The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Kitchen Still Life!

A few weeks ago, while re~vamping the kitchen counters, I decided I needed some cooler items on the buffet and hutch. Our sweltering triple digits made it unbearable here on the Prairie. Our dining room and kitchen are on the Western most side of our 1970's Ranch Style home and I needed some  c o o l e r  hues!!!




Taking off the reds and golds, I began with this new thrifty find from a recent garage $ale! This vintage print is a perfect addition to compliment my fruit motif in the kitchen here On Crooked Creek!




Encased in the gold medallion at the bottom of the print is August 1732! Listed on either side are all the names of the fruits; Apricock, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches,Plumbs, Pears are the main headings. Then numbers and subheadings for each fruit are listed in this vintage print. The frame is black, walnut and a fine edging of gold. I felt it was well justified with the garage $ale price of $3.00!




Removing the gold and red chili pepper dinnerware from the two~tier plate rack was the next change in my effort to  c o o l  things down in the dining room! I stacked it high with my everyday white dinnerware and one vintage dinner plate for added visual interest.



Another still life print is the inspiration for the changes atop the buffet.



You can get an idea of the intense heat with this photo of the sun streaming through the patio doors (notice the blinds are c l o s e d) long before noon On Crooked Creek!




This still life sits atop the refrigerator in On Crooked Creek's galley style kitchen. 




An heirloom watercolor from my childhood, gifted to me by my beloved MoMa, this print hung on the dining room wall in "the dream house". Since wall space is at a premium On Crooked Creek, I chose to place it atop the refrigerator!




I adore how the ornate top of this vintage coffee grinder mimics the silver bowl in the still life print.




Faux fruit resembles the subject matter of the art piece and is in keeping with our theme surrounding the kitchen On Crooked Creek.



Muted hues add to the mystical, romantic portrayal of the dragon slayer seen in the background of this print.




A gentle shower of rain, double digits for a few days combined with c o o l e r hues are making life On Crooked Creek a bit brighter as the days go by!


Until next time . . .


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