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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lighter Look for 2012!

L i g h t e r ~
                                           as in less?

On Crooked Creek ~ l i g h t e r ~
       as in a s o f t e r hue for the built ~ in China Cabinet.

Removing all the vibrant hues from the China Cabinet and leaving only the creamy ivories, soft pinks, subtle purples and the whites of our heirloom China Rose China and our collected German Coffee Sets. . .
                                                           gives us a l i g h t e r look for 2011!

The soft pinks of these delicate roses on our heirloom China Rose pattern china with their platinum rims add much needed l i g h t and shimmer to our dark mahogany cupboard!

The upper shelf of the built~in China Cabinet is the only shelf that had the ample height to showcase the detailing of our heirloom china dinner plates. The German Coffee pot was taller than I had remembered ~ thus the display had to be re~arranged several times before I was pleased with the results.

I never tire of the intricate detailing of this Easter Tea Set! Sage green, soft pink and subtle purple against the creamy ivory give me immense pleasure each time I gaze upon the set. Even the pops of yellow are an appealing l i g h t contrast.

The Easter Tea Set combined with my vintage, pink fostoria cream and sugar for a continuing l i g h t e r  look for the middle shelf of the built~in China Cabinet!

My antique, pink depression creamer and sugar paired with a small pitcher keep this l i g h t e r look along the entire length of the shelf.

My all time favorite cups and saucers gifted to me by my beloved mother~in~law!

I hope you can enjoy the interiors of these cups in the enhanced photos. The pink cup and saucer is my absolute favorite!

 The completion of the German Coffee Set, resting on the bottom shelf, is a dessert set for six. Europeans must have begun that popular saying,

                        "Life is short ~ eat dessert first"!

"Mr. Ed" and I remember being invited into several German nationalist homes while serving in Germany . . .  and eating dessert  f i r s t !

Here is the first of four German Coffee Sets we purchased while serving in Germany! I adore the imprinted white lacey pattern of the china, the subtle purple flowers and the long curve to the spout! It appears to have vintage and art deco influences.

Another of my beloved mother~in~laws footed tea cups. This one has hues of aqua blue with all the sage greens, soft pinks,subtle purples and pops of yellow!

The final cup in our l i g h t e r look for 2011 is one of my MoMa's tea cups. I don't remember it ever having a saucer, perhaps that's the reason it now resides in the built~in China Cabinet On Crooked Creek. Unique ~ and slightly askew ~ like me!

On Crooked Creek ~
s o f t e r  hues for the built ~ in China Cabinet ~
                                                                and a l i g h t e r look for 2012!

Until next time. . .

To see the before photos of the built ~in China Cabinet On Crooked Creek be sure to check out a post from the past titled, The Wait Is Over. . .  at the link below:


On Crooked Creek will be joining Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch with our sweet hostess, Susan! Be sure to visit and be inspired to do a make~over in your home decor!


Martha said...

I like the lighter look and you have such pretty china! They are all beautiful!

Marigene said...

Very pretty...I am ready for winter to be over, let's get on to spring! Your title says Lighter Look for 2011...did you really mean 2012? I am still writing 2011 and have to change it!

On Crooked Creek said...

Dear Ones,
Thanks to Marigene...I now have the correct date in my title!!! What ever would I do without all of you who follow and inspire me? I am continually grateful for your encouragement!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am drooling over all the pretty pinks. That is what I have in my hutch too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Pat, your china and all of your accessory pieces are so beautiful. Everything looks fabulous. You did such a great job displaying them. Love the new look. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, spring is blooming in your china cabinet! What beautiful dishes. Love the soft pinks and that little tea pot is so cute.
Be a sweetie,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Pretty pretty pretty! What a lift your cupboard gives just looking at it! I had to laugh at your comment that your highway is now called Yellow Brick Road. How perfect is that?

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love that china cupboard of yours - it always seems to hold lovely things whenever you show us!

Here's to a light and lovely 2012...though probably less of the light for me as I put on more and weight with the pregnancy!!


labbie1 said...

Very nice! I like the light florals and the easter egg tea set all ready for spring!

Kathleen said...

I love that Easter egg tea set, it is so pretty!
Is there markings/brand on it? Maybe I could find one on ebay.
You have lovely china!