Tuesday, October 22, 2013

updated foyer

We have lots going on right now but last night I did a small foyer change.  It was an impromptu change brought about as we are readying the patio for winter. I like the change for now.
 I just pulled a few things from nearby places
  bringing together the chartreuse green in the flowers and apples 

this is how it looks this morning
and i still like it
(it is hard to see, but Raider is lying in a sunbeam under the living room coffee table)

John's 96 year old Aunt Marie passed away yesterday.  We have been visiting with her in the hospital making the hour drive each way for the past couple of weeks.  Aunt Marie never had children. She has one niece who lives in Indiana, John and his brother.  We will all be making funeral arrangements and working together to liquidate her home.

Our Jamie is scheduled to have her baby tomorrow!

Life can get so full and this is one of those times.

35 comments:

Debbie Huffaker said...

The rearrangement looks great. So sorry for your loss, but happy for the new addition. It reminds me of Job 1:21 about how the Lord takes away and He gives (except the verse is just the opposite). No matter what....blessed be the name of the Lord!!! Prayers for you and your family!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How beautiful, I love the wreath in the mirror! I'm sorry for your loss too, it's always such a hard thing to go thru, no matter how old our loved ones are. Blessings to you and your hubby.
FABBY

Just a little something from Judy said...

Everyone of us in the blogging world would love to just "pull some things from our home", put them together in our foyers, and have them look that good! I like that look and think it is a lovely sight to greet friends and family. It says, "welcome" .

So sorry to hear the news about John's aunt. You both have so much on your plate right now. Praying for you as you go through each day.

Debby Ray said...

What a lovely, lovely vignette that you "pulled together" :)
So sorry about the passing of your sweet aunt. I lost an aunt this week as well...my mom's sister...she was 103 in Setptember:(
Blessings,
Debby

Debby Ray said...

I should learn how to spell September...

Barbara F. said...

Your family is really going "full circle", the death of your Aunt Marie, and the birth of your newest grandson. That is a full plate, dear Lorraine. (((hugs))) Foyer looks lovely, and I did see Raider in the sunbeam. xo

southern-newlywed said...

I love the foyer/entry! It looks so inviting. On the other hand, I hate to hear that you have lost a family member. God bless you! :)

Winnie said...

It looks very elegant and very beautiful!

Ann said...

My condolences to you and John on the loss of his aunt.
The foyer looks beautiful

Susan said...

I think the foyer looks fabulous, Lorraine. Very elegant and sophisticated, even though simple. Just lovely! Great job. Susan

Blackberry Lane said...

I love your foyer and I did see Raider soaking up the sunshine!

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- A funeral and a birth...the going out and the coming in as planned by God. Grief and blessings all part of our life plan.
Your foyer looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the sweet softness of it. xo Diana

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Bless your heart, Lorraine. So much activity can be a stress, for sure. So sorry for the loss, but congrats on the upcoming birth. It seems life and death often coincide with each other in this big circle of life.

Your foyer looks lovely. Change can be refreshing.

Sandy said...

I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one but rejoicing with you at the upcoming birth of another grandchild.
The foyer looks lovely. I love changing furniture around for a fresh new look.

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

I saw this post of FB and love it! You are like a river flowing with talent and I so appreciate it...

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

Forgot to ad you and John are in my prayers, saying "good-bye" and "hello" can be both challenging and some of our most cherished memories.

podso said...

Really like what you've done and all the green. Sorry about the aunt, the cycles of life right in front of you ... one leaves this earth as another arrives. So beautiful.

Mary Rutledge said...

It's the circle of life!
The foyer is so inviting. I love what you did.

Lea said...

Very lovely indeed and yes, life can get so full and we hardly have time to catch our breath. Blessings to you during this "full time."

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your foyer looks absolutely gorgeous..both at night and in the morning!

lindsey said...

Your foyer looks wonderful, you have a beautiful home. So sorry to hear of your loss but it sounds like your Aunt lived to a great age. Praying for a safely delivered grand baby soon :)

The Old Parsonage said...

Wow life is certainly going full circle at your house with endings and beginnings. So sorry for your loss my friend.

Blessing and prayers that all goes well tomorrow with the new baby.

xo
Leann

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

That is just so elegant!
Sorry on your loss and blessings on the new grand child. Life does have full circles.

Lorrie said...

Your foyer looks lovely and elegant. A lot is happening in your life - remember to breathe!

Donna said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your aunt. I know that you will have a huge effort ahead of you to liquidate the estate.

And the hallway table with decorations looks terrific - both in the day and nighttime!

Terra said...

I like how the green color coordinates in the apples and the flowers. Sorry to hear about the death and joyful to hear about the birth; the full cycle of life.

Kathy MomOfNine said...

Your foyer looks lovely. It is fallish with such a pretty coloring. Very elegant. I'm sorry for your loss. How exiting that you will have a new baby in your life. Life is bittersweet, isn't it?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Lorraine, you do have a lot going on right now. Sometimes fluffing up your nest can give you a feeling of peace during stressful times. Aunt Marie certainly lived a very long and blessed life. When my Mammaw passed away, my cousin's daughter was born. It's rather bittersweet when that happens. Wishing you and your family all the best, Tammy

Debbie Petras said...

Your foyer looks beautiful. You have such a sense of style. Sorry to read of the hospitalization but hopefully the new baby has arrived by now. Yes, life gets busy with many ups and downs. Thinking of you Lorraine.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Just a little something from Judy said...

Lorraine, I miss you! I have been praying for you in your many roles. You must feel pulled in them all. Just wanted you to know today.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Just checking in to see how you are.

Janice Pattie said...

Your home always looks so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Viv said...

I hope your daughter's delivery goes smoothly be it tmr or sooner or later! :) Im sure you are all waiting with happy anticipation!

What a loving commitment you and your husband have been part of last few weeks with the long drives and busy schedules. I'm sure it meant so much to John's aunt during her last days.

Oh and you're quite an interior designer - your foyer looks like it belongs in a magazine!

Haddock said...

Wow.... like that corner table with the table lamp and the way it is arranged.

Val said...

It looks very pretty!

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