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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter's Twilight. . .

Winter's Twilight ~ 
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.

* * * * * * * * * * * *Tip and Tutorial * * * * * * * * * * * *

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.

Photo #1):
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.

Photo #2):
"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!

Photo #3):
Many times, I place the main item of display first 
to get a idea of what is needed to enhance the overall design.

Photo #4):
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.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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!
Post a Comment