Monday, August 8, 2011


I wanted to join the party at Cottage and Vine.   This little area is pretty plainly decorated.
Our "foyer" is decorated at the moment with some of my favorite thrift store plates, an old shutter, and some other little art pieces.

Eventually I would like to paint the walls, but as this is open to the stairs, and then the upstairs hallway and kids playroom, I have to find a neutral color I really love that I want to paint through the whole place.

These little cross stitch pieces - the one on the left is from Goodwill, and the orange flower one was $5 in an antique shop.

 Not sure the story behind this little picture below, but it came from my parent's house and was in my room there.  It is very heavy and old.

This plate I found at Goodwill, it is poppytrail by Metlox

I really like the pattern on this plate.

a favorite (candid) family picture taken at the farm in east Texas

The chair is a garage sale find.  I like the natural wood right now, but it may get a paint job one day.

The foyer is open to our living room

Click the link below to check some more inspiring foyers and entry ways, I know I need some inspiration for mine!


Rene said...

Thanks so much for joining the party today! Wall galleries are such a nice addition to a foyer/staircase and thrift stores are such a great place to start a collection.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You have a lovely entry with a great gallery wall. I especially love the shutter and the old chair. Lots of space too, and your balustrade has some real presence. I have plans to update our railing with paint/darker stain.

Hartwood Roses said...

I love where you are going with your collection in the entry. Since you asked for inspiration, how about a long shelf above your arrangement to add some weight, and as a place for collectibles that can't hang on the wall? Just a thought.

Your sofa is totally drool-worthy!!