The Story of Our Front Foyer ~ from 2010 to 2016

Hi Y'all and welcome to our foyer. Wow I cannot believe how many years I have been blogging and just how much things have changed in our home, decor wise, since my first post. One area of our home which has really seen a lot in the way of metamorphosis is the front entry. I suppose I have spent time on this space because it is the place where our guests are first greeted. So let me take you on a little trip down memory lane...

Back in 2010 our entry was painted in a color called Deep Swimming Pool. Pretty bold for me but I really loved the cool color. Unfortunately it didn't go with very much of anything else in our home. I also had an undying wish from the time we moved in to add wainscoting underneath the chair rail, and Mr. Rosemary Lane longed for a yellow color on the walls somewhere in the house.

So in 2011 I we both finally got our wish with white wainscoting and a wall color called Philadelphia Cream by Benjamin Moore.
We swapped the large buffet with a smaller white cabinet we had in the kitchen. Along with a couple of roadside finds a pained mirror and lamp, the entry received a new look. 

In 2012 my little Antibes green chair joined the arrangement...

...and so there it remained in 2013...

...and in 2014. Then we moved the white cabinet to the dining room and I brought a cedar trunk  down from an upstairs bedroom to replace it. Also a large mirror was brought back and a shelf was added above the mirror.

Then in early 2015 I painted the white wainscoting over using Navajo White and the yellow was painted over with Wheeling Neutral, both paints from Ben Moore. I purchased a large arched mirror from the Christmas Tree Shop and decided to bring back the buffet from the kitchen. The two were paired together just under the wall shelf.

This autumn the only real change I made was to switch up the lamp and add a pretty fall pillow from Pier One to the little Antibes green chair.

However there is one more change pending and I think it is going to make a huge difference in the overall look of our foyer. Can you guess what it is??? I think you may already know!
Hope to be sharing it with you at some point next week. 
In the meantime wishing you all a fabulous fall weekend!!!


Share Your Style Link Party #85

to our 85th Share Your Style blog party.  Autumn has officially arrived and I am seeing so much beautiful inspiration in your homes for decorating with a Fall flare, yummy (gotta try) recipes, life style suggestions, fashion and lots more.  A big thank you to all who join us.

Your hosts are a party of five so when you participate in the party you will get lots of exposure.

My name is Lynn, of the blog, The Vintage Nest, and I am thrilled to be your personal host this week.  I have chosen several participates that caught my eye and would like to feature this week.  If you were chosen,  please accept our button for your side bar, as a token of our appreciation.   Don't forget to link back to the party so others can find our party and have the opportunity to meet lots of new bloggers.  Thank you for coming.


The Everyday Home blog has a beautiful example of an updated Fall wreath.  It is just fabulous!

Kingsbury Brook Farm  shares her farmhouse Fall kitchen.  She has decorated it in soothing and simple objects.  Autumn and the Fall season needn't be all about orange.

Let's have a Fall picnic.  The Little Yellow Corner Store  invites us to a Cornfield picnic.  She uses bright blue and the orange of the pumpkins to make such an inviting display.  And who wouldn't love her treats of Chocolate Acorns.  Yum!

And lastly, I saw these charming faux pumpkins in a magazine and now Debby goes Shabby reveals one she made from a Goodwill find.  I guess I know what I will be on the lookout for on my next pickin' trip.  :)

Grab the button if you were featured.


Easy Homemade Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

If you swung by last week's Share Your Style link party, you will know that one of the features was a homemade pepper jelly from the blog Floyd Family Homestead. Well given the fact that our jalapenos have been a popp'n right out of our garden, I just had to give this recipe a whirl. 

In a word YUM!

The family review... my son loved it...wasn't quite my daughter's cup of tea...and Mr. RL and I thought it was great!

Very easy to make as well. 

First I want to warn you if you have never worked with Jalapeno peppers. They are extremely hot and the oil of the pepper is easily transferable. Make sure you have something covering your mouth so not to breathe in any of the oils and thoroughly wash your hands when done working with them. Be especially careful not to touch your eyes or lips while working with jalapeno peppers.

12 jalapeno peppers ( I removed the stem, halved them, and removed some of the seeds)
2 cups cider vinegar
6 cups sugar
2 two oz pouches of liquid fruit pectin
7 eight oz prepared jelly jars

Place jalapenos and 1 cup of the cider vinegar into a food processor and puree until liquefied. Pour liquid (do not strain the liquid) into a pot along with the remaining one cup of vinegar and 6 cups of sugar. Bring to a rolling boil, the type that cannot be stirred down with a spoon. Stir frequently and allow the mixture boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately add the liquid fruit pectin. Return to a boil for one minute stirring constantly. Immediately pour into prepared jars making sure to leave 1/4 inch head space. Wipe rim with clean and apply the lid and ring band. Wait for the lid to "ping" to know you have a successful seal. If you don't have a successful seal the jar can be refrigerated for up to 2 to 3 weeks.

The way we enjoy this jelly is by spreading it over a bagel or cracker along with some cream cheese. I also hear that it is very good when paired with peanut butter.

The weather sure is getting a bit chilly here so it's feeling more and more like fall...love it!

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week!


Share Your Style Link Party # 84

Hi everyone and Happy Fall!
 Yes it is officially here, my absolute favorite season of the year! And what better way to usher it in than with another inspirational Share Your Style link party!

This week your host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane.

Remember when you link up to any one of our blog hosts, your amazing creativity is seen on all five blogs!

Over the past few weeks I have been sharing with you all some of my fall decor.

On the left ~ An Autumn Table
Top right ~ Autumn Home Tour
Bottom left ~ Autumn Mantel

And now it is on to...

The first feature this week comes from the blog Grandma's House DIY. You simply must hop on over to see Tarah's incredible project which is actually covering up a terrible eyesore in her home's entry. I think her solution is not only charming but is an absolutely brilliant fix!!

Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse shared a great tutorial on how to make this darling Grain Sack Tote Bag. Anita is one talented gal!

A Stroll thru Life linked up a gorgeous Fall Home Tour. Marty is the queen of glam and infuses it exquisitely in her decorating style. You won't want to miss seeing her stunning home all decked out for fall!

Olivia over at the blog Reinvented Collection & Co linked up an amazing post all about a breathtaking California wine themed fall wedding. If you or some you know is planning a wedding, this post is chock-full of beautiful ideas!

The blog Flour on My Face shared a recipe for this pumpkin spiced latte made in a crock pot. I am loving that idea! What a perfect drink to cozy up with as we get into those chillier autumn days.

And finally this last feature is something that for me is a "must" try! We have had incredible success with our garden this year and right now the jalapenos are cranking out faster than we can use them up. This homemade jalapeno pepper jelly recipe from Shane over at Floyd Family Homestead looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

If your link has been featured this week please make sure to grab our cute little button to proudly display on your blog!

So are you all ready to link up your style?
We kindly ask you to have a link back to Share Your Style somewhere in your post, and to visit other party goers so to make some new bloggy friends!


Share Your Style Link Party #83

Hi everyone!
Welcome to Share Your Style #83!
I'm Des from Peeking Thru The Sunflowers and I'm your host this week.

When you link up to the party your post will appear on all FIVE blogs at once.

Here are a few features from last week's party.......

Shonee from Hawthorne & Main shared a fall home tour of her home all decorated for fall.

 Welcome to my Fall Home Tour at Hawthorne and Main. I hope that you can find some inspiration as you take a peek at my home this lovely fall season!  Let me know what you think!

Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles shared her new squirrel cage light in her kitchen above the sink.

Squirrel cage light fixture, farmhouse industrial

Linda from Crafts a la mode shared a super cute guitar wreath.

Christmas guitar door decoration

If you were featured be sure to grab this button to display on your blog.

Please be sure to link back to this party on your blog in the post you share. 
I can't wait to see what you share this week!!!!!


2016 Fall Home Tour

Good Morning and Welcome to 21 Rosemary Lane's Fall Tour 2016! I want to start by thanking our fabulous hostess, Marty from A Stroll thru Life , for putting together this amazing Fall Home Tour series, and once again inviting my little corner of the blogoshere to be part of the big event!

This year I made a few changes, or additions, to my decor in an effort to switch things ups a bit. One of my favorite purchases this season was added to our entry in the way of a darling pumpkin pillow I nabbed from Pier One.

I also picked up a few more pillows from Home Goods to add to my living room sofas. I love the cozy plaid for the autumn season.

If you are a regular reader of 21 Rosemary Lane, you may notice a slight change to our book shelves. The stencil is gone and has been replaced with some leftover bead board from last year's kitchen project.

I finished my mantel last week, however with the addition of the new pillows and a few other items, I decided to change the accent colors by swapping out the rich orange pieces and replacing them with a cool turquoise. I think the blue color is a pretty compliment to the oranges and yellows on the mantel.

Pops of yellow and orange have been added to the kitchen.

Out on the back porch the table is set for an afternoon of al
 fresco dining. (To see my entire table setting just click here.)

After which a relaxing afternoon of chit chat can be spent in the porch's comfy sitting area. Ahhh I can just feel that cooler Canadian air in the breeze.

I hope you enjoyed today's tour of 21 Rosemary Lane. And the tours continue with the next home on the route for the day which is by Laura from the blog Decor to Adore.

Thank you so much for stopping by...I just love having the company.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!
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