Saturday, December 21, 2013

Simplistic Styling!

When switching out the Summer decor for a touch of Autumn. . .
I already had a plan of simplistic styling for Christmas in mind.

My Willow Tree Angel collection was packed away 
and re~located to the Lower Level 
while painting the Guest Room On Crooked Creektt.

I knew I wanted to place them strategically throughout 
On Crooked Creektt's Entertainment Center for Christmas.

By keeping a subtle color palette throughout my Christmas decor,
the Willow Tree Angels are perfect to tuck into existing vignettes.

Once the Angels were placed into each shelf of the Entertainment Center,
I simply added a sprig of faux Christmas greenery.

By changing the red vintage Ogden Nash Collection 

Beginning Autumn. . .

and replacing them with my blue vintage Hemingway volumes

Before. . .

the cohesiveness of the display is in keeping with my subtle color palette.


I applied the same simplistic styling 
to the opposite of the Entertainment Center, as well.

Beginning Autumn. . .

Keeping the same volumes within the vignette,
I simply turned them around, 
exposing the pages versus the spines of the books.

Before. . .

I inserted my Willow Tree Angel.

I added the same faux evergreen sprig.

On the shelf below,
I switched out the red spined Richard Paul Evans Edition

Beginning Autumn. . .

for a fig hued Bible Handbook to compliment our devotional.
(Great Historic reading during the Christmas story.)

Before. . .

Just a neatly tucked ornamental package nosegay
is sufficient for adornment.


I adore the simplistic styling for our Entertainment Center
for Christmas On Crooked Creektt!

The open shelf below
called for eliminating the red spine vintage editions

Beginning Autumn. . .

and the addition of a single linen vintage Poetry of Robert Frost.

Before. . .

A silk rose corsage and boutonniere 
commemorative of Wedding Reception Tables design (here)
for a very special Summer Wedding this past July was added.

A faux cedar bough sprig topped with a pine cone
keeps the natural theme while enhancing romantic ambiance.


Atop the Entertainment Center,
the subtle color palette continues 
as the message N O E L rings throughout our Living Room.

Christmas On Crooked Creektt, surrounded by simplistic styling, 
allows us the time for the truly important things in our lives. . .and yours.

Until next time. . .

* * * * * * * A Special Request * * * * * * *

Dear Ones,
I ask a special request from you at Christmastime~and all year through~
that you say a prayer for safety over all of our men and women serving
in our U.S. Forces. Especially, remember my former student, Matt, as he
is away from his family and friends this Christmas 
while he continues to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp.
P.S. What a surprise!!!
Home For Christmas

U. S. Marine, Matt, and his Mother, Robin 
had been planning for two months to bring him home for Christmas!!!
This amazing surprise makes us all realize 
that the best presents aren't necessarily those we wrap 
and place under the tree,
but those we hold with hearts!!!
 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

And. . .

A Stroll Thru Life

Be sure to visit for inspirational ideas 
for your own home decor!


Marigene said...

Nice collection of Willow Tree Angels, Pat.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Merry Christmas dear Pat and Mr. Ed!!

Alycia Nichols said...

You've got my prayers! Without our armed forces, this country would be....who knows where?!??!! I am eternally grateful for those who give so much of themselves to go and put their lives on the line to defend the honor and freedom of the U.S. Thanks to Matt and to all who serve/have served!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! I love how you've decorated your entertainment center. So beautiful and elegant. You have a wonderful collection of little angels. I have two from that collection. I love that Unger Bible too - I've used mine in my studies.
Yes, our military sacrifice so very much for us and I'll be praying for Matt. Wishing you and Mr. Ed a most blessed Christmas, sweet friend,
Shelia ;)