Monday, March 29, 2010

Foyer Tabletops

Hello all! I am finally back and I have missed you all. And I got back just in time for Tabletop Tuesday (Yippee!!), which is hosted by Marty at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/. To see more creative table creations, go check out her blog and her participants.

Since I did not have much time to prepare for this but still wanted to participate, I will just show you our foyer as it is, I have not spring-i-fied it yet. I am not sure if I will have time to decorate for Easter cause most of my Easter stuff are still in the attic. It will depend if our maintenance guy stops by soon. I do have 2 wooden bunnies on the floor but they are there all year round.

Below is the cabinet that you will see as you enter the front door. The mirror has a black slate frame which matches the black slate floor. Here is a little peek into the formal living room.



On the table is a Lladro figurine called "Karina". She is 17 inches tall. I place the 2 teapot candle holders there when they are not being used on the dining table, also the orchid. On the right side of the cabinet is a Limoges plate with Madonna and Child by Raphael and a pair of Meissen figurines.
This cabinet doubles as my storage for napkin rings in the top drawer.

The bottom cabinet contains various plate chargers, flatware sets, place card holders and more napkin rings.
Across the cabinet is a Buddha fountain, a wooden bunny and Bird of Paradise with bamboos flower arrangement.
The sound of the water is relaxing as it welcomes you.

Next to the door is a cherub on a columnar pedestal, another bunny and a faux palm which my hubby watered while I was in Florida. See how healthy it is? LOL!
Across from the cherub is a bench and an elephant planter with another faux plant. I used to have real plants here but everytime I water them, the water runs into the floor and messes up the floor. And it is not easy to clean and wax black slate floors. The water turns it white. So, I replaced the real plants with faux, for practicality.
Thanks for your visit and thanks, Marty for hosting this event. I wanted to join Teatime Tues and Tuesday Tea For 2 also but ran out of time to set up a tea table. But I plan to link my Tablescape Thursday with them.

26 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gorgeous Christine! I love Karina, she is so lovely! You have an amazing amount of napkin rings, there are enough to stock a store! Beautiful home!
Hugs, Cindy

kim said...

Christine, you sure were missed. I love your welcoming foyer and that chest is beautiful. I see you keep your dining stuff in yours, too. Mine is full.

Kathleen said...

Aren't we supposed to keep our drawers and cabinets full? That's what they are for! Not an empty drawer to be found here!
Your Lladro is just lovely, and oh my on all those napkin rings.
Let's have an event..show us your napkin rings! LOL

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Christine!! Yeah, it's me...long time no see Lauralu! I'm really trying to get back into the swing of blogging again! As usual your tabletop is gorgeous! You have the most beautiful and unique things! Those drawers and that cabinet are why I can't compete with all of you on Tablescapes! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Everything is so pretty! Wow! You have a great collection of napkin rings, and chargers!

Katherine

Nancy said...

Your foyer is beautiful! I love the tall figurine on the left. Lady, you have got an awesome napkin ring collection!!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- I'd be watering that plant as well -- It sure looke real!

Kammy said...

Love your pretty stuff !
Kammy

Sares said...

I always love having a peek into your house Christine and a glimpse inside the cabinet...now that was FUN! Your napkin ring collection is nothing short of amazing, but having seen many of your posts, you seem to actually use them all which I think is wonderful. So many people never use their things, they stay tucked away in the cupboard for special occasions and holidays. Thank you for sharing your foyer, it was fun!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I really like those pretty statues on top of your cabinet, and that drawer full of napkin rings just made me smile. You're a girl after my own heart!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Wow Christine!

What pure delight to see your beautiful foyer tablescape and all of your delightful 'lovelies' so neatly tucked away with your fabulous storage!..,

Yes, I would love to have you link up once again and post what ever your heart desires for,my 24th 'Tuesday Tea For Two' this week!~ I know you have been away and have also been very busy; it will be absolutely delightful to have you partake, as always my dear lady!

This week you may also enjoy my whimsical teatime tablescape, for Tuesday Tea For Two'. Whereby I have used my little 'jewelry display mannequinn dolls', that I have made as gifts for my dear friends, as 'props' for my, 'Ladies Tea Lunchion' this week..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Tardevil said...

As always, Christine, everything is perfect! I've pretty much given up on live plants too. As much as you travel, I would think it would be hard to keep them alive (good excuse, huh?). I have hardwood floors, and have the same problem. I always manage to spill the water on it.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, you have the most gorgeous accessories! I love everything that is on that table. I'm laughing about your husband watering the faux plant. If you hadn't told me, I would have thought both of those were live plants. What an inviting entry. So glad you're back. laurie

Katherinellen said...

Christine,
It's gorgeous! You have lots of pretty napkin holders...Love you foyer...just beautiful! Katherinellen

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Welcome Home, Christine.. You were missed..
As always your home is divinely decorated..I love all the jewel tones. Everything is always so well put together and a joy to behold.

Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment.

Have a "Sonny" Day ~!

Patriotic Mom said...

Christine, loved your polish pottery twosome tablescape! Your foyer has such a dramatic feel to it! The circular rug has such a unique edge. We are all impressed with your napkin ring drawer! Love the plate with mother and child. Joan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy seeing photos of your pretty home - Thanks for sharing. That is funny about your husband watering the faux plants.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, I always love to have a peek inside your beautiful home. Your decorations are just gorgeous. I love your cute bunnies and your napkin rings collection is gorgeous. All of your dishes are so beautifully organized. I need more space. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Cindy J. said...

Oh Christine, everything is so lovely.. I too, am still laughing about John watering the faux plants, but I understand why now..those are so realistic! I am noticing the moulding in your entry, wow that is fantastic...and your napkin ring drawer is beautiful! Glad you are home, how was the cruise? Love, Cindy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

wow girl, you have a LOT of napkin rings! That cabinet is gorgeous and I like the rug too. Thanks for stopping by....

Self Sagacity said...

Christine, you have so much nice things, it's an eye feast for me. There is an award waiting for you at SelfSagacity.com. Have a wonderful day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That chest is beautiful and what a great idea to use it to store your dishware! Very clever to use the top drawer for napkin rings, too.

SmilingSally said...

Christine, that faux plant fooled me! Have a great week.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Christine, you surely do have some lovely tabletops. And what a great collection of napkin rings! Linda

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love that chest, it is beautiful. Your white bunny is adorable. You have an amazing collection of napkin rings! Your foyer is very lovely.

~ Tracy

Lady Katherine said...

All is so lovely! Christine, when I come you might better hide those blue teapot napkin rings! For I just love them! What a great drawer for your napkin rings! I am in love! lol

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