Wednesday, January 10, 2007

*New Year~New Entry Design

I confess I gave in and brought the bell jar/cloche out of the garden and into the house some time ago. A Mary Garrity effect, and of course I've seen them decorated beautifully in magazines and other places. I was ready to take it back outside. But not today. This one sometimes has the normal small plant like Victorians would do. Today it has something different. This is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter. Her cheeks are so chubby and she is playing with leaves, oblivious to everything but the beauty in nature. Along with the picture are some antique books including a old bible which belonged to my husband's great grandfather. The inside of the jar changes with the seasons, but today I have a snapshot of my heart inside it.

The living room was repainted last year. It is still a simliar mix of colors, so no big change. The entry table is the same, but with a new top. After looking for a new iron & marble entry table, I wasn't finding anything much different than what I already had, except mine had a wood top. However, I had a black marble top in the guest room. So I just switched them out.

I was longing for an old mirror, but the antique ones were more than I was willing to pay. I found this one hiding in the back of a store that has junk, old stuff, and antiques. It gives a new and different feeling to the entry. It was cool out today, but isn't that sun shining in so beautiful?


  1. "I have a snapshot of my heart inside it" ~ Donna, those are such sweet words. Nothing could be more beautiful inside that cloche! Just precious. I love the whole entry way including the mirror it is all so elegant,yet welcoming. And yes, the coolness and the sunshine were just glistening today.

  2. What a beautiful display Donna, you have the magic touch because you put your heart in all of it. The photo looks warm and inviting.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful!

    I have just found your blog. How can I access your archives from last year?

    Thanks, Martha

  4. I found your blog through Daisy Cottage...I just love your display! The words "I have a snapshot of my heart inside it" sweet. I got a little choked up. It's lovely to find so many like minded women as myself. Will be a regular reader. Happy New Year to you!

  5. What a beautiful display...the picture of your daughter...too precious!

  6. Moms always love those older pictures don't they? Suddenly you understand what others meant by the blinking of an eye. It sure goes by quickly.
    Thanks for coming by.


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