Thursday, September 1, 2016

Shaking Up Autumn. . .

It is no secret that Autumn is my all ~ time favorite Season!

I adore watching our earth turn from lush greens 
to vibrant hues before the onset of Winter.

However, my personal Autumnal styling On Crooked Creektt 
features Traditional hues in more subdued tones.

With one exception.

The built~in china cabinet in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room
is shaking up Autumn with a neutral color palette 
inspired by my vintage salt shaker collection.

As I've been preparing for a change of Season,
I longed to keep this area of On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room
light and bright as it reflects the sunlight through the patio doors.

All to soon, we'll be facing shorter days and longer nights.

I love the Maiden Hair ornamental grasses 
that grow in On Crooked Creektt's Fairy Garden.

Early in March 2016,
I cut and dried this bunch for the sole purpose of an arrangement for Autumn.

I am, truly, thankful for such a bountiful harvest
from the Maiden Hair ornamental grasses!

The Master Gardener (aka "Mr. Ed"), residing On Crooked Creektt,
surprised me with the bounty of his first harvested mini pumpkin!

The bounty from The Gardens On Crooked Creektt 
creates wonderful supporting roles 
for the stellar crystal and glass vintage salt shakers!

Although, I do have a matching pair, 
both of the shakers have the same size opening.

Quite often, this pair graces our Family Gatherings tablescapes at the Holidays!

Because of its unique crystal cut shape and silver cap,
this is my favorite of my shaker collection!

"Mr. Ed", carrying this unique shaker to me 
in our favorite local Antique Mall and stated, "You need this for your collection."

The man, as the salt shaker, is a "keeper", ladies!

More within the 1950's Restaurant Era,
I adore this shaker for its grape design etched within the glass.

Had any been handed down through our family,
this shaker is the most like those used in my beloved maternal grandmother's
diner named Ford's Cafe.

Grouping my vintage shaker collection atop the silver tray
illuminates them with reflective light as the sunlight streams 
through the patio doors in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room.

While I'm busily shaking up Autumn 
throughout On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room, 
Summer is winding down with much cooler temperatures.

It is my hope that you'll return soon 
and join me for the reveal of On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room built~in cabinet 
styled for Autumn in its entirety. 

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 décor.

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


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my! I love all the elements you have used here. So many of my favorite looks. Love the dried grass! Love the way you have displayed the pretty little shakers. These are the colors of fall to me.

Pondside said...

Trying again to leave a goes!
This is so lovely Pat. I love the texture, the shine, the little bit of a glimmer from the glass and the lovely soft palette. It's altogether just a lovely vignette!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year too. I love what you have done. I wished I had some grass like that.


I just bought some white babyboo pumpkins today at a grocery store and plan on decorating for fall this weekend! Enjoyed seeing what you have done so far.

Kathy Moreland said...

Looking great, Pat!

podso said...

I like the softness and the subtle color, and the vintage s and ps. I also like the shutter in the background. Looking really good!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Old salt shakers make a good collection, especially with the different designs and shapes. I admire your forethought to grow and collect the dried grasses in anticipation of the season ahead.

Lori -thestonybrookhouse said...

Love the grasses and sweet little pumpkin! I have that same vase that the grasses are in! I might do something like that. Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! We enjoy your creativity each week! :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

There is something very restful about how you stilled your cabinet for autumn.

Jann Olson said...

Pat, love your beautiful S&P collection. Perfect styling for Fall! The ornamental grass is the perfect addition and I adore mini pumpkins. My garden area has gotten smaller each year as plants mature. Hubby is going to add a grow box up on the hill by Hilltop Cottage next spring for me to plant pumpkins. Can't wait!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Art and Sand said...

I have never seen maiden hair ornamental grasses, but I need to find some for all the ideas I am finding on this week's SYC.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

I love your shaker collection Pat! The ornimental grass is perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!