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

Monday, June 20, 2011

Going Green. . .Again!!!

Going Green On Crooked Creek takes on yet another meaning.

Green has various meanings. Recycle, reduce and reuse.
Reuse for going green . . . again!

Reusing heirloom pieces from our family gives us great comfort. As I place pieces of my MoMa's and my Mother~in~law's out for us to use, I feel their presence and it gives me comfort in our home on the prairie.

My past post Kitchen Cabinet Going Green! was about changing out the heirloom Narumi Classic Rose Fine China to my present day Bordallo Pinheira Majolica Collection. I placed those items behind the glass doors to give a fresh more updated look On Crooked Creek. It all began with our newly purchased green urns  at the top of the cabinet.

So~o~o. . .
I obviously had to move the silver coffee set and bring out a more seasonal substitute. This time of year, On Crooked Creek, our afternoon drink of choice is  C  O  L  D !!! Temperatures on the prairie can easily soar above 100 degrees on any given day. Hot coffee and hot tea are usually set aside until Fall arrives with all its vibrant splendor.

The wicker tray was acquired when we were stationed in Germany. Since our arrival On Crooked Creek, I used a dry brush technique to give it  French Country appeal. The inside of the tray is decoupaged with Sunflower napkins. Hence forth, reducing the need for buying something new and reusing what I already had.

The strawberry botanical print is a garage sale find for $1! Double matted with a wooden green frame.  At the bottom of the print are the words Fraisier`a Bouquets. P.J. Redoute`(on the left) and Fragaria. Chapuis.(on the right). The glass poppy print pitcher and vintage lemon juicer belonged to my beloved Mother~in~law and were used intensely on the Cantwell Farm in "Mr. Ed's" childhood. I added my cute little bee glasses for a whimsical touch. Faux lemons add a pop of color!                  
The green and cream linen runner is folded to drape slightly unifying the color scheme throughout the kitchen cabinet. I adore this new look in my French Country themed kitchen On Crooked Creek!

I keep a lamp for ambient lighting and for those rainy, dreary days On Crooked Creek! The wooden jigsaw puzzle, with a bee steep at the bottom and three bees trailing up to a Sunflower at the top, was a gift from my precious daughter~in~law and reads. . . Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows. The red book titled, Key To A Happy Heart by Chet Stein. . .is authored by "Mr. Ed's" uncle of marriage to his paternal Aunt Elinor. My lifelong friend, Kay presented me with Apples of Gold in the early 1970's. Sunflower cup and saucer are from my beloved Mother~in~laws collection. A faux pot of primrose atop of wrought iron pedestal softens and completes the look.

The Kitchen Cabinet. . . Going Green . . .On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek will be joining our gracious hostess Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday. Be sure to stop by for a visit and be inspired for subtle changes in your own home decor.
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