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when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Bring A Torch !

 A Traditional Christmas Chandelier
is lighting the Dining Room On Crooked Creek !

I kept the Traditional decor in Dining Room
even though this area shares space
with my Gingerbread  theme.

Creamy ivory shades keep our dining room well illuminated during the late Autumn and early Winter evenings
On Crooked Creek !
Beginning with a hydrangea garland laid atop the chandelier arms,
I then added frosted red berry sprigs
and a strand of ruby red beaded garland.
Sheer gold ribbon tied in a bow
disguises the loop at the end of the garland.
A bird's nest, already inserted into the garland, remains.
This is the view from the dining room chairs as we enjoy our meal.
Waiting for a $ale
for these creamy ivory chair cushions
seemed to take f o r e v e r  ~
but the waiting paid off, quite nicely !

Red and silver seemed the perfect choice
for Christmas On Crooked Creek !
Trying to stay within my "streamlined" accessories for Christmas,
I added a few additional decorations to accentuate the Season !
Choir boys purchased in the 1980's. . .

a Christmas Greeting ~

 joined with a 1974 Holly Hobbie plate of Carolers,
my 1950's December Angel,
and a silver candelabra.
Traditional red and silver make a striking statement on the buffet.


 Candy canes fill the silver condiment holder for a festive touch.
A damaged vintage red star grounds the peppermint stripe quilted topper.

The remaining vintage red stars hang with white sheer ribbon
in the adjacent turquoise wall pockets.
A ladybug holder ~

A dragonfly holder ~

and a butterfly holder !

Our Traditional Dining Room
is illuminated by Mother Nature by day

. . .and by our Dining Room chandelier by night !
No need to  Bring A Torch !
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creek is joining our sweet hostess, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch  for Metamorphosis Monday! Be sure to visit for inspiration abounds for your own home decor through all the creative and talented Ladies in the Land of Blog!!!
. . .and I'm also linking up with our dear hostess, Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday! The Land of Blog is filled with Christmas inspiration and you'll see the ladies with their finest vignettes in home decor @ A Stroll Thru Life!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive, Pat! Love the chandy!...hugs...Debbie

Designs By Pinky said...

All of your Christmas touches look beautiful, Pat. Love the chandelier. My daughter was born in 1971 and LOVED Holly Hobbie, and even dressed as her for Halloween one year and carried her doll with her:) XO, Pinky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your chandelier is so pretty all dressed up for Christmas. The dining room looks beautiful. You have so many lovely decorations. Hugs, marty

podso said...

I love all the light in this post!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It all looks so pretty Pat. You've been hard at work I can see.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Very festive! Happy Holidays :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very festive and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

Jessica White said...

It's beautiful! I enjoyed how you were able to incorporate pieces you have collected over time. That aspect makes it so unique and homey.
I'd love to have you share this setting at my link party if you're interested!


Babs said...

It looks so Christmas-y around your house! Love your garland on the chandelier and the candy canes in the silver cup. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Pat,

I can see that you are ready for the Juletide 2012! I love the way you decor your lovely home?
I love the silver tray where you decored with yummy stuffs.

Great job in your great home.

Greetings from a freezing and snowy Stockholm,
/CC girl

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have a beautifully layered look going! Love your lush chandelier! What a weird weather year!

Pat@BPM said...

Everything in the room is beautiful. The chandelier is fabulous!

Rhonda said...

I love how you decorated the chandelier - cozy! And, the candy canes mixed in with all your beautiful silver is so pretty.

Becca said...

Such a beautiful holiday home! So warm and inviting ... love the candy canes!