Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall In The Entry

Hello, Dear Ones! I've done a little decorating in the entry and wanted to show it to you.
My little table fits just perfectly here. This entry is so small compared to the one in our Galveston house but I'm trying to make it work. I'm thankful to have a little entry.
This is not the lamp I wanted to use. I wanted to used the pretty one that the movers busted up. The man who is helping to fix our things says he thinks he can fix it. So until then, this one will have to do.
Here's a peep at my little fall vignette.
A pair of my Staffys look so fallish that I thought they should sit on the table with pun'kins.
How I love my little Staffys.
I put together a little something on the shelf underneath too. I'm so talented like that. :) You do know I'm always teasing.
This is the little mirror that I had at the little house (our little condo) in the dining room and thought it would look fine in my entry. Of course I poked up a fall garland on it.
Here's the staircase right across from my table. You can't see them all but I hung the same vintage bird prints up the staircase as I did in my former house.
This is the MLS listing of the entry. It's not this big as the photographer used a wide lens. I really liked her pretty curio. Yeah, you're seeing that dining room wallpaper and I don't know if you can tell but that crown molding has GOLD on it! Yep! I'm still working on the dining room and will show you when I get it together.
This is the staircase side and again, it's not this big.
This is how it looks now. The walls were white and we had them painted "Biscuit" by Sherwin Williams. We used this color almost all over the house. I did add some little shears to the sidelight windows on either side of the door. Okay, here's where I need your advice again. I need to spiff up this area and I'm not really sure what to do. I really don't want to paint the inside of the door although I know that would bring in some color. There's lots of pretty muted colors in the slate floor. I probably should poke some art on the walls behind my olden coat rack. I love that coat rack - it's from the 1940s and for now I just poked my bookpage rose wreath up on it.
I had to place my wreath on the outside of the storm door because it was getting crushed under the glass. Just as long as the squirrels and chipmunks don't decide to play in it! ;)
Oh, Dear Ones, it's so beautiful here. The leaves are falling from the trees in our woods, the weather is crisp, cool and the air smells so clean. I'm slowing down a bit on my unpacking and just enjoying my new/old home and even made a pot of chili tonight! :)


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ (I heard this on Serius RadioXM and wanted to share it with you)


The Wayward Wind

The wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

In a lonely shack by a railroad track
He spent his younger days
And I guess the sound of the outward-bound
Made him a slave to his wand'rin ways

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

Oh, I met him there in a border town
He vowed we'd never part
Though he tried his best to settle down
I'm now alone with a broken heart

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

The next of kin to the wayward wind
~ sung by Gogi Grant



49 comments:

  1. I love that table. I remember my Grandmother having one very similar. Your fall vignette looks great!!

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  2. It looks so pretty -- everything is coming together. That fall scenery is soooo gorgeous!

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  3. Your house half put together is better than my house EVER!! I wish I had your knack. Everything looks so nice.

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  4. I think you will absolutely love all 4 seasons - living in Galveston you never truly did.

    Of course all those leaves must be raked....................and winter is BITTER............but the experiences are worth it. Not to mention those grands, right?

    I love that table in the entryway - it's PERFECT there - couldn't have found a better table.

    Your little nod to fall is gorgeous, Shelia! : - )

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  5. Happy Fall, Sheila. It looks so good. xo

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  6. Your entry has the perfect touch of Fall. I love that you carried it through to the bottom shelf of the table, too.

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  7. Very pretty, Shelia! I love how your Staffys fit right in with the Fall colors. I have the same thing with my front door - either I have to put something not too deep or hang it on the outside of the storm door. I always prefer in between the two because during storms I always seemed to lose something off my wreaths when I had them hanging on the outside.

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  8. At the first lamp picture I'm thinking, Oh my Shelia always has the most gorgeous things, this lamp has such elegant lines. So you see I really like that one, too, can't wait to see how they fix up your beloved broken lamp. How about a colorful wreath on the inside of the door or is that entirely too much?

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  9. Hi Chila your new old home is so Cuzy
    I love your Fall decoration look lake you have nice from porch nice
    Happy Fall
    Blessing
    Isora

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  10. That little table is a beauty and you have 'Falled' it up perfectly! I think it's so nice to have a entryway..even a little one! Your home is becoming you and I'm enjoying the journey!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Looks so pretty!! I have the same problem with the front doors, I have to hang a flat something between them, the wind gets pretty strong here and blows things away!!

    Love the olden table, perfect!! I also have an olden coat stand and I hung a red umbrella on it along with a tied bunch of hydrangeas for some color. How about an umbrella stand next to it?? And a pair of tall boots?? Enjoy your new scenery........xoxo

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  12. Your table is beautiful in your foyer, and your decorations are fun, festive, and gorgeous. What a view! I know you must be enjoying the new climate and your home. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Pretty fall vignette and I noticed the same little pumpkins from Dollar Tree that I have. They look so much more expensive. Glad life is good, so happy for you!

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  14. Your entry is pretty and welcoming. A little lamp in the entry makes all the difference. I've been to Upstate New York in October before and will never forget how pretty it was. We rode the ski lifts up to see the trees from above. Breath taking!

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  15. Your entry way is perfect, Shelia. Everything goes so well together. Love the doggies and they are the perfect color for Fall.
    You Fall foliage is beautiful - you will love the change of season, but maybe not so much cold weather. I always loved when it snowed during the Holidays.
    Everything is coming along great with your decorating. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  16. The Staffies are wonderful -- so festive and fallish! Beautiful entry!

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  17. Your precious pups are perfect with the pumpkins!

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  18. We are in Bingington, New York as I type this, on our way to Vermont to visit relatives! Aren't the trees beautiful Shelia? Such a great time of year!
    I think a picture needs to be hung behind your coat rack, try putting the one you have on the small wall and then look for something for the narrow wall! Hope that made sense.LOL

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  19. Oh Shelia, I love those Staffys! Just like when I see Roosters, I think of you...I do with the Staffys too! Your entry was so gorgeous, as were the doors and staircase in your old house...how can you BEAT that? But, your entry is pretty...and with all your decorating...it looks lovely. {I don't have an entry...I have a door! Then you're in the Great Room! And no way to fix it!}

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  20. How beautiful to welcome friends and family...and can't imagine how beautiful the leaves are up your way!...Our leaves are just beginning to turn....and that "doily" on the table is beautiful...my mom made me one similar to the one you have...beautiful.

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  21. What a lovely entry. So welcoming!

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  22. Hi Shelia, Love your entry and the sweet table and lamp in that corner. It's like it was made for that wall. You have everything decorated so pretty for fall. Love the tile and the new wall co

    Not much color with the fall leaves here. We are still in the upper 80's but it is very nice and a good break from the heat of summer.
    Texas misses you my friend. But in blogland, it's like you're right next door.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings xo

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  23. Shelia,
    I adore your entry, dear friend!!!
    We have the same pumpkins in our home decor!!! (wink)
    To add a dash of color, perhaps an area rug in the entry.
    A console table for keys or a bench for putting on shoes. . .
    I'm sure you'll find the perfect combination as you continue unpacking!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  24. Oh sweet lady, your house is looking gorgeous everyday! I love your entry, it's so warm and inviting. A runner rug would look lovely and maybe a small console, I think; somehow they are so welcoming. I also love all your Fall décor, I think it's just right, no need to transform your lovely home, C'mas is coming so we can really go all the way! Anyway, when you have all your stuff out you will know just what goes and what doesn't.
    Thanks for your sweet wishes for my B'day.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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  25. I am so impressed you just moved in and you decorated for Halloween? Oh my goodness lol You are for sure superwoman. Beautiful Grace xoox

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  26. Looks like you are settling in, Shelia. Happy Autumn in the new abode!

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  27. I don't have an entry so I think yours is wonderful! You've done such a nice job getting it ready for Fall. I love that table. My dear, little mother has one that is similar. I think a colorful piece of artwork would be nice on the wall behind the hall tree. Maybe you can find something that picks up the colors in the floor tile. I can't wait to see more of your new home. I'm just over-the-moon thrilled for you!
    ~Adrienne~

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  28. Oh Sheila, you are doing some amazing things with you new home. I love all that you have show so far. I am so excited for you. Bless your heart you have worked so hard. Just think, you will be close to your children for the holidays. God bless you in so many ways. I love seeing all that you are doing. Hugs to you my friend, Karie

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  29. Hi Shelia. I'm excited for you, having your old/new home to decorate anyway you want to.. I love the "biscuit" color that you painted your entry. I imagine your hand rail going upstairs will be all decked out for Christmas.. Fun, fun, fun.
    How would you feel about hanging a mirror behind your coat rack Or hanging the oval picture behind the coat rack..
    Your little oak table is all decked out for Fall. All of your pretties looks so nice..
    Enjoy your new home and thanks for sharing what you're doing to change if in Shelia's style..
    Charlotte in Virginia..

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    1. Hi Charlotte and thanks for popping in to see me. You're so sweet and kind and I do like your suggestion! Hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  30. My goodness! Your home looks so big. Not as big as your other one but still, quite large. I love the stairway! It's going to be fantastic at Christmas. Garlands? :):)
    Your Fall decor is looking sweet!

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  31. Hello Sheila, your fall decorating is so pretty. Love your stairway~ I bet you are having so much fun decorating your new home. Happy Sunday...xo

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  32. I love all the work you've done on your home, Sheila! I wish I had more time to work on mine. We left the same window treatments up that the prior owner had, and I really need to change them out. Your foyer table looks perfect. I love the tile floor!

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  33. Beautiful Fall entry, Shelia!
    I am trying to catch up with blog browsing among other things. It's been a busy several months. We are trying to get some rest, before J's surgery. The house has kept us busy this Fall. We are going leaf peeping tomorrow. Really need to take time, right now, to enjoy Fall.

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  34. Your fall vignette looks wonderful, you do have a way with making tables and etc. very pretty. Your new old house is very pretty and getting prettier with everything change that you make.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  35. How nice. I love the festive leafs in orange.

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  36. Very pretty...I too love those little dogs. It's a nice entry area and in the end...oh those lovely woods and falling leaves! :)

    I read the previous post too...you are settling in so nicely! :)

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  37. I have always liked the style of table you have in your entry and it looks perfect in your new/old home. Hopefully your repair guy can fix your lamp, but the one you are using is lovely. Happy that your unpacking is nearly done...such a big job! Have a great week, Jane

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  38. Your little table and vignette is beautiful, Shelia! I love the little pooches and remember them from previous years. Your wreath is very pretty, too! I love the view out your door...you must be so thrilled to see that lush carpet of leaves! Chili sounds wonderful tonight! :)

    Jane xx

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  39. Shelia,
    Your home has such wonderful bones and your decorating is bringing out all of it's glory!
    I love your woods too. Oh watch out for your sweet Fall wreath, last year I had two birds make their permanent residence in mine!
    Have a lovely evening,
    Jemma

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  40. Shelia, you never disappoint! Your entry looks gorgeous! Beautiful fall decor. Take care. Maria

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  41. What a lovely outdoor view! Truly a fall wonderland! We are still warm here and looking more summery than fall!

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  42. So pretty Sheila! It's starting to look and feel like I home.

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  43. Hello Shelia, I love the table where you put it and your entry looks very nice. The touch of Fall looks great. Everything you do is always so tasteful and pretty. Your stairwell would have to be pretty fabulous to compare to your past one but It is very nice. Where will you put your Christmas tree this year? Sigh! I have to say being closer to your grandies is the most important. I am glad you are loving the fall colors.

    I miss you,
    Jeanne

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  44. I think your entry looks very charming with that sweet little table and your touches of Fall. I love that paint color -- really warms up the space. I would find it really hard to pull myself away from just looking at that view!

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  45. Hi Shelia, stopping by to say hello and it is so fun to revisit this beautiful post in your entry once again. I imagine you are busy and I am sure going to see the little ones dressed up for Halloween. Enjoy and have fun.
    Happy Halloween.
    Hugs

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  46. Shelia that table was always a favorite of mine... it looks so pretty in your entry! I love the shot with the light on looking down the stairs!

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  47. Everything is shaping up beautifully with your magic touch and sense of style Shelia! You are creating a lovely, lovely home!
    The kiddies looked adorable in their halloween costumes!

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  48. The table is such a great piece, love the staffys, too! Everything is coming together so beautifully!
    Your grands are adorable.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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