Friday, November 28, 2014

Simplistic Style In Mind. . .

Simplistic Style In Mind. . .

With a simplistic style in mind for hosting Christmas On Crooked Creektt,
I began to set the design for the Dining Room built~in china cabinet
during a rearrange in August.

Simply shuffling a few vignettes behind the glass doors
 and adding a delicate touch of Christmas d├ęcor
brought about the symmetrical design that keeps me grounded
within my Traditional Style.

The use of a simplistic color palette
gives a cohesive appeal throughout each vignette display.
Choosing creamy ivory, tan and white
with a mix of Seasonal greenery soothes the visual senses
and allows one to enjoy the accents of Traditional Christmas red.

A frosted pine needle with red berry candle ring
rest atop the creamy ivory urn and dons a mocha hued spiral ornament.
A vintage scalloped creamy ivory plate and a white ironstone platter
serve as a backdrop for this ethereal vignette.

Tucked neatly within the vignette
 is my newest addition to my growing tureen collection.
The detail on the handles and lid are reminiscent of the wings of a Swan.

From a Christmas Past. . .
this precious Holly Hobby Commemorative Plate
is a treasured accent to our Christmas decorating year~after~year.

Surrounding the plate is a white vintage creamer with a lidded sugar bowl
and a pitcher filled with frosted holly and ivy.

Seasonal changes to this vignette include 
candy canes inserted within the tan pitcher and the addition 
of vintage miniature red glass ornaments inside the gravy boat.

An heirloom creamy ivory McCoy bowl filled with tan shredded gift packing paper
support the  vintage glass red stars adorned with tan satin bows.
The divided embossed pine cone serving platter holds homemade fudge, 
 white and milk chocolate pretzels on our dessert table 
for Christmas On Crooked Creektt.

A Christmas Present. . .
The Joy plate was a recent gift from a member of my Women’s Joy Circle.
I adore the simplistic style of this 8~inch holly and ivy decorative plate.
It is a perfect backdrop for the urn filled with the same seasonal greenery.

Nestled neatly in front,
the first of my tureen collection.
I was quite smitten with the bow detail in the lid and handles of this tureen.

 A close duplicate to our beginning, is the final vignette within the cabinet.
Similar objects of interest and scale complete the simplistic style.

Arranging this cabinet in Traditional Style during August
gave me the simplistic style I had in mind for Christmas On Crooked Creektt.


Martha said...

Such little touches make it SCREAM Christmas! Well done, well done! Love those little pops of Christmas!

Lady of the Manor said...

I love the white and red! Beautifully done!!

podso said...

So pretty, Pat. I love all the white, but that addition of the yellow pitcher is lovely.

Marigene said...

Love your ironstone collection, Pat. The few little splashes of red really make it pop.
Can you believe Christmas is in 26 days!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Patricia Krank said...

Your display is beautiful Pat and I must love your ironstone collection. Isn't it fun to decorate for the holidays? This IS the most wonderful time of the year!
Blessings to you dear lady,

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, your accents are so pretty! I love the soft white, with the hint of red. You always style your hutch so beautifully! I love your seasonal touches.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my I love what you have done here! Right up my alley. Loving the crisp whites. Nothing like thinking ahead to wonderful effect! I hope December is lovely for you!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This post has filled me with Christmas JOY! Love that plate and love the divided serving plate too! beautiful vignettes!!!

Mila Myk said...


Rita C. said...

Oh Pat, this is just the inspiration I needed tonight. I am about 80% finished with my decorating, but have 2 shelves within a bookcase unit that are begging for my white ironstone (displaced from another shelf). I've been thinking simple - ornaments and lights - and I believe you've helped me think it through. Your cabinet is beautifully arranged. The fact that you started thinking through this arrangement in August speaks volumes - it's very thoughtfully arranged.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Love your simple approach and beautiful white dishes!!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

I always love white dishware mixed with red at holiday time. Your display is lovely. How special to add in meaningful treasures such as the Holly Bobbie plate. Jane