painted by Mother Nature's palette
during the Winter months is subdued ~
creamy ivory, palest dove gray and inky charcoal.
On Crooked Creek chose the richness
of these subtle hues to create a serene dining room.
Taking my clue from Mother Nature,
I chose a subtle color palette for the buffet top.
The new, creamy ivory floral and vine pattern paper
gives a light and bright overall appearance to this vignette.
Toning down the warm honey hues in the oak
began by placing a ruffled linen table runner on the buffet.
A white porcelain serving platter
placed behind the silver service defines the vignette.
The white vintage damask tea cloth
gives a much needed touch of softness
atop the the metallic edges.
A miniature faux fern adds a splash of color
while keeping an airy and light balance.
I chose a commemorative plate of the Mound City Courthouse
in hues of creamy ivory with sepia tones and a gold rim
to bring in Mother Nature's inky charcoal palette.
"Mr. Ed" and I obtained our marriage license
at the Courthouse in 1969.
Extending the serenity of the dining room along the buffet,
I placed a crystal vase with creamy ivory faux Dahlias.
Still clinging to the hope of measurable accumulation of Snow
On Crooked Creek, I did substitute the "Let it Snow" plaque
with my silver tray chalkboard.
In keeping with a light and streamlined decor,
I added my over ~ size pears
atop the china buffet and hutch.
The completed china buffet and hutch is
enhanced greatly by a serene color scheme.
Behind the glass doors of the hutch,
I simply de ~ cluttered and streamlined
the amount of accessories.
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It is On Crooked Creek's hope from this subtle change
that you would be inspired to try something different
in the backdrop of your cabinetry.
You can see the warm honey hue of the oak cabinetry.
Before the addition of the background,
I used small accent lamps for illumination to this dark area.
"Mr. Ed" applied adhesive gift wrap to the back of the cabinetry.
Trimming with a box knife,
after measuring and cutting to approximate dimensions
for a custom fit!
Many times, I place the main item of display first
to get a idea of what is needed to enhance the overall design.
Even without the finishing touches
already you can visualize the huge impact
changing the background of the cabinetry makes.
Final words ):
By using gift wrap or wall paper,
you haven't made a permanent decision
in the background of your cabinet. . .
which can be easily switched
when the decor changes.
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So ~ o ~ o. . .
Mother Nature stroke your brush
and paint a Winter's Twilight
on this serene dining room make ~ over.
In creamy ivory, palest dove gray and inky charcoal
dining On Crooked Creek is now, pure delight!
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creek will be joining
Yvonne @ StoneGable for
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits!
And. . .
Debra @ Common Ground for
Be Inspired Friday!
And. . .
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for
Table Top Tuesday!
Be sure to visit
for you’ll come away
filled with amazing inspirations
for use in your own home décor!