Thursday, July 9, 2009

Welcome to Our Home!

Kelly of is hosting "Show Us Where You Live Friday" and for this week, the theme is Foyers and I am excited to show you ours. Some of you might already have seen it and I hope you don't mind me showing it again. It will be a lot of fun seeing others' entryways also so let's all visit Kelly and check out all of the participants' contributions.

Welcome to our home!

This is what greets you when you open the door. Black slate flooring, cream tone on tone striped wallpaper and I am not sure what kind of wood frames the entry ways and the crown mouldings. To the left is the formal dining room, straight ahead is going towards the family room and to the right is the formal living room.

There's the entrance to the formal dining room

Going clockwise will lead you to this corner
where my little Buddha fountain sits. I think it exudes some serenity in the space. It is hard to see but the fountain has some light emitting from its hands, which gives just the right amount of glow in the dark.

There you see the tiny light.

This is the view looking out from the family room.

Going clockwise again will take you here.

A 17 inch Lladro "Karina" stands there with a Sevres egg compote,
with a vase with faux orchids and a fairy lamp.We brought her back from Grand Cayman.

A glimpse of the living room.

And now we are getting back towards the door.

I don't know if you have noticed but I do love angels and bunnies, among many other things. LOL!

I hope you enjoyed touring our foyer. Thank you all for coming and thanks to Kelly for hosting this event giving us the opportunity to show you where we live.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful and I must say the pictures are awesome. We have a round foyer and I haven't decorated it at all! Now I feel bad that I haven't done anything.

Shelia said...

Oh, Christine! How gorgeous is your home! I didn't get to see enough! YOu have the most beautiful things and you really do know how to display them! Oh, it's just so pretty!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Christine!

Your foyer is just stunning. I think I could fit the entire living room of the Cottage in there!


Lady Katherine said...

Your home is lovely! I just kept looking and looking at the floor! I just love it! I been keeping 4 grandchildren for several weeks and going to Docs. Hope I haven't missed a lot!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Your home is extremely beautiful, so well decorated, so much style and grace.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your home is so pretty. I always love seeing every room you show us. You do have some of the most magnificent treasures too. They are just fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

What a beautiful entry! It looks like it is a really nice size, perfect for greeting all your guests and lingering a bit as they take off their coats!

sarah said...

love your foyer, wish mine was as big!

happy house touring

Heather said...

Love the bucket of flowers on your front door!! Gorgeous entryway!

Emily said...

Your home has so much warmth and character! Very nice.

Also, love the little statue from Grand Cayman. I've vacationed there and isn't is just gorgeous?!

Lesli said...

Wow, Your foyer is GORGEOUS!! I love how you decorate everything. I can't wait to look through your blog and see your other rooms! Thanks for sharing.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, Karina is beautiful! Your foyer always looks pretty, but Karina is a pice I haven't seen before, and I love her! laurie

A Refocused Life said...

Great entryway. I love the special pieces you've added...they add interest to the space.

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous entryway Christine!
The round rug is a stunning accent. You have so many pretty things for us to see.

Have a blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Tara said...

Thanks for the tour Christine. Everything looks beautiful. I think I could get lost in your house, it looks big!

susan said...

Christine-your foyer is lovely and I can tell the entire home is, but what I love the most is that it seems to be filled with things that you love and make it uniquely you! Thanks for a peak inside the door :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Christine, thanks for the welcome to your home. Your entry is certainly lovely and the wood trim is exceptionally beautiful. The figurine of the girl holding the vase is so charming! Linda

Cody Jean said...

Gorgeous entryway! I love that you have items from you travels there.

Cindy J. said...

Dear Christine...your home always feels so welcoming and looks so beautiful..filled with your wonderful collections and some of my favorite colors. You have a wonderful touch, love your new lady.. Love, Cindy

Marie said...

Hi Christine-
Thanks for your comment today. I really luv your foyer especially your collection of statues and wall plaques. But get this, the indoor buddha fountain you have, I also have one exactly like that. I got mine from Z Gallerie a few years ago. I'll have to take a photo of it for you and it's also sitting on a pedestal in my front porch. Happy weekend my friend!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hey Girlfriend...

So nice of you to stop by and welcome me home!!! I missed you too! It looks like you've been having a busy time of vacationing too...I was looking down through some of the posts that I missed. Ohhhh...the Bahamas look gorgeous!!! Loved the photos of your fishing trip...that would be a blast...not that I fish but just the boat ride out and enjoying the beautiful water would be fabulous!!! Speaking of water...I see that your pool project is coming right along! It's soooo beautiful, my friend!!! It sounds like it won't be long till they have it finished...and ohhh, then comes all the fun! Yes, it'll be fun to enjoy the pool but I'm talkin' about all the poolside're going to have a blast!!!

I sure enjoyed all of your fabulous tablescapes as well!!! Girl, I have missed out on so much...I'm afraid I may never get caught up! Hehe! I'm still pretty worn out from our trip...I haven't done a thing really! eeekkkss!!!

Well Darlin'...I'm so happy that you came by...missed ya! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Love ya,

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c/x, Your home is lovely. I just found out today that I am going to have a little grandson...smiles Thanks for visiting me my friend.

Family American Style. said...

Your foyer is wonderful. I love everything in it. I wish I could see more of the bench. Very, very nice.

Chandy said...

I just love your home, Christine, there's so much to see! Glad you showed your entry again, I love seeing that!

Yes, I'll be there for SS and yes I think you should get Mr. Linky up to entice others. See you tomorrow!

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