Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Evolving Entryway


I am finally coming up for air:) It has sure been a busy weekend here. School dances, baseball, birthday parties, going away parties, grocery store, laundry and of course getting up EARLY for the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Does that sounds like enough?? I am tired, but a great time was had by all:) I have to brag for a second and tell you that my son hit his FIRST HOME RUN on Saturday. I think I may have been more excited than him. It was such a fun moment. 
Ok, because I have to finish hanging some items in my daughter's newly redone room, this will be a short post. Her room is coming together nicely and she is so happy with it. I am still waiting for the duvet to arrive. That will really make a big difference. She's a very lucky 9 year old:)
My entry way table is continually changing. I feel like I am never quite satisfied with the look. Right now, I am somewhat content with it. I figured this would be a good time to show it to you all before it changes again.
I got this wicker table years ago at an antique store. This is the one item that hasn't moved in all my changes.

Both of these bouquets of dried flowers were given to me when my children were born. They have lasted 11 1/2 and 9 years. Pretty remarkable. This peg rack was one of my first "chippy" purchases. 

I really love to decorate with mirrors. They open up spaces.
I took this picture and then altered it using Picnik. Love the softness.

 This is my little chandelier that I have in the entry. The piece above the door is part of a vintage picture frame.
The most recent addition. I just added this bistro chair to the side of  the entry table. I am low on flowers in the garden so I cut some of my fresh lavender and put it in this sweet small pitcher. It smells great too.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. It's going to take a couple days to adjust to the time change, but  I love it when it stays lighter later at night. It starts to feel like summer:) That is a good thing.

As always, welcome to all of my new followers and am so happy that you will be following me on this journey. I love getting everyone's comments, they really make my day.
Off to catch up on all of your wonderful blogs.

Linking up to this week:


  1. Your entryway is charming. LOVE your wicker table! Looking forward to hearing about what you found at the Rose Bowl Flea! Congrats to your son on his first home run! Awesome! :)

  2. Love how you have your entryway.How special to have flowers from your children.Such a sweet momento.Congrats to your son on his home run.That is quite an accomplishment.I am sure he will always remember his first one.

  3. Great find , the wicker table is lovely !!! Blessings Lori

  4. Hi Cheryl, What can I say, I like it all! I see why your wicker table has stayed in your entry way. It's wonderful! And what a beautiful mirror. The bistro chair looks great next to your table. I continue to love your style.
    Mary Alice

  5. LOve all the special touches! xoxo

  6. I really love that mirror--everything looks pretty...but to me the mirror is the main attraction:)

  7. Your entry is very pretty. Love the bistro chair there.

  8. How pretty this all is. The mirror is georgous and it is so sweet that the dried flowers carry such memories.

  9. What an exciting weekend ~ looking forward to seeing what you got at the Flea!
    Love that old mirror!

  10. So beautiful! I love the chippy mirror!

  11. Oh, I think you should stay with that entry arrangement for a little while. It is so lovely! ~ Maureen

  12. Ok...I'm officially in love with your wicker table and mirror, Cheryl! Fabulous job on your sweet entry! So cozy and welcoming! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. Ok, I am totally drooling over your gorgeous wicker desk! And the mirror, too! You can never have too many mirrors:) And your cute bistro chair is oh so Frenchy with her linen towels, love the look!!

  14. FaB P*A*T*I*N*A on the Mirror's Frame...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  15. This is just a beautiful vignette.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! The vignette on you table is beautiful!

  17. Your entry way is just beautiful. I am so loving that mirror!


  18. Cheryl! I love all your little touches in your entryway!! It all looks wonderful! I especially love your white bistro chair with the linen towels. So cute!!! :)

  19. Cheryl, I love your home. You have so many charming things and of course I like all the blue. Your entryway looks great but I know how there always seems to be areas that are more difficult than others to find something that seems just right. I have a couple spots like that too!

  20. I love what you did in your entry way, you are so creative! I'm always changing things in my house too. Thanks for posting about my linky party...


  21. Hi Cheryl,

    I love your gorgeous entryway!!! You have such beautiful vintage treasures in your home, and the color scheme is lovely! I also love decorating with pops of blue. :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend and congrats on your son's homerun! I remember those days like they were yesterday when my son was younger...they grow up sooo fast !!! :)


  22. GORGEOUS!! I love that mirror too. Fabulous! :)

  23. I'm totally digging your entryway. Come by and visit when you can.


  24. Your home is one of my most has such a warm and comfortable feel to it. I can tell it's filled with lots of love. :)

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