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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring in the Entry

I haven't shown this little spot in my Entry Hall for awhile, because actually I have two "Entry" areas, and this one often feels like Cinderella to the Stepsisters. The light can be tricky here, but today with a little sunshine and a new Spring-y vignette it got a little attention.





I had it in my head for white tulips this year, 
so they're filling a basket along with a twiggy wreath.






My sis made me this wonderful moss covered "O" for Christmas,
and I loved the black ticking stripe ribbon she chose.



Two of my lambies are grazing in the lantern.
I think they look like they're in church with all the Gothic arches.



I always love tulips for Spring. 



This little Eastlake dresser was black for many years, but a couple of years ago in my crazy "paint everything in the house" mode, it got the "white" treatment.



Gray washed French Laundry Basket underneath for extra cold weather gear.



Here's a shot from a little further out from the Dining Room...



...and this from the Living Room.
I have a larger header I need to get painted for over the door.
This looks a little too small, now that I'm looking at it.
It's the width of the door, but with windows on each side,
it needs something chunkier.

OK, where's my can of white paint?



Now that I think about it,  I don't think I've shown my twin boxwood topiaries for ages. I bought these ten years ago before  The Bombay Company went out of business. An expensive purchase at the time, but they were for our younger daughter's wedding, and I never regretted it.



Here tied with a French Script wired ribbon.




I realized when painting this petite little dresser
that there are reasons some things are painted black...



It had large gaps between the wood pieces on the side which I had to fill with wood putty before the second coat of paint. Totally hidden by the black color, they were glaring when the white paint went on. It's still a little rough, but I love the size and this is where gloves and scarves are kept.



As you can see, I'm not a perfectionist.
The hardware got a paint job too.
That works for me on Shabby pieces.


Have you entered the Give Away?
You'll want to check out Lucy's wonderful Etsy shop.



joining in on these parties:


Hope you're having a great week,
Can't wait to see what they have for Spring!
(I'll be sharing the fun this weekend)

xoxo,

79 comments:

Dawn said...

Your entry is so pretty and the tulips are perfect:)

Linda said...

What a lovely post...
So fresh and clean...
And the tulips make you long for Spring...
I picked myself up 3 bunches of soft pink tulips today...
Can't wait to find the perfect spot for mine....like you did!!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Solange Hooks said...

It looks great. I love the tulips in the basket and I think the dresser looks nice in white. White brightens a dark room.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

I love your pretty entry, and the basket of tulips is just so fresh and inviting! Beautiful!

Maria said...

How pretty!!! I love that big basket of tulips! It looks lovely! The whole space looks so inviting!

Kathy Moreland said...

Very elegant Debra! Love how it looks!!

Olive said...

I salute you and your fabulous imperfections. xo, olive

Melissa Skidmore said...

So beautiful! This makes me long for Spring even more! The tulips are beautiful! LOVE the lambs! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

The perfect WELCOME...so springy and bright...love it!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a pretty vignette and I love your tulips, Debra! You've reminded me that I forgot to decorate my terrarium for Spring. I will have to head to Hobby Lobby and see if I can find some things to use. Everything is on sale already so I should find something. This looks like such a nice bright area, too.

Becky C said...

Debra I just love your entry way with all the whites and wood tones. The tulips are gorgeous this time of year. And that little dresser is fabulous in white. You sound like me with painting...my husband says if someone stands still long enough around our house, I will paint them white :)

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, Your Entry Hall Vignette looks just perfect for Spring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jody

andrea@townandprairie said...

Charming! The felted sheep are darling and I'm really diggin' the mossy type letter!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Oh how I love your little lambs! The entryway is gorgeous!

Dreams can come true! said...

My entry is small, smilar to yours, but mine feels so cold, white, white white, but after seeing yours, I am going to get busy. Love yours.

chateau chic said...

So pretty, Debra. Your sweet little chest and springy vignette is a wonderful welcome to friends and family. Love your little lambs!
Mary Alice

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness gracious, your entryway is just stunning with that big basket of white tulips! I love the springy touch with the green "O", and the sweet little lambys too! You've made me want to go out and buy an armload of white tulips and plunk them down in a basket just like yours and then go out and find some gorgeous topiaries too!

Cindy

20 North Ora said...

Your entry is definitely ready for Spring. It looks so pretty! Love the white tulips and your precious lambs.

Judy

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your entry is pretty and so nicely decorated for spring. The white tulips are a lovely touch and I especially like the precious little lambs. The O from your sister was a great gift.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your entry looks beautiful and I love the tulips for spring.

Ginger Zuck said...

Love your entry way. I love the chest painted with the imperfections. Looks great. I have a really hard time painting wood, will I get over it one day?? Love the tulips, white is my favorite and the lantern is lovely.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty.. pretty and fresh. luv the Big basket of tulips and the twiggy wreath Debra.
Hugs, Gee

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Very pretty! Love the white tulips! I love that chest painted white. I have a similar french chest with similar hardware that I've wanted to paint white for ages. I was going to paint the hardware white too. Did you take the hardware off to paint it or just paint over it with it still attached?

Terry Moore said...

I am so ready for spring and we still are buried under snow. But 57 on Friday so it will all melt fast. Adore your vignette and all the details.

Junkchiccottage said...

Debra,
I am so ready for Spring with all the snow we got today. Ughhhh! So to see your beautiful spring entry way was a joy. I love your little lambs and the white tulips are perfect in that basket. All of it so pretty.
Kris

aarond said...

Hi Debra, haven't talked to you for a while. I hope you are doing well. I love the tulips in the big basket, the painted white chest and of course the sheep. Reminds me of my girls who are all grown up now and I bet they are glad they have their wooly winter coats as cold as it has been.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I remember when you painted this piece! Wasn't it the start of everything? I love your tulip basket. This little corner is really working. Glad you shared it. And thank you so much for your good word on my new shop space! I know you're an old hand at that too. xx

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thank you for this...it was like a breath of fresh air. Love your white tulips!

Renata said...

Hi Debra, I like how you decorated your entry, tulips are my favorites also and I love the boxwood two tiered tree.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your entry. The dresser is very beautiful and your decor was like a first step into spring for me!

Vintage Gal said...

Love your entry. It is beautiful. Your white tulips are just perfect here.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love the basket of tulips! Nice, white, bright and cozy! Dianntha

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I still have my shabby snowflakes up but I do have my bunnies out....gotta start Spring-ing it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

westernreservebutlerspantry said...

I really like the white washed baskets. I love your sheep arrangement. I bring out my Christmas sheep for Easter. In fact sometimes I just leave them out all year. Your entry way is charming. I wish I had an entry way. Your display is so fresh and airy.

Debbiedoo's said...

Ahhh so pretty. Certainly makes that Spring statement Debra. I love the basket of tulips. Have a great day.

Lisa Hogan said...

Beautiful! So classy and welcoming. Love the color palette. I love tulips for spring too.

Angela Santaniello said...

I love this area! Particularly the moss wreath (I've always wanted to make one) and the basket of tulips (my favorite flower). I love how you tucked that twig wreath into the basket, too. I never would have thought of that. Pinning.

Have a great day!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Looks so lovely Debra! I am in love with tulips and the basket FULL of white tulips is gorgeous! I used to love browsing in Bombay company too and have several great pieces from there!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

The white on white is perfect!!
Love the entryway with the topiarys.
Looks stunning!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I think the little dresser is adorable painted white! And what a great place to store the scarves and gloves.

Jaimee Hingerton said...

Love the tulips! The effect of using flowers and greenery is amazing.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your entry is so pretty , calm and beautiful,love the little lambs tucked away

Bliss said...

Well it sure looks pretty. Those little sheep are looking out my windows wondering when the snow is gonna go away so they can go outside.

Bliss

Anne said...

What a beautiful entry way! Lovely vignette and beautiful spring tulips!
xx
Anne

Cozy Little House said...

Have I already asked you where you got your lambies? I'm thinking I might have. My memory is like a sieve. You style things so beautifully!
Brenda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debra your entry looks beautiful! I love that chest!

Stephanie Ruby Feldman said...

If I could have an entry such as this each day would begin with a smile! Thank you for sharing!

BECKY said...

Hi Sweetie!
Love this entry! The tulips are perfect and the chest is fabulous!! I love the way you painted it! Has that authentic appeal! And the little lambies in the lantern are just lovely! My style for sure!

Hugs to you!
Covet your prayers for a health issue I'm having!
Becky

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi sweetie, thanks so much for the visit! Your entry looks beautiful, and very very spring like. What a beautiful place for guests to enter your home, and for your family to have a last glimpse of "home" before leaving. xo Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse.com

must love junk said...

I don't know where to begin...I love it all!!
Susan

Melissa Owczarzak said...

Love it! I want that moss covered "O" Our last name starts with O and that's the cutest monogram I've seen!
Melissa@thetinsel.com

Karen said...

Debra, love your Spring Entry. I expecially love (I know this is odd) but your closet door. You left the door natural and painted the trim....I love that. We moved to Cape Cod last Sept. Still getting the feel of our Nest...we have natural wood thru out the ranch and it's ashame to paint the doors they have beautiful markings in the wood grain...I am now thinking on doing what you did....I do love white wood work...again enjoyed your post. Blessings, Karen at acapecodnest Nest in Peace............

On Crooked Creek said...

Debra,
Your entry is so very lovely that your guest will have to pry themselves away from the door!
The white tulips , lambies, topiary, mirror and "O" are magnificient details that blend so harmonious together!!!
Lovin' the sunlight streaming through the glass!!!
What a warm Welcome!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pamela said...

It si all so very beautiful and I am in love with that dresser! Thanx for coming to the party.

ImSoVintage said...

the perfect spring entry.

Keeping It Cozy said...

Your entry looks beautiful! Just perfect for thinking of spring.

Jamie -Better With Age said...

So pretty! I love this. Good job ;)
Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

What a lovely entrance. I'm visiting via Daily Cup, and was drawn in by the lovely light. You found your right moment to photograph.

Sue xo

The Rusty Heart said...

What a fresh look to welcome spring. I love the tulips and moss wreath Very nice.

The Fancy Shack said...

Hi Deborah, stopping in from Feathered Nest Friday, I absolutely love your entryway vignette! I have a thing for white tulips and gold mirrors! Love them, and the sheep in lantern, perfect spring touch.
Kimberlee

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

Stoping by from Feathered Nest Friday - I LOVE your big ole basket of tulips! I'm craving spring in a great big way! ~ Lisa from HouseOfFabForLess

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful! Karie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous entry...the tulips are beautiful and I love how you placed the lambs in the lantern!...I also love your moss covered "O" that your sister made...it was definitely one of the inspirations that got me to make one of my own!!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Absolutely stunning!

Barbara Jean said...

Love the tulips and twigs in the white basket, and love your little dresser.
fun!!

blessings
barb

Miss Kitty said...

Wow, Debra! You make even a tiny area amazing! So many pretty touches! Another blogger and I were lamenting Bombay Co. demise just this week as we brought out things purchased from there we are still using. Congrats for being featured over a French Country Cottage this week.

Shannon Fox said...

This is utterly gorgeous Debra! This is the type of room that make me want to re decorate my entire home. It's beautiful!

Sandy said...

I'm a tulip lover and your white
flowers are simply delicious!
Nice
Sandy

Eclectically Vintage said...

What's better than a bouquet of white tulips?!
Kelly

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

A beautiful entryway, Debra. I like that you painted the dresser white and I love that big mossy O! What a great way to greet friends to your home ... makes a pretty first impression.

Ruth said...

Your entry looks beautiful. I love the shabby vintage piece and everything you incorporated here.
Ruth

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

I love your spring entryway! Simple, yet gorgeous! You have beautiful style! I'm a new follower!

Cheryl said...

Hi Debra ~ Love the beautiful photos of your home, love that Fresh Green "O" today I am finally playing on the computer by catching up on so much I have missed~ Thanks for always hosting the very best in blogging fun.
xox
Cheryl

Vel Criste said...

This is just divine dear! love it! Thanks for sharing!

Beth @A Little Country House said...

Love it, cause I am a tulip freak!

Jann Olson said...

Debra, I love this piece in your entry. The painted handles work for me too. I kind of like the chippy look. I am coveting your moss covered O. I know, the good book says, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor. Good thing we don't live close. lol! I would love to make one if you don't care if I copy. Love your topiaries. They look very real. I am also on the look out for some cute lambs for my new family room soon to be finished in our basement. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sherry said...

Beautiful Debra! I love the sheep in the lantern! Thank you for joining me!
Sherry

Dear Lillie said...

I love every single detail of this Debra!!! Beautiful!

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