If you’re a thrift store or flea market junky looking for new ideas on decorating the foyer Vintage Style then you’ve found the right place. I’ve used a combination of inherited heirloom items along with thrift store finds to decorate our antique Welsh dresser that is the centerpiece in the foyer.
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Mid-January has arrived this week and it already feels like Christmas was a million years ago. And like most of the country, the temperatures here in the deep South have been frolicking between single digits and the 60s. Last week I thought 30 degrees felt like a virtual heatwave until it reached 69 a couple of days later––at which point I brought out my Birkenstocks and Spring clothes. However, today we’re below freezing and getting our first snowfall of the year.
The only thing that should be Flip Flopping are the shoes on my feet.
But I digress…
Mother Nature seems a bit confused at the moment, and just like her, the transitioning of my home decor from bright and cheery Christmas, to something Winter-like, seems just as confused. Most areas in our house are in a state of flux. I’ve been cleaning out, redecorating, changing things up.
Which sounds good, right?
But I really don’t have a single room back to normal.
It will happen.
Sooner or later. It will happen.
Just not quickly enough to suit my tastes.
But as I was walking through the house yesterday, moving vintage decor from one room to another, and packing up those last precious Christmas decorations, I noticed the sun shining through the lead glass windows, leaving pretty shadows dancing across the foyer floor.
I decided to take a few pictures to see if I could capture the beauty and essence that was before me. No staging, no cleaning beforehand, with plenty of dog hair resting in soft fluffs next to the baseboards. In other words, our normal every day lives.
“These will be my pictures.
Just for me…
The Before’s to compare with The After’s…
once everything is put back to rights,
is prettily decorated,
and looks worthy of having the Queen of England come visit.”
But then I thought,
“Why pretend everything is always perfectly decorated and perfectly clean when it’s not? Let’s take the pictures and share them because it was a happy peaceful moment for me and more than likely only a few would notice or even care about the dust bunnies.”
So, here are “The Before’s”. Dust bunnies, dog hair, and all. The foyer, and more specifically, the Welsh Dresser in the foyer, is my happy place right now. It has hints of red and green, mimicking the cheery Christmas decorations I’m already missing.
I hope you’ll enjoy looking at my vintage style decor on my old Welsh Dresser. The red lantern belonged to my grandfather as a little boy. And as you can see, the old books came from a library. I picked them up in a thrift store by the way.
The vintage hen was an estate sell find. She adds a nice touch of French Country to the decor. The lasso cowboy is made out of horse shoes by my Dad.
And how about this vintage handwriting book from 1930? It was my grandfather’s when he was in second grade. The yellow fold out ruler belonged to my great grandfather who was an architect in the early 1900s.
I hope you enjoyed touring my vintage style foyer on this snowy day! You can shop for similar vintage style items below.
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And a disclaimer here, while the foyer looks pretty much put together other areas of the house are not so much…the living room walls are lined with dressers I’ve been painting, or needing to paint, a chandelier for the kitchen has been sitting in floor blocking the path to those dressers, and a ceiling fan that was taken down in the kitchen now sits next to our T.V. waiting on its new owner to come pick it up. The walls are bare because I don’t have anything to go on them right now and my laundry room makeover still has a few finishing touches to go to bring it together.