Monday, September 12, 2011

Front Entrance~Dressed for FALL


Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. 
Football, cooler weather, fall colors, soft sweaters, raking leaf piles and letting the kids jump in them,
visiting the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkin, warm apple cider...the list goes on and on.


It is finally cooling down here and we have had a breath of fresh cool air blow in...
really gives me new energy to face each busy day...




I found this squirrel nut cracker at our local antique mall and snatched him right up.  
He still works!



I also found these antique locks and until I get my wall grouping of pictures for the family room and dining rooms decided upon...they get to hang out here.  I thought they were a fun addition, along with
my mother's riding helmet.  I really love to add family treasures that have meaning when I put things together.





Old books are wonderful and fun to decorate with...
I thought the back side of them had wonderful fall colors to display...



Our front entrance gets a lot of natural light which I love.



Large glass vases and bowls just glow in the light...
I found this one recently at TJ Maxx.



I hope you enjoyed the tour. 
You can see more of my front entrance including remodeling before and after pics HERE.
And if you don't already, I hope you will FOLLOW my blog...there is lots more to come...

So, what do you think?


I hope you all have a wonderful week,

Kristine

48 comments:

Jenny said...

Looks great!

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything looks beautiful Kristine! I just love how you are able to make it look so natural and yet so elegant at the same time. I studied your pics carefully for inspiration for my own home! :-)
Vanessa

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Hi kristine. I am loving your new home, and how completely different it is from your previous house. You just have the knack of making rooms looks so elegant. I love this pared down modern country look.
Jacqui xxx

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love your entry, it looks so inviting and comfortably elegant. The two chairs are so inviting and your decor is lovely.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

You have a lovely home!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kristine, Your entry is beautiful and I love the Fall vignette.
xo,
Sherry

dee dee said...

kristine,
wow, you're so ready for fall! Love the old locks and riding helment...so beautifully displayed.
Your photos are all stunning. you have me dreaming fall, fall, fall (which happens to my favorite time of the year too). your home serves as an inspiration to me that someday I'll be able spend time decorating to welcome fall, vs tiling, painting etc!
have a great day....
dee dee

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful entrance Kristine, you did a beautiful job with the fall vignette, it's my fav season for everything, decorating, birthday, fun and everything else! I love the little side table with the pretty glass bubble! Hugs, FABBY

Allison H. Bush said...

Beautiful entry! Definitely makes me want to sit down and stay a while! :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I shot right over from Marty's to see your beautiful entry way.. oh my goodness, it screams fall..love all the natural elements you used along with family treasures.. hugs ~lynne~

bj said...

I so love your natural look and the family heirlooms that really put a meaning into your lovely entry. You could look all over the place and not find another JUST LIKE yours. I love that fact.
Beautiful.

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful entryway you have, so large and spacious! I have no entryway, so I can only imagine how much fun you must have decorating yours. It's just beautiful!
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Your chest is lovely and your vignette is so pretty. I love the stack of books and the large glass pieces, plus the hats are fantastic. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Dreamgoddess said...

How beautiful! Your entrance looks so warm and inviting.

Shelia said...

Your entrance is so beautiful! I love your arrangement on that gorgeous chest and love the little stool with the basket! I really envy all the beautiful light you have streaming in! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

On Crooked Creek said...

Kristine,
Being a former librarian...I adore your use of books in the entry! Lovely hues. Stunning with the fresh green,also. That nut cracker squirrel is just too cute!
Fondly,
Pat

mississippi artist said...

Lovely, and elegant looking. Love the big glass vases-especially the one with the green leaves. I like all the light coming in-of course I couldn't do that- I would have to dust too much!LOL!

Jo's This and That said...

Just gorgeous! Love the squirrel.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

You have done a wonderful job. Just lovely.

We live on a lake, too.

Barb

Natasha in Oz said...

Your home looks stunning! I am kind of wishing it was Fall again after seeing this. I'm not sure I'm going to cope seeing all the wonderful Autumn posts in blogland at the moment!

Take care and best wishes,
Natasha.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You have a beautiful entryway with so much light. I love the windows on either side of the door. And you have a lot of interesting, meaningful pieces to look at, too. Linking up via Roomspiration. New follower.

Shug said...

Hi Kristine...I'm shug and I am stopping over to see you from Martys place...Love your entrance and I am always a fan of greenery...
I just posted this morning how I am really having a difficult time decorating this year...glad I stopped by..
shug

Barb said...

Looks awesome, Kristine. You always do a great job decorating. But, how do you keep your house so clean with 4 kids and 2 dogs??? My house is always borderline disaster, and I can't keep up with the dust bunnies and pet hair:(

Babs said...

Your entry looks great and I like your use of the leaves in the large glass vases. They're so pretty with the light shining through. Cute squirrel nutcracker, too.
Babs

Michele Smith said...

Looks wonderful, so inviting and cozy!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is all really pretty. You are so lucky to have a nice big entry. The big glass vase is just perfect. Looking forward to more!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful! Two things I'm drooling the most over is that big glass vase in your entry and then your mom's riding helmet. Oh how I'd love to have both!

Kristens Creations said...

Love your vignette in the entryway! Love the big jar with the leaves. Kristen

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kristine what a beautiful vignette on your entry table! Your entry is beautiful! Found you over at Courtney's FNF and just became your newest follower! Would love it if you followed me back! Martina

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You have such a beautiful entryway and decorated so pretty and elegant! I saw that large, glass bottle at TJMaxx too, it looks so nice where you have it!

Mary Ellen said...

Kristine the entry way is so inviting!! Love all the neat touches and the way you turned the books so the pages instead of the binding was showing. Very unique!

bee blessed
mary

Comeca Jones said...

I love the green glass vase !

Ela said...

Wow! I love you arrangement. Love the vase. You did a great job. I can feel the Fall.

Hope you can drop by in my blog at http://scrapidoodlelicious.blogspot.com/

Honey at 2805 said...

Your entryway is so elegant and beautiful. I really like the natural elements and the books. It is so artfully arranged.

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are such an asset to the party!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful, welcoming place! Love your decorating and your chic taste! :)

xoxo laurie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Such a beautiful entry, the chest and all the fall elements look gorgeous. thanks so much for joining in for VIF!xo Debra

Ellen said...

I would love to have all that sunlight, I would have a window full of colored glass. Everything looks so nice, your entry is awesome.
Hugs,
Ellen

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

What a welcoming entrance you have created. All the special pieces really give it great character - I LOVE it all!!

Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

Hugs,
Marie

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Kristine, It's lovely enough to be photographed for a magazine!

I'm your newest follower.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your wonderful foyer with the stone floor. Great decor. So very inviting. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! You Have a lovely home. Thank You for linking this with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Judy said...

Love your front entryway. Absolutely beautiful. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kristine...

Oooh...your autumn entry is just gorgeous! What a warm, cozy, and inviting space...just as an entry should be! I just adore the beautiful autumn vignette that you created for the top of the entryway chest. The large glass vase with the branches and leaves...sooo pretty! I also like the way you used the old milk can! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous autumn home with us...this was such a treat!

I'm coming over from Kim's WOW party where she showcased your lovely entry! I'm so glad that I did! Just wanted to let you know that I have added your delightful blog to my list of blog follows. So very nice to meet you, Kristine!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kristine...

It's just lil' ol' me again. After adding your blog to my list of blog follows, I began visiting a few of your past posts. I seen a post that you did about Estes Park and just had to leave you another note. Was just wondering if you are from Colorado? I live in the northeastern corner of Colorado...near Sterling. We love going up to the mountains...camping up Poudre Canyon is one of our favorites! Of course, we love Estes as well!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Gorgeous! It really does look like a magazine! Even the lighting is perfect!
-Shelley

Designs By Pinky said...

Gorgeous!!!! Can you tell me wher you got the big bottle/vase with the branches in it??? I LOVE it! Love all the natural light, the nutcracker and the fact that you have your Mother's riding hat! XO, Pinky

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I think it is beautiful Kristine! LOVE it!!

Lou Cinda

Amy Kinser said...

Love your entryway and really love the floor.

Very nice visiting with you.

Blessings, Amy