Monday, October 28, 2013

Flippin' The Switch!

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Dear Ones,
Still unable to climb up high on the ladder. . .
I chose this post from the Archives (August 8, 2012)
and my gently silenced original blog On Crooked Creek!!!

While you may still visit the original blog,
you may experience difficulty in leaving a comment,
thus the reason for On Crooked Creektt (Take Two)!

Thank you for indulging me in sharing with you
my Autumnal Decor for our Dining Room chandelier.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to climb high soon
as I have an amazing design for a Christmas chandelier!!!


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On Crooked Creek,
we're flippin' the switch from Summer to Autumn!!!

Beginning with the dining room chandelier,
 we're transitioning the decor from Summer to Autumn
. . .one area at a time! ! !


I'm fortunate to have more than one set of chandelier lamp shades for the dining room here On Crooked Creek! Recently, I used the red and gold stripe to set the tone for hot Summer days and my Farmhouse Frenchy Kitchen.

I truly adore the Traditional style decor that I enjoyed during my youth. Since I've had more time to indulge in keeping my home, I'm finding that the Traditional style is much more soothing to my soul.

The Autumnal inspiration for the chandelier came from
Mary Carol Garrity's Nell Hill's Christmas at Home and these recent faux fall foliage finds from the Iron Star combined with berry garland and oak leaf sprigs I previously purchased locally at Roadhouse Antiques!

Consider the decorating potential that is often overlooked
in your ceiling fixture is the advise that Mary Carol Garrity gives in seasonal decor!

So~o~o. . .
aided by my ever faithful assistant, "Mr. Ed", I did just that!

In making the chandelier a centerpiece of the dining room, 
I needed to hide the chain link above the rubbed bronze finish!

Although it took s e v e r a l attempts to get the sprigs of bittersweet neatly and securely tucked under the burlap wired ribbon, 
I am quite pleased with the results!

Next came the "over ~ under" winding of the soft orange hued berry garland on the arms of the chandelier. The addition of my creamy ivory silk Traditional lamp shades keeps the Autumnal hues from becoming overbearing.

Blending sprigs of faux oak leaves, twigs and acorns along each arm of the chandelier adds to the natural elements of Autumn!

The overhead view speaks volumes of Autumn,
as you gaze across the table.


Good~bye triple digit temperatures,
good ~bye to Summer of 2012!

We've flipped the switch to Autumn
                         . . . On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I loved seeing this last year and amloving it again!!! I never think to do my chandelier, because in the old house I was not able to decorate it because of the design. Now I have to get to work on mine!!!

podso said...

Pat you are so creative. I remember this from before but it's so nice to see it again. I hope you can get up on a (short) ladder soon!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Pat, by the time you got done it looks like a totally different chandelier! Love it. Fall is looking good on crooked creek!