Friday, December 3, 2010

Show Us Your Life: Entry Ways

My entry way is really not much to write home about.  My house was built like most old houses, meaning that additions and changes were made as money was available, so the floor plan is a little odd.  My foyer is just a space a few feet wide that leads to all the other areas of the house.  But I do have 10 foot ceilings, so  my goal is to draw the eye up, as illustrated below.
 Here are a few of my favorite things about this tiny space.  I love this mirror/shelf & coat hanger.  I got it cheap at a surplus store and it's been in my house since I moved in. 
 I'm trying to progressively add some of my favorite signs to the wall.  I refer to my decorating style as Early American Applebee's.  My tin signs are cool, but my favorite piece here is my signed cast poster from the Original Broadway Cast of The Lion King!
 These are the next two that are going to be hung as soon as I get the ladder back upstairs and get my dad to help me.  I've had them both for a while but am moving them in from other places in the house.
 Got this at Annie-Laurie's!  As you can probably tell, I like things that are a little campy.  This looks a lot older in person than it does in the picture, but I think it's so cute!
 I love this poster!  The umbrella's against the yellow.  And no, I don't live in Ohio.  That penant was with the Hawaii one and I couldn't leave it there all by itself.
 And of course, the Broadway sign!  It's actually kind of famous after this guest post.  I love the double meaning it has to me, and Amber did unscrew it off the wall in a basement just because I was flipping out about it. 
I keep this by the door.  Not only do I love it because I am a history nerd, I figure that when you are as excitable as I am, this is a pretty good life motto.
Well, that's my entry way such as it is.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!  Thanks for coming by!


  1. The tour was most lovely, my dear! :)

  2. You are my favorite for a reason! Thanks!

  3. i love old houses with 10 foot ceilings, I'd choose them every time. Your collection is great. The signed poster must be the best! I wish I had all of those, really cool!

  4. Thanks, Missy Jill! That signed poster almost got me in trouble the year I got it because I told my mom and my aunt that I wanted it and they both bought one to surprise me! I actually got to see most of the OBC when I saw The Lion King in 1998, so it is a special piece. Most of the rest are things I have picked up trolling antique shops for next to nothing.

  5. I love the entry way of Broadway -so classic but adds great style!


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