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Sunday, December 18, 2011

N O E L. . .

Amazingly how the words associated with the Christmas season are seen through our holiday decor! Here On Crooked Creek. . .there's one word we enjoy showcasing at Christmas. . . simply
 N O E L!

I purchased this redware N O E L plate last year during  Christmas open house at one of my favorite shops on the Prairie in Fort Scott, Kansas ~ The Iron Star! It makes a vibrant statement on the built~in china buffet On Crooked Creek!

In keeping with our Rustic Christmas on the Prairie theme, I've surround the redware N O E L plate with all the natural elements On Crooked Creek held!

A wrought iron tray filled with pine cones from our years in Colorado! Although these were all found in the same area, the hues vary from light ~ to ~ dark.

Vintage spools used as candle sticks each holds a single knobby taper in the deepest caramel hue surrounded by wispy sprigs of cranberrymustard and navy berries.

The same hues are found in this majolica tea set. One of my favorite sets for display On Crooked Creek!

The earthen green pottery jars purchased @ Nell Hill's in Briarcliff Village during our Kansas City Anniversary Trip this year are filled to the rim with more Colorado pine cones! Garlands of faux evergreen boughs are added to the base to soften the look.

Can you imagine my delight in finding this duplicate N O E L plate ornament when I returned to Iron Star's after Christmas $ale?

N O E L ~ a French derivative. . . meaning  C h r i s t m a s  in English!

The First Noel ~  a vivid narrative of the story of Christ birth ~ happens to be my very favorite of the Christmas Hymns!  On Crooked Creek will be ever on the look ~ out for more N O E L  decor items in the years to come. For Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining our sweet hostess, Susan  @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorophosis Monday! Be sure to visit and be inspired at the amazing make~overs in the Land of Blog.

AND. . .

For some beautiful inspiration for your own home decor be sure to stop and see Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday! She is the most gracious hostess in Blog Land!


Sarah said...

Pat, your redware plate is wonderful. I have a small collection of redware, but it is difficult to find here. I think I need to get to the Iron Star. Love the little ornament too. I'll have to take a photo and show my pieces sometime. Thanks for sharing. ~ sarah

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! That's a lovely NOEL plate! Don't you love that word? :)
Everything looks so pretty at your house.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

podso said...

PAt the plate is beautiful! And how charming (and a God thing) that you found the little ornament to match! And I love the green pottery. I bet the scent from all that pine is wonderful!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love your redware plate and ornament! All of your rustic Christmas decor is so pretty, I am enjoying each vignette you have showed us. XO, Pinky PS, I have a post all readdy and THOUGHT I scheduled it to post this afternoon while we were at a party but it didn't. So, I obviously don't know how to do that:):)

Martha said...

Pat -- love what you did. I, too, love the First Noel. Love your plates and ornaments and I'm sure that you will find some new Noel things!

And yes, I love the Iron Star, too -- I can always find something there!

Ricardo MiƱana said...

Beautiful lyrics, Christmas is endearing,
Very beautiful pictures,
These days I wish peace and happiness come to your house.
Happy Holidays!.
a hug.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

cute vignette, love the green pottery and the Noel plate. makes a great paring

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

So beautiful, Pat! I love the redware.

It is pouring rain here at the lake. KC or north of KC on the Mo side might get some snow. Usually when it snows there we get it too.

Merry Christmas!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Pat...

I just read all of the sweet notes that you left for me over at my place...thank you so much for coming by, dear friend! I always enjoy our visits!!!

I love the "NOEL" redware plate, Pat! What a blessing...that you were able to find the ornament that matches it! The vignette that you created is casing your pretty NOEL plate. I love that you have Colorado pinecones too! I have been sticking them in all of my gift baskets to take to Texas. They don't have many pine trees in south Texas! Hehe! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful Christmas with us! Ohh yes..and I nearly forgot...the green pottery that you found at Nell Hills...gorgeous! I just love that shade of green!

Well dear friend, I have been busy...busy with trying to get ready for our trip. We will be leaving this Thursday. I'm definitely like a "kid at Christmas" with anticipation of seeing all my family!

Talk with you soon and again...have a wonderfully sweet and blessed Christmas, dear lady!

Love ya,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a pretty plate. I love your vignette, it is so lovely and the plate is just the perfect touch. Hugs, Marty

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Pat, I love rustic as a theme for Christmas, Your NOEL plate is wonderful, and oh wow, those green pottery pieces from Nell Hill are amazing! I love so many decor styles, my family room area is definitely "rustic country", it's so hard to photograph down there that I don't do it very often. Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas week! xo

Jo's This and That said...

PAT I LOVE THE PLATE!Merry Christmas!

Babs said...

Pat, your redware plate and ornament are perfect with the pine cones for your rustic look.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas/Noel. :)