A New Mirror and Early Fall in Our Entry

I'm settling back into a work routine and really missing the long summer days spent at home. With last week being the first week back for me (and my guys heading back to school) I have only added a few early Fall touches to our front entry. 

At the end of August I had the pleasure of meeting Chania from Razmataz at her and a friends vintage/yard sale. One of the items I picked up was this little brown wooden bench. I may end up painting it but for now it is a great perch for a wood berry wreath and a scented candle on the hall cupboard. The ironstone pitcher holds our eyeglasses spray and cloths. The long crate on the ledge stores our eyeglass cases and sunglasses in one handy spot.

I switched out a dark framed mirror that was too tall for this vintage one that I recently painted white. The white frame looks much better with our white trim and I think it is a better size for this wall. Bonus that the mirror was free and the primer and paint was from my supplies.

This is the before of the mirror that we found curbside while on vacation and staying with family. My sister-in-law told us about the Goods Exchange Day that was happening the next day where residents in nearby Owen Sound place usable and unwanted items at curbside for people to pick up from 8 am to 6 pm on the Saturday. We only went to a couple of streets later in the day but I was happy to find the mirror. 

We don't have a garage or mudroom entrance so our small front entry area has to be organized and functional. I recently shared the entry hall closet re-organizing. Last week I decided to add the large crock for stuff our oldest son uses for his goats or when visiting his 4-H calf. He can put the fly spray, brushes, ropes and halters in the crock and I don't have to keep moving them off the cupboard.

Fall scented candles are my favourites year round. I am totally a cinnamon bun, maple, apple, pumpkin or caramel candle type. They smell wonderful and have fewer calories than the real thing ; ) 

I will be adding more Fall touches in the coming weeks, but I like the little changes made so far to our entry hall. Saturday was our local fair and it poured rain all morning and throughout the Dairy show. Sunday was a beautiful and pleasantly warm day for our 4-H Rabbit show and the Fair was very busy. Tuesday and Wednesday the temps are rising to horribly hot and humid (40C with humidity) but it looks like it will cool down to pleasant temps for next weekend and the next Fair.
Have you had a chance to add any Fall touches to your home, or are you finished already?

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  1. I love how you created an entry way. The mirror really makes the are look so much larger.

  2. Oh my word, I love the mirror, it is amazing. I would have taken that in a heartbeat. . Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Your Fall entry is lovely and the mirror is awesome! Hugs,

  4. You did a beautiful job, it looks lovely.

  5. Your entry looks really great and I love the mirror. You are ahead of me- I haven't added any Fall touches here yet. xo Diana

  6. Nice organization for your busy front entry! I love the new white mirror. It looks perfect for this spot. I am all decorated for fall except for faux leaves which will come out when they really do change colour. :)

  7. I have a thing for mirrors! Perfect place by the doorway (to check your teeth on the way out)!!

  8. I have been looking for a little bench like that! Major score!! It's so cute the way you have it. :D


  9. Your fall entryway is so pretty! The mirror looks so much better after and how fortunate to find it road side! I am a new follower!

  10. I can't believe you found the mirror at the curb!! It's really beautiful!!
    and so pretty painted white.
    Your start to Fall decorating looks very welcoming in your entry, Elizabeth. Your house is always so warm, and cozy.

  11. Love that mirror and pretty fall display.

  12. I love all the ways you have incorporated storage into your entry way. The mirror is perfect - love the shape and detail.

  13. Elizabeth- Did you know that when you leave a comment on blogs that you come through as a No Reply blogger? And, when I hit the link to go back to you it takes me to Google profile but does not take me to your blog...or even give me your blog addy anywhere on that profile. Just thought maybe you didn't know- xo Diana


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