Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Entry Way



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.

10 comments:

Primitive Grrl said...

I love this!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Love your entryway, beautiful!

Neabear said...

What a pretty entry way. The light on the timer is a good idea. I used to do that at a couple of places we lived. Now where we are, the switch is right there and nightlights light the way anyway. I do use a timer on a light over our bed. That way when I fall asleep reading, it eventually goes off. Heehee. What you did with the frames is so pretty too.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Very pretty entryway. I especially love that clock with the pendulum.

Thanks for your very kind comment on my recent post by the way.

oxox
Jennifer

Jean Tuthill said...

Oh Sandy, I love it! You have done a great job with this area. It is very well balanced and the candle lamp is a very good idea. Very nice!

Sondra said...

I'm loving this entryway!

The Vintage Rose said...

Fabulous entry way - like what you see in a magazine! That's what I love about blogging - you can sit down with a cuppa and read all these wonderful stories and ideas.

Becky said...

What a pretty entryway. I had my hubby come and take a look too. He agrees.
Becky

Daisymomto3 said...

Beautiful. :)

Pearl said...

Your home is beautiful, you really have an eye for design. I'll be back to visit. Pearl