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Monday, June 11, 2012

That's Entertainment!

It's inevitable...
once I begin to make a change in one room On Crooked Creek,
it's only a matter of time before most everything has a re~arrange!




So~o~o. . .
now that the kitchen and dining room cabinets all have a fresh look for Spring. . .it was time to add a few changes to the Entertainment Center!



Long over~due!
Honestly, it was hard for me to believe I hadn't changed anything since last February!


I began with a change in backgrounds and added single floral prints with a silver frame to each side of the Entertainment Center. . .




Keeping a light and simple color palette, I used a Madonna figurine filled with Lily of the Valley and my French Busts.



Vintage soft turquoise vases added a subtle hue to offset the ivory figurines!






Although the clock and frame are of different colors, their similarity of shape keeps the consistency thorough out the cabinet. I adore e v e r y t h i n g about this frame. Its ivory color, the rope detailing, the feminine bow, and especially the dragonfly print!



Remember this is an Entertainment Center. . .
therefore I added a silver tray with two lidded silver crystal jars and an laser cut ivory shell made into a lily pad atop the DVD player on the lower shelf. 





The opposite side holds my CD player. Which, at all times, is fully loaded with calming classical piano selections! Chosen because this model could hold five CD's for continuous play!


Each side was given a sprig or two of ivy to soften the glass. Books in hues of blue, greens and taupe are used as risers and to hide the easels holding the prints.






One of my favorite features of the Entertainment Center is the lighting. The soft lighting showcases our decor items and adds to the overall ambiance in the evenings On Crooked Creek.


Directly below the glass cabinets are open shelves which hold the photos of our parents.
I added similar hued books, a fern filled urn, and a mourning dove alongside of the photos!








The open upper shelf stayed primarily the same. A shift in the direction of books and the addition of a ivy helps to hide the stereo speakers. I did try lying them down flat as suggested by a follower; however, the quality of sound was greatly effected.



The botanical fern prints were added to the Farmhouse window atop the Entertainment Cabinet. Also, the music box. . . elevated helps to balance the arrangement. New soft leafy vines were placed around the bases of the oil lanterns bringing in the green of the Season!




On Crooked Creek. . .
                                        That's Entertainment!


Until next time. . .




and, of course, On Crooked Creek will be joining our dear hostess, Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday! Be sure to visit and come away inspired!

18 comments:

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Pat,
Welcome to Marty's meme. Hope you will enjoy your visit.

You really done a great job with you very charming home. Charming...

Greetings from Stockholm,
/CC

Designs By Pinky said...

Wonderful changes, Pat! Isn't it fun lightening up for Spring and Summer! XO, Pinky

Amy Kinser said...

Hi Pat. I so understand how changing one room leads to another and then another. Love how you filled your cubbies in your ent. center. Very pretty.

God bless you, Amy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

A great piece Pat and you have it decorated beautifully. I love the touch of the ivory and the blue and the pics of your parents make it super special. I love having family photos around. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

I especially enjoy your Madonna and French busts. Arranging around TV's is always tough for me. hugs, olive

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the springy changes, Pat! The soft turquoise is a nice addition along with all of the soft whites! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I love your changes and you have some pretty pieces!
Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mississippi artist said...

It is amazing how changing one little thing leads to changing lots of things! Your entertainement center looks great, I always have trouble with bookcases!

Martha said...

Love your new touches in your Entertainment Center. It is nice to change things up isn't it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks great Pat ~ love the ol' window on top!

Toni said...

The entertainment center looks great. Love the old window on top. I love seeing family photos displayed. Very Pretty!

momto8blog said...

good for you!! how fun to shop in your own house too!! the Madonna is my favorite..beautiful.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I love all your changes. Isn't it fun to shuffle things around for a new look? hugs ~lynne~

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful job! My table changes a lot, but I can sure go a long time without changing a lot of other areas. Especially the mantel. I hope you're enjoying the change. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love how you decorated around the TV, kind of ingnoring it was there and yet keeping the unit totally functional. My favorite are those blue vases. That shade is divine. Beautiful job.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Fabulous changes my friend! I love the Madonna the best and I love to do just that..shop at home, sometimes I am so surprised of the things I find in drawers, or that are so pretty and deserve center stage, lol..you did a fantastic job. Have a great Father's Day weekend, lovely lady.
FABBY

bj said...

Ummm, everything looks fantastic on Crooked Creek.....
Enjoy the summer.....

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