I'm a home schooling mom of 9, 5 boys and 4 girls, ages 1 1/2 to 21! Blissfully married for 22 years to a man who makes me laugh everyday. I love having tea with friends, with my hubby, or with a good book. I'm addicted to thrift shops and yard sales and love the thrill of the hunt! I enjoy cooking and entertaining. I love all things vintage, and the things in my home all have a story to tell.
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! It's been a busy week, but I did manage to post a mini met and a small, but practical thrifty find this week. Please visit our lovely hostesses Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for more mets and thrifty treasures.
As many of you know, I've been transforming our home to a more beachy, summery look to lighten things up a little bit. If you'd like to see my family room transformation, you can click here. Well, it was finally time for the foyer. I still had a deep red tapestry runner on the entry table and red hydrangeas, both left over from Christmas decorating, greeting my guests in July. So off it all went. Two of my candle holders were even missing the candles. See how neglected this space was! And to think, this is the first thing people see when entering my home. For shame!
I started out changing the runner to this natural reed one I got from the GW last week. I actually found 3 of them at $2.99 each. I knew I could use 2 of them for my long dining table, but I went back and forth trying to decide if I should purchase the third. My very wise 8 year old said, "Just get them all, Mom, you'll find something to do with it." Out of the mouths of babes, sure enough I decided to use this one on my entry table.
I accessorized using things I already had in other places in the house. I think the blue and white added crispness to the area.
I even foraged our front yard for some agapanthus (aka Lily of the Nile), twigs, and palm fronds. Agapanthus are blooming all over here in SoCal.
I'm rather pleased at the result, and it only cost me $2.99! So that's my simple contribution for Metamorphosis Monday and Thrifty Treasures Monday. Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by the Lace and Ivy Cottage! As usual, your comments make me smile!