Remember when I changed my bench fabric and pillows to a patterned fabric with lots of color? I thought it would be a nice change for the cooler months. Well, I thought wrong! Each day, I would stare at it and feel uneasy about it. I think it was because it didn't flow with the rest of the house very well. If I was going to commit to that much pattern and color in the foyer, it would need to continue throughout and I just didn't want to do that. So...............it's back to being very light and airy and solid. To some, it may seem uninteresting and maybe even blah. To me, it's just what I wanted. It's fresh and crisp and most importantly it flows with the rest of the rooms in the house! Isn't that what a foyer is supposed to be anyway? It's a snapshot into what awaits you in the rest of the house.
You'll notice that I did manage to add a little pattern around the mirror, however. I love brown and white transferware.
I really like the touch of brown around the mirrors to tie in with the brown on the bench too.
I recently found this cute little crate at an antique shop and decided to use it in my sitting room.
I'm not sure if it's really old or not. It looks like it was painted and distressed. It has an oval metal plate on it as well.
Here it is on my chest of drawers (that is very old).
I really love it! It has that rustic quality that I like. It actually has dividers in it too which allow me to stand flowers in it perfectly.
Here is the side view.
I also have brown and white transferware dishes in the hutch above this chest.
And while I'm on the plate kick, I thought I'd show you the monogrammed plates in my secretary. These monograms match my kids names.
Peek-a-boo! Guess you can see me taking the pic. Ha!
At the same antique store, I found this sweet little twig wreath. It was obviously hand made. For now, I hung it on my armoire in the family room.
Can you see it?
This may end up getting moved eventually, but here it is for now.
You know, by now, that I love Romantic Homes magazine. So, of course, I must share something special out of the newest issue (November).
Cute little holiday tags that you can copy and print off at home onto card stock!
(Sorry my pictures aren't the best. It's been very cloudy all week at my house and my flash caused a glare on some of the pics.)
There is a beautiful house featured in this magazine, too, that is all white and decorated for Christmas very simply with greenery, paperwhites and silver accessories. Love it! Go check it out!
Please don't forget that today is the last day for my custom poster giveaway. So, go sign up now if you haven't already. I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner!
~ Kelly ~
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