Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Light and Bright New Entry

This is my first post since we moved in last week, and it's been a busy week for sure. We did this move in stages and it really paid off in our ability to make the transition much easier than other moves. All the interior remodeling has been done and the house was clean and ready with most of the furniture here in place. The best part is that it already felt like "Home". The sun came out today, so I grabbed my camera and took advantage of some wonderful soft Northern light.






One area that came together easily here is the Entry. I wanted to do something a little different, but with being so busy and such a cold winter I just haven't been out to do any shopping. I would like to find an antique cabinet or small dresser, but for now I'm keeping this console that I've been using for about 8 years in several different houses. I really love it and it's the perfect size for the space. (Did you notice the lampshade is actually straight for once?) The Entry is light and bright with side door windows that keep it from being dreary.





I've had my vintage gray shutters behind this mirror and on the console since my husband bought this for me. But here against the striped wallpaper they looked too busy. This is "busy" enough, I'm trying to cut down on some of that visual clutter.




I'm using the same elements on the console as before the move, but as I get more things unpacked I hope to change things up a bit for Spring. The rabbits and the little wooden Frenchy wagon are planning on making an appearance soon. 




If you subscribe to my email notifications I apologize that you received a duplicate notice a week late. My desk top computer had been here at the new house since the end of January without Internet access, so when we hooked it up somehow it caused an automatic notice to be sent out. 

The first few days we were here I was literally worn out mentally, physically, and emotionally; I felt a little like a zombie on autopilot. I've been hard to live with this last year because of all the health problems and stress, but I'm feeling a sense of peace starting to take over. My Birthday was yesterday, and it was one of the best I've had for awhile. I feel a new since of direction and more settled in my spirit. We just worked around the house, but it was nice to get things accomplished and feel like we're making progress... here at the new place and with life in general. 


my view in the Hearth Room, taking a break.
It's been a long time coming.



It's nice to not have to use phone pics!
I'll be back soon.
xoxo,


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31 comments:

  1. How nice that you have finally made the move!! I moved 4 times in 5 years and swore I would NEVER move again!!! Your entry looks lovely, that console is perfect for the space.

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    1. thankyou, Debbie, so glad that big step is over! Moving is so traumatic, at least so much harder for me. Each time I move I swear I'll never do it again. Hope it sticks this time.

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  2. Glad you are moved in and Happy Birthday. Glad you could relax and spend it in your new home. Love the entry way.
    Looks bright and pretty.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. thankyou Kris, you're the queen and expert on "bright and pretty"!

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  3. First of all Happy Birthday!! My son's was the 1st and mine is the 11. Talented people are born in March!! So glad you got moved in. When I was younger I loved to move it seemed like each move it was a step up but our last move was 27 years ago and hopefully that's it!! Loved the entry and looking forward to seeing the rest!!

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    1. thankyou Mary, Happy Birthday to you too!

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  4. Oh how fun to be moved in. Love your entry and I have always loved that table. Your view of the fireplace is where I would want to be, looks amazing.

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    1. thankyou Marty, it's hard to stay busy and on task when that fireplace and sofa are calling my name!

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  5. Welcome, Debra, you have arrived! And a most Happy Birthday to you. May your next trip around the sun be your best! XO (ps I love the striped wallpaper reflected in the console mirror and on the wall behind it!).

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    1. thankyou Rita, I'm believing for a good year! I think of you and all that amazing change that you're going through right now. You are one of the most organized persons that I know, so I'm sure you're going to sail through your move. Can't wait to see more of your new place! xo

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  6. Happy Birthday. What a fun way to spend it in your new house. I hope you feel amazing as you get settled in the new house. The entryway is adorable. I love the sheep so much.

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    1. thankyou Katie, so glad we had moved by my BDay, because it was way too desolate at the old place!

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  7. I have commented on the console in the past, and I must say, I still LOVE it! So happy you are moved in and all the preparatory work has paid off. I know that boxes and bits will continue to be unpacked along the way....but you're living there and can take your time. I do think your new house is beautiful.

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    1. thankyou Carol, I'm still happy with the way the entry turned out, but I think I'm ready for a little change.But I'm going to take my time to find just the right piece. thanks for your encouragement!

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  8. SO pretty....love that table and the vignette!!!
    Happy Birthday!!!
    ~Des

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    1. Thanks Des, I'm in awe of your new home and such amazingly beautiful transformations. just beautiful!

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  9. Ah, I really love the last shot, too. The hall is gorgeous---but the sense of contentment is right there in your last photo. Here's to lots more of contentment!

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    1. thanks Sandi! Being in a good place mentally and emotionally is top priority right now with me. There will always be decorating to do, haha.

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  10. Congrats Debra!...and Happy Birthday! So happy that you are moved in and feel a sense of peace and the warmth of home. The foyer is beautiful and cannot wait to see more of your new home!

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    1. Thankyou Shirley, you have boggled my mind with your amazing temporary home and planning for that wonderful NEW home. I'm looking forward to seeing your build come together!

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  11. Debra,
    Your new gray and white striped wallpaper is pretty and not too overwhelming a pattern. Your entry and living room are looking great! Happy belated birthday. Best wishes for a wonderful year.

    Judith

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  12. Happy (belated) birthday, Debra - you Pisces, you! My hubs is on 7th that's why I know the sign, haha.

    Love your entryway - and glad you had a nice birthday. I am behind, sorry for my absence of visits and posting. Life. : - ) Hugs.

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    1. so nice to hear from you Michele! thankyou for the birthday wishes. hope your hubby has a great one, too!

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  13. Love every room you've shown so far. My style is a lot like yours so I aways enjoy your posts. I look forward to seeing what you are doing next. I was thrilled to realize we have the same birthday. I guess that is why we have similar decorating taste?
    LOL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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    1. well, Happy Birthday to you too, Anita. thankyou so much, it's always wonderful to hear from kindred spirits!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Your entryway looks so bright and inviting. So glad it's already starting to feel like home. Too funny about the lamp shade (I have the same problem lol). xo Kathleen

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    1. Hi Kathleen, thankyou! I looked at the picture again, and it's a little crooked, so my lampshade was probably STILL off, haha.

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  15. Hi Debra! I missed your birthday, so Happy Belated Birthday! It is so exciting to see your home coming together with your signature style. I love this entry way and the table is amazing. I really love the striped wallpaper. I just picked up some neutral striped pillow covers for my church pew.

    Thanks so much for sharing at TFT. I am featuring you at today's party!
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/anticipating-spring-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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