Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Quick Seasonal Update

We have a very small entry area here at the condo.  I was able to fit my hall tree here, which gave me a small tabletop, a shelf on the bottom, hooks and a mirror.  Not bad for one piece of furniture!

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The lamp and small table just in view to the right have been displaced for the Christmas tree.  Sorry these are so dark, it was cloudy and raining here the morning I took these.

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One of the things I purchased this year is this tote bag from Décor Steals.  For Spring and Summer, I filled it with faux lilacs.

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For Fall, I filled it with some faux Fall flowers.

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Now, for Christmas, I have filled it with some faux Christmas greenery.

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I also changed out the “pictures” {old calendar pages} I have hanging across from the hall tree with some pictures I found in my current Cavallini calendar.  This wall is behind the door, so there’s not much I can do in this area. 

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The reindeer in these made me think of Christmas and it was an easy enough switch to make.  Note: I’m crooked, not the pictures!

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I needed a third one, but they only had two reindeer pictures in this calendar.  So I took this one, which for some reason made me think of the 12 Days of Christmas.

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These are small and inexpensive changes I can make that bring the different seasons to my small entryway.

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31 comments:

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful entryway! I love your tote and how you fill it with flowers for different seasons. Very, very pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your entry looks festive and welcoming, Kathy! Small changes but it really says Christmas! I love how you framed the pictures and the bag of greenery and flowers is so pretty! :)

XO,
Jane

chateau chic said...

Kathy, your hall tree in your entry way is fabulous! They are such fun to change out seasonally.
Mary Alice

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT Kathy..

that bag is Perfect and I'll just admit it now, I am stealing that idea~! mine wont be as pretty but it would work perfect on my entry wall..

I'll be sure you get credit when I post mine.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Love the entry Kathy! I have been wanting to take more photos but it is gloomy here too :(

Xo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a happy entrance to walk into, so festive. hugs ~lynne~

Marla and Steve said...

Love the changes. You and I are so much alike - trying to use and redo what we have. I like that style of decorating.

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Your entry is so lovely! Now you are the smartest one to frame the calendar pictures. They look so pretty and vintage. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Loved seeing how you changed out your entry hall tree for the seasons. That bag is cute! Might have to make one.

My entry is small too and all I can fit in it is my hall tree. I agree - a hall tree is a fabulous piece for a small space since it serves many purposes.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy I love those calendar prints, what a great idea!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, Love your gorgeous entry way. It is such a welcoming spot.
The coat tree is lovely and your idea to change out the tote for the season is such a wonderful idea. Love the pics of 3 and every detail. It is an area with big impact for sure. You are one talented girl.

Have a great day,
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Whew!! Good to know you're not crooked!! (Cute comment you had!). I think your foyer is lovely. I love that you've used the darling bag as a way to "seasonalize" your entry, where you wouldn't have any other options--very clever! And I love the pictures--they're beautiful! I can see why the third one reminded you of the twelve days of Christmas, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have seen that on my own. Good thinkin'!! :)

Cheers coming your way. ~Zuni

Cynthia said...

What a great way utilize space for Christmas. I love everything. It is so welcoming and pretty.

Cynthia

Gail said...

Your entry is so pretty Kathy and I love the greens in a tote! Hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail

Okio B Designs said...

Love how you dressed up the Decor Steals tote!

J

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your entryway and the idea of using your tote bag for the seasons is just perfect!

Very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Pretty foyer...that hall tree must be so much fun to decorate for every holiday and season!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lovely entry, Kathy! I bought two of those totes and made a pillow from one. Yours look wonderful with the flowers and now I know what to do with mine.

Missy George said...

Festive and seasonal..Looks good..

NanaDiana said...

It looks lovely, Kathy. It is different when you downsize and move into tighter quarters, isn't it? I'd say you are doing a great job working with your new space- xo Diana

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

The table is a perfect fit and looks great with all your seasonal decor!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your foyer may be small, but not small on style. I love the changes you made, very warm and inviting! We are tying to decide if we are putting up a tree, if we do so much furniture will need to be moved, I think I might go smaller too.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Great idea with the tote bag and changing the contents with each season. Your entryway looks great!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love all your changes Kathy...so very festive and beautiful...

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Very pretty and very creative! The hall tree is absolutely gorgeous.

Rhonda said...

Love the greenery in the bag. And, the prints are quite lovely.
Rhonda

Karen said...

It looks so pretty Kathy, love that bag!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it looks wonderful. The hall tree is a fabulous piece for this area and I love the seasonal pictures. I don't have an entry at all, our door opens right into the LR, so I think this is a blessing. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

oh my goodness do i love those calander prints in the frames! very pretty and festive!

Debra from Bungalow said...

I really love how you used calendar pages, its perfect for the holidays!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Kathy, thanks for your funny comment! I am loving your bag filled with flowers, I would love to do that in my entrance way, love how it can change for every season!

Carol

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