The Foyer for Christmas

For the first decorated room/area reveal this Christmas season is the room/area

that you first see when you enter my home . . . The Foyer for Christmas.

This year, rather than filling the house with many of my Christmas treasures that

I have collected over the years, I am trying to embellish the things that I already have.

This way I do not have to banish lots of accessories into the attic.

Now it is not to say that I am not using many of my Christmas treasures,

just scaling down a bit.

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First Impressions {Velvet Pumpkins}

They say that first impressions are important.

The curb appeal of your home is definitely a first impression of your property.

A beautiful door can also be the first impression of your personality.

A yellow door of happiness, a purple door of creativeness . . .

When you enter through the doors of a home, I would say the first impression

of the soul of the house is in the foyer/entry.

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Simple Summer Blue and White Vignette

Before I left for Tennessee last week to join the Boys of Summer,

I re-potted some topiaries into blue and white containers.

I had been wanting to do that for a while now, and finally got around to it

as I wanted to create a simple summer blue and white vignette

for the French buffet in the foyer.

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From the Consignment Shop to the House

A while back I presented one of my favorite consignments shops

that has wonderful things for all things home.

If you missed that post, you can see what I am referring to

as my favorite consignment shop.

I presented one of my finds there in this post of my sunroom

of a Chelsea House Chinoiserie table.

However, I found another piece there that I want to share with you today

and the items that my friend Sherri took home with her too!

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A Winter Foyer and A Unique Planter

The foyer is simply decorated for Winter.

However, there is a little surprise in the foyer.

Something very unique that I found on my birthday.

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Repurposing Candle Holders Into Pedestals

I needed  something to place my blue and white ginger jars on to gain more height.

I only had one small pedestal  that I use to prop things on, but needed two.

I came across a second set of Pottery Barn candleholders that were put away

on my staging shelves in the attic. I then got the epiphany, the light bulb moment.

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I Didn’t Shop the House

I didn’t shop the house,

but I shopped someone else’s house!!! ….. My friend Martha’s house to be exact.

I presented a beautiful red transferware pitcher to you the other day

which was also a purchase from Martha who is moving

and downsizing her beautiful collections and antiques.

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My Christmas Foyer

Today, I am teaming up with some of my wonderful fellow bloggers of bHome,

in Day 3 of A Christmas Tour.

Where you will receive some terrific inspiration of all things Christmas.

bHome the mobile app for iPhone and Androids that gives you access to all things

home and garden and more!

Be sure to read about the giveaway below. It is a great one!

bhome Christmas Blog Hop

Today I am presenting my foyer dressed for Christmas.

Welcome!

Great Room/Christmas 2015

As you enter my home you walk into a small foyer area

and immediately see the great room.

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Fall Foyer Antique French Buffet Vignette

It was time to “fall-i-fy” the foyer.

So what do I do? . . . Do I try to keep with the theme this year of keeping it simple?

Well I tried. Tried to keep most of the items that were already on the antique french buffet

and just embellish with a some touches of Fall.

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Love at first sight ~ The 2015 Southern Living Idea Home Part Two

You know that love at first sight moment,

whether it be an inanimate object or a human being.

Well on this day, it was this home for me. The 2015 Southern Living Idea Home.

2015 Southern Living Idea House

It had me at the copper lantern hanging on the front porch and entering the home and seeing

straight through to the gorgeous landscape of the valleys of the beautiful farmland.

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