Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Autumn's First Call. . .

Although the temperature dictates we're still experiencing Summer. . .
Autumn's First Call has arrived On Crooked Creektt!

Before "Mr. Ed" had completed the modification 
to the built~in china cabinet in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room,
I was already designing and styling Autumn's First Call!
(Those modifications can be viewed here . . .Requests???)

A creature of habit,
I always begin at the top left shelf and work my way in a zig~zag pattern.

A vintage ironstone platter softens the wooden surfaces of the cabinetry
and provides  for a cohesive backdrop for the Haviland lidded tureen,
Johnson Brothers English saucer and the Homer Laughlin ironstone sugar bowl.

Stacked cups and saucers from my everyday white porcelain china
are ready for serving family and friends as the Season's gatherings draw near.

Extra vintage creamy ivory plates and saucers are placed within easy reach 
for quick access at a moment's notice of additional guests arrival.

The middle shelf is a scarce 8 inches high,
but holds my vintage crystal rose embossed glassware for ease of accessibility.

My petite creamy ivory lidded tureen 
accompanied by scalloped berry and soup bowls fill the right side of the top shelf.

Crisp whites fill the bottom right shelf.
My Avon pear tea pot with matching lidded creamer and sugar bowl
are paired with a milk glass plate gifted to me by Sister at my last visit.

Autumn's First Call will transcend from Summer ~to ~ Autumn 
by simply switching out the faux pears with my collection of glass pumpkins.

I had already begun to style the open shelf space, 
with additional transition design, before "Mr. Ed" completed my "requests".

The newest of my vintage white collection,
this large Sheffield Bone White USA Platter 
is placed inside my grey wooden tool box.

I'm quite pleased with the differentiating of china companies 
and the variety of hues, from pristine white ~ to~ creamy ivory,
as these pieces blend harmoniously together.

The two silver rimmed tea cups and saucers are 'un~marked' ,
while the creamer and lidded sugar bear the 
Johnson Brothers Ironstone trademark.

The heirloom vintage gold linen luncheon napkins 
were a part of my Bridal Shower gifts. I adore the lace rose appliques.
The vintage Canon plaid linen tea towel is an Antique / Flea Market find.

The right side of the open shelf is filled with a wrought iron tray
featuring a petite tea pot and creamer from the Johnson Brothers Ironstone collection.

The vintage Canon gold stripe linen tea towel 
features intricate tatting using variegated gold and white crochet thread.

The roses are "fresh" from On Crooked Creektt's Rose Garden.
I adore their variety of hues at this time of year,
from vibrant gingersnap ~to~soft coral~to~ soft creamy ivory.
( The Gingersnap Roses can be viewed here. . .Summer's Last Stand. . . )

Throughout the year, my heirloom Coffee Urn holds its place of presence, 
in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room built~in china buffet.

I am quite fortunate to have such a talented, willing and able husband,
my sweet "Mr. Ed", to make my life On Crooked Creektt one of ease and beauty.

"Mr. Ed" and I welcome Autumn's First Call!!!

Until next time. . .

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Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.


Martha said...

Very nice -- but you can never go wrong with white!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Nicely laid out Pat. I do like the mix of white pieces. Gone are the days when it all had to match! Those roses are so beautiful- love the vignette on the open shelf.

podso said...

I like your early autumn touches. It's hard to believe autumn is around the corner, especially, as you say, with the heat.

Rita C. said...

Such a pleasing palette, Pat. I never tire of the whites to creamy china and ironstone, and those golden yellows are a great choice for the transitional weeks toward fall. I love yellows, just like the spectrum of whites, in most any hue from the lemons to the golds.

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat,

Your vignettes are so pleasing and restful to the eye. I love white pitchers and white china of any kind.

Just think, cooler weather is on the way. Yay!!

Have a wonderful day.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The white is always so pretty. I had seen a coffee urn similar to yours, thought about it but knew I did not need it! The pears remind me of something i saw on FB did you read the article about the Pear tree planted by the Pilgrims that is still alive and bareing fruit?

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your white china pieces are all so pretty and the roses are BEAUTIFUL! The hutch looks just lovely, you always do such pretty vignettes!! Fall is on the way!!!!

Kathy Moreland said...

Pat, your hutch looks lovely with it's touch of fall. I love using pears. Won't be long now, until the pumpkins take their place. Beautifully done!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what a pretty look! First I'm loving your newly painted cabinet! You've chosen just the perfect pieces to set in the shelves and the touch of yellow is so pretty! I'm in love with the gorgeous casserole dish! Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sissy Johnson said...

I love the dishes and the cabinet. There is just something pristine about white place settings.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Pat,
I think this is my first time to visit with you, and sure enjoyed it as I am a lover of white dishes too. Every vignette was beautiful, and you did such a
great job with the balance to make for a beautiful overall china hutch.
Loved your coffee bar and the way you set it up, it looks fabulous and
the fall colored roses were the icing on the cake. Such a fun post.
Blessings, Nellie

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

oh those roses are beautiful. love all the Fall colors.

Barbara said...

So pretty! I love white dishes. You've made such pretty vignettes. Your roses are gorgeous! I love the colors. Mine are barely hanging on in this heat. I am looking forward to fall.

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Just lovely. I adore all white China displays and I am CRAZY about those pears!

Roselle A said...

Gorgeous collection of mix and max vintage china!

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

Beautiful! Love your vignettes...white dishes are so pretty!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just love your style, Pat, and the projects that your sweet hubby does for you. My late beloved always was there to do those projects for me, too, but now they're just loving memories. Blessings, Kitty