Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Grey Dey Thursdey. . .Vol. VII

When is a drawer  n o t  a drawer?

When the drawer becomes repurposed as a shelf!

Repurposed from the 'built on sight' Master Bedroom bathroom cabinet 
is this dark walnut drawer now turned into a shelf.

To frame and disguise the drawer, 
"Mr. Ed" added mitered trim to all four sides.

he added a paneled back and a divider shelf.

I painted the trim in the two tones of Studio One's color palette.

After wiping off the paint while still wet,
the grain of the wood trim was accented with dark walnut stain.

One of my favorite areas for displaying those petite accessories
that would otherwise be lost within a vignette.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

Grey Dey Thursdey!

It is my wish that you, too, 
will experience the serene and tranquil inspirations 
that only the hue of gray can bring into your life.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Interlude In Green. . .

Over the past two years, On Crooked Creektt. . .
I've been editing my (junk) many collections to a mere few.

There was a period in my recent past 
where if I saw something I liked, I bought it. . .
with the theory of "If you love something, you'll find a place for it".

And find places, I did. . .

until every closet, cupboard, drawer, shelf 

and stowaway place was filled to overflowing!

Once, I totally committed to my Traditional Style of home decor,
the editing process has been fairly easy.

Bordallo Pinheiro has to be one of my favorite collections!
I feel fortunate that with each and every year and Season,
I am still able to find pieces to enhance my collection.

This grapevine leaf tray is the newest addition to my collection.

While I had hoped that it would fit within the shelves of the built~in 
Dining Room china cabinet On Crooked Creektt, that was not the case.

So~o~o. . .
since I already had the shelves emptied,
I brought up the entire collection for our viewing pleasure. 

Not only do I have a great beginning of Bordallo Pinheiro 
cabbage dessert / salad plates and bowls, I've also, added other patterns.

Blending my Majolica pieces amidst the collection 
breaks up the monotony of a single hue of green 
while enhancing the overall  visual appeal. 

In the beginning, 
I was smitten with the cabbage leaf design edged with brown.

I find myself seeking out the more uniquely designed grapevine leaf pieces.

Harmoniously blending Bordallo Pinheiro with Majolica pieces 
and distributing a few "green" faux asparagus and cabbages 
brings about an interlude in green On Crooked Creektt.

On Crooked Creektt
inspiration in the form of a Bordallo Pinheiro grapevine leaf tray
provides a touch of Springs awakening to our Dining Room.

Until next time. . .

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And. . .

And. . .

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for  Inspire Me Tuesday!

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!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Tablescape. . .

One of my greatest desires On Crooked Creektt
is to set a pleasing tablescape for our meals.

My followers know that I love color within my home decor. . .
and this week's tablescape is proof of all my heart's desires.

I began with a soft buttery yellow tablecloth 
and my all time favorite burnt orange quilted place mats.

I rippled a soft pastel hued orange scarf down the middle of the table.

The soft pastel hue of the scarf is present within the tulip on my
Made in German Democratic Republic China Coffee set.

I chose my everyday porcelain white dinner and salad plate
and placed the dessert plate atop the stack.

Every once in a while,
I take the time to add an artistic flair to my tablescapes.
This napkin fold received "Mr. Ed's" wide grin of approval!

I've titled this napkin fold "Carrot Top"!

* * * * * * * Tutorial * * * * * * *
By simply folding a 16"" X 16" napkin in half,
then in half again (until you have a square). 

Grasp the center end and roll tightly from one side to the other.

fold down the open end slightly in layers leaving the top open.

No napkin ring is needed.
The tightly rolled napkin will keep its shape until opened by your guests.

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The completed place setting is simple with a touch of whimsy.

Continuing with with vivid Spring hues from my color palette,
I arranged a variety of florals into my ecru footed vase.

Gingersnap roses, similar to those grown On Crooked Creektt,
are paired with soft buttery yellow flowers and white lilacs.

The completed place settings 
for On Crooked Creektt's Spring Tablescape blends harmoniously 
with the vibrant sunshine streaming through our patio doors.

My wish for you
is that Spring has arrived to your corner of The Land of Blog!

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Be sure to visit 
 for you're sure to come away
 filled with inspiring ideas 
for use in your own home decor!