Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Finally Getting To Use Stored Treasures!

I've finally got a few pictures to show of the lake house. I still have things to do but thought I would share a few pictures I took this weekend.

It's really nice that I'm finally getting to use some of the things that I have been collecting for years that have been stored away. I tried to put a taller statue here, but when they are taller the bottoms are to wide to fit, and then I put a smaller statue and it just didn't look right with the smaller statue so I added the picture above her. I would love to hear you opinion, do you think I should just have a larger picture here and no statue or leave it as is.

My husband would complain occasionally about me having collected so much stuff over the years, but know I think he's quite happy that I had so that he didn't have to buy much at all for the new place. I love vintage pictures, and especially of beautiful ladies or cherubs. So I did a wall of picture.
Another love of mine is lady statues, and as you will see in another photo cherub statues also.
This is the entrance way. This is what made me fall in love with this house!
I'm not quite finished with this wall, but have started a wall of frames! I'm thinking of maybe putting a little iron bench at the bottom to cover up the electric outlet, I can't stand for the outlets to show.
Sorry for the photo, it didn't turn out very well. I've been having a lot of trouble with my camera lately. I have stored this mantel for years. This mantel came from the Sorina building in downtown Waco. When I first saw it I inquired about it and the owner said when she found something to replace it with she would sell it to me, well I waited years to get it. Finally one day she called and ask if I still wanted it and of course I was thrilled to get it, then it was in my storage for years, so now I'm so happy to be able to use it. I was afraid it wasn't going to fit where I wanted to put it..... but it fit perfectly, it was meant to be!
This is the living area looking into the entrance way!



I'll be taking more pictures soon. I'm having drapes made now and can't wait to get them back. To me drapes just make a room. Hope everyone has a great week!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

30 comments:

Susan said...

Daphene , I think you should leave your nook as it it. I like the picture above the statue.

Marydon said...

Everything is perfect the way it is ... magnificent home & decor.

Have a beautiful spring eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, it's absolutely gorgeous, Daphne! I can see why you fell in love with that entry foyer. Downsizing provided me with plenty of extra accessories ~ in fact, I gave some to my daughter to use at her house! As a suggestion, I might move the statue off to one side on an angle so you can see the whole picture and maybe bring in a plant like an ivy or something with hanging leaves for the opposite side.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hey Kathy, thanks so much for the ideal, I will have to try that!
Hugs~~ Daphne

lvroftiques said...

Oh Daphne that fireplace is killer!! Love it! And how about one lady in each corner of the niche and a trailing ivy (Maybe in a french jardiniere? *winks*) in between? I love those lady statues too! Your new place is stunning my friend. I would've wanted that fab entry in a New York minute too *winks* Vanna

Pamela said...

What a gorgeous place Daphne!!! Love that nook...so romantic!!!
Pamela xo

Kate said...

I think it is just beautiful love everything especially the wall with the open frames. Have a great week

xoxo
Kate

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Looking great! I absolutely love your wall of frames. I have a few empty frames hanging in my bedroom. I've never thought to hang a frame inside of a frame. Lovely!

Mmaree. said...

OMG such a beautiful house and the entrance is just GORGEOUS! :3 so jealous, wish I had my own lovely mansion^^!

sissie said...

Hi Daphne,
I just love your beautiful home and I wouldn't change a thing. I think the picture and the statue are perfect in that little nook. The entryway to your home is so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Holy smokes! That is one beautiful home. Don't you love it that your long stored treasures can finally come out to play? I think that is so awesome when it happens.

Hugs,
Judy

Debby Steele said...

OMG that foyer is magnificent!!! I like the statue. You should send these photos into Romantic Homes Magazine... your home NEEDS to be featured. I think they would be all over it!! xo

Rebecca said...

Perfectly fabulous my friend. The foyer???? SPEECHLESS! Totally fab!

xoRebecca

F.T said...

Nice decoration.

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Kasia said...

I love your decor here! Everything is so beautiful! Again, lovely home!

Hugs,

Rebecca said...

It's all so beautiful! I know what you mean by stashing things away, it does come in handy! I would move the statue to either side, it may compliment the picture better, just an idea to try!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yours roooms are so beautiful! What a thrill it must be for you to have your beautiful things out of storage! Your mantel is spectacular!

time worn interiors said...

That entryway would make anyone fall in love with that house! Wow! Love it!
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www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow, it's gorgeous!!! Love how you have it decorated. That entry way would have had me at hello too:) Great job!
~Debra xxx
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Katherines Corner said...

beautiful! I love the nook. I always enjoy my visits . Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter the latest giveaway too.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Daphne, you home is just stunning!... I love all of your lady pictures, so beautiful!... can I come live with you???... Happy Spring to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Thanks so much Julie, and of course you can come live with me.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Bohemian said...

Everything looks divine!

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jacirascrap said...

Tesouros mesmo, bela decoração!!!

Myrna said...

Oh my goodness, Daphne! Your lake house is BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy for you,,and aren't you thrilled you saved your goodies for such a time as this?? I cannot WAIT to see more pictures! I love the nook in the second pic, the one with the 'darker' picture behind the statue..if you're still taking votes! ;-)
Blessings and hugs,
Myrna




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Nene said...

WOW!!! What a Beautiful Home?!! I am out of the loop Daphne, is this your new home? It is so gorgeous and you don't have to change anything. Your collected pieces are just perfect. I have collected Decor. also and my husband would get mad, now that we live in a new home here in Texas, it all fits. Miss you and hope we reconnect again. I updated a few posts myself. Hope you swing by. You are always inspirational to me friend. Hugs, Nene

Linda Carole Bloom said...

What a beautiful house! I love it! Your lady statues are wonderful. I love the statue in the niche - the only thing I might do is have a landscape behind instead of another lady - they are both so beautiful they detract from one another just a bit. Now I want lady statues! Oh well, terrace, then replacement windows, then tile for the foyer, THEN maybe a lady statue.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Daphne, the lake house is just gorgeous! I love what you've done so far. That wall of frames is just perfect, I might have to steal that one! I even have a little iron bench.
Keep creating and inspiring!
Big hugs,
Patti

Glimpse of My World said...

Your home is stunning... welcome back we missed you!! hugs!

à la parisienne said...

What a beautiful house!! I see why you love that entry way--I love the windows and tall ceilings!

I also seem to gravitate towards pictures of women and women statues. They are just so feminine and fit my style as well.

Your collections are beautiful and that mantle is a show stopper!

Mandy