Sunday, September 21, 2014

Be Our Guest . . .

I lost my heart to this adorable darling upon entering the door
during the Autumn on Prairie Creek event at Memories of Home.

His smile appeared to be saying, "Be Our Guest."

Every Autumn, On Crooked Creektt,
I purchase a new squirrel (for "Mr. Ed") 
in honor our of resident squirrel, Fred.

This one is h u g e in comparison to the others  in "Mr. Ed's" collection!

Charming as he is,
he has been given a place of honor within one of the focal points of
On Crooked Creektt's Living Room.

The seating area is the first focal point our guest enjoy 
upon entering our Living Room from the Entry Hall On Crooked Creektt.

After arranging the throw with pleats atop the vintage sewing machine cabinet,
I placed the squirrel front~and~center for our viewing pleasure.

Of course,
"Mr. Ed's" idea for filling his tray was c a n d y. 

My choice was chocolate of another kind. . .
chocolate wooden acorns atop faux oak leaves.

Placing him atop an acorn and berry wreath
allows him to appear that he is within his natural habitat.

Additional wooden acorns in a variety of  sizes and oak leaves 
at the base provides fullness to the twiggy wreath.

In the near future,
I plan to fill these newly acquired ornate frames with photos of our children.

The architectural prints within the frames will suffice until that time.

I did purchase Hershey's Miniatures, for "Mr. Ed's" enjoyment,
to fill the creamy ivory leaf tray.

While perusing through Memories of Homeone becomes mesmerized 
by the artistic wonders in the owners floral arrangements.

Filled with Autumnal inspiration,
I styled my wall cones with faux twig branches,
hydrangea and maple leaves bringing a touch Autumn indoors.

Now, that we have come "full circle" within On Crooked Creektt's 
upper living areas, in the near future, I'll be  sharing some Autumnal vignettes
and an Autumnal tablescape, or two.

It is "Mr. Ed's" and my hope that you, dear ones, will. . .
                                                    "Be Our Guest".

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

Christine a@ Rustic and Refined for Table It!

And. . .

Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!

And. . .

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday!

And. . .

Jody and Stan @ Rooted In Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays!

Be sure to visit each of these amazing host and hostesses 
for inspiring decor ideas for your own home!


podso said...

Hi Pat, beautiful colors in your cones right now. I also like the way you pleated the cloth on your sewing machine looks quite nice.

Susan Newbigging said...

Oh I love your fall decorations. The little squirrel is adorable.

Martha said...

He's cute and I do like your fall decorations!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your home is so warm and welcoming, Pat! Love your new addition...and yes....if he lived at our house, he'd probably have candy corn scattered around him. lol Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend!

xoxo laurie

Rita C. said...

Hi Pat, that's a nice composition on that floor and wall space - love how you've styled it, including your newest squirrel addition. Happy Monday, Happy Fall!

Christine Graves said...

That is just adorable! If I had seen that I'd have snagged him up WHat a great piece that can be used so many ways....

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful and welcoming setting this is! All of your fall colors are so cozy! Your new squirrel addition is just charming. I like how you have set him among the leaves.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Look at the gleem in the eye of your squirrel, so happy that you gave him nuts! I was sitting on the porch at 1515 on Saturday and there were squirrels everywhere! They were....I am sorry going NUTS! In the trees, on the elect lines everywhere!
I would love to come sit with you at our cozy spot.

Patricia Krank said...

What an adorable little guy! I love your warm and welcoming Fall decor Pat. It reflect your personality to perfection. Blessings to you dear lady,

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I can see why you were smitten by the squirrel- he's a cutie! Everything looks warm and welcoming.