Entry way and other news....

While unpacking boxes I went ahead and just start setting up vignettes in my entry way.
I probably won't keep the area's like this forever, but I thought I'd show you what I've done so far.

This area is beside our front door.
I found the demijohn at a thrift store in Illinois for $9.00.
I was so happy when I found it!
I hope to find a big one some day (at a bargain price).
The basket underneath holds the flip flops that we wear to our neighborhood pool.
For some reason the Houston area has been getting tons and tons of rain so we haven't been able to go swimming as much as we would like to.

When you walk into my house you see a staircase.
This vignette is against the staircase wall.
I know I won't keep it this way forever because the fern print is part of a set of two and I'll want to hang them together eventually.
But this is what I threw together for now.
It is nice to have a few pretty area's in the home amidst all the chaos.
We are almost finished unpacking, but it is so difficult to figure out where to put things and how to arrange the furniture.
I'll figure it out eventually, but it takes some time to play with it and get it right.

On a different subject....
I have never mentioned followers on my blog.
Never done a giveaway where you had to be a follower.
I figure if you like my blog and want to follow...great!
If it's not for you, that's fine too.
We don't all have the same tastes and goodness knows there are plenty of blogs out there.
But I have reached 1000 followers and I have to admit I'm pretty happy about it. ;)
Once upon a time I thought I'd never get there.
Now some of you may be discouraged with your followers number, especially when some "newbie" comes on the scene and instantly has meeeellions of follows. :)
Well, I started this blog way back in 2008, so it took me awhile.
So don't get discouraged.
I am always trying to improve my blog the best I can, with the resources and time that I have.
So anyhoo....
I just want to take the time to say: if you read my blog...Thank You!
If you follow my blog....Thank You-Thank You!
And if you take the time to leave me a comment or email...Thank You-Thank You-Thank You!
I appreciate you love and support SO MUCH!!


  1. And we love you too!! Keep up the good work!!

  2. You're going to have your new home looking beautiful in no time. I love your entry way. Also, congratulations on your 1000th follower and the encouraging words for us newbies.

  3. Congratulations! :-) The house is looking so pretty!

  4. I enjoy your blog very much. I have had my blog for sometime and know what you mean about the following part. I only have 45 with the last 6 in the last couple weeks. It makes me giddy when I check it and have one more..Thanks for sharing your blog with us.. I have it on my sidebar..

  5. P.S. I am your newest follower. I did not realize I wasnt following already!

  6. Congratulations on a huge milestone! I wish I could just get up the nerve to start one-maybe someday! Your entryway looks great!

  7. Your home is looking great already! You sure don't waste time! Congrats on the followers :)

  8. Lisa

    Your style of decorating is what I hope to be able to accomplish. Love your entryway. I'm a newbie too so thanks also for the encouragement!
    ps. I lived in Houston 12 yrs ago and when I stumbled upon your blog and read where you relocated I felt a "twinge" of jealousy!! Make sure you try Papasito's and Shipley's Donuts..yummm

  9. I love your blog, and i know what you mean. It takes a long time to reach 1000. It did for me, but that's ok. We do the best we can.Your new home is already looking beautiful. Good luck with your new home.


  10. Great vignettes and congratulations on the 1000 followers.

  11. Just started following and I am already in love with what I see. Great job.

  12. Beautiful....just beautiful!
    And, congrats on your updated blog address....it did redirect me to it!

  13. Oh your entryway looks awesome! Congratulations on the followers.

  14. Hi! I clicked over from The Ivy Cottage Blog where you're guest posting. Your entryway & library table are beautiful. I recently got into re-painting furniture finds, and am hooked.

    I'm now following you, and invite you to visit me at http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com.