Monday, September 12, 2011

My Entryway

It probably comes as no surprise to you that I'd have some transferware in my entry way, now does it?  I have a collection of red and black, two color transferware pieces that I display here. 
I shared more of these pieces HERE  in case you'd like to take a look.
 These are all by Spode, in a variety of patterns.
I did this wall arrangement with those pieces over my favorite antique mirror.

For those of you new to my blog, you can go HERE to see how this house looked just before moving in.

Spode Morocco (One of these plates just fell off the wall when the wind caught the door and it slammed shut, hard!  I was so mad!)


Spode Beverley  ( I have two of these for sale in my Etsy shop HERE)



I have a small needlepoint rug at the entry.  I love needlepoints!



The entryway holds one of my favorite pieces of furniture, a French dresser with inlaid wood, bronze details and a 2.5" thick piece of marble on top.  After we'd moved in, I thought about moving this elsewhere in the house but the boys and Shawn said '"uh uh...no way, it's staying put!".  The marble top weighs a couple hundred pounds, so I don't really blame them.  I like it where it is anyway and now I'm glad I didn't ask them to move it.





On the bureau are a pair of lamps, which I just love.  They are flat but shaped like a vase with a bird scene and then enveloped with metal leaves all around.  I fell in love with these when I saw them a couple of years ago.  I went back to buy them and to my good fortune they'd been marked down over 1/2 off and in addition the store, Steinmart, had a special going on where if you were in their customer data base you got an additional 25% off.  I want to say I paid about $25 a piece and I was thrilled with that! 




I like hand shaped things too (my header) and this bronze vase is one of my favorite things.




Carrying on with a little bird theme, I have this hand painted, antiqued black box on the bureau.  

It is very detailed, resting on lions feet.


The wall opposite the bureau contains more of my red/black Spode transfer ware mixed with small mirrors and two large framed bird prints.  This is one of my favorite wallscapes.  I wish the room weren't so narrow so I could get a good photo of this straight on.



Close up of the crackled antique finish on one of the bird prints. 





Trying to get a good pic straight on...had to sit on the floor! 

Hope you enjoyed stepping in for a few minutes.
Come back anytime!






I'm joining the parties at A Stroll Thru LIfe  Abode Love , WOW. Miss Mustard Seed and BNOTP

38 comments:

  1. Sooo gorgeous Nancy!! I adore those beautiful plates and your sideboard! Stunning!! I love needlepoint rugs too! :)

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  2. Hi Nancy,
    What a beautiful entry you have. Its a lovely place for your guests to be created. You have put so much love into it. Your french dresser is amazing with all the scroll leaf work. I guess it would be very heavy to move. Your transferware is all ways a delight to see. I enjoyed your post very much.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  3. Oh wow - your entry way is so welcoming!! I love the wall color and the wide crown molding. Your dresser is simply gorgeous!! Incredibly beautiful

    Susan
    www.lifeondovehollow.blogspot.com

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  4. Just beautiful and impeccable Nancy..you have wonderful design taste..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  5. I'd have to say that I'm quite smitten with those spode plates....never knew they had that color & it would go perfect in my dining room :)
    That house....WOW what a transformation! A day care....really?? What were they thinking?!!
    Thanks for sharing & introducing us to that pattern!!

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  6. Absolutelly gorgeous Nancy! Those half moon plates are beautiful in pink! The furniture piece is fabulous! Hope you visit. Hugs. FABBY

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  7. All I can say right is WOW! Your entry way is gorgeous! Love everything. The chess is divine with all of the scroll work and details. Love the lamps and the transferware.

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  8. You have really transformed that house!
    I would KILL for that sideboard...wow!

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  9. Wow, Nancy, this looks so lush. I took a quick click back to the before to see if there was a photo of the foyer. Although, I had seen it originally, it was still a horror. It looks as if you're settling in with a lot of taste and style.

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  10. Wow that is stunning!! You have a talent for display~you should work for Ralph Lauren doing his store windows and displays. I love how layered and english this looks!

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  11. Nanacy,
    I adore your entry, dear! Stunning use of Spode transferware! Thank you for inviting us to tour your entry!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. HI Nancy! OH, my goodness! This is so gorgeous! I love your chest and everything is so pretty! Your transferware arrangement on the wall is beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. What an absolutely stunning entry! I am totally in awe.

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  14. This is so beautiful! Please tell what the wall color is, I want it!

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  15. Beautiful entryway, Nancy...that chest is lovely.
    What are the half moon plates for? At first they looked like ones used for fish bones, but on second look they seem rather large.

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  16. Over the top gorgeous. Wow...most of us only dream of having a home and entry way like this. It is so beautiful...wow!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  17. What a beautiful entryway. The French dresser is a truly fabulous piece! Keep it right where it is so everyone who comes to visit can see it!

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  18. hi i love the lamp and the bird image malayeka blogspot

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  19. That dresser is just magnificient, Nancy! What a great piece for your entry; you can't help but come in more to look it over! Lovely vignette, too. The dishes you've used here are interesting - I almost thought you had two dishes layered but saw the white is the rim of that beautiful plate.

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  20. Nancy, so completely gorgeous! I ADORE the wall color and the crown molding, did you add those touches (of course you did - I saw the "before" pics). Please share the wall color I am dying to change the color of my walls and that is the warm color I am looking for. More yellow than the brown I have.

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  21. HI LeRae,

    The color is called Banana Nut and I used it in my old house in the dining room there, under the chair rail. I LOVE it. Unfortunately it's not available where I bought it but I did find an almost identical color. If you give me a couple of days I'll get the color swatch and let you know the color. I got this at Walmart...think it's Glidden but may have been Better Homes and Gardens brand. I like both paints...not as expensive as some of the bettern known name brands and I use an interior latex eggshell. I like eggshell because it has a subtle, not glossy, sheen and washes sooooo well! Even though my kids are bigger we still get our walls dirtied up from time to time and I love the ease of just being able to wipe them down.

    Someone else asked for the color so I promise I'll get the close matches to you all soon.

    Thank you for reading and for your sweet comments everyone. They are so touching and so rewarding to read.

    Nancy

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  22. Your house is looking so gorgeous now, Nancy. I remember seeing it when you were cleaning it. I love that cabinet and your transferware, so pretty!...Christine

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  23. Your entry is just STUNNING! You are a master at display. I love how you've layered all the elements in your foyer, even turning the needlepoint rug at an angle. I cannot believe what a deal you got on those lamps but they are just perfect.

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  24. You have turned that really, really, filthy home into such a fabulous showplace. You have such stunning pieces and your vignettes are always breathtaking. This is absolutely stunning. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  25. Can I move in? Gorgeous home! I can sit all day and look around and *sigh*. Very lovely! :-)

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  26. Nancy those pieces in your grouping are so amazing!! I love your Spode pieces , well all of it!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    I have a fabulous Giveaway from Interieurs I hope you will come and join!

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  27. A gorgeous entry to greet all who enter your home. Beautifully done, Nancy!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful, Nancy! Your table and the vignette are gorgeous. And, I love the wall display of stunning plates and sconces. The needlepoint rug is amazing. So glad I came to visit (by way of WUW) and am now following along. *Becca*

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  29. yummy! Your rooms are fabulous!!!! They look like they belong in a decorating book.

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  30. Everything is lovely but that french commode is TDF!! Truly a dream piece! I'm adding it to my "wish it were mine" list *winks* Vanna

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  31. Nancy, this entry is simply stunning! I love the use of color and pattern. The layers are very rich! Love it. I am a newbie subscribing to your blog today. I would love for you to join me, as well. Peace and Blessings!

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  32. Truly amazing foyer that you have created! I love the wall display.

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  33. What a unique piece. It looks perfect with your spode and the rest of your decor.

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  34. The birds-with-birdbath motif on the little box is called Pliny's Doves and can be found occasionally on cameos. Another fabulous thing to collect!

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