Friday, July 10, 2009

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock"

Welcome and thanks for visiting from
Kelly's Home Tours!

This engraved tile in our entry signifies
the Scripture that first came to mind to
my brother when he drove up our driveway
after traveling with my sister
from Mississippi after hearing we'd lost our home
in a fire. It has been a favorite of mine since
2005 and because of its significance, I engraved
the date we moved into our new home
in the bottom right hand corner of this tile.
We moved in exactly 2 years to the day
after losing our home.
Revelation 21:5
This photo shows the entry from the
main room in our home.
The empty frames are significant of
the loss of photos. Prayerfully these
will hold treasured photos once again
in the future.
Loved the corbels we found at our
favorite auction spot!
..and more empty frames in every
shape and form found at various estate sales,
auctions and garage sales.
Notice once again there is no lack of lamps,
one of my terrible weaknesses. LOVE them!

The simple old small table in the
center of our entry was the
first piece of furniture
we purchased for our new home.
This light fixture was the
first one I bought for our home.
I loved its simplicity and I found it at the same place
I found our first furniture purchase.

Our contractor wanted to do what he called,
"a special ceiling treatment" for us in the
center of the foyer. We purchased the beams
from a local man who does demolition work and
these beams came out of the first hospital built
here in town.
Another photo of the tile in the entry
and a special framed print I found which
is a picture of Jesus knocking, with the
Scripture, "Behold, I stand at the door
and knock."
More auction furniture finds...
the corner cabinets reminded me
of a piece of furniture
I inherited from my Grandmother,
and yet another piano that I wish I could play!
The Cross on this piano was the first of many
given to us after the fire by friends.
..more auction wins, more lamps,
and another special Cross given to us on our
25th Wedding Anniversary...
..the other corner cabinet
won at the auction and a painting
I found at Goodwill...

Thanks so much for stopping by
and please visit Kelly's Korner
to 'entry way' hop this weekend.
Thanks so much sweet Kelly for hosting
the home tours.

Blessings to everyone for a safe
and enjoyable weekend,
Surely your goodness and unfailing love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the
Lord forever.
Psalm 23:6 NLT


morethanthestarsinthesky said...

Love your foyer! Very nice. Sorry to hear you had a fire. Our next door neighbors had one almost two years ago. It was mostly smoke damage thankfully. I love that piano. Should take lessons!


The Garners said...

Everything in your home has such meaning--I love it! I have a weakness for lamps, too, I think they add such a cozy feel to a house at night. The empty frames made me sad--I hope you are able to fill them with wonderful family photos soon! A house fire must be such a difficult thing.

In His Army said...

I agree with Jamie, I love all the meaning behind everything. I have noticed that in several other posts as well. So very neat. House fires are so tragic and scary.

Teton Valley Mom said...

Your home is beautiful- thanks for the tour! I hope your frames are filled soon... God is faithful to restore!

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