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

Friday, November 30, 2012

Simple JOYs . . .

There is no mistaking that when "Mr. Ed" and I host
Christmas On Crooked Creek
no surface goes unscathed ! ! !

And while I won't deny
that most h o l i d a y preparations are done months in advance,
I have my justifications.

Simple JOYs. . .
beginning December first,
right up to the day we celebrate Jesus Birth. . .
I want to embrace every magical moment !

During our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring,
I began designing vignettes for the various areas
in our 1970's Ranch Style Home.

were my choice for our Entry On Crooked Creek.

While on vacation,
I came upon this book titled,
Angels We Have Heard On High
A Book of Seasonal Blessings
by Joan Webster Anderson.

Intrigued by the title,
I was drawn to the soft, creamy ivory hues
with a touch of pastel blue, brown and gold on the cover.
The exact color palette of the print above the console table
in our Entry Hall.

My design plan called for showcasing my heirloom and vintage Angels.

My trio of Christmas Trees in their vintage pottery vases,
the white lacy metal Stars,

and some vintage blue glass ornaments
I had seen in a local Antique Shop.

I knew I wanted this "first impression"
into our home On Crooked Creek
to be the Scriptural account of our Savior's Birth,
The Christmas Story.

Luke 2:9
     And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
     and the glory of the Lord shone round about them,
     and they were sore afraid.

     And the angel said unto them,
     "Fear not;
     for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy
     which shall be to all people.
     For unto you is born this day
     in the city of David
     a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
     This shall be a sign unto you;
     Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
     lying in a manager."

     And suddenly there was with the angel
     a multitude of the heavenly host,
     praising God, and saying,

     "Glory to God in the highest,
     and on earth peace,
     goodwill toward men."

every surface has been prepared for
Christmas On Crooked Creek! ! !

"Mr. Ed" and I will embrace
every  magical moment
as we celebrate. . .

simple JOYs! ! !
Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining A Homespun Christmas Link Party @ Savvy Southern Style with Kim! Ladies, mark your calendars and visit each and every party for the greatest inspiration of this Christmas Season!!!
On Crooked Creek will be joining our dear hostess, Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday ! Be sure to visit for inspiration abounds for creative ideas in your own home decor!!!

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