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.

Winter Foyer-Boots Vase-Housepitality Designs

It’s a ceramic vase in the form of a pair of boots!

I am sure many of you have seen Hunter or Wellies Boots

filled with flowers adorning a porch or embellishing a room.

Winter Foyer - Boots Vase - Housepitality Designs

Now, these boots do not look like they originally did in the store.

I bought this at Arhaus.  It was  on sale.

I was not crazy about the olive color of the boots, so I thought,

“I could paint them!”

Boots Vase-Housepitality Designs

When it comes time to change out the flowers (hydrangeas and eucalyptus),

I think I will give it a good wax for a more shiny appearance.

Ceramic Boots Vase-Housepitality Designs

I wanted the foyer simply decorated for Winter

after the Christmas decor was put away.

Antique Scale-Mini Daffodils-Housepitality Designs

I love my antique scale that I purchased from my friend Martha.

I had a feather tree nestled on one side of the scale for Christmas.

When I  saw this mini daffodil at Trader Joe’s,

I thought it would be cute sitting in the weights side of the scale

where the feather tree was.

Foyer-Brass Lantern-Antique Scale-Antique Stained Glass-Housepitality Designs

I kept the brass lanterns on the antique French buffet.

The birch candles were replaced with the battery operated flickering candles.

Antique French Buffet-Antique Scale-Foyer-Housepitality Designs

Foyer-Antique French Buffet-Stained Glass-Housepitality Designs

Now when family and friends enter my home,

they will be greeted with ceramic boots filled with flowers.

Foyer-Antique French Buffet-Antique Stained Glass-Houseptality Designs

And my boots will remain in the closet!

Oh, and who said that boots were just made for walking?!!!

Have a most beautiful day!!!

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  1. What a cute step in to Spring…when it officially arrives! Great find!

  2. I adore your winter wellie welcome in your foyer Shirley….how’s that for some alliteration after only one cup of coffee this morning? 🙂 They’re beautifully painted and planted with the seeded eucalyptus and hydrangeas!
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  3. Cute boots. They actually look like rubber.
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  4. Shirley, what an interesting find and so perfect for the foyer! Love the eucalyptus and hydrangea…beautiful!!!
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  5. Those boots are too cute! Love the new color of them! I think this is one of my favorite areas in your home. As a matter of fact, I completely drool over that chair with the leopard trim:D I kept a picture of that to give me some ideas for the future;)
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  6. I love the boots and how you updated them! What a perfect idea for the foyer – and those flowers are gorgeous!

  7. Can you tell us more about the chair beside the boots? Love the seat cushion… is it a slip cover? Thanks.

  8. oh my bootness.. I love those!

  9. I LOVE the boots and the color you painted them! The flowers are gorgeous! I sure wish my TJ’s was closer than 45 mins.:( What a nice welcome!!!!
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  10. Cheryl in kansas says

    Love those boots…glad you saw past that green!!! The blue is perfect…

  11. Shirley, I love the boot planter and the color that you painted them. They are just the perfect thing to hold a pretty bouquet of flowers and to greet guests. I always love your foyer…it is so pretty. I hope that you are having a beautiful week!!!
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  12. That boot vase is awesome! Nancy Sinatra….these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are going to walk all over you….
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  13. So pretty and charming. Shirley, love it all!

  14. Love the boots Shirley, I’ve never seen a planter like that. I actually just use my boots. Beautiful arrangement:)
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  15. Cute boots….great idea to repaint! Flowers are really set off nicely! 😉

  16. SHERRY MYERS says

    Perfect foyer decorating! A pleasant eye-catching surprise..those boots. I agree completely with the color change. The little daffodils..be still my heart. Your magic touch strikes again! Thank you for sharing.

  17. The planter is adorable. Love the color you chose as well.
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  18. The boots are terrific and look so real. What a great find.

    Don’t you love those LED candles with a timer on them. I am so afraid that when I light the real ones that I will forget to put them out and I love to see flickering candles.

    We are in the process of three big rain storms and my flowers are dancing in the rain. LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully your having warm weather.


  19. Love the boot vase. In fact, the olive color would have looked great at the front door of the Maine house. When you tire of it, let me know!
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  20. Love the boots! And the color you painted them. I am yearning so for a live plant that I might have to hit Trader Joe’s for some spring like you did.
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  21. These are adorable.


  22. I like the boots/vase painted blue and they are so cute. Love your fresh flowers and pot of bulbs in your McCoy pot.
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  23. I am glad you painted them – they look great! The stained glass chapel window is lovely!
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  24. Oh my love the boots. Love that color too. Those are beautiful. Ohhhhh swooning over that scale too. Ok I am going to have to bring a big suitcase with me when Terry and I come back to NC for a visit someday. I am going to shop your house lol! Happy Friday Shirley. Happy Weekend.
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  25. Oh my… Love those darling boots… I’ve been using my plastic rain boots, but these textured and can be painted… Love it…
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