Since I was shooting these photos in my entrance, I thought I would show you around. After all, our entrance is a very important part of our home.
In the photo above, is an early 20th C Continental candelabra. When we moved to Michigan, I had participated in an antique show as a dealer. During setup, I toured the other stalls and spotted a dealer unpacking this candelabra so I immediately snatched it.
Upon entering, you notice the paneled wall behind the 19th C. French server. Displayed on the server is a pair of vintage Italian candlesticks converted to lamps and the candelabra mentioned above. Between the candelabra and the lamp on the right is a sphere that is from the 1950's.
This old home has such great bones. As you can see in this photo, the newel posts and wood balusters are substantial and beautifully carved and turned. Seldom do you see balusters this heavy and thick. It is definitely one of my favorite features of this home.
This image was shot from the dining room looking back through the entrance towards our family room.
This is a handblown 19th century bell jar light fixture with a pumpkin globe in a beautiful pale peach color that I picked up while living in England.
As you can see, our home has really been the perfect canvas for my love for antiques and design. While we have moved or changed houses six times, I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to find a home that I love and appreciate as much as I have this one. This experience has been a real privilege in so many ways.
While many people prefer new homes, I have a great appreciation for all of the quality details and charm of an old home. If you live in an old home, or have an appreciation for them, what are the features that you like? I would love to hear from you.