Autumn's First Call has arrived On Crooked Creektt!
Before "Mr. Ed" had completed the modification
to the built~in china cabinet in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room,
I was already designing and styling Autumn's First Call!
(Those modifications can be viewed here . . .Requests???)
A creature of habit,
I always begin at the top left shelf and work my way in a zig~zag pattern.
A vintage ironstone platter softens the wooden surfaces of the cabinetry
and provides for a cohesive backdrop for the Haviland lidded tureen,
Johnson Brothers English saucer and the Homer Laughlin ironstone sugar bowl.
Stacked cups and saucers from my everyday white porcelain china
are ready for serving family and friends as the Season's gatherings draw near.
Extra vintage creamy ivory plates and saucers are placed within easy reach
for quick access at a moment's notice of additional guests arrival.
The middle shelf is a scarce 8 inches high,
but holds my vintage crystal rose embossed glassware for ease of accessibility.
My petite creamy ivory lidded tureen
accompanied by scalloped berry and soup bowls fill the right side of the top shelf.
Crisp whites fill the bottom right shelf.
My Avon pear tea pot with matching lidded creamer and sugar bowl
are paired with a milk glass plate gifted to me by Sister at my last visit.
Autumn's First Call will transcend from Summer ~to ~ Autumn
by simply switching out the faux pears with my collection of glass pumpkins.
with additional transition design, before "Mr. Ed" completed my "requests".
The newest of my vintage white collection,
this large Sheffield Bone White USA Platter
is placed inside my grey wooden tool box.
I'm quite pleased with the differentiating of china companies
and the variety of hues, from pristine white ~ to~ creamy ivory,
as these pieces blend harmoniously together.
The two silver rimmed tea cups and saucers are 'un~marked' ,
while the creamer and lidded sugar bear the
Johnson Brothers Ironstone trademark.
The heirloom vintage gold linen luncheon napkins
were a part of my Bridal Shower gifts. I adore the lace rose appliques.
The vintage Canon plaid linen tea towel is an Antique / Flea Market find.
The right side of the open shelf is filled with a wrought iron tray
featuring a petite tea pot and creamer from the Johnson Brothers Ironstone collection.
The vintage Canon gold stripe linen tea towel
features intricate tatting using variegated gold and white crochet thread.
The roses are "fresh" from On Crooked Creektt's Rose Garden.
I adore their variety of hues at this time of year,
from vibrant gingersnap ~to~soft coral~to~ soft creamy ivory.
( The Gingersnap Roses can be viewed here. . .Summer's Last Stand. . . )
Throughout the year, my heirloom Coffee Urn holds its place of presence,
in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room built~in china buffet.
I am quite fortunate to have such a talented, willing and able husband,
my sweet "Mr. Ed", to make my life On Crooked Creektt one of ease and beauty.
"Mr. Ed" and I welcome Autumn's First Call!!!
Until next time. . .
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