Thursday, October 13, 2011

I had to change it again!

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.'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 ~

I am linking to the following parties:



I love it! Your brown and white is so pretty together. And I love that magazine too.

Linda said...

So much to look at.....and I love it all!!! Love the white paired with your brown things. White CAN be on the fall palette! I think your pics look great!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the bench the way you have it and I know like me nothing stays the same very long. I love your brown transferware and would love to get some a reasonable prices. Cute crate. Been shopping, huh.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love all your changes Kelly and I LOVE the brown transferware. I am on the hunt for some red pieces for my dining room. Have a great weekend, Martina

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Kelly! I love your bench both ways; but, I can see now what you mean!! Love it in white with the brown accents!! I love the plates with your kids' initials...nice touch! And you know I love the cross on top of the books! Very pretty!

Amy Chalmers said...

I love how this looks, so don't change it til Christmas!! Love the brown transferware too, and it looks excellent in the pine hutch!~Cute desk too. Great post filled with goodies!

labbie1 said...

I like all of it, but I love love love the wooden box that you found! And thanks for sharing the magazine with it's pretty tags! So fun!

Debbiedoos said...

Looks so very pretty Kelly. I love that crate, old or new, it is an awesome addition. Those tags are adorable, I am going to have to look for those in the mag.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Love that hutch with the brown transfer ware, I collect it too! Love the faded look...Your bench looks great back to the before.
Love the old secretary, very nice!
All the Best,

Anonymous said...

I love the crate! Actually, I love it all! You've got great taste.
Thanks for sharing those tags. They are lovely.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have so many nice touches. I don't think your changes are blah at all, Kelly. The contrast with the wood looks great, and it's all about what makes YOU comfortable. I just adore that little twig wreath, and the crate.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Gorgeous vignettes!
Love the entry bench area and the hutch and desk too!
You have such a knack for putting it all together.

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

I just love the set up of this room - and that mirror is to die for! xo

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

PS - New follower here. ♥

Honey at 2805 said...

The room is beautiful and the mirror is terrific and the little twig wreath has a home. I like making little changes always making things a little different here and there. It's in our nature.

I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!

Tanna said...

Kelly, you remind me of my daughter... she will try some color... then it just bugs her until she changes it back to a more serene palette. Her home is always very well pulled together and seamless from room to room. You and she share that trait. love to visit both of you! blessings ~ Tanna

All That Glitters said...

Your wreath is so cute!!! I love those type of wreaths, too! Everything looks good too!

Happy Friday!


Melissa Miller said...

Oh wow I LOVE the changes Kelly! You are so talented. The lighter look is gorgeous along with the brown.

I've been meaning to get by here and see what you have been up to. I got sucked into FB and Pinterest all week long. Lol!

Have a terrific weekend.
~Melissa :)

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Kelly, your entry is wonderful, and I love both bench looks! the brown transfer is gorgeous around the mirror. thanks so much for linking up to VIF! xoxo

Babs said...

Oh, Kelly, I LOVE LOVE your brown and white transferware. That's my favorite. You did such a great job arranging your shelves and the mirror. Love the crate, too. Have a great weekend,
Oh, love your book case/desk and all the vintage books.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I adore your decorating style! You and you sis definitely "have it."

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your brown transferware is really lovely but my favorite thing is the twig wreath. I just think it's the cutest thing. I would have snapped it up too. Happy Sunday Kelly!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love the brown and white.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Everything is so pretty!! Love your plates and your gorgeous natural wreath! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

The Charm of Home said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love the brown transferware and the old dresser with that shelving above it is gorgeous! Thanks for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!

Chris said...

Hi Kelly, everything is beautiful. You have a lovely collection of things in your home. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will stop by often. Please drop by my blog and perhaps you will follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Chris