Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in brass, foyer | 17 comments

As you read this post, I am on an airplane headed to Mexico!

There is a children’s home located in Ensenada, Mexico that we love dearly.  We get the opportunity to go ever so often, and this weekend is one of those lucky occasions!

I will share some pictures of our trip when we get back.

And, of course, I am taking a couple of crafts to do with the girls.  Crafting is a universal language!

The home tour continues on my blog.

This is always the first sight you will see when you arrive at my house.

One sweet, lazy dog on our front porch!  I am glad that you can’t smell her through your computer. . . she is in desperate need of a bath!  It has just been to cold and wet to bathe her!

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Now, let me open the door and step inside!

welcome 201304The stairs are to the left, the dining room to the right and the family room is straight ahead.

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This area to the left is where the closet used to be.  I showed you more of this space a couple of days ago.

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I have had the rooster piece for several years.  It has moved from kitchen to dining to foyer.  I still love it, so I just keep finding a new home for it.  The rusty bunny is needing some greenery!  Just noticed that with this picture.

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I found the brass tray at Goodwill a few weeks back.  I love the look of old brass.  The baby bird is also on a Goodwill brass tray.

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The little bird was a gift from my oldest daughter, Daisy.  She knows just what her mama likes!

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This yard sale find stand makes the perfect home for one of my flying pigs.

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And, there you have more of my entry.

I will continue with the home tour.  I am not sure what room will appear next.  Probably, whichever room is straight the next time the lighting is good for pictures!

Life to the full,



Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer

The Tablescaper




Cowgirl Up

Mod Vintage Life

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life


Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

Primitive and Proper

Cozy Little House



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Someday Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue



Imparting Grace

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Shabby Creek Cottage



My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Liz Marie

Craftberry Bush


Funky Junk Interiors

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing


Thrifty Decor Chick



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  1. Have a safe trip!! One our oldest friends and his family moved to Ensenada many years ago. He now lives in CA and owns his own custom case company (Fuentes Cases). You have a gorgeous dog, smell or no smell! Hey, where’d you get your little boxwood topiars on the rooster cabinet? – Karen

  2. I love your new clean look! Taking you back with me to my blog.

  3. OK there is one question that you MUST answer.

    What is your dog’s name?? She/he looks sweet!!

    We have a 1/2 golden retriver, 1/2 australian shepherd that is a big baby. She herds us and worries about us constantly. haha.

    have a safe trip!

  4. Your have a beautiful entry Melissa and I would LOVE to be greeted by that cutie!

  5. I just love how you collect and display things. It’s pretty and welcoming.

  6. Love your refreshed foyer! It has so many elements that I adore. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  7. P.s. I did not realize this way you! Love the new blog look!:)

  8. That flying pig on the pedestal tray is the cutest. Your home is beautiful and the sweet faces in the photographs on the wall are a wonderful finishing touch.

  9. Love the warmth of your home. Each pieces shows love and a fine eye.
    Can’t wait to see more!

  10. such a beautiful entry setting, love those wonderful topiaries! have a wonderful trip Melissa!

  11. It really looks nice, Melissa. I especially like the chest with the painted rooster!

  12. Oh, what a darling and beautiful doggy! Your entry looks so cozy and I really like the vignette you’ve set up.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  13. I am sure you will have a wonderful experience at the Children’s Home! How sweet to bring crafts. That is just so special for the children. Your home is beautiful. Looking forward to pictures on your return!

  14. You have such a beautiful home! Enjoy your trip!

  15. So beautiful. I love your vignettes and your beautiful wall collages, so pretty. That birdcage lamp and the pig are just the cutest. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  16. Very nice home Melissa. I found you through Mod Mix Monday.

  17. I love your charming home!

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