Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rescued Wood, Glue and Nails. . .

While vacationing last September,
a long narrow box caught my eye.

I had "Mr. Ed" make a 'rough' drawing with dimensions.
Yes, I always carry a tape measure in my purse!

Early in the Spring, 

"Mr. Ed" spent a day in the garage making boxes.

Gingersnap Roses from
On Crooked Creektt's Garden.

Silent Auction Box.

The first one went to our daughter~in~law. . .
one went in the Garage $ale and a dear friend purchased it,
three were reserved for our daughter~in~laws family all celebrating
their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversaries. . .
and one is for the Church Silent Auction.

Gifted Boxes
celebrating Fiftieth Wedding Anniversaries!

But, alas, there was no box for On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room table.

I have the most amazing husband e v e r. . .
today, "Mr. Ed" not only made me a box,
but he helped carry my heirloom Dining Room table upstairs.
Something I've been wanting to do since the 2015 Renewal Projects!

This Dining Room table matches the buffet and was gifted to me
by my MoMa and my Aunt's when my beloved Grandmother passed away.

This April, marked its 43rd year in my possession.

As soon as "Mr. Ed" and I completed the switching of the Dining Room tables,
I set a simplistic, neutral palette designed tablescape
using our everyday dinnerware, flatware and stemware.

I adore the beaded design and neutral hue
of our Food Network everyday dinnerware purchased at our local Kohl's.

"Mr. Ed's" handmade box was a custom fit request,
so that it set between the host and hostess place settings
while still allowing space on either side for guest place settings.

Can I tell you, dear ones, that it was hApPy dAnCe time On Crooked Creektt?

The bottles are from creme sodas purchased at World Market.
The Gingersnap hued dried roses are from On Crooked Creektt's Garden.

For the meantime,
I'm leaving the box in its natural state.

But, I truly, doubt it will remain that way for very long.

Just some rescued wood, a little glue and nails
and I'm one happy lady . . .On Crooked Creektt!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home d├ęcor.

Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Aren't you lucky to have a handy handyman. Most guys consider themselves handymen, but seems they're just never handy when you need them! I love that you have some gifts already planned out and made. We should all be so prepared.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love how this turned out and how Mr. Ed made the others for family members. You were smart to customize the size you needed. That's so nice how you have the dining table as an heirloom!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love how rustic Mr. Ed's boxes are. There is so much you can do with such a neutral, natural looking box. You are blessed to have a handy man husband!

Pat and Katie said...

I had to laugh a bit, Pat. I also carry a tape measure with me everywhere.....and yes, you are one lucky lady. What a very talented husband you have. I love the box!

Dana Bishop said...

I love the neutral table decor and setting. Very lovely. I too adore wooden boxes. Your husband's woodworking skills are evident! Do you help with the design?

Summer said...

Very smart carrying a tape measure in your purse! Your bottles are cute ♥


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The box is perfect! Nice job! Looks so pretty on your table. And you know I love those colors. Happy Fall!

Christine Graves said...

The two of you seem to be in perfect harmony together! The box looks great dear lady. Love it! Loving the dining tables new spot too, it looks like the perfect size for the room.

Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party.

Jann Olson said...

Love the box Pat! The bottles and roses fill it up ever so lovely. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love, love the boxes. How sweet he made some for gifts and one for you. Very nice place setting to adorn your table and chairs. Hooray for you. Thanks for sharing.

Botanic Bleu said...

Aged wooden boxes have an allure I cannot explain. As does putting bottles inside them. Your husband was so nice to make all those first boxes for others, and doubly nice to make a custom one for your inherited table. It is the perfect size.


Gina said...

Oh Pat, Mr. Ed did a wonderful job on the boxes! He's a handy man to have around! Your table looks beautiful, too.


Oh goodness dear friend you do have an amazing Mr.!! Mr. Ed is the best, wow. He did an amazing job with the boxes and for 'you too, lol'
I want one too !!
Your table setting and china is lovely, so warm and inviting, just for Fall.
Enjoy your weekend,

Rita C. said...

That is just perfect, Pat! Mr. Ed totally 'nailed' it!!

The Charm of Home said...

That looks great Pat! I love the hutch! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!