Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thrift Store Finds and Our Entryway Command Center!

Welcome to Home Musings! Today, I am showing some items that I found in thrift stores over the years which make up my front door/entryway command center. You know, the place where all the coats, shoes, backpacks and what not are stashed everyday. It could be a real mess. Above my little snowman still stands sentinal by the front entrance. He will go away at the end of the month...
A strip of wooden pegs, which were found in a yard sale years ago, hold the coats and backpacks. A sturdy shoe rack, bought from my favorite thriftstore hold the shoes which come off at the front door (keeps the carpet cleaner!). The bulletin board is a thrift store find, too, and holds papers that need to go out the next day to school or other activities.
Above is a closer look which shows the side basket which holds hats and gloves. You will also see all of our walking sticks!
Last but not least, on the opposite wall from the door we keep this key organizer, also a thrift store find. Keys go directly in the box as soon as we enter the house. No more scrambling to find them!

Hope you enjoyed this look at our Entryway Command Center. What do you do in your house to keep that first impression functional and more attractive?

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Have a great day!
Elizabeth

13 comments:

Lenore said...

Your snowman is darling....too bad he will go away in a few days.
Love your key organizer too....great finds.

Hootin' Anni said...

That key organizer is just too charming for words! Love it.

My show n tell is all about Valentine stuff this week.

HERE

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love thrifting and LOVE that snowman!

Gattina said...

Excellent ideas to keep the entrance tidy !

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the snowman and key organizer!

~Tracy

A Hint of Home said...

He's just as cute as can be. My snowmen are still out standing guard at our house too.

Joy said...

love the snowman and great idea with the key holder. I am forever losing my set.

Denise Marie said...

cuteness.

Myrnie said...

What a great entry! We have baskets for shoes, and that's about it. It's a MESS :)

Christensen Family said...

Good job Aunt Elizabeth. Miss your family!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love your snowman. We just live with chaos in our front hall. It's not so bad when there are only two people.

Marie said...

I love the touches you've added to your home. Not only are they functional but they're very homey as well.

Marie said...

BTW--I'm the original thrift shopper!
One finds the nicest things for the best price and we're recycling too!
I've always done my house with lots of "thrify" items and I delight in
knowing what they didn't cost me!