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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So where did you place the stained glass window?….

After the antique wood and iron shutters were mounted above the mantel….

…..the question presented by many was….

So where did you place the stained glass window that was over the mantel?

So here is the before:


And here is the after of the mantel with the new antique iron and wood shutters:


Here is the foyer before:


And here is where the stained glass found its new home….


The mirror over the table has been relocated….

… know, that domino/snowball effect.

You put one new thing on the wall and you have to move many other items!!…

In my case, I also had to move a couple of pieces of furniture.


So is this what they call Zero Dollars Decorating?


I had a lamp on that table and it just did not go with the stained glass….

… actually was too large and covered most of the bottom portion of the stained glass.

So off it went to another space.

I replaced it with a trio of Pottery Barn Champagne Mercury Glass candle holders.

I added a square Portmeirion plate…




The plates on the sconces had to be changed out too….the domino effect again…

So I placed my Jadite plate and bowl on the sconce…and added a dried hydrangea bloom.



I like the change…..

… I really like the other changes that I had to make….Oh, Dom – min – O…..

As I was moving things around…

… hubby kept singing that song…Oh…ah…oh…Dom – min – O…



I hope you liked my “re-design”….the Part One of the Domino Effect…

And I would like to add a great big THANK YOU!!!…and a shout out to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch….

… I won the $100 Gift Card from Old Time Pottery!…..

Great timing for some great Christmas decor shopping!!….Thanks again Susan!!!


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