The entryway buffet has been looking a little sparse ever since I took down the holiday decorations back in January. In fact, it became a catch-all for all things “junk” and “discarded.” I could stand it no more, so as I was cleaning the great room yesterday, I borrowed a few items from around the house and created a new vignette for the entry.
I began with this basket from the great room and used it as the focal point for the buffet. The only thing I did was to change out the book, removing this rust colored one and adding in something a bit lighter in color.
Its cover is some undecipherable script- looks a little fancy schmancy….
And the orchid is still pretty, just as it was when it lived in the great room. How could it possibly look anything but good?
It is faux!
A stack of little blue books tied up with a ribbon just adds a little color to tie in with the wall of artwork going up the stairs.
I rounded up a bunch of no longer used keys and padlocks and placed them in this tiny silver bowl….
Where they sit in front of this blue seeded bowl filled with some faux greenery balls.
The bowl balances out the new clear seeded glass lamp that I ordered from Stylecraft Lamps at the last furniture market. The pair has been in one of the guest rooms since Christmas; but since I was tired of the bronze colored lamp that has been here for the past few years, I appropriated one for here, instead. Doing so gives the area a lighter, more contemporary look. Its mate found its home on the sofa table in the great room. That table will be getting a much needed make-over, as well.
Now that the tabletop is cleaned up and styled, I don’t think we’ll be plopping everything and anything on top of it anymore. I can tolerate the mail and my keys on it when I come in from outside, but it’s the scarves, gloves, coffee mugs, and all the “just plain junk” that have been the cause of my dismay and consternation. Can you tell that I’m anxious for the demise of winter and all of the accoutrements that go along with cold weather?