Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th.

I made a few changes to our foyer Bombay chest.


I placed a small French flower-pot with a few Hydrangea with a piece of antique lace that was my grandmothers and a gilded crown I purchased a while back. 


This crown is pretty with a jar candle placed inside. I purchased from Sonya from Beyond the Screen Door.  I used a cement pedestal purchased from Elizabeth’s Embellishments, she has such great items. I like the whimsy the crowns add to this vignette. 


You will notice our foyer gets a lot of light at different times of the day.


On the other side of the chest, I placed a topiary I recently made in a drawer that was from an apothecary chest which was my moms.  I remember buying this with her when I was a little girl at a sidewalk sale.  She bought it at a furniture store that has since changed names but I purchase most of our furniture.  The piece is so old the drawers no longer slide in and out well so using it with the drawers was not an option.





Drawer painted Old Ochre ASCP and with a light sanding and crystal knob.

Decision, use this piece of furniture in a different way.  I am using all of the drawers separately.  Some for topiary and others I will be using for fall and Christmas with transfers to go along with the season. 

This piece has a lot of sentimental memories for me that I would never not find other uses for it so, you will see the body of the cabinet when I start my new office.

Back to the topiary, I made two of them and will show you how this was made in my post with coffee table changes in the great room coming soon.  I’m very fond of topiary but the prices can be a bit much so I decided to make them myself and I am thrilled with the outcome.



I added this small flower-pot I also made and laid it on its side placing a vintage tart tin inside to do something different.  I purchased three of these from Rosemary at Villabarnes over the winter.


The finial in this vignette was a purchase from a craft fair years ago and is a piece from an old fence.  I am loving the changes made to this area.  It is warm with a touch of light for summer.

I added a French flower-pot I made a couple of years ago and filled it to the brim with dried Hydrangea, love the colors against the wall color and my antique shutter.




I hope everyone has a super start to their week.  Until next time.              

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