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Monday, September 27, 2010

Autumn Hues on Tabletops. . .

Autumn Hues on Tabletops . .

One of the unique features of our ranch style home On Crooked Creek is a built in china hutch. Built in 1978, the upper cabinets came with thick amber circular patterned glass. Didn't like it back when it was popular ~ don't like it now. So . . . when we updated the home shortly after purchasing in 2002 . . . that amber glass was one of the first things to go ! Those upper cabinet doors are now flanked with clear glass and you can see all the lovely things "Mr. Ed" and I have collected through the years combined with treasured heirlooms.

This tabletop vignette changes approximately six times during the year. I recently changed out the display to play tribute to the Sunflowers grown by "Mr. Ed" On Crooked Creek.
(For a look at the Sunflower Patch scroll to the bottom of my blog page.)

The bottom half of our built in china hutch On Crooked Creek.

                                                   A tabletop view with hues of Autumn.

My sage green olive jar filled with faux Sunflowers. The Root jar candle becomes a lamp when lit with a vintage home interiors stained glass shade in amber, brown, burgundy and rust. A berry, leaf and acorn candle wreath at the base accentuates the glass shade.

My favorite Sunflower print (a T.J. Maxx find) tucked behind on two wooden black easels for better balance and support. Have I mentioned that I love Sunflowers? ? ?

A green leaf tray holds one of my favorite faux fruits . . . pears! My mother's antique coffee server and my mother ~ in ~ law's English bone china Sunflower tea cup and saucer.

I am totally smitten with how the silver rimmed tea cup and saucer play off the silver of the coffee server. Did you notice the three little feet on the tea cup?
(Just a note: my mother, Carmen and my mother ~ in ~ law, Mary became such sweet friends over the years. They shared many cups of coffee, although Mary much rather preferred "a bit of tea"!)

Beneath the tabletop vignette is a table runner. Soft scallop edges in shades of sage green, golds, reds and bisque.                             

Thank you for visiting On Crooked Creek. For more wonderfully inspiring tabletop ideas stop by Marty's @ A Stroll Thru Life as she host Tabletop Tuesday.

Pardon me, dear. . .
I didn't show photos of the upper cabinets?
Oh, yes, you're right, I didn't.
We'll save that for another post.

Until next time. . .
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