Sunday, June 19, 2011

~ Entry Before... Stay Tuned

The entry January 2007! Although it has had many different arrangements on the table, the colors and walls had been the same until lately. Next up, the new entry. Stay tuned. Happy Weekend!

Revisiting the entry in 2007...

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. Oh your entry looks lovely!! I love the pretty mirror you found!

  2. That's a beautiful cloche and base, Donna! I love that you have a picture of your daughter as a child in it. Your entry is the perfect size and is very welcoming.

  3. This is a beautiful and stylish entry. Very inviting space. The muted colors are so warm and cozy. The photo under the cloche is so sweet too!

  4. I love what you have put under your cloche. I am waiting for my mom to give me my Great Grandfather's bible... He was a preacher. I can't wait to see it. :)


  5. What and inspration. Thanks for your wonderful contribution for changing my life.

  6. Thanks for sharing!. Wonderfull.

  7. Aww... I really enjoyed this post Donna. Your little girl is adorable. I know she's grown now but they always stay little to mommas.

    I have had really good luck finding mirrors on Craigslist in South Carolina. Have you tried looking in your area in FL?

    I have no luck finding cloches anywhere. Boo on that.

    Merry Christmas my friend,


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