I must say that things are progressing at the Berry Patch house.
Not as fast as we would like it, but we need to allow ourselves to enjoy life
and not be too intense about organizing our new spaces.
Well, that is what we keep telling ourselves!
There is still lots of work to be done.
I guess we could just live among the boxes with the bare minimum of what we need around us,
since the Berry Patch House is temporary; however, it is not us.
We both need a sense of calm, organization and “pretty”.
Which makes me think of what my mom always says about us:
that we are “two pods in a pea” . . . she gives new meaning to “two peas in a pod” Gotta love her!
I thought I would be a bit methodical and after the Berry Patch Dining Room was done,
what better room to start off with than the room as you enter the house. The Foyer.
So here is my Foyer Reveal with the Louis XVI Antique Mirror.
That beautiful Circa 1880 Louis XVI that I purchased months ago at my favorite consignment shop,
Always Home in Durham, N.C. was just waiting in the wings to be hung in a place of honor.
Then we sold the house and it never made it to a special place in our previous home.
Now it takes center stage in the foyer.
It is the very first thing that you will see when you open the door.
I would have loved to open the door for you, but I was behind the camera.
But look, you can see me in the reflection of the glass!
It is a good thing I was taking the photos right before I headed out to run errands!
Otherwise, the reflection could have been me in my PJ’s!
If you have been a reader of mine, you may notice a few new things.
One of those being a pair of beautiful blue an white vases (also from Always Home)
by Maitland-Smith. They have been patiently waiting to make their debut.
As always they were a great deal!
See anything else? …. yes, those gorgeous sconces.
Now what crazy person would go to an estate sale 2 days prior to moving.
Yep…..me! But it was just a few blocks away!
I snagged that amazing pair of sconces at the estate sale, along with many other things.
I believe that they are Ethan Allen as most of the furnishings and accessories in that home
were from Ethan Allen. I have more from the estate sale to show you as I reveal more rooms.
But since we are talking estate sale, here is the owner, Gay, my neighbor (of the old neighborhood)
and friend of the Estate Sale company, AAA Organizing, LLC.
And another tidbit . . . Gay is the Aunt of Whitney and John Spinks….former home design
and DIY bloggers, and past HGTV Stars!
Whitney and John now own 27 South Design in Jacksonville, FL and their business is thriving
specializing in interior design and home renovation. Whitney and I had a conversation about North
Carolina and it was then that we realized that my neighbor was her hubby’s aunt! Small world!!
LOVE those sconces!
The antique scale still has its place on the French buffet.
On the other side of the foyer I hung the Renoir painting (Ethan Allen, also purchased from
Always Home) and placed my black chinoiserie planter (by Bombay Co. many years ago)
under the painting.
So does the foyer say, Welcome to the Berry Patch House? I hope so!
Here’s a sneak peek of another little area that is done . . . coming soon.
Have a most beautiful day dear readers!
And . . . be sure to stop by on Friday as it is Floral Friday,
joining my friends Lidy (French Garden House), Mary (Home is Where the Boat Is,
Pam (Everyday Living) and me . . . bringing you wonderful floral fun and inspiration!