Sunday, June 7, 2015

Life Is Fragile. . .

Music speaks to me.
It motivates me when I'm creating and designing.
It calms and soothes my inner soul.

music uplifted me.

Life is fragile.
My life is fragile.
Today, I felt fragile and vulnerable.

I turned on my classical piano music 
and before I knew it, 
I was removing the linens in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room.

No pencil / paper layout to follow.
No prior inspiration to re~create.
I allowed the music to speak to my creative spirit.

I placed a freshly ironed vintage white damask tablecloth 
on our extended table as a base for our tablescape.

I placed a creamy ivory, khaki and yellow embossed runner atop the tablecloth. 

I added the requested khaki linen place mats.

Our newest dinnerware in creamy ivory and embossed curvy edges
seemed to flow with the chords of the music playing softly in the background.

I admired the way it accents the bird dessert / salad plate
giving it a more stately presence within the place setting.

Everyday Oneida flatware accompanied by our everyday clear bubble glassware,
with dishwasher ease, keep clean~up to a minimum.

I added the bird cup and saucer mimicking those that frequent the bird feeders 
in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens beyond the patio doors.

Gathering the crocheted edged linen khaki cloth napkin
inside my chippy bird napkin rings and placing it on an angle 
atop the dessert /salad and dinner fork softens the place setting 
and follows the angle of the table runner.

My centerpiece, 
a family of white reticulated glass birds on garden orbs and pedestals.

A laser cut sea shell blossom serves as the flora atop my wrought iron footed tray.

Looking up,
I catch a glimpse of "Mr. Ed" as he works diligently 
at another of On Crooked Creektt's 2015 Projects.

As the symphony swells,
my entire mood shifts and I, too am uplifted.

Gentle reminders that my  life is continually filled with abundance
On Crooked Creektt becomes evident everywhere I gaze.

Once again, 
the music stirs a sense of peace within my soul.

I am grateful for the blessings within my life and my home.

Life's fragile moments, 
combined with vulnerability,
changed in an instant through the language of music.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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Each and every week,
seeds of inspiration bloom from these host and hostesses linky parties.
Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your inspiration paid off. The table setting is lovely.

Barb @ Bella Vista said...


Somehow, I must have hit the wrong thingy. I put my comment to you under your creative space post.

So good to see you again!!!!!


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

We are so very fragile our hearts, spirits and minds must be guarded and nurtured. Your table setting is a beautiful extension of a thoughtful heart.
It is very lovely.
Thank you for your very sweet visit too~

Lynda Brandly said...

Pat, your table setting is lovely! I love all the birds and imagining the beautiful music filling your home!
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal said...

Beautiful thoughts, words and table!

Trish Martin said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous. And your unspoken words are beautiful.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your bird dishes are perfect...lovely table setting and center arrangement.
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Little Farmstead said...

So pretty Pat! I love how you share your heart through your art - even a tablescape can be our own little work of art... Blessings, ~julie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

So pretty and soft. I'm imagining your working along with the music. I often do that too. I look for inspiration as I open a drawer or go to my dishes and let them tell me where I'm going. Love the bird statues and the twig and bird dishes. Beautifully done my friend, hugs. Liz