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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Affair of the Heart. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining 
Thursday's Inspirations!

Mary is hosting a new weekly meme 
to share her magnificent photography 
and to inspire those of us in The Land of Blog to join her. 

Each week, Mary will choose a different theme 
for Thursday's Inspirations! 

Be sure to visit Mary @ Little Red House
 and feast your eyes upon her amazing talent 
and creativity from behind the lens of her camera.

Spending the past ten years On Crooked Creek has evolved into an Affair of the Heart. . .for me, it wasn't love at first sight.

Handmade lace heart is a recent purchase from Roadhouse Antiques.Features vintage buttons, lace, miniature locket, and pearls.

Although, I desperately wanted to be closer to our son and daughter~in~law. . .I was heart~broken at leaving the "dream house" behind. The house that "Mr. Ed" and I  designed.

Handmade crazy quilt heart from Roadhouse Antiques. This miniature heart features vintage lace and a creamy satin rosebud.

Ours was, truly, unique. The "dream house"  was designed through correspondence while "Mr. Ed" was serving his last unaccompanied tour of duty in Korea.

The final handmade lace heart purchased from Roadhouse Antiques.  The handiwork of each of these with buttons, bows, lace and seed pearls is just amazing!

Arriving On Crooked Creek was not for the faint of heart. Years of neglect, a "flip house" for profit, yet ~ it was a "house with good bones". Our 1970's Ranch Style house lacked romance and character. These are the qualities "Mr. Ed" and I have worked diligently to instill over the past ten years.

Notice all the details of this lovely handmade heart. This locket is similar to one that I have  belonging  to my maternal grandmother.

I adore all the pearls used in this handmade lace heart. Pearls are what "Mr.Ed" brought me from Korea when he returned home.

Together, we had a vision of the home this house could become. With perseverance, limited knowledge, determination and hard work. . .On Crooked Creek has become an Affair of the Heart.

I adore the hand embroidery of this piece and the uniqueness of its palette.

Satin and velvets combined with creamy ivory lace and ribbon are such charming characteristics of this miniature handmade heart.

The above photos are taken from the re~arrangement of the entertainment center On Crooked Creek. It is my hope that you will return for the reveal in its entirety.

Until next time . . .

On Crooked Creek is joining in the Vintage Valentine Party @ Vintage Inspiration Friday with hostess Debra from Common Ground! If you love all things vintage...this is a must see post!
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