After the décor extravaganza that is Christmas, I like to pare things back down to simple and elegant for the time between the holidays and spring (so…winter, I suppose?)
Today I bring you my blue, white and brass chinoiserie and ginger jar inspired winter foyer decor. There’s something crisp, clean and timeless about blue and white, plus it seems appropriate for winter. But I gotta have my glam, plus brass/gold adds some warmth.
This vase was an affordable find at Ross. I know I didn’t pay more than $10 for it, and these faux blooms from Pier 1 have served me well for a few years now. If you love faux florals, I highly recommend Pier 1’s spring floral line.
The punch of pink from the flowers is a nice touch, and the color and texture added from the leaves adds a pop of green.
In the center, I used our crystal Mikasa bowl (a wedding gift that should really get used more) to hold some blue and white decorative spheres I found at HomeGoods recently. I got 6 of them for $12.99! I have the other 3 in a decorative bowl (notice a trend here?) on my coffee table in the living room.
And the classy, but sassy, Gweneviere keeps her spot on the console table paired with a new ginger jar I found at HomeGoods last week for $12.99. I keep including the prices and sources to show you all that I am thrifty at heart, even if I like high end looking stuff. A satin ribbon and cheap agate necklace add a bit of bling to the ensemble.
The stars of the show are truly those vintage art pieces in their original gilt bamboo frames. I bought them back in summer 2016 on EBTH.com, which is essentially a website you should be shopping at if you love one of kind, vintage décor/collectibles/jewelry.
EBTH is basically an online estate sale where you can bid on stuff. I got these beauties for $40 WITH SHIPPING and my original intentions were to rip out the artwork (the horror!) and use the frames, but once they came in I was surprised at how gorgeous they were and left them as is.
I sadly have no idea what the writing says or means, and I keep meaning to dig deeper to learn more about their origin. They’re a fun conversation piece and I am constantly asked where I got them from.
And another find is this umbrella stand I snagged from a local vintage shop here in Corpus Christi on Small Business Saturday for $25! It’s so tall that normal umbrellas get lost in there, but our one and only large golf size umbrella fits perfectly. The flowers are so fun and it’s nice to have decor that you don’t see all over the place.
Overall I love that the foyer sets the tone for our home with the blues, whites and gold finishes. And the mirror helps reflect a ton of light in an already bright space.
The foyer and new foyer rug are Pee Wee’s favorite spot to go and eat treats at. Does your dog do that with treats, too? Pee Wee has to find a soft rug to eat on so he’ll run around until he finds just the right spot to rest his tush and eat his snacks. He’s so cute. If I adopted that way of eating, I’d likely get more steps on my Fitbit and be skinnier, ha ha.
I can’t wait to rework this space next month to prepare for spring décor– I’m thinking bold hues and tons of florals, as usual, but for now, I hope this inspires you to spruce a space during these cold winter months to brighten your days and home.
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