Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome

Hi girls! Just spending a little time looking at blogs this morning and realized that
Cottage and Vine
is hosting a Room by Room linky. Today it's all about entries.

So welcome to our home!


The front area of our home is pretty wide open.  


To the left is my hubby's grandfather clock and the coat closet.


We have this chest in the entry. 
It stores magazines, placemats, and all kinds of goodies.

Have you ever noticed how pictures make you realize the need to spiff up an area?
I can see that the entry chest need some love. A plant maybe?

From the entry you can see directly into the living room ahead of you.


The living room has another chest where we store gloves and scarves.

I've considered a rug in there but haven't done that yet.


The dining area is to the right. 
It's nice and bright in the mornings with the light coming from the east.

I hope our entry says welcome to friends. 
We love to have company. :)

40 comments:

Michele Smith said...

I love your entry and it does say welcome :)
It flows beautifully with the rest of your home. Love your style!

Have a wonderful week.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is SO pretty, Stacey! I wish I had a large foyer. I know what you mean when you say you notice things in pictures...I usually notice dog hair and dust!!

Is your son getting ready to start back at school? I hope he is enjoying Chicago. The temps are down a bit and I hope it stays that way!!

XO,
Jane

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Your entry is so lovely and I liked peeping into some of your other rooms! You've just left me wanted to see more.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love the outside and inside of your entry way! All my fav colors! Found you at Cottage & Vine!
Debbie

Bunny Jean said...

Well I will just have to take that as an invitaion to tea ;)

I LOVE all the moulding in your entry. Is it throughout the whole house?

Not sure if I already got out an invitation to you about the Bunny Hop party on every Wednesday, but you are certainly invited!

xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jeans Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Very warm and inviting! Everything looks lovely!

Smiles,
Carol

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a nice, large, and welcoming entry!!! Your house is *gorgeous* I did not know about this linky. Maybe I should check it out! I *love* your majolica plates opposite the grandfather clock. They are so pretty!

(((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You have a lovely entry and I especially love the post trim. We have two posts (one visible in the entry at the dining room) that need trim and yours is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Rene said...

I love that your foyer is central to so many pretty views. Very nice!

Thanks for joining the party!

Sue said...

Stacey, the foyer looks very warm and inviting! Wish I could just drop over. *grin* I like the open concept and how you can see directly into the dining room and the living room. And you know I love that Mary Cassatt print in the dining room- Is your print from Paragon Pictures? Love the gorgeous woodwork, too! I say a little plant on your chest would be just the perfect touch! hugs, Sue

Sheri said...

I love your house! it's beautiful :) Thanks for stopping by today from renee's blog - it was very sweet of you to comment. Now i'm off to read through more of yours!

Suzy said...

Beautiful foyer, Staci! I love all of the moulding at the entries to the different rooms and above the doors. Our house was just a plain old builder spec house so it is definitely lacking in that department.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I definately would feel welcome in your lovely home!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Stacey: Your home is beautiful!! How wonderful that your dad is so dedicated to restoring his historic home. Is he going to have a birthday party for it when it turns 100? He should serve cake off the front porch! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh, I feel very welcome. How many miles is it from central Cal to Oklahoma? I'm on my way. Should be there by Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. LOL

Lovely entry and thanks for sharing. Now I need to go find some chests of drawers to stash things in.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You have a beautiful front door and brick facade - so very welcoming before one even enters!
Visiting from Cottage & Vine.. hope you visit mine.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Stacey, your home is lovely. I love the classic and timeless feel of it. Very welcoming.

Barb

Sonia said...

Stacey,

Love your home and your taste is exquiste! The pieces you have chosen are lovely..hope you are staying cool in all this heat!! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Lori said...

So pretty! What wonderful light you have! Thanks for visiting my blog today. Looking forward to reading more of yours!
Take care,
Lori
www.lorimayinteriors.com/blog

Beverly said...

You have a beautiful home, Stacey with the white woodwork that hubby and I love. It is a very welcoming Entry. I have always loved Grandfather Clocks, but never had one. Thanks for sharing.

Hartwood Roses said...

I love how you have done your entry.

You're exactly right about photos making us feel like we need to do something. Here's a funny story:

When I was finishing the work to put our house on the National Register, I had to take a series of photos to submit with the application. One of those photos was a front view of the house, from an oblique angle. That photo showed the ugly above-ground swimming pool on the side of the house (put in by prior owners) in a way that I had never noticed before. I vowed right then to get rid of that pool ... and I did. Now the side of our house looks so much better.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your home just seems to say "welcome" in every room. The rooms are beautifully decorated and so organized. "Cozy" is another word that comes to my mind as I see the pictures. So nice that you shared your home with us.

JG said...

A Grandfather Clock always is welcoming to guests! So pretty!
~Judy

Bernadette said...

I LOVE those ferns outside your front door. I need to find just one good one. I'm not a fan of them (in the woodsy outdoors...especially paying for them since I live in the Pacific Northwest and they are everywhere), but I would break the piggy bank for a beautiful, fluffy one for my front stoop.

Came over from cottage and vine. Love the front stoop.

Bernadette @b3hd.blogspot.com

bj said...

It IS very inviting and warm, Stacey. Your home is just beautiful.
Has the summer passed as quickly for you as it has for me? OMGosh..so fast. It is almost time for the kids to all get back to school..(and the teachers, too.:)
xo bj

Maggie said...

Hi Stacey
Your entry is just lovely, so elegant and tasteful.
I do like your hall table with mirror above and I spied some great looking plates on the wall next to the door, are they French?
Thanks for stopping by,
Maggie

Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi Stacey,
Your home is very welcoming and beautiful too! I agree with you about pictures......it's just easier to see if something is off or needs softening. Wonder why that is?

Cathy Wall said...

A very welcoming entry with lovely sentimental pieces and beautiful mouldings! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy @ Room Rx

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely entry. The ferns on your porch are incredible!

classic • casual • home said...

Beautiful entry... you can tell it is a warm and welcoming home.

Laura said...

Your home is just lovely.
I have discovered what you said about photos.

It is sort of like when I have my picture taken-
I think, do I look like that?

Laura
White Spray Paint

Marydon said...

G'day Stecey ~
Lovely share, beautiful home, excellent decor. So inviting ... knock, knock!

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Have a beautiful weekend.
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Melissa Miller said...

Beautiful!

coolerNights said...

WOW! I love the outside and inside of your entry way! All my favorite colors!
Thanks for sharing..
Pillows

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi there Stacey! Thank you for sharing your home with us! It is just gorgeous and so inviting - and SO CLEAN!

Have a sweet day!!

Becky

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Stacey! Thanks for visiting my blog! What a beautiful home you have! Everything looks so warm and welcoming! I am now following you! If you'd like, I invite you to follow me, too! Blessings to you!!

Jilly said...

Your home and your ordering is exquisite! The pieces you have chosen are beautiful, hope you are staying cool in all this heat. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
rc car

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your home is lovely. I agree about a possible plant and the rug. It would warm things up a bit more but it's lovely the way it is too!
The entry is just gorgeous!!

A Haus to Call Home said...

You have such a pretty home! I especially love your grandfather clock and all the lovely china on the walls!