Friday, June 3, 2011

Small Changes in the Foyer

Not a long post today - I  just wanted to share a few pictures of changes I made to the console table in the foyer.  I picked up a few new "trinkets" recently and I decided to place them on the foyer table.  Don't you just love to move things around in your home or pack a few things up so that later on they seem like brand new??  

My first new item is a small new grouping of Plush Pumpkins.  Boy, do I love these little cuties!  I used them in my Thanksgiving Tablescape - you can see that here.  The coolest thing about Plush Pumpkins though is that they come in a HUGE amount of gorgeous colors that can be used year round.  I think these cheerful pumpkins in spring colors are just adorable.  I can't wait to order even more for the fall..... oh, and you should see the silvery blues that would be perfect for a winter table!  Check out the Plush Pumpkin website here

I think these hot pink pumpkins are too cute!

By now you probably realize that the pumpkin stems are real! 

Hmmmm.... just ignore me in this picture :-)

The lamp and the candlesticks I have had for a while, but I still think they are wonderful!  On the bottom shelf I have a few of my McCarty Pottery pieces.  The box in the middle of the bottom shelf came from Art and Soul, my favorite store in Ocean Springs, MS.  Tori's store is packed with the most gorgeous decorating items! 

The other new item that I am totally in love with is the pair of cat bookends.  I got them from a garage sale - ok, to be totally honest, I got them from the things my mother in law was gathering for a garage sale, but that counts as a fabulous thrifty find, doesn't it???  I am not a cat person, but I just had to have these little kitties.  I love the way they look so old and worn.  I decided to display some of my vintage school books with them.  I was a teacher and a principal for many years before I became the curriculum director.  I LOVE ANYTHING that has to do with school.  I found some of these at antique stores (one is a spelling book from the 1930's) and one I had in my classroom when I first started teaching (no, I didn't start teaching THAT long ago, but I found this book in an old storage closet the first year I taught.)  I have kept these books in my classroom or office for many years.  I decided they would be perfect with my new bookends. 

I love thinking about the students and teachers who used these books. 

Another view....

Isn't it great how small changes make your home seem completely refreshed? 

As always, thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. What a lovely entrance! Just stunning! :

    Have a great week!

  2. LOVE those bookends! what a great find! and had no idea there were pumpkins in other these!

  3. Such sweet little pumpkins and love your bookends~ they are darling! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)


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