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

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!
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