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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flippin' The Switch!!!

On Crooked Creek,
we're flippin' the switch from Summer to Autumn!!!

Beginning with the dining room chandelier,
 we're transitioning the decor from Summer to Autumn
. . .one area at a time! ! !

Before. . .

I'm fortunate to have more than one set of chandelier lamp shades for the dining room here On Crooked Creek! Recently, I used the red and gold stripe to set the tone for hot Summer days and my Farmhouse Frenchy Kitchen.

I truly adore the Traditional style decor that I enjoyed during my youth. Since I've had more time to indulge in keeping my home, I'm finding that the Traditional style is much more soothing to my soul.

The Autumnal inspiration for the chandelier came from
Mary Carol Garrity's Nell Hill's Christmas at Home and these recent faux fall foliage finds from the Iron Star combined with berry garland and oak leaf sprigs I previously purchased locally at Roadhouse Antiques!

Consider the decorating potential that is often overlooked
in your ceiling fixture is the advise that Mary Carol Garrity gives in seasonal decor!

So~o~o. . .
aided by my ever faithful assistant, "Mr. Ed", I did just that!

In making the chandelier a centerpiece of the dining room, I needed to hide the chain link above the rubbed bronze finish!

Although it took s e v e r a l attempts to get the sprigs of bittersweet neatly and securely tucked under the burlap wired ribbon, I am quite pleased with the results!

Next came the "over ~ under" winding of the soft orange hued berry garland on the arms of the chandelier. The addition of my creamy ivory silk Traditional lamp shades keeps the Autumnal hues from becoming overbearing.

Blending sprigs of faux oak leaves, twigs and acorns along each arm of the chandelier adds to the natural elements of Autumn!

The overhead view speaks volumes of Autumn,
as you gaze across the table.


Good~bye triple digit temperatures,
good ~bye to Summer of 2012!

We've flipped the switch to Autumn
                               On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .

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