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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall in the Entry and the Home for Fall Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone.  We are well into Fall now and finally the temperatures here agree with the season - this morning it was 57 degrees - yay, sweater weather.  I have been waiting for this for a while now.  
Today I am joining several other bloggers in the Blogtalk blog hop 

           "Home for Fall". 

We are celebrating Fall with one big blog hop filled with amazingly wonderful DIY inspiration and creativeness put together just for you.  So be sure to visit these wonderful ladies and check out what has been put together for your enjoyment.

I am sharing our Fall Entryway today.

Vintage, Paint and more... Fall entry DIY'd with book page wreath, thrift store lanterns, twine wrapped bottles

If you follow me and have seen some of my previous posts on Fall this year you know my theme has been "simplicity".  I love simplicity - I honestly think that the saying "less is more" has some merit.  So I have kept our entryway quite simple also.
This year's entryway inspiration started with these lanterns I found at the Salvation Army one day.

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted lanterns to be diy'd

Not to my liking or taste but I saw some real potential in them.  So they came home with me.  By merely adding a little paint and a few things I had on hand I was able to transform them into this:

Vintage, Paint and more... thrift store lanterns transformed with black chalk paint and fall foliage

What a difference a little black chalkboard paint can do. I also added a candle with a leaf and some twine to the small one and some "faux" Fall foliage with a twig owl and a blue painted "faux" pumpkin to the large one. I then placed the large one on a stack of books to give it height.  I love how they turned out.

Vintage, Paint and more... fall vignette with thrifted lanterns, book page wreath and grape vine wreath

The other side of our entryway table has a beautiful Fall tray, a grapevine wreath and a white china pumpkin.  Simple but brings in all the wonderful colors and textures of Fall.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Book Page Wreath

Above the entryway table is a rather large Book Page Wreath that I made a few years back.  I love this wreath - it is such a statement piece and also brings a wonderful vintage feel to the space.

Vintage, Paint and more... wire baskets, twine wrapped bottles, DIY book page jackets

The lower shelf has two wire baskets filled with vintage finds.

Vintage, Paint and more... wire basket with painted and twine wrapped bottles

 Old bottles that have been painted and/or wrapped with twine and old books sans covers tied with twine and "faux" foliage fill the first basket. 

Vintage, Paint and more... wire basket with books with DIY book jackets

The second basket has several books that I transformed with Paper Book Jackets and a bit of Fall foliage.  

Vintage, Paint and more... Fall in the entry with thrifted lanterns, book page wreath, painted and twine wrapped bottles and DIY book jackets

So that is it for our Fall Entryway this year.  I love how simple it was to add color and texture that gives it a very vintage feel without a lot of fuss.  
Be sure to visit all the great links below - I'm sure you'll find something that will inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time create something you love.


  1. Your entryway looks so pretty! Love the decor in the lantern idea - must do that. Pinning!

  2. I love this entry! It is beautiful and welcoming for fall.

  3. Ohhh your black accents are gorgeous! Those baskets stole my heart.

  4. Hi Cathy, I too love simplicity. You styled your entry way perfectly! I love how you gave those lanterns new life! They are so pretty and perfect for fall. And that gorgeous wreath....WOW! Love it!

  5. hi cathy! i love your entry! the book wreath is totally beautiful, and i love everything around it too!

  6. Cathy, your foyer looks beautiful! Those lanterns were such a great find! I love the makeover you gave them. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your vignette is lovely. Those lanterns were a great find and I love all the crafty details.

  8. What great ideas for the fall entry Cathy!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We can't wait to see what you share with us next time!

  9. This is really cute. :) So detailed!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. love, Love LOVE what you created Cathy! I so agree with you that the wreath is a statement piece. It is stunning. I also loved what you did with the thrift store lanterns. What an immprovement. I also love the twine wrapped bottles. So creative and they look fabulous. This is so my style!

  11. What a lovely entryway you have. I absolutely adore that paper wreath, very unique. And all the pieces work so well together with the black tying it all together. .

  12. Your entry is gorgeous - I love that huge book page wreath!

  13. Your entry looks beautiful. I love the wreath and the lanterns looks so much better in black. Lovely.

  14. Such a lovely fall entryway! I love the transformation of those lanterns!That book page wreath is stunning. Thank you for sharing and linking up to Friday Favorites!

  15. Your entryway looks beautiful. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  16. Your entryway looks really nice! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Cathy, it really looks beautiful! Although the lanterns look wonderful black, you know that me being the red lover that I am loved them even before. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. A beautiful vintage vignette as always Cathy! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.