Friday, September 19, 2008

A Favorite Thing and a Foyer Addition

This is one of my favorite things in my house. It's this bench in my dining room. I bought it several years ago at an awesome store, Grand Harbour Imports, in a town I used to live in. I was teaching at the time and making money so I splurged and bought it for myself. I loved it then and I love it now. It's very French country looking with the dark wood, rush seat, curves, and details. I wish I had a big enough wall in my foyer to put it on, but I don't. I have it in this corner where I can see it from my kitchen. I actually do sit on it sometimes when I am talking on the phone. I like the pillows I have on it - lots of patterns and all have red which I love. My addition to my foyer is this big topiary. I love it! I will probably move it at Christmas and put a tree here. I have double doors on the front of my house which are nice, but I'd rather have just one door. I decided to put a rug in front of the door we use and put the topiary in front of the other door that we never use. Now I have that area as part of my foyer that I can decorate. Having more space to decorate is always a good thing in my book!!!



22 comments:

Michelle said...

Love your bench. Your home looks lovely, as usual, and I bet those double doors come in handy when moving LARGE items! Have a great weekend!
Michelle

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous bench. Love the pillows. Having more places to decorate..always a plus. Mimi

Chris said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I love your wall colors. You make a statement.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a great purchase you will never regret! Yellow and red has to be one of the happiest color combinations on earth. And for the tree in front of the door you don't need to use...Great idea, as usual. : )

Tricia Anne said...

Your bench is adorable. What a perfect addition! Your pillows are lovely too!
What a grand topiary! Did you make it yourself? I have a cute pot that I will add a topiary to (gleaning from your ideas) and will show you when it as well as the lamp shades ... smile ... are complete!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

auntie said...

I haven't read a lot of your blog yet, so maybe you've talked about this in another post, but I'm wondering about the large beam that's behind the super-cute bench in your pictures...is it just a big beam that you use as decoration? Or is it actually part of the house? It just really caught my eye and I wanted to know more about it. I know, I'm weird! :)

Connie said...

Your bench is so neat and so verstile. With the lovely pillows, it looks awesome. This is a piece that you will love and use forever. I found your blog through Tina (I think) Cherry Hill Cottage. Your colors are so warm and inviting. I feel right a home.
ConnieL

Kim said...

I found your blog through Notes of Sincerity. Love your blog...I love everything! That bench is beautiful.

Marie said...

Oh, I love your bench too! VERY pretty!! The colors in your home are gorgeous.

Sue said...

I love that bench, too. The pillows look great -- red is my color, too.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi, yes I love that bench with all those pillows. It looks wonderful. I love the yellow walls with the red in there, what a wonderful combination. I too have Yellow (my farmer hubby hates yellow, so I refer to them as the color of Hay!) walls in our living area. I just love them! Really enjoy your blog, it is always a pleasure to see what you have done next!
Blessings,
Debbie

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Ohhhh I just love that bench and your home and the colors and your blog!!!
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Have a wonderful day,
Tam

Elise said...

I love your home!! I could move right on in...
Elise

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Just discovered your blog and love it! I have a decorating blog and would love to put your link there, do you mind?
I love finding similar blogs by women who are obsessed with decor like I am!! ;)

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Love, Love, LOVE that bench... it's beautiful!!!

Sandy Toes said...

OH MY! I love that picture! Your decorating is wonderful! I love the topiary...I can't remember are there lights on it? I had a topiary similar in my bathroom with little lights and everyone loved it!

Words cannot describe the "beam"...love it!
-Sandy Toes

Katie said...

I love both things. Very neat and totally my style. Love Them!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Such a special purchase - you will be able to hand this on down for generations to come (and if they don't want it...I do:)

The Berry's Patch said...

Love the colors. I need a bench like this in my foyer. Very cute!

Shannon said...

I have always loved that style of bench! So pretty!!

Love the topiary too!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your house is great and the bench is so cute. I think I even have used some of those same fabrics. Your house is beautiful! Jackie

Wendy said...

Love them both....the bench is awesome...I've been looking for something similar...now seeing how cute yours is, I'll have to keep lookin!