Thursday, July 21, 2011

~ Welcome to 425 ~ Our Simple Entry

Hi friends
I decided to share with you a photo of the screen door my husband just installed
(purchased at Home Depot) I LOVE it! It fits the era of our home perfectly
I also took a few photos of our entry

I like a simple and uncluttered entry

A few french bistro chairs which make convenient seats to put on/take off shoes
(basket full of shoes behind the door) ;)
I am still looking for an affordable and charming rug/runner for this space though..any suggestions?

The chippy blue farm table was a $5 Goodwill find a few years ago
I added the white baskets to hide clutter and mail etc. ;)

I decorate the farm table seasonally with fresh flowers
I picked these beautiful hydrangeas from my yard this afternoon

Antique white ironstone is a perfect catchall for our keys

Hydrangeas are so pretty and welcoming in an entryway

Not only is the french zinc watering can decorative but it is also practical 
 I use it alot this time of year

I really love the old archways in our 1930 home
It makes the entry more charming

Well that is our entry here at 425
Very simple

Hope you have a wonderful weekend friends! :)
Thanks for visiting


Kirsty Girl said...

I love it all! Gorgeous.

Robin Johnson said...

Oh how perfect! The screen door is a perfect addition to the front of your adorable home.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your entry Rachel~it is so charming and loving your arched doorways too! :)

AntiqueChase said...

Very welcoming entry!

Anonymous said...

I love your uncluttered look Rachel! Everything is so pretty from you screen door to your farmhouse table!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Rachel the new screen door was a perfect addition to the front of your home. I love the idea of keeping a watering can by the front door. That is brilliant.


lisaroy said...

So charming and pretty! what a lovely vignette to welcome you home everyday :)

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love your screen door, the perfect fit for your home. I really enjoy reading your blog. Don't you just love older homes, they have so much charm.

traci said...

love it. that screen door is perfect. so charming. i don't know how you keep your entryway so clean, at times mine looks like a tornado just went through.

Karena said...

Lovely Rachel, your new door is perfect. Have you looked at Dash and Albert for a runner? Also Pottery Barn on sale.

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Unknown said...

Rachel, your front enter is so charming... I love it all....have a good rest of the week


Tricia said...

What a pretty entryway. I love all your special touches :)

Unknown said...

Isn't it amazing that Home Depot had the perfect screen door for 425? I love the subtle change of ambience a screen door brings to the inside and the outside of the home. Your home is so loved!
[w /l]

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rachel ~
Your door and entryway are just gorgeous! I LOVE your home!!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Rachel your home is so SWEET!!!!! inside and out!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Rachel! I love the screen door.

Tete said...

A blogger friend of mine just put on of those fun screen doors on and aren't they just perfect? When we redo our doors, these will be on the list.
Hugs- Tete

Allison said...

What a beautiful and inviting entry, Rachel! The screen door looks like it was meant for your home...perfect. I love the star on your door. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jenni said...

Oh, your front entrance is beautiful, Rachel! I love the view of your house from outside and the sweet hall as you walk in. Your screen door is lovely! I have been trying to talk my husband into one! {I try to talk him into a lot of things, poor guy!} ;)

I love the simple whites and neutrals you use in your home! :)

I hope you are having a wonderful day, and that your weekend is a good one! :)


Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Hi Rachel! It has been quite some time stranger but I'm happy to see that your home is looking gorgeous with all the new touches. I'm especially loving that screen door. It's all so stunningly shabby ; )

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fantastic door! I wouldn't have thought it was new. Love your style. The entry is just charming! You have a great weekend too!

Anonymous said...

Simple but gorgeous! I would love a screen door for my home, it lets in the most wonderful breeze without having to run that darn a.c. all the time! Marcia

Anonymous said...

I love it all! Simply lovely! Xoxoxo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The screen door is perfect! What a find at Home Depot! I love the simplicity of your front entry way, very inviting. Makes me want to "reorganize"! :)


Deborah said...

That screen door is so nice Rachel!
I love your fresh entryway...uncluttered and refreshing!
Love your decorating soft & pretty!
Have a great weekend xo

Deborah xo

Jilly said...

What a gorgeous and superb collections in your blog. The screen door is a perfect addition to the front of your adorable home. So charming.
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Sweet Young Journey said...

What a nice hubby! Love love your entry way! I think a nice grain sack would make a beautiful runner for your entry.
hugs, Cheryl

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Rachel...I've enjoyed walking through this beautiful entry which is simple elegance!

I've also enjoyed taking a peek at your summer mantel too!

flowerlady464 said...

Hi Rachel!
Love the screen door. Reminds me of my grandma's house. Can almost hear her yelling to us grand kids,"stay in or stay out...and don't let the door slam." Just as it was slamming!

Twinkle Terrior said...

Rachel...your blog is so pretty! Loved stopping by :)

Lara said...

Hi Sweet Rachel,

Late to the party with my response here; I've been away from the computer all week. But, I had to leave you a note and tell you just how much I loved seeing your beautiful entryway! It is so so lovely! I think I have love at first sight with your pretty pale blue entry table. Please do not tell me it already came with that gorgeous paint color when you found it!! ; ) I love how simple & pretty you have your welcome area. We definitely share a love for the farmhouse style! I hope you are having a great weekend. I can't wait 'til tomarrow - 8AM flea baby!!!


Jen at Little Cottage Chic said...

Hi Rachel, thanks so much for your support and for being my 1st follower, you're SO COOL! I want to follow your blog but I don't see a link and I don't know!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Everything is sooooo pretty, Rachel!


Comeca Jones said...

What a soothing space.