Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Front Door

Darlene from Jade Creative and Kari and Kijsa from Kari and Kijsa got together to host a party called "Doors to Adore." They asked all of Blogland to show off the first impression to our homes--our front doors. 

Grab your camera, take a picture of your front door and join here for this meme!



You can see a touch of Florida blue sky above the roof and my pretty dessert rose bush to the left.


We had our home built thirteen years ago, and the builder had a narrow window alongside the front door. I did not like the idea of people being able to look inside my home. Others who had this same window chose to to cover it with a window treatment or have it heavily etched for privacy. Since Johnny used to be a block mason, I had him rip out the nasty window and replace it with glass blocks. The light can come in, and we still have our privacy.



Our welcome mat says, "Live, Love, Laugh."

I am having the office painted today and will not be able to use my computer to visit you until tomorrow, but I PROMISE that I will visit and leave a comment on every single blogger's post who leaves a comment here. 

PS The office is painted. I'm smelling fumes as I type!

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54 comments:

Darlene said...

Morning Sally,

It looks sooooo welcoming and inviting coming up to your home. LOVE it! I also love those glass blocks for privacy. Have a great day today!♥

Patti VZ said...

I also like those glass blocks - what a great idea! What color are you doing the office?

Tea said...

I love your walkway. The whole entryway is so inviting. Thanks for welcoming us.

Stacey said...

Very pretty entrance Sally. You can just tell it's warm there. ;)

Bo said...

Hi Sally...your home is gorgeous! That was a great idea to use the glass blocks...I've always liked the look of those. ;-) Bo

Dixie said...

your front door... a welcome greeting...

now.. which shade of blue will your office be?

blessings. Dixie

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Your front door creates a very inviting feeling.
I feel so sorry for the poor chicken. I'm glad my momma taught me not to put my eggs all in one basket, I could be hurting like that chicken right now.

Jade Creative said...

Your walkway entrance to your door is very welcomig. Thank you for linking to my blog. I'm enjoying everyones posts.
Have a wonderful day!
Darlene

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Sally,I can't imagine not blog hopping and seeing your friendly smiling self everywhere today! So...lol...I guess I will just come on over and try peeking in the glass block to see the progress on your office painting! Love the entryway...so welcoming!

KarenHarveyCox said...

How lovely. I really love the mat matching the flowers, and the entranceway is totally charming.
Karen

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

What a great idea with the glass blocks! And how wonderful for you that you have someone who can do that! Thanks for sharing.

sara said...

beautiful! And so nice that you have a husband who can do that!!!

What color are you painting the office?

cartoon was great!

Vee said...

Oh I agree...those side windows allow too much access. The bottle glass is very nice...great idea!

Neabear said...

Lovely idea for the side window. My front doors are too boring to post. We don't even use them. We come and go through the laundry room because that is where our car is parked. Outside I mean. Not in the laundry room!

Chandy said...

Very nice door Sally! I didn't realize it was about our front doors. I'll add mine to my post.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your house, Sally! And I think you were wise to build it the way you did. Good job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Knitty said...

Great idea for light with privacy.

Love today's cartoon. Too bad it hits home for so many people lately.

Raggedy Girl said...

Really nice front door and so neat and clean and tidy. Have a fun day of painting.

Happy Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

Darla said...

We have those long windows on both sides of our front door, the girls and I hate them. Love the glass blocks!

Simply Me Art said...

Gorgeous front door and entry way!

Valerie said...

Looks great, Sally! I think that that shrubs really help to accentuate the path to your door...sort of like, "follow me, we'll show you the way!"

Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Lovely entrance Sally and I love the mat at your front door it says it all!!
I did that with the blocks too, it does give you privacy.
Love the blue sky.....I can't wait for it to come my way!!!
Diane

The Stylish House said...

Hi Sally,
So your the Blue Monday lady, I wondered about that! Great door, I like the glass block solution. Plus it looks nice with the style of your home. Also I have a friend who just published a book so will tell her about your reviews. Have a nice sunny day, from snowy and cloudy...~Cathy~

Happy To Be said...

GM Sally girl I tried looking through the blocks to find you and I can't see a thing ha ha!! have a great day painting...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally... I love your home and entrance way.. It is very inviting--as others have said. Love the doormat and flowers by the door.

We too have those 'non-privacy' windows beside our door. I haven't done anything about them --but would like to!!!!

Love your brick walk-way.
Hugs,
Betsy
Hope you like your 'new' office--once it is finished!!!!

Barbara H. said...

The glass blocks are a wonderful idea -- still the look of a window, still letting in light, but offering privacy.

Judi said...

Sally
See you tomorrow...you'll be operating out of a fresh office..thats nice.
I love this front pic of your home...
have a lovely day
Judi

niartist said...

Sally! Love the look of your home, and that little planter by the door is perfect! I'm just wishing I was in FL now instead of NY! There's SNOW HERE! :(

Clif said...

Great door. Great entry way. I like your door mat too. IF I can get all my tasks taken care of early enough today, I may post a picture of our front door.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! What a pretty entry you have! And to be married to a guy would could put in the glass block. I've always loved glass block! Now you make sure and post a picture of your office!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cathy said...

Your home is very pretty, Sally.

Wagonwife Designs said...

Love the blue sky and the door mat that say Live, Love and Laugh.
What a wonderful sentiment.
Your home is lovely and I sure envy the warm weather and gorgeous plants.
Thanks for sharing.
Debra

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Oh how I would love to be in Florida right now and not in 30 degrees and wind! You have a beautiful front!

CeramiquesDeCherie said...

Sally, you do not have to comment on my page. I dont have a door pic up and you have commented to other things for me this week. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that I really like your entry way to the home. The deep red against the green looks fantastic and I always enjoy those old modern vintage glass blocks. Beautiful!

Becky said...

Your front door looks very wecoming. I didn't do the meme, just stopping by to say hi. I love the cobblestone look of the walkway. very nice.

Melissa Miller said...

Sally your front door is gorgeous!
Love your home! :)

Hollace said...

I love the bubble glass, too. It's nice to have light in the entryway.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a pretty home you have! Love that touch of red in your mat & flowers!

Charli and me said...

Dear Sally, You have a lovely entrance to your home. I like the idea of the blocks because like you say you get the light but still retain privacy. Do we get a peek at your painted office? I hope you are having a nice evening.

Karen said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I also love everything by Liz Curtis Higgs. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at our church. She is delightful. I got a chuckle out of the chicken cartoon! Blessings!

Maridith said...

Beautiful entrance and very welcoming. I can imagine if you didn't have those glass blocks your entrance would be very dark. Nice solution!!!

Lorrie said...

What a neat idea to have a tour of front doors. I love yours--great idea to do the glass blocks! Hope the paint fumes are gone and you're enjoying a freshly painted office.

Recipes for theLife said...

You have a really warm and inviting house.Very pretty .

I love the smell of freshly painted walls.Its amazing!!What do you think?

chaitra

Picket said...

Beautiful entrance Miss Sally! Love the glass blocks and that rose peeking at the corner! Ohhhh painting...that's exciting...can't wait to see it...love that cartoon! lol Hope you have had a great day girl...catch ya later!

Karen @ Arise and Shine said...

Your front door is so welcoming.

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, You have such a welcoming entrance. I love your paver walkway and the glass block idea was a ingenious! ~ Robyn

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Very warm and welcoming! The glass blocks were a great fix! I do love the walkway up to the door, nice! Makes want to come over and have coffee... : )
~Misti

Beth at Aunties said...

Your walkway and entrance is beautiful and so welcoming. The glass block was a wonderful idea!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I love glass blocks - you made the perfect adjustment! You have a lovely home. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful entry, gorgeous home!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Susan B said...

Your entry is beautiful. I love your walkway, and the glass blocks by the front door. (I love glass blocks.) Thank you for sharing.

Shimmy Mom said...

Love your front door and I bet your office looks wonderful!
*hugs*

Beverly said...

Hi Sally. I'm glad you left me a message that you participated in this. I am still very busy with my mother, and I haven't been able to get out to visit anyone.

Your door looks great, and I love the idea of the glass blocks. Your door reminds me of home.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those glass blocks are a great idea! Love that they still let the light in without letting snopping people look in! laurie