Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Our Foyer, I'm Late, but I am on Filipino Time:-)

Rene at http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com/ is having a series of Room by Room monthly parties and today's feature is entries or foyers. I am late but you know I am a Filipino and it is our belief (though I have not practiced that for a while now) that if you come to a party on time, you are early. As a result, we always arrive late. We call it the "Filipino Time".

Better late than never, I am still linking.

This is what you see when you enter the front door. It's funny but I hardly see this since I always enter through the garage.

On the floor is an antique Persian Shiraz tribal rug.

To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room and to the right is the formal living room.

Straight ahead is the family room.

I have a bench on the left wall and on the right is a Buddha fountain, an elephant seat holding a big vase of bamboos and birds of paradise flowers and another pedestal holding a palm. You don't see them here but you will in later photos.

A Sevres musical ladies compote stands on the console. I won her on an estate auction, my very first one. All the while, I thought I was bidding on a chair. Was I ever was surprised when they announced what I just won, lol. Anyway, I fell instantly in love with it so I was glad I won her. I really don't need another chair anyway.

With the compote is a pair of bronze art nouveau candlesticks holder and a turtle bell ringer. I think I saw one just like it on Richard's (Old Historic Home) blog.

On the right side of the console is a pair of Meissen figures, faux fern and a small mirrorred chest.

Across the wall where the console cabinet is, you will see a pedestal table with a Santos angel.

I had this Santos angel and the table in my store booth for a while but I did not want to sell them, so I put a really high tag on them. I just wanted them to decorate the booth. I finally took them home last week. She is quite tall, around 32 inches and I love her.

A Buddha fountain my brother gave me for a Christmas present a long time ago. I love the sound of the water trickling down. It used to sit in the corner where the Santos angel stands now. This is kinda like my Asian and tropical corner.

And you have seen the whole foyer.

Looking back to the front door from the family room entrance, this is what you see.

Thanks for stopping by. I will link this with Marty's Tabletop Tuesday next week also at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/

I am also linking with Bunny Hop at http://bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com/

You should join Bunny if you have less than 500 followers.

I thank our hostesses and I thank you all for stopping by.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful entry Christine... hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Beautiful foyer Christine!

Terra said...

Christine, you have both lovely taste and lovely objets d'art. Your Santos angel is especially attractive.

The French Hutch said...

I am so glad to come back for a visit. Your foyer is beautiful, and I hardly know where to start. First let me say the rug is one I would love to own, it has all my colors and I love the design. The chest is another piece to catch my eye, its perfect for your foyer. Then I fell in love when I saw your Meissen. Those pieces are gorgeous and of course the compote is amazing. You have so many beautiful accessories. I was so happy to take the tour with you.
Hope you are having a great week.

The French Hutch

Blondie's Journal said...

Your taste is extraordinary, Christine, and it shows the minute you walk through your door! Beautiful!


Debbiedoos said...

hahhahaa your title made me laugh! Love your entry Christine. I know if I were to walk in, I would feel immediately welcomed and a sense of warmth and comfort. Oh and I would know I am getting some good eats too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Santos angel is splendid! She brings me right in the room! You have such a beautiful home with so many beautiful things and lovely rich colors! I have never seen an angel more beautiful! ♥

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my unfinished foyer. As for being late to the party, well, you are obviously just fashionable. :) Loved that Santos Angel when I caught a glimpse of her in the first photo. Up close she is even better.

Susan said...

Your entry way is awesome! I love the angel!

Unknown said...

Christine, you have a very warm and inviting home. I really love your bold decorating style!


Micupoftea said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I really like your gorgeous entry...especially the bench :)

Nayana said...

Beautiful! I love Rug and all your knick knacks. Bench, Asian corner Budhha so serene.

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Fashionabley late you are! Looks beautiful! I love all your decor and the woodwork in your house is gorgeous.

Entertaining Women said...

Warm and welcoming....so many lovely treasures. Thank you for opening your foyer to us. Cherry Kay

Deanna said...

ooh lala! so pretty!
neat to see.
Love the tall angel and colorful figurines.

God bless,
d from homehaven

bj said...

Knock knock..it's me, bj. I'm at your front door. Please let me in so I can see the beautiful foyer.
THANK YOU...omgosh..what a beautiful entry. Christiney, it is AWESOME. yOU have such beautiful things and you sure know how to use them, you cute little Filipino lady.:))
hugs, bj

Savannah Granny said...

Beautiful and elegant foyer, just like you! Ginger

The Tablescaper said...

We've seen so many of your wonderful dishes and travels. It's great to see more of your lovlely home.

- The Tablescaper

Maggie said...

I am so enjoying seeing all these beautiful foyers and seeing how everyone decorates and the beautiful things they collect.
You have some lovely pieces, I especially like the Sevres compote & the Meissen figurines.
Thanks for stopping by

René said...

Thank you for sharing your foyer Xinex! Your Santos angel is beautiful and I have always wanted a Tibetan rug.

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

WOW!!!! That is one beautiful place!


Debbie said...

"They" say that a foyer should introduce the flavor of the entire home. Based on what I know of your taste, this foyer definitely does that! It's so elegant and beautiful! Whenever I visit, I'm always drawn in to your details.

Rettabug said...

Spectacular, Christine! Such a welcome your guests receive when they walk in your front door!

I LOVE your Sevres musical ladies compote...so fancy/Frenchy looking. It was meant to be yours.


Traci said...

I love home tours! It's always fun to see your house because you have so many interesting things.

Designed by Chance said...

Love your entry way. Looks amazing.

. said...

Wow, you have beautiful and interesting pieces in your entry! :)

Dolores said...

Your entry is beauty extraordinaire...... I love the Santos angel!!!

WhyCuzICan said...

Very elegant- what a warm welcome to your home! :)

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

~Suzanne in IL

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful foyer Christine! And that's a whole LOT of pretty! I'd be gawking at your entry for a good long while before I could go anywhere else! Lol! Vanna

Jewel Sauls said...

So many beautiful thing! I love your house and can see why this table is one of your favorites! That veggie peacock is too cute and your vases are gorgeous!

Bunny Jean said...

I came back to thank you for coming to my Bunny Hop party and make sure that I am following you.

Your home is beautiful!

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!


I love to see your gorgeous home Christine, I love your decoration style very much. The Santos angel is great and so is the Sevres, actually, everything is fabulous and exquisite! Have a terrific week. FABBY

Sandra said...

So pretty! Your home looks very elegant! Love it!
Thank you for sharing!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous Christine...everything!!! btw can I use the Filipino excuse for being late..."I'm always "living on Filipino time" it seems right here in Tennessee. . .

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You have a beautiful foyer. I am jealous!

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