Sunday, October 25, 2015

Autumnal Family Room. . .

"Mr. Ed" and I are fortunate to have two living areas!
Today, as we open our Autumnal Family Room for your viewing pleasure,
it's all about the 'Celebrations of Our Lives'!

As you descend the stairs off On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall,
the red chicken wire cabinet is the first thing you see.

Since Autumn is our Annual Trout Fishing Vacation time of the year,
I've filled the chicken wire cabinet to the brim with Fishing memorabilia.

I adore family celebrations in On Crooked Creektt's Family Room!

I am ever grateful for the inspiration at Southern Cottage Magazine
where I received direction for bringing our Family Room furnishings 
closer to the fireplace.

Combined with warmth that the burning candles give within the fireplace,
quilts and a plaid Pendelton throw are readily available in baskets 
or upon the ladder for cuddling on those chilly evenings.

Prevalent subtle Autumnal hues 
are found within my Pottery Barn ikat couch cushions.

I've filled every possible basket and container that I could 
with my all~time favorite flower. . .Sunflowers!

Vintage crocks atop the Primitive Cabinet
are filled with vibrant Autumnal hued Maple leaves 
complemented with yellow and orange Black~Eyed Susan's.

The Indian Corn that was found on our recent Road Trip
now adds a touch of Autumn to the shelves of my Primitive Cabinet.

The main function of On Crooked Creektt's Family Room is to provide 
a special space for celebration of family traditions and holidays.

Within the Family Room decor, 
I choose to blend a causal design for creating new memories,
relaxing and reflection.

A special Thank You to all who commented and visited 
On Crooked Creektt's 2015's Autumn Open House!( here)

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

Cindy @ DWELLINGS ~ The Heart Of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday!

And. . .

Christine @ Rustic and Refined for Table It!

And. . .

Karen @ Karen's Up On The Hill for Something To Talk About!

And. . .

And. . .

Each and every week,
seeds of inspiration bloom from these host and hostesses linky parties.
Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn Open House. . .

Welcome to 2015's Autumn On Crooked Creektt

The more vibrant hues of Autumn
welcome you at On Crooked Creektt's front door,
while a more tranquil color palette awaits you indoors.

My Santos graciously blesses all our guests 
as they enter On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall.

As we come to the end of the Entry Hall and turn to our left,
we'll enter into On Crooked Creektt's upper level Living Room.

The antique four drawer dresser, once a Mother's Day gift from our son, 
is one of my favorite vignette decorating spaces.

The upper level Living Room On Crooked Creektt  
is used daily, for reading and television viewing, by "Mr. Ed" and I.

On Crooked Creektt's Entertainment Center houses not only our stereo system 
and the television, but changing collections, as well.

Throughout the year this area is dressed in Easter, Thanksgiving 
and Christmas decor; as well as changing with each Season of the Year.

I believe when our 1970's Ranch Style Home was built
that this area was to be utilized for a 'formal' Dining Room.

I often host Ladies Circle Meetings and Friendship Teas,
so I chose to use this space for a seating area that bridges 
On Crooked Creektt's Living Room and Dining Room together.

The heirloom antique sewing machine cabinet 
is another of my favorite spaces for adding Holiday and Seasonal vignettes.

Since On Crooked Creektt's 2015 Project Renewal,
I have fallen head~over~heels in l o v e with my Dining Room!

This is the place where all my creative tablescape designs come together.

I, also, create Holiday and Seasonal vignettes atop my heirloom buffet and hutch.
( Especially precious to me, 
as "Mr. Ed" made the hutch top to my beloved Grandmother's buffet.)

The built~in china cabinet is another space where I showcase the many dish collections throughout the changing Holidays and Seasons On Crooked Creektt.

With limited space in our Galley Style Kitchen, there isn't much room for decor.

However, I manage to display Seasonal linen towels on the oven door,
which can be seen as you enter On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall.
And, at the end of the counter space, which can be seen from the Dining Room.

Within the counter tops themselves,
I've squeezed in Traditional art prints on easels.

I realize On Crooked Creektt's Autumn Open House has been a photo overload.

I wanted you to receive the full benefit of seeing the entire upper level living areas 
as they flow into each other throughout the upper level living areas.

As you exit the Galley Style Kitchen,
my dear little Santos wishes blessing upon you and your loved ones!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

And. . .

Each and every week,
seeds of inspiration bloom from these host and hostesses linky parties.
Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.