! Now that it is cooling off, I am hoping to see more roses before frost hits. Hard to believe we are already half way through September...
Have a wonderful week!