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Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's Wintertime!!!

Good Evening All,
It was really cold here today. Single digits when I woke up this mornig. Brrrrrrr! Thought I would show you a little of my tiny foyer. This would be to the left of the front door tucked away. The old telephone nook. It was the only phone jack in the house when we moved here in 1985. A winter floral arrangement in a tin, turkey platter from my daughter, snowman from a tennis girl and a frosted fruit basket.
The chest was my kid's diaper changing table. I paid 20.oo for it at an auction, in 1981. I haven't done one thing to it. It reminds me of them. I miss those babies laying up there. Sniff, sniff!! They are 28 and 24 now.

A closer look at the phone nook...

The winter arrangement and an oil painting my Mother did, years ago.

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  1. Very pretty! What a cute nook.. I wouldn't change that dresser either, it's perfect and the memories are priceless!

  2. Robin...Your tiny foyer is delightful. Every home should have a telephone nook but with fewer and fewer people having land lines, I guess they are things of the past. Enjoy your evening with the animals and a movie. I'm all set for Grey's Anatomy and a few other prime time shows.

  3. Robin,

    I love it all but especially the painting your mother did. So great to have that!

  4. It looks so pretty. Love the chest and the pretty vignette you have displayed on it. It is so fun that you still have the phone cubby. I remember those. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  5. Must not be too tiny! Love it when a house has the orginal unusual things like the telephone nook! That dresser is gorgeous too!

  6. Such a warm and welcoming entry way.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. I know you must treasure your mother's painting! The whole setting is charming!

  8. Robin is has charm galore, so warm and full of memories...I would leave it as is. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  9. I love the built in phone nook. I have lived in several houses during my childhood that had them.

    I love how you have the entry decorated. What a charming house you have. :))

    hugs, bj

  10. I think your sweet Cape would be the cosiest place on a freezing winter day!

  11. Just wonderful! I haven't thought about a phone nook in ages. What would the builder of your house think now, when everyone has a phone sticking out of their ear constantly! Fun to decorate, though, Thanks for joining up with VIF!! stay warm.
    big hugs,

  12. Charming, Robin! I love the history behind the dresser...and I have the same red arrangement tin!

  13. Everything is charming and cozy!!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  14. Hi Robin-I live between Ashmore and Kansas off Rt 49, so not too far from you. I think a couple of those ladies might be from Mattoon where I work. I heard about you from Ann(Sentimental Life)

  15. What a cozy little nook. I kind of wish we still had the old-timey telephones and no cell phones. I'm just sick of seeing everyone on their cell phones and not looking at their environment anymore. Saw a kid the other day walking down the street and never looked up. Wonder how they keep from getting run over?

  16. I had a little chest just like that one at one time. I wonder what ever happened to it. Your foyer looks like a cozy welcoming place.

  17. Robin,
    Everything in your nook is so charming!
    You have a home that is filled with so much character!


  18. Robin, The foyer is so pretty. I love your house anyway. This foyer is so warm and inviting. Perfect thing for visitors to see when they enter. The chest for changing the babies has got so sentimental. Maybe one of them can use it for the grands. Hugs, Ginger

  19. Here from Seasonal Sunday!
    What a treasure that painting your mom did is! Just lovely!

  20. Oh Robin, yikes that is so cold! Oh my, what an exquisite little nook and oh so charming! Love that it that it was your kid's changing table. Great use out of it again! Thanks for sharing this with us to day, it's a treasure.


  21. Your phone nook is so cool. I love that you haven't drywalled over it. I used to have one in an apartment I rented years ago and it was one of my favorite details of the place. Very pretty entryway. Stay warm!

  22. Hi Robin, LOVE that telephone nook AND LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the chest of drawers and the memories you have for it! WONDERFUL spot for it and your beautiful display! Do you think future generations will Know what a telephone is??? JUST THE WORD now sounds "Big an Bulky" doesn't it???
    thank you for Sharing your beautiful vignette!
    Warm Winter Hugs to you,

  23. Hi Robin! Very pretty! Love the little phone nook and you really do know how to set up pretty vignettes!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Hi Robin,
    Its been really cold her too and foggy! I love your winter vignette with your Mom's oil painting very much..and the phone nook has such charm.
    I always enjoy seeing your home and the new vignette's you create.
    Have a sweet day and stay warm,
    Hugs, Elizabeth

  25. When I came to your blog I looked at the sweet picture of your home and thought, "I'd love to go in there". Well, low and behold, you invited us in! Love your entry way and the mention of the telephone nook. Loved it!
    Have a wonderful day and thank you for your visit.
    Ladybug Creek

  26. Hi Robin,
    How nice to have sentimenatl things tucked into your nook! Love the phone nook too, what a great detail!
    Hugs to you,

  27. I love all the little nooks in older homes - such detail and character! Love your vignette and the changing table at the door to remind you of your children - I am feeling quite sentimental too - mine are growing and going so fast!
    Hope you have a wonderful day,