Fall in the Back Entry

Fall has arrived in the back entry.  With just a few small changes, the little area between the back porch and the mud room has taken on the aura of my favorite season.  Let’s take a look.

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The main pieces, which include the lamp, mirror, file cabinet, and rug are the same.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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I added different art, an antique set of opera binoculars, and a new container for the plant.  Oh, and if you have a piece of furniture that you love but it has a messed up top, then have a mirror cut to fit it.

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This mirror was my first ever purchase from the Habitat Restore, before it was even called that, years and years ago.  Of course, I had to put my own touch on it with paint.  I still love it.

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This shade came from Ballards Designs outlet at deep discount.  The art has been in storage for a while.  I had the print framed early in our marriage, and the colors remind me of fall.  I’m glad I kept it all of these years.

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These demi-johns came from different parts of the world and the rug is from Turkey.   I know you’re supposed to use odd numbers in decor, but I just happened to have four demi-johns that needed a new spot to roost.

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 I love old wooden file cabinets that have unusal dimensions.  This one came from an antique sale here in Lexington that used to take place in a tobacco warehouse in the summer.  That warehouse has now been demolished and replaced by student housing.  Sigh….

That’s our fall back entry!  Little by little we will share our fall decor with you.  We have already spiffed up the back porch for fall, and the family room and kitchen have received some autumn touches.  As soon as we return from our trip, our new shelves and cabinets will be installed in the dining room, and then I’ll show you that room.

Take care.


  1. KittyLuvr says

    I like the 4 demi-johns because they tell a story of your life and your travels! Your home is filled with so many unusual items that bring a new breath to your story.

  2. says

    Part of creativity is being able to break the rules, right? The 4 demi-johns look perfect tucked into that corner – they for a unit and fill the space so nicely. Love your vignette!

    • says

      Thank you. I know the rule about decorating with odd numbers, but sometimes you just have to break the rules. I always said to my English students, that if you know the rules, you can break the rules because then you aren’t doing it out of ignorance.

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