The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall On Crooked Creek!

Fall On Crooked Creek!
"Mr. Ed's" labor of love On Crooked Creek!

It's official. . .Autumnal Equinox has arrived On Crooked Creek!
Ours began with extremely high humidity followed around Noonish with cool refreshing rain!

No longer a "lurker", I officially began blogging August 21, 2010. Combining creative writing and designing artistry with my love of family, friends and home have made my first month an enjoyable experience.

Most of my early posts were of family, food and updating our home decor. Usually by this time of year my home is completely decorated for Thanksgiving. (The older I get ~ the earlier I start.) But since we're celebrating at our son and daughter-in-law's home this year for that blessed holiday. . .I'm decorating for Fall!

The entry hall On Crooked Creek is ever changing! ! !
The console table is the first piece of new furniture we purchased after moving into our home nearly eight years ago.

Sunflowers make their arrival early On Crooked Creek and stay until Fall arrives!
The table is a beautiful solid wood walnut with two drawers. It measures 54" long, 18" deep and is 29" high.

Traditional styling with fluted legs. Stunning!

The front entry hallway is 12 feet long and 4 feet wide making it extremely difficult to photograph. Also, having five doorways: entry, kitchen, basement, living room and East Wing adds to the degree of challenge. My photos do not credit the interior with due justice.

The first view you see when you enter the front door On Crooked Creek.

Standing in the kitchen doorway leading to the entry hall.

View from the basement doorway (Maurice's favorite view!).

This view can be seen from the living room and entering from the East Wing.

The tall pillar candlesticks are a soft sage green over a bronze finish holding Mulled Cider candles and sprigs of rustic berry and acorn rings.

An antique counter check holder, now used for holding outgoing mail, serves as a backdrop to bisque and brown glass pumpkins. Notice the notepad has a willow basket and bittersweet spray? Just seems to say, "Fall has arrived On Crooked Creek."

Two newly purchased quail for Fall are tucked in under the candlesticks and elevated on books. Larger bronze and wood acorns scattered among the quail portray a natural element. Rust mums accentuate the season!

A larger bisque pumpkin paired with another brown pumpkin and a sprig of bittersweet complete the decor.  The table runner is actually a chair tie. I love how the sheerness of the fabric and the beading on each end bring an elegance to this outdoorsy setting.

One final glance as you leave us On Crooked Creek today! I hope you're enjoying Fall wherever you may be. Stop in again soon!

Until next time. . .
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