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Saturday, July 7, 2012

One of Many Passions. . .

On Crooked Creek ~
                      one of my many passions ~
                                                             is vintage linens!

Vintage linens are among the first items I began collecting when canvasing Antique Malls. . . and I gravitate to them still today!

Those with lace and /

or embroidery . . .

just make my heart skip a beat!

This vintage circular table topper was so impressionable that I couldn't resist!

The crispness of a freshly laundered and pressed cotton table topper definitely needed a place of presence to be displayed.

The Guest Bedroom On Crooked Creek is better known as The Heritage Room for many of the antique furniture pieces and family heirlooms are lovingly arranged in this tiny room. A prestigious place fit for a newly acquired vintage table topper, indeed!

After re~locating the vintage writing desk to the lower level, I brought in this circular antique side table. Then, the task of finding a balance of accessories for display wasn't as easy as I had thought. I knew this lamp was needed for proper height for bedtime reading. This blue vase with white floral arrangement is one I adore!

First, I tried this rose embossed ivory mantle clock. . .

. . . but I settled with this floral embossed blue and white note pad and pen holder instead. The winged angel music box rotates as she sweetly plays Brahms's Lullaby.

Directly above this vintage vignette is the baby dress of my beloved Moma! The stitching is all done by hand, including the hand crocheted lace, by my beloved maternal Grandmother.

I knew I had a similar dresser scarf, from my years of collecting, to add to the opposite end table.

Although this vintage piece is ecru, I was amazed at how similar the lace and embroidery were.

I declare, this has to be the same satin stitch floral and trailing vine pattern!

Square table top surfaces always seem easier for me to arrange!
This vintage vignette came together quickly.

I love the softness of the blue hue of this lampshade at night. Turning it on for guest at dusk gives a restful appearance to the room. 

However, if you follow  On Crooked Creek, you know change is constant!

My garage $ale ivory lidded box find has been replaced!

After a recent trip to my favorite booth at our local Antique Mall, I found a working vintage Baby Ben Westclox! The 10% off helped to justify the cost. Alas ~ the perfect accessory! 

Nestled neatly inside the end table drawer, I've placed velum stationery and a "tea time" note pad complete with an angelic ink pen for quick correspondence or journaling.

My husband's christening gown, which began with his father, is directly above the end table. I feel so honored to have this beautiful cotton, eyelet gown and have photos of both, my husband and his father, wearing this gown.

Several of my followers On Crooked Creek have left precious comments concerning the guest room tray.

This creamy ivory,  wrought iron tray sits on the guest room bed. When guest arrive, the vase is filled with fresh florals from On Crooked Creek's gardens. Sometimes a daisy, sometimes a rose.

I remove the tray as I pull back the bedding each evening for our guest. In the morning, I return the tray with our guest choice of coffee or tea.

Sometimes for sitting or perhaps placing one's handbag, I kept the antique desk chair in the Guest Room. Placed at the end of the Jenny Lind bed and tucked neatly into a corner of the room, I flanked it with vintage Samsonite suitcases.

I adore the curves and hand~ carved back of this petite chair! The fact that it was covered in needlepoint made it an even sweeter find!

The view from the bed is one of a comforting hand ~ made heirloom quilt. I am fortunate enough to be blessed with several and can change them out as I choose during the year.

Above the quilt rack is my collection of  Willow Tree Angels! All are gifts from former co~workers. . .they are precious to me!

Several years ago, as a gift from my Dad, I purchased this petite chandelier! It is the only crystal chandelier On Crooked Creek ! I can view it from the Master Bedroom and as I walk up an down the East Wing of our home!

What started out as simply finding a place for my new vintage table topper. . .

finished with a freshly arranged Heritage Room ready to greet our guests . . .
                                  On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .

Vintage White Circular Table Topper
Vintage Blue Glass Lamp
Antique (Petite) Chair
Yellow Wall Pockets
from: Roadhouse Antiques and Gifts

Mustard Quilt Rack
from: The Iron Star


On Crooked Creek is joining our dear hostess Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday! Be sure to visit for inspiration abounds for your own home decor!!!


Designs By Pinky said...

I would like to make my reservation right now! What a warm, comforting and INVITING room you have here. The christening gown and your Mother's dress are TRUE treasures!!!!!!!!!!!! How beautiful, and I love how they are framed. I wish I had something like that. We don't seem to appreciate things like that til we are least I didn't. Hope you are staying cool. XO, Pinky

Martha said...

Pat -- I, too, love vintage linens and am always digging through them at Estate Sales and in antique shops (don't ask me why -- my drawers are full -- LOL!) There have been some good finds in the antique shop/mall next to the Lowell Milkin Center -- if you haven't been there! Wait -- perhaps I SHOULD NOT have told you that!!!! Forget I said anything! (LOL!)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful guest room! Love how you put your Moms dress in the shadow box. I have a topper just like it on my Great Great Granparents table.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pat, When I come to visit I want to stay in this beautifully vintage infused room!
I love the family baby clothes that you framed! So many treasures in that room! Your guests must love to stay with you!

Shelia said...

HI Pat! I love your beautiful guest bedroom! I love your vintage linens too! You're displaying them beautifully around your room. Your hanging quilt is so lovely! Now when my daughter was a little girl I found a bed like yours up in the attic of a house we bought and painted it red because I had a Holly Hobbie theme going on. Wish I still had that bed! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Micupoftea~ said...

My goodness, Pat, what a charming room! Such sweet details and lovely touches. The framed gowns are family treasures!! I like Battenburg crisp and white. My daughter has a Battenburg cloth draped over her nightstand too. Enjoy the upcoming week,

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

I am ready to pack my bag and come visit that beautiful room...It is precious that you have the christening gown from your husband and your little dress....the room is adorable!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

There are so many gorgeous features in your beautiful guest room I don't know where to start! That is one beautifully pressed cloth. Or I should say two. I have a hard time arranging side tables myself, but yours seems perfect. Love your new clock. LOVE that gorgeous blue lamp! Fab Quilt! Darling heirloom gowns! Sweet chair! My how lucky your guests are!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Wow, what a collection of vintage linens. I just started buying some myself, and of course I inherited many, many doilies, so I will have to come up with ways to use them.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi have a beautiful linen collection! And...I am in LOVE with that chandy!!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Ah, lovely treasures :)
Greetings from Australia♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, what gorgeous linens. I love all the fabulous cutwork and your collection is stunning. Such a lovely tray on the bed also. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Pat, beautiful vintage linens are always a nice touch to one's home. Love the work on the table topper. It's perfect for your round table. Cute little find with that Baby Ben alarm clock.