Friday, May 6, 2011

Life in Bloom

Mission: Backyard is in full swing. It needs lots of pruning and tidying up this year, and Wren's desire to be outside has really forced my up off my rump and encouraged me to get out there.

Today the garbage men hauled over 6 giant garbage bags of yard debris away, but I am sure that will look petty compared to what it yet to come.

Our plans for the yard include a new deck this summer, as well as a full overhaul on the pond. Wren is has very little interest in the pond, but does love the amount of bird traffic that it generates.

I know that the warm weather has arrived when our hammock comes out! It was Sean's first Father's day gift and he babies it, bringing it in for the winter and on rainy days. Wren thinks it is a fun toy to rock her stuffed animals on and can't quite figure out how to get on it like Dad.

Enjoying so much time outside really inspired me to bring more a natural touch to our entry way. It all started with this beautiful old Canadiana table.

And ended with bringing my tree clipping from a few Mother's Days back out. I LOVE round entry tables, always have. And while they aren't as practical as a dresser for storing gloves and such, they just feel so classic.

So our dresser moved out and this table rolled on it.

As did my new basket, which will catch keys and mail as we come and go.

The beautiful base and old casters add such a beautiful curved line to our otherwise square and boxy entry.

Honestly, the entry way of our house was the biggest selling feature when we first saw it because it is so unusual to see such open, bright, and large entries in homes today. I fell in love immediately. It is definitely one of my biggest frustrations to know that it is the first thing people see in our home and yet we have so much work left to do (finish stairs, new light fixture)

But despite the list of items to be done it does feel a lot more magical with our 'tree' bough. And I plan on making it bloom in a neat way over the next few weeks.


L said...

Youre entry way looks lovely. Can't wait to see your tree bloom :)

ana.o. said...

I love your entry way! That table is beautiful good job. Also Wren is such a cutie and Happy Mother's day. :)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Your entry way is so gorgeous! I love how bright and airy it is. The round table and branches are the perfect touch!

claire said...

What a gorgeous entry way!!!!

Douglas said...

Love the table. I've been on a hunt for a table for a LONG yours! Marissa

The Painted Parlor said...

I know I've said this before, I very well have said it in every comment I've made, but you have The. Most. Beautiful. Home. Enough said.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Alana in Canada said...

Oh my my. I thought that first picture of the table, and tree (with the gallery going up the sdtairs in the background) was from a magazine. Beautiful. And it is a lovely large entryway, too.

The enchanted home said...

Wren is those pictures of her! And your entryway is fabulous....looks like something right out of a magazine shoot! Fabulous......Happy Mothers day!

Lee said...

Our house is fairly light, but not our entry way! Love yours!

Life by Wyetha said...

It looks fabulous so crisp and white, and the branches add a nice touch.

kristina said...

it all looks so beautiful!!!

Amanda said...

i've always LOVED your entry. and that table is beautiful.

we were a one car family at one point also as we were in the process of looking for a new one and man oh man do i know what you mean about missing the "Goodwill hunting" trips. :) your finds were AMAZING.

Jaclyn said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the large door and your dark wood floor is definitely something I want to have once I buy a place. Your blog is adorable.

Meranda S said...

You really did a good job with this table! It looks amazing! I love the color too. Somewhat grey with a little bit of blue. Was it hand mixed? It is amazing what a smei gloss can do for a piece. Did you spray it or hand paint it?

Huge Blessings! I just love your blog. Meranda

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