Monday, August 8, 2011

The Entry

Hi, there! Hope everyone is having a happy Monday. Today I thought I'd join up at Cottage and Vine's Room by Room series and let you have a peek at my entryway. The entry serves as a welcoming avenue into the home, and I like to keep mine simple, functional and inviting.

Since we have such a large entry, I moved this antique sideboard to serve as extra storage and a drop off station for mail

If you live in a historic home like me, it is important that you retain and preserve the original entrance door to your home as much as you can. As the architectural styles from various eras are distinctly different, likewise so are their front doors. So, for example you wouldn't want to take a salvaged door from a Queen Anne style house and use it on a Craftsman Bungalow, or transfer an entry door from a Tudor Revival style house to an early twentieth century North Carolina Triple-A farmhouse. If you are unsure of what style door would be appropriate for your historic home, consult some architectural history books from your local library or contact a local architectural historian who can point you in the right direction.

The antique sideboard provides extra space for dishes and glassware that
cannot fit in my china cabinet

Sometimes I like to display my husband's great grandfather's antique highball
set in the window sill above the sideboard.

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  1. I'm popping in here from Cottage and Vine ... it's great to 'meet' another historic house enthusiast! Your place looks wonderful and inviting.

  2. An Architectural Historian, how cool! Your house looks amazing. My dad has been restoring his 100 year old American Four Square for the last 5years. He's almost finished...just in time for the house's 100 year birthday. I'll direct him to your blog. :)

  3. oh how beautiful. how awesome that you are an architectural historian. you home is gorgeous.


  4. I love your home and your entry! Visiting from Room by Room at Cottage and Vine!

  5. I can tell you and I would make fast friends when it comes to old houses and vintage glassware. Your foyer is perfect.

    Thanks for joining the party!

  6. A lovely entry and I especially like the height of your ceilings and light colours mixed with the woods. Your transom is gorgeous.

  7. Love your entry - so crisp and inviting!! Gorgeous home - thanks for stopping by via C and V's party today :)

  8. Beautiful entry, Megan! Wow! Love the sideboard and I LOVE the glasses. Who are they were they made by?

  9. Wow, you have an amazing entryway - so interesting - I love the wrought iron gate and the antique sideboard as well as the high ceilings. New follower, visiting from Cottage & Vine. Hope you will visit my site too!

  10. What a beautiful home, Megan! I love it! Thanks for visiting my blog today and I look forward to reading more of yours!

    Take care,


  11. Im so enjoying visiting everyone through Room By Room, what a great way to get decorating tips and see what works where.
    Your home looks beautiful, very elegant.
    We have a chest of drawers in the hall that serves the same purpose as your sideboard.
    Thanks for stopping by

  12. I love your entryway. Your home is beautiful. your rug is very nice too.