Thursday, September 22, 2011

Redecorating the Hall Tree Corner

I would love to have an entryway, but unfortunately my front door opens directly into my living room.  In the corner next to the door is one of my favorite pieces of furniture – my hall tree.  I wish I could say it was an antique, but it’s a reproduction of a Victorian piece. 

For quite a while, I had a summery floral arrangement in a bowl sitting on the shelf.  I decided it was definitely time for a change, so I’ve been playing around with it this week.     


Antique vase with transfer scene featuring maidens and a cherub by the artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807)… 


filled with an arrangement of eucalyptus and peacock feathers. 


Love, love, love peacock feathers!


The antique porcelain heart with two cherubs…  


would have held water and a small arrangement of flowers. 


Framed print “A Garland of Morning Glories” by Emile Vernon. 


For now, a crystal bowl in a silver plated holder filled with seashells and pearls.  I’ll probably change up this shelf in the next couple of days.


Some of my vintage handbags…most of these are from the 1950-60’s and were gifts from my sister.



Antique prints by Hans Zatzka in scrolling brass frames.   




and cherubs…my favorite type of artwork!


Container holding my grandfather’s walking cane and my grandmother’s parasol (actually it’s an umbrella…but parasol sounds so much better!  LOL)


Peacock made by a very special cousin in the 1970’s.  Love the iridescent sheen on the feathers! 


Other than changing up the bowl of shells for something else, I’ll probably leave it like this until I decorate for Halloween. 


I’m joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

Thanks for visiting with me today!  I hope to see you again soon.




xinex said...

You decorated your hall tree very nicely and I love all your antiques!...Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Ohhh...your hall tree is beautiful! I just loved getting a peek at all of your pretties too! Love the tall vase filled with peacock feathers and eucalyptus...simply gorgeous! And...I just adore cherubs as well! The antique prints framed with the fabulous scrolled frames are sooo beautiful! I love those! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful entry with us!

Warmest wishes,

lvroftiques said...

Oh Kim it's soooooo pretty!! I had to stop for a minute because I also don't have an entry way. My door opens right into my family room (Much to my chagrin) And I too have a hall tree with a victorian lady vase full of peacock feathers AND a very similar victorian fringe scarf! Mine has umbrella slots on both side so I place my "parasols" *winks* there. And unlike you I have a bunch of baseball caps hanging up...Not remotely as pretty as yours so I'm inspired my friend! I love your purse collection! I love the cherubs! I absolutely LOVE those Zatzka prints!! The cherubs...the frames... Ooohhh they are swoon worthy! Vanna

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. Kim. Your hall tree is divine, who cares if it is old or not. What matters is tha you like the look of that period and you have captured it well. I just read Ms. Vanna's comment before I made this one about your two doors opening up into the room, a hall can be created with a simple 1/2 wall and the hall tree could be turned to be on it. I know it is possible as I have done it for many a home owner before. Good luck, email me a floor plan and I will explain more. Love the vase and the beaded bags. Yummy. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your handbag collection is lovely and how nice that you have it displayed. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I'm a new follower...have a wonderful week!

Bill said...

I would have assumed your hall tree was an antique if you hadn't told us differently! It looks beautiful the way you have it accessorized -- so wildly romantic! Nice touch that you have your grandparents' cane and 'parasol' displayed. And you can never go wrong with peacock feathers -- definitely among nature's most beautiful creations!