If you guys remember back in September we hosted The Found Cottage Mercantile Market here in Michigan. We gathered vendors from around the country to sell amazing things on labor day weekend from vintage to handmade & all the vendors joked around with me that they were positive that I hosted this market so that I could shop… they weren’t wrong. I love myself a good market! Of course, it was for many many bigger reasons, but that is one small perk of course. All joking aside, I love supporting all of our local vendors & the pieces we get from them have so much more meaning because they are all so special to me. I’ve shown you pieces over the past few months that I picked up at the market & I’ve actually shown this piece I’m blogging about today once or twice on my Instagram, but we just moved it into our entryway so I thought I would share it officially today before we decorate this spot for Christmas. I purchased this gorgeous Entryway Bench from one of our amazing vendors at the market, Jordan from HoneyHomb Market, & I couldn’t be more excited about it every single time I walk by it. I think it was made for our house…
See why I had to let it shine before I fluffed it? You know I didn’t even sweep or straighten up before I showed you this… it’s just the way we roll around here. Casual, laid back, & how it looks in the moment. This is our front entryway into our farmhouse! This is where the drawer piece [HERE] was that we moved into our studio recently that I’m excited to share with you & I moved this long farmhouse bench in its spot & ya’ll I think it was made for here! The bench is the most gorgeous antique wood & it’s almost 10 feet long! I have never seen one like it. I kept the gallery wall above it on the staircase wall the same & simply added a broom collection to the bottom that I’ve had for quite a while to finish off the bottom of the gallery wall, but other than that I keep the gallery wall the same which worked out great for this little farmhouse entryway of ours. This Entryway Bench is an antique, but the cushions on it are from Pier 1 [HERE]. These are the same cushions I use on all of our benches and they are quite wonderful! Ever since getting the three new front doors up here in our farmhouse entryway, I’ve wanted something ‘lighter’ up in this area that blocked less light and less of the doors. The drawer piece was much higher and much deeper than this bench & because of that, it blocked more light so this skinnier shorter bench here allows the front doors here to shine more! No worries because that drawer piece is going somewhere that we finally started working on in this house of ours. More on that later! Oh, & that lovely topiary tree? I’ve always wanted one like this & when I dove more into Balsam Hill’s products I realized they had topiary trees so I snagged up one of these olive topiary trees! Soon this may be a Christmas tree for a few weeks, but this topiary will be back!
This gallery wall above the Entryway Bench has been an area in our house where I’ve put some of my favorite items on the wall that give a vibe of our farmhouse and our farm. You know me, I change things out and add things often, but this eclectic cozy cottage vibe on this wall will always have my heart. Quite often you can find our dogs sleeping on this bench, or under like Winnie, & that is a great representation of our farm life as well. Tons of fur babies, a lot of antiques, & a whole love of cozy! I’m excited to add a little holiday spirit into this area, but I figured I would show you before we did that so you can get the idea of the space before all the holiday fluff. I hope this space inspires you and shows you what you can do with your entryway or what you can do with your antique finds! Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today & every single day to see what we are up to!
Kim Lippelman says
Love the tree. So great for year round. My dogs and the cats are always on any new rug or furniture piece immediately. Even when when we move everything around to fit the trees in for Xmas they all are right in the middle! This has given me some ideas for our entry- thanks!
Lovely farmhouse thanks to white colors and a little bit of wood it looks extremely comfy and i bet it is.
I love your white home. I’ve always liked plain walls with the emphasis then on all the texture and interest in the things that you love……….old wood in particular.
Nancy Lou says
The added light in your house inspired me to switch out the panels on my windows to lighter and longer ones. What a difference it made! And I love the way they “puddle” at the bottom. Thanks, Liz. Your home is just perfection.
Joy Kaess says
The best entryway around town!♥️?? I love every single one of the transformations it has gone through over the years! I need to change things up in my own home…life is too short to keep things exactly the same all of the time! Love it!♥️♥️♥️
I look forward to your posts, messages and shares every morning with my iced coffee. Thanks for sharing!
This is gorgeous! I also loved the large chest you recently had there. Will you ever do a post of one entry 10 ways , or something to that effect? I would love to see all the different ways you’ve shared your creativity in this space with all the pics in one post, that would be a treat, just a thought.
I wish I could just fly into your house and grab all these great treasures you have in your home.?Love the Bench. Also Love this Area in your house. Anyway you decorate it, it comes out Beautifully.Thank you for always inspiring Me❣️Cheryl❣️Xo
What white paint color did you use…did you use same for trim and ceilings?
Jasmine Springs says
I like the color combo used here, white with shades of brown. And the look of the hanging broom collection is very nice. Thanks for sharing!!!
The pets are so cute, you made these pictures live with them. The colours enable the vintage look in the space. 🙂 🙂 Its great to see such an act!!! <3 <3
This space is amazing and magazine cover worthy. Fun to imagine where all those little brooms have been and how they got worn down. They tell a story. Every aspect of this space is just so warm and welcoming. Great job.
Amanda McClellan says
Hi Liz! Such a gorgeous space! Would you mind sharing where that striped rug is from? ? thank you so much! -Amanda