The Foyer {A Reflection of You}

It is said that your foyer should be a reflection of you…

…..when you enter a home, the foyer should set the tone for who lives there.

So I gathered some items for my foyer table that I thought reflected this house.

However, I must say that it would be mainly me…or there would be a baseball glove on that table!!



My stained glass piece in the foyer is not only indicative of my love for old architectural things…

…..but it is also a very sentimental piece…a gift from my hubby….

……….and you can read about my very “sentimental gift” at this previous post.



Always wanted my home to feel warm and inviting….for family and friends.

I bought this “Bless This House” sheet music book over a year ago at an antique fair…


And of course there are my favorite crystal pineapples on this table…

… of them was a birthday gift from my mom.



My treasured “Home Sweet Home” book by John Howard Payne, dated 1882 ….

…..I purchased this book about 20 years ago and paid $25 for it.

I thought back then I was paying a fortune for it..

……….but could not pass this book up and happy that I didn’t!


Added a favorite pic of my son and his family…a stack of books that reflect my style…


A classic lamp for a reflection of my traditional style…..

…..and one of my favorite flowers (hydrangea) nestled in a jadite bowl…

………..which reflects my love of vintage dishes.


There’s that pineapple again….

…..and you can see how I discovered why I love pineapples so much in an upcoming post on Sunday.


Then there is my total fondness of topiaries…




This topiary is nestled in a special blue transferware chamber pot…

…..this was a gift from a friend/former co-worker of mine many years ago..


So…is your foyer a reflection of you…your home…your family?…

Hope you enjoyed my foyer vignette today…a reflection of our home and what we love.

Have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. You wouldn’t mind sharing one of those demi john’s would you? You have plenty, you know! Ha! Looking good, sister!
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  3. Your foyer is gorgeous! It does reflect you keen sense of style! I love the way you explained how each piece relates to you too. What a lovely entrance to your home!
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  4. Shirley, I just read an article about entries and had me thinking too. I think the way we decorate probably does reflect the woman most of the time. That’s ok, right?

    Your entry is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. That stained glass window is stunning and I love the sheet must framed. I’m going to pin some of these.
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  5. Your foyer always looks so welcoming. Love the jadite dishes so pretty with the stained glass. I love hydrangeas and topiaries too. In the new house I have plans to make two topiaries with moss and put them in transferware I purchased from Nancy’s Daily Dish. I adore your topiary, what a great gift. Have a great day!


  6. This is beautiful, as always. From what I know of you, this is spot on. The only thing I think is missing is a coffee cup. 🙂

    Yes, my foyer does reflect me right at this moment. It is filled with about 20 boxes of Farmhouse goods I am pricing and repacking for the show next weekend. Thank goodness that is only the “temporary” me or I think Bill would move out. LOL

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  7. I love the beautiful story of Tommy surprising you! He is so romantic, what a wonderful husband. Your foyer epitomizes exactly who you are, it is absolutely gorgeous. It also shows how incredibly talented you are in the art of design.

  8. Yes, it is so you and I love the demijohns underneath.

  9. Well, pineaples are the symbol of hospitality so they are PERFECT there on the foyer table! I love that topiary too and please tell me/us where you got the demijohns that are under the table. I am now acquiring some, 3 so far and LOVE them!!!! XO, Pinky
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  10. Linda miller says

    Your home(s) has always been warm and inviting to friends and family. I think your foyer reflects the person you are to a tea. Beautiful and interesting vignette as always.

  11. What a beautiful vignette in your entry, Shirley! It is very welcoming. I love that stained glass piece there and your table is so pretty.
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  12. Beautiful foyer, Shirley! Your whole home reflects the love you have for it and your family! ~~Angela
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  13. Shirley, I Loooooove you new foyer vignette. It does reflect you so well. I was struck at once by the beauty of the green in the stained glass and the jadeite. The entire are is just stunning. Then so is your home.
    Have a blessed weekend, Ginger
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  14. I so agree about a foyer being a reflection of who we are, in fact I think the entire house is a reflection of who we are and how we live. Your foyer is lovely, I love the combination of all the things you have gathered to display and been seen by all your guest. Very nice!
    Thanks, Patty
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  15. So very beautiful Shirley! Yes, I concur, the entry way speaks volumes…it pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the home. Yours is just gorgeous and would tell me, OK< I have to get past this entry way LOL!
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  16. Shirley, your foyer is just beautiful!! I love how every item is meaningful and reflects who you are and your style! 🙂

  17. Oh dear, I’m in trouble…my foyer is a mess so it it’s a reflection of me…yikes! 🙂 Yours is beautiful. I love it. I’m thinking I need to work on mine. 😀
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  18. Your entry really does say so much about who we are and what we love. that stained glass Gothic window is just priceless. love the wonderful colors!
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  19. Your foyer is lovely and so welcoming!

  20. So lovely Shirley! And a little glimpse of your soul as well.

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  21. Beautiful Shirley~ I love your vintage book, window and demijohns underneath the table!
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  22. So pretty. Your green plates pick up the color in the stained glass. I couldn’t walk past this foyer without stopping to admire.

  23. Lovely! I love the stained glass, it makes a big statement…..
    Thanks for sharing…
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  24. Your entryway is gorgeous! I have stained glass window envy for sure. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew
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  25. So many lovely details, Shirley! Those pineapples wouldn’t last 10 seconds in my house… too many rowdy teenagers. 🙂
    xo Heidi
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  26. Mimi Weisberg says

    Shirley, I love the lamp on your foyer table and the lamps in your great room. Where can I find those? The foyer is beautiful!

    • The lamp on the foyer table was purchased about 15 years ago from Bombay…I painted the metal was originally a dark green…I miss that store…and the great room lamps are Lenox…I believe they are discontinued…Purchased them about 10 years ago…

  27. Most purdy, Shirley! You just know how to put together the perfect setting. Your foyer is so gorgeous.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  28. Oh my Shirley your entry is just stunning! I love ever detail you picked. We have put our old house on the Christmas tour and I really needed this inspirations. First impressions are everything and you nailed it perfectly!
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  29. Susan @ says

    I love your foyer. The green plates are so pretty with green in the window. I have a similar topiary in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing at BNOTP.

  30. Very very nice! I like that you chose special items that reflect something important to you. The stained glass piece looks just like some from my old church when I was a child.
    I love how the jadite color pulls on the stained glass piece. Your whole design is very thoughtful and offers a wonderful greeting!

  31. Shirley, I just love this! Everything you touch just has your unique style and I love that. I’m still discovering mine, but I’m learning!

    Thanks for linking up every week to our party!

  32. It all looks so stunning Shirley! Your stained glass window is a true treasure.
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  33. Such a beautiful entry Shirley! Your stained glass window is soooo beautiful, love everything, even your pineapples! Would love for you to share at Amaze Me Monday.
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