Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Look for the Foyer Table

Well, after packing away the Christmas decorations, I'm now shopping my home for items that I can use to create fresh looks in the house.  Today, I finally got around to my entry table. The last time you saw it, we were all decked out for Christmas.  Here is how it looks today:


I wanted to capture some of the sparkle that we had during the holidays; so, I decided to group some of my crystal rose bowls. These bowls, and the candlesticks, were scattered around the house; but, I think they look pretty in front of our foyer mirror, all grouped together. (I used the flash on this shot to capture all of the cuts in the crystal.) Believe it or not, the crystal rose bowl in the front, on the left, was actually a 99¢ find, at my local Goodwill thrift store! While I only used four candlesticks and bowls, the reflection in the mirror gives the illusion of eight. It looks so pretty at night, with the flickering votives!

In front of the grouping, down low, I added this pretty frame that I purchased from Kristen of Kristen's Creations.  The black and red work perfectly with the runner on the table and the coordinating pillows, in the chairs.


Instead of putting a photo in the frame, I got an old hymnal out of the piano bench.  I used the sheet music from "Amazing Grace".  I love the way it turned out!


Along with the frame, I added the iron crown that holds my Lampe Berger scented oil lampe, and a decorative finial. I found the finial last fall, at my local Goodwill, for about $2. It had a shiny gold finish; but I toned it down by wiping on some diluted black craft paint.  I think it works well with this vignette.


Finally, I switched out the lamp bases, with lamps from the kitchen, to blend in with the candlesticks. I kept the red lampshades that I already had.



I can only imagine how pretty the rose bowls will look with clusters of white roses in the Spring! (Did I mention that I also have a new obsession with white flowers? LOL)  



So, that's my foyer table! Hope you've enjoyed your visit! 
I'm still tweaking, so I'll have more to show you soon!

40 comments:

  1. Hi Shenita, I do some of what your doing, move things around for a little different look. I love the new vignette in your foyer. The table top looks fabulous with the sparkle of the crystal rose bowls. They look amazing on top of the candlessticks. The pop of red in the bow and shades is perfect.
    Hope you have the best in the New Year!

    Emily
    The French Hutch

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  2. I think it looks great! You always make everything look so perfect, I love it!

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  3. What a lovely, lovely, lovely entry way!

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  4. You are a beautiful decorator! And, have some BEAUTIFUL pieces! I am trying to do the same thing: changing things around a little. XO, Pinky

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  5. Pretty SHenita! I love the little music notes framed too.

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  6. Beautiful, Shenita! I'm sure your guest will feel very welcomed as they enter your home!

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  7. It all looks great! I love the sheet music in the frame!!

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  8. Shenita , beautiful foyer. I shopped my house too for adding some different touches in my family room, foyer and sunroom.

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  9. The candle holders reflected in the mirror are beautiful! And YES to the white roses! ~ Maureen

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  10. Looks very pretty, Shenita! Great job thinking out of the box :)

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  11. Very pretty Shenita!!! You did an amazing job. The white flowers will look great, oo maybe white roses for your rose bowls.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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  12. Very dramatic Shenita. You have some beautiful things.

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  13. Beautiful as always Shenita. Love the rose bowls and candle sticks reflected in the mirror. I also like the framed sheet music.
    Barb

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  14. I wouls love to have a grand foyer like yours, so beautiful. Great job! It's hard after Christmas is over....

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  15. Shenita, shopping your home is a great way to start off the New Year! What a unique idea you had. And I also am finding I enjoy white more than I once did. I'm looking forward to seeing your flowers in the bowls, too.

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  16. You did an amazing job!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. Your entry way table looks sooo pretty! I love how it is flanked by the two tuscan style chairs too. The new little frame with the sheet music and ribbon on it looks like it was MADE for your table!

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  18. Great job! I especially like the framed hymnal.

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  19. It looks great. I love how you framed the sheet music. That is also one of my favorite songs. I think that I may need to head on over to Texas to shop Goodwill..LOL. The one here has mostly clothes and what they do have they want more than is even on the orginal price tag. HAHA
    Hope you have a "Fabulous" weekend,
    Melissa

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  20. Shenita,
    Your front entrance looks lovely! The framed sheet music is the perfect finishing touch.
    ~ Wendi ~

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  21. Hi Shenita! Oh, my Lord, how beautiful is this? I love those rose bowls on your candlesticks. I was thinkiing that they were attached. You're so creative too. Your home is just one of the most beautiful in blogland and you certainly know how to make things pretty! Come on over to my house and bring a trunkload of your pretties! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Shenita,
    I love the grouping of candlesticks and the glass votives are so elegant. The framed sheet music is very nice, too! xo ~Liz

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  23. Absolutely love the candlesticks all grouped together like that...I bet it is gorgeous at night!

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  24. I always look forward to seeing your blog! I just can't wait see what you do next! I love the tall candlesticks and the framed hymn!. Omg, you really out did yourself! Your creative spirit is contagious, I'm on my way to Goodwill right now! Wish me luck! You have a true gift, thank you for sharing your gift to the blog world!,,,

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  25. Simply breath taking! You have got it girl!! I am squinting trying to see if you have any fabric under your candle holders and lamps. It looks like this is on top of bare wood? So pretty and creative.

    I also have one of Kristen's frames. I have my last name initial but it would be fun to change out to something such as sheet music.

    Thanks for new ideas. I feel sometimes that I am out of new thoughts!

    Donna

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  26. Looks awesome! I hope to start tearing down my decorations this weekend. That's a great look you created and the frame with the hymnal page is precioius! I love the iron crown! I tried to find a crown through the holiday season and never did come across one! I love it with the feathers! You rock!

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  27. Yes, white flowers will look awesome in the rose bowls. I love how the reflection in the mirror doubles the amount of crystal sparkle. What a great idea to put these two items together. I, too, like to shop my own home, and putting like things in groupings like you've done make such a big impact.

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  28. Hello Shenita,
    I am so glad I stopped by. Your home is so pretty and your foyer table is gorgeous! I can't wait to see more. :)

    Happy New Year!

    ~Liz

    P.S. I'm following you now... hope you will come by and say hi.

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  29. This looks elegant and inspiring-I'M YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER -STOP BY TO VISIT!

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  30. Beautiful as always Shenita! Love that iron crown.

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  31. Beautiful!
    The framed sheet music is a lovely idea...
    Have a wonderful weekend~
    Lisa

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  32. Love the new look on your foyer table, Shenita! Great idea to put the hymnal page into the frame from Kristen. It's just perfect!

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  33. Your foyer table vignette is stunning!!!! Love the framed hymnal and crown :o)
    ~Des

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  34. Oh my goodness Shenita, your foyer table is stunning! I'm loving all your crystal bowls and the luxurious reflection in the mirror, just lovely my friend. I have a giveaway and all you have to do is visit me and comment on it and it's for my year of blogging and getting to know you all! Lots of hugs,
    FABBY

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the mirror, crystal,
    In fact everything. You have so much flair.
    It's always a pleasure.

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  36. Love, love, love everything, Shenita!! Very warm & inviting....& also very creative! Love your use of sheet music in the beautful frame, too! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings!!

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  37. It looks fabulous. Can't wait to.see.you implement the white flowers.

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  38. I LOVE THIS! It turned out beautiful! wow what a great idea! I have tons of hymn books...hmmm...lots of ideas turning in my head.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  39. This is absolutely gorgeous. Till I read it was only four stands and bowls I thought it was eight!!!

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  40. Your foyer table redo is gorgeous! I love all of it! Thank you for joining TTF last week! I hope you are having a great day!

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