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January 14, 2018

New Look For The Entryway Chest

While sorting out my storage closet I came across the little gold easel and that sent me off on creating a new look for my entryway chest.

I was looking for a new spot to put the orchid and this turned out to be a winner!

This gold finished metal easel could hold a larger picture but I kind of like this little picture seated in it. 

I went downstairs to look for this lamp.  It’s been a while since I’ve used it.  It was a find at a store that was closing in Grand Rapids back in 2010.

With some evening glow...

Did I mention how much I love this picture!  Such a sweet portrait of a child with his dog. I did some research on it and it is by Arthur William Devis, titled Master James Alexander Simpson.  I did recently find some on Ebay which is where I found mine.

This my favorite kind of fun with decorating- putting things together in different ways for a whole new look!

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  1. This is so beautiful, Liz. I love a chest of drawers in the entry. It makes so much sense! The way you've styled yours is perfectly timeless. :)

  2. It's amazing how we re-discover our beautiful treasures! I love how you've put yours together!

  3. So pretty, I love that chest and that mirror.

  4. I have always admired your chest of drawers. It looks so pretty with the mirror above it. That lamp is beautiful. Adding the flowers is a perfect addition.

  5. That chest is gorgeous. The vignette looks very beautiful. It all looks great Liz.

  6. You have some special wood furniture pieces. I love the two different colors of wood used together in this chest and also on the striped one. Nice grouping on the top. I like how you used the pieces that you chose. Very nice.

  7. It's beautiful, Liz, and it looks warm and welcoming, too. I really like your lamp, and I love the little painting! That one's a classic, and it's so pretty the way you've displayed it on the easel. That picture reminds me of our son; his hair was about that color when he was young. :) This is a great time of year to move things around and get a fresh, new look.

    Hope you have a good week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  8. I like the modernity of the mirror paired with the classicism of the chest. A great way to create a new feel, particularly after the holidays when everything suddenly seems so bare.
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  9. Lovely vignette on your chest, Liz. I've seen that picture of the little boy and his dog before--darling. So pretty with your gold accents on the chest. I love that lamp--such a lovely shape. I've been looking for new lamps for our living room. They are hard to find! Your chair I see peeking to the side is quite handsome as well. ♥

  10. Perfect display.

    Do you happen to know the name of the artist/painting? I have a larger print that is fading and I'd like to replace it, but have not been able to track it down.

  11. Thanks, but never mind. I found it. Arthur W. Devis (1762-1822) Entitled "Master James Alexander Simpson")


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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