Thursday, September 15, 2011

Updated Fall Entryway

In preparing for Fall, I decided to redo my entryway a little bit.  It used to have a beautiful old chest of drawers there that I would use for storage of table cloths, candles and such.  It really never looked right,  but I felt like it worked okay.

What I really wanted to put there was some sort of bench, but it’s not a very big area. 

I decided to try out my old theater seats in that spot and even though they don’t quite fit, they work, and I like them there.

full entry

window 2

window 1

window 3

Y’all know how much I love words, right.  I found these vintage flashcards at Goodwill the other day and knew I would have a blast with them.

window 4

Aren’t they great on my old window that I put chicken wire on?

window 5


bench 1

Very often we will sit on the steps in the entryway and talk on the phone.  Now we can sit on this bench.  Guests can also sit here to take their shoes off on a rainy muddy day.  And, the blanket on the back is ready for someone to grab as they head out to sit on the front porch rocker.  Neat huh?

I have to say that I am doing minimal fall decorating  this year.  I am making subtle changes that don’t just slap us all in the face.  White pumpkins…twine… peat pots… a little purple (not much)… spanish moss…branches…extra blankets…and a few other cool things.  Simple, yet nicely done…I hope.

Will show you some of those fall changes pretty soon.

Blessings to you all, my sweet friends.

Linking up at:
Laurieanna's for her Farmhouse Friday

The Inspired Home and her Fall Nesting Party


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks really lovely Amy! I love the big memo board. It's so pretty!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

So pretty Amy!! I love the seating, it's wonderful.
Hope you have a beautiful night.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a cozy little place, Amy! Those chairs look adorable together! I'm keeping my autumn decor simple this year, too. White pumpkins, lavender, moss, and chunky throws. Simple is always better! :)

xoxo laurie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Everything is so pretty, love the theater seats, sounds like they will come in handy. I also love the old window with the flashcards, what a great ideal. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

lynn said...

love the window and chairs, amy! lovely dining area, too:) have a great night!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Ames! I LOVE those old theater chairs. How cool are they!!! I love your chicken wire windows too...they are really nice for this time of year. It always makes me think of nesting....nesting...chickens...get it?;>) Sure miss you but I know you are busy working. Hope you are still loving your job! Me? I am getting ready to trade hours with a co-worker and will work a lot less hours- Yahaahahah! xo Diana

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Love the theater seats! Functional and stunning! I'm soooo coming to visit! :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

This is really neat Amy! I love it!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's beautiful! I love those theater seats; I have never seen anything like them.


Hello Amy!
I too have felt a strange quiet void over the Summer months & as I revisit all my favorite blogs, I realize what is missing... a connection of all the amazing women! Sharing ideas on their blogs, listening to one another & reaching out over the miles to comfort or laugh with a comment. I missed my blogging friends... it's SO wonderful to be back! :)
I see your home is as beautiful as ever! It just may take me a few months to catch up all all that you've been up to over this Summer past, but thats ok, reading your blog, my dear friend, will be the perfect way to end my day!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

It's awsome. I love the bench (theatre seats), I love the chicken wire window, I love the feed sack pillows, and the table and chairs in the background. It's all so lovely and comfy. Wish I was there now, and needing that blanket.

Debbie said...

You are so creative, Amy! That would look horrible if I tried it, but it is just perfect for your home.

I love words too!

(And I didn't get that message this time.)

Mary said...

Looks awesome! Sounds like we are decorating the same way for fall. Simple. Yes, I think that's what teacher/mommies need AND I just love it that way! Can't wait to see what you do! :) Have a lovely day.

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Love it and love you ~ missed you Amy! Sorry, I have been MIA. A busy summer planning and conducting many weddings, showers, special events... along with all kinds of projects going on. Look forward to snooping around to discover all that you've been up to. LOVE you're home and your spirit.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous Amy!!! Can't wait to start decorating for fall! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

Robin said...

I love the frame with the chicken wire and flashcards - so fun. But the theatre seats have stolen my heart. They are so cool. I think they look fabulous with the frame. You have such a great eye.

Ido said...

Hi Amy, the entryway is sooo pretty, love that old window with chicken wire!
Have a blessed weekend, praying for your mom!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Amy this looks fabulous!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Your fall entry is just so lovely and those vintage flashcards are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Becky C said...

Hey my friend :) The theater seats are perfect for that spot! I really love the pillows sitting there, too. I adore your idea of simple fall decorating. I'm feeling the same way.
I love the peek into your entire dining room. Love that shot. I can not wait to get there, sister!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great place to sit or drop your bags. The window is great too, it's almost like mine in my sewing room. The flash cards are a cute addition.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Amy, Your home is looking so pretty for fall. I still love that dining set and your new vintage dining room. Love that chix wire frame too, and your cards! ~ what a great find! I would have snatched them up too :).
Have a wonderful weekend, friend!
You are amazing.
~ Julie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Amy, your theatre seats look great there, and the memo "window" is such a perfect touch. Can't wait to see how you "do" Fall! thanks for joining in on VIF, xoxo

A Rosy Note said...

Those theater seats look so cute there, Amy! What a nice spot. I'm thinking the same way about my fall decorating...just keeping it simple :)

blessedmom's simple home said...

So pretty Amy :) I love using flash cards for decorating, and you really make everything look so inviting. I haven't started decorating for Fall yet, it's still feels so much like summer here. Wishing for a little cooler weather to get me in the mood.
Have a wonderful week!

Pearl Maple said...

Great setting to welcome fall, and super cool memo board.