Friday, December 13, 2019

A Crooked Creek Christmas. . .Dining Room

With visions of Christmas 2019 On Crooked Creek dancing within my brain,
I knew there would be Christmas Trees on the Dining Room table.

Shopping @ Boomland Square in early October,
turned this dancing within my brain into an amazing vision
of Christmas Trees, rustic Christmas Bells and Stars to reality
as the Dining Room table centerpiece On Crooked Creek.

Keeping with a neutral and natural color palette,
I am quite smitten with the rustic planters that I purchased
for my miniature faux evergreen Christmas Trees.

These wrought iron bells and stars are some of the most unique I've seen.

The Smell of The Tree Aromatique green votive candles
give a soft pine needle scent to the Dining Room, Living Room and Kitchen.

Using a neutral khaki hued linen tablecloth keeps the color palette neutral
and allows the Christmas trees to be the center of your focus.

While shopping @ Pier 1,
I found these amazing Christmas Tree laminate topped place mats!

I adore how the place mats compliment my centerpiece
and our everyday Hearth and Hand Magnolia dinnerware.

With "Mr. Ed's" help, natural hued wooden beaded garland
was strung on the burnished bronze chandelier
and accented with bronze rustic snowflakes.

Keeping the neutral and natural color palette theme throughout
On Crooked Creek's Dining Room was continued with faux pine boughs,
pine cones, my favorite Frosty Snowman
and rustic metal snowflakes hung from the ceiling.

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Several years ago,
I placed some painter's cloth inside a wooden embroidery hoop,
and painted them white.

Once they were dry,
I painted snowman faces onto the white painter's cloth.

I then cut a backing of painter's cloth to match and stitched them together
leaving just enough opening to fill with stuffing.

Black buttons for eyes, a painted carrot nose
and a few X stitches give them the most adorable faces!

I call them Snowball Faces. . . and I l o v e them!
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Continuing the neutral and nature color palette and theme
I chose a single sprig of faux evergreen and pine cones
to fill my crystal vase on my Silver Tray.

While my Mary Carol Garrity (aka. Nell Hill) Christmas dessert / salad plates
are taking a 'back seat' at our Dining Room table during On Crooked Creek's
festivities this year, I simply had to place them elsewhere within my design scheme.

One as a backdrop to my vintage heirloom silver teaspoons. . .
and three within my miniature plate rack leading into our
1970's Galley Style Kitchen!

Last year,
I made the white flannel stars for the wall scones.
I love them with a simplistic faux pine bough near our Garage Door.

As you enter through the Garage Door into On Crooked Creek's Dining Room,
one can sense the design throughout our upper level living areas.

As my favorite Frosty Snowman waves you away,
it is my hope that you will return soon,
as I continue to post A Crooked Creek Christmas
throughout our upper level living areas.

Until next time. . .


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh I do I’ve those heels and the star on the table! The miniature trees tie it all together. Love that snowman and those dishes from Mary Carrol Garrity! I have a 70’s galley kitchen too!


What a pretty and yet simple Christmas table at your kitchen table.
All the other decorations are lovely too dear friend.
Marry Christmas,