one can see definite and specific patterns through the years.
Once Christmas has been celebrated,
decorations re~organized and packed away,
a simplistic progression begins. . .
2014 has, once again, begun with a streamlined decor.
The past two years of editing and purging accessories
has brought about a tranquil sense of interior design
that I associate with Traditional Style decor.
Continual blending of my favorite warm hues of sage greens,
golds, reds and taupe's combined with the more subtle cool hues
of aquas, linen, gray and off~white creates interesting challenges.
This iron birdcage Crown is my most recent find from* Iron Star!
Oh, dear ones, I am quite smitten with its size and shape!
The gray and off ~ white patina
allow the Crown to blend with any color palette, but is especially fitting
for blending warm and cool tones On Crooked Creektt.
A simple faux boxwood wreath tucked neatly inside the birdcage
and one of my white lacy porcelain birds perched atop its pedestal
add a touch of whimsy to this simplistic vignette.
My thought, when placing the silver tray here was to fill it with chocolates.
However, I think I'll hold off awhile on that thought.
(Seems I've found a few "extra" pounds during the Holiday Parties. . .ugh!)
We are enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures
for this time of year, here on the Prairie,
as you can see by the radiant sunshine streaming from the patio doors!
Soon, very soon, the progression of Spring decor
will begin On Crooked Creektt.
But for now, I'm content with the serenity of this Winter vignette.
Until next time. . .
* * * * * * * A Fun Story To Share * * * * * * *
While visiting my 91 1/2 year old Dad, I usually stop into Iron Star.
On this particular visit to the shop, two ladies were ahead of me
as we meandered from room~to~room. I kept my distance, as to not
bother them in their search of treasures.
As I stood behind them in line at the check~out counter holding the
birdcage Crown, one of the ladies turned to me and said,
"Where did you find that?"
When I told her, she left the line and went back into the room
where I had found the Crown. She returned quite perplexed.
She couldn't find another and wanted to barter with me for the Crown.
I told her I come all the way from the other side of the Prairie
just to shop at Iron Star for unique finds. She then informed me
that she had come from another town, nearly an hour away,
for the same reason.
By now, the Shop owner was in search of another Crown,
but alas, I had found the only one of its size. Knowing that she was not
able to talk me out of my find, the woman softened some and gave me
suggestions of how to display my newly acquired find. I politely thanked
her and we both left peacefully from the shop.
Now, each time, I gaze upon my birdcage Crown, I will remember this
unique encounter and smile that I have yet to place a candle inside the cage!
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On Crooked Creektt will be joining
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Debra @ Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday!
Be sure to visit these amazing hostesses
for you're sure to come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use in your own home decor!