When you come in the front door of the house there is a small area that is an entry way. I put a cabinet there that I bought at a craft/antique store. It was pine when I bought it. I originally had it in the kitchen of a previous house. When I moved here I had it in the dining room, my bedroom and finally in the entry.
I painted it the off white of my walls and added french flower appliques. Above it I put some empty frames that I got from various places, a wag-on clock and some of my blue and white dishes. The wire armature I bought at Pier One and I will be changing it to winter evergreens in December. Also, I added a small candlestick lamp on a timer so that it is never dark when you come in the front door. Above that is gold scrolled piece that I wiped with off-white paint to tame the shine.
I won't change the flowers till after December 5Th which is my daughter's birthday. I have always done this ever since she was born as I wanted her to have her own birthday,not associated with Christmas. I also have always given her a half birthday in June, also, to make up for having a December birthday.
I am a nurse by profession and a single parent to my only child. I enjoy decorating, scrapping, photography, gardening, sewing and travel. I also enjoy my dogs, needle work, cooking and spending time with friends.