Thursday, August 4, 2016

Swapping Out The Cabinets. . .

Once the heat turns up On Crooked Creektt,
"Mr. Ed" and I head to the lower level Family Room where it's cooler!

While we're enjoying the cooler afternoons,
I begin some pre~planning for the upcoming Holiday Season.

This year, 
I've found some intriguing inspirational photos of Family Rooms
via the internet and it got me to thinking about swapping out the cabinets.

For Holiday Season 2016,
the white Primitive Cabinet is now at the bottom of the stairs 
as you enter the lower level Family Room.

2015 Primitive Cabinet
filled with Trout Dinnerware.

I removed all the Trout Dinnerware 
and replaced the contents with Nature inspired decor.

I kept the top of the cabinet as simplified as possible.
Two heirloom crocks, one little brown jug, a few pine cones
and a sprig of faux bittersweet boughs was all that was needed.

The plain crock at the back is elevated slightly by resting atop a book.

A pair of quail and their nest 
rest atop an Autumnal branch of berries and leaves.

The Western themed leather serving tray makes a natural backdrop
and offsets the bright white of the Primitive Cabinet.

This CAMP plate with the fishing lure
was a treasure find during our Annual Trout Fishing Trip.

Another Western themed leather serving tray flanks the left side of the top shelf.

A metal tin Cornucopia scented candle rest beside a wooden pencil cup,
made by our son during his High School Wood Shop Class, 
and holds a brown and copper hued fleur~de~lies orb.

A vintage cigar box contains the rest of the golden hued orbs.

I placed burgundy hued crocheted doilies within the box
to keep the orbs from rolling about and to enhance the color in the lid.

Every time I'm in the Family Room, I'm asking, "What time is it?" 
Having a clock within the Primitive Cabinet helps to satisfy my curiosity.

Our gracious host, Fred the squirrel, 
anxiously awaits the unleashing of the faux acorns to fill his leaf.

I've placed Fred atop an acorn berry wreath 
and enhanced the wreath with additional faux silk leaves.

I have always adored these green and brown molted candle holders!

Once I place votive candles within,
they produced the most unique light patterns that will now dance around the shelf.

Bittersweet and orange hued book spines
make a stunning backdrop for one of "Mr. Ed's deer sheds.

A Christmas Gift from years ago,
Prayers Along the Trail is a subtle reminder to always give thanks.

This adorable petite squirrel is truly grateful for his bountiful baskets treat.

The copper and bronze Sunflower sculpture 
is a Christmas gift from our son and daughter~in~law a few years ago.

A vintage blanket basket holds one of "Mr. Ed's" heirloom quilts.
I absolutely love the vivid color palette of this quilt!

On Crooked Creektt,
cooler afternoons are being spent in our lower level Family Room
swapping out the cabinets as "Mr. Ed" and I plan for the upcoming Holidays!

Before. . .
2015 Primitive Cabinet
filled with Trout Dinnerware.
                                                                                                  . . . and after!
2016 Nature Inspired Primitive Cabinet.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.

Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.


Rita C. said...

Pat, what a great layout, ready for the transition of seasons! The quilt is beautiful, and those are colors I favor a lot! Love your orbs and your son's pencil cup. It's mementos like those (and quite handsome, I might add) that really bring collections to life.
I was in Sam's Club today and they definitely have tailgate supplies and now Halloween decor out....I'll be hanging onto summer for at least another month, and for good reason (I'll share when the time is right on the blog).
I do look forward to spring and fall the most, it seems, so when bloggers feel motivated to embrace the new season, I say run with it!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! I just love your cabinet and both ways look great to me. I do love seeing all of you sweet things and your memory pieces! You're really getting on the ball! I do love the fall and it will be here before we turn around.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy Moreland said...

I love, love your fall decor, and enjoy it here as well, but since I switched to the floral sofa and love seat, I will have to not use so much orange, I'll have to be more subtle this season, but that's fine. I think I can manage. I love old cabinets like yours. I have my mother/grandmother's pie safe and treasure it so much.

You really have a good start on your decor. Enjoy!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Pat! This all makes me look forward to fall! Just beautiful. I love your collections. You were so good to visit me while I was flitting around! I am finally getting around to doing some visits. Looks like you have been busy! It all looks lovely.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Oh gosh don't be mad at me and even though your fall look so good I don't want to think about it. Guess because our remodel's been so bad that I haven't enjoyed summer yet. I do look forward to cooler weather though. Love the cabinet.

podso said...

It looks charming! And you will probably be using that blanket before you know it. Stay cool and have a good weekend, Pat!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You always do such a amazing job displaying things. Of course I love the cabinet. I just for some reason can not get into my decorating these days. I use to like you, but just lost my touch for some reason. Love the attention to detail, like Mr Ed's quilt!

bj said...

everything looks great, Pat....summer has passed waaay too quickly and I don't want to let it go...not anywhere ready for fall but it's a'comin,,,

Jann Olson said...

Pat, I love the cabinet and you've styled it wonderfully! I've been thinking about fall decorating as well. Thinking I want to go with a bit of a primitive look this year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Freckled Rose said...

I absolutely love your decor! Thank you for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your decor is perfect for late summer. I just keep telling myself it will be Fall soon and summer will be over...please...tell me it will be over!

Maria Elena said...

How pretty, Pat! Love your cabinet and your new decorations are just perfect. I have also been thinking about Fall, I think mostly because I am ready for some cooler weather. :) Take care, Maria

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Your cabinet is so versatile. You can change is with all the season. Love how your have pieces with a story. Treasures from the past. Good job!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HI Pat,
Love your cute lil cabinet and the way you have accessorized it. Very nice
and balanced and looks great for Fall........your weather must get cool there
early......course, maybe not........I put my Fall things out early in Sept.
sometimes trying to fake myself out cause it is still so hot here in Florida,
but I am ready for cooler weather. lol

Have a blessed day hon,

camp and cottage living said...

Nature inspired décor is my all time favourite!
I love your Fall inspired cabinet arrangement.

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

Love your cabinet and the nests with birds.
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

The Charm of Home said...

That looks lovely Pat. I am thinking about fall. I love that season so much!Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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