Thursday, March 19, 2020

Farmer's Market Inspired Spring Foyer


I truly love and appreciate each season, and I never like to rush the calendar forward. But I can tell you, without hesitation, that I have been very, very ready for spring to arrive this year!

This winter has been particularly tough between record-setting rainfall in our area and the spread of illness around the globe. I have been anxiously awaiting sunnier days and spring blooms to lift our spirits.

The opportunity to gather together with a group of 28 blogging friends and share our spring home ideas with you today just delighted me! At the end of this post, I've provided links to the full group, so be sure not to miss all the fantastic inspiration.

But first, let's get on with the tour of our spring foyer!


As with every season, I always begin my decor refreshes at the entrance to our home. This is the place that greets us and welcomes us each day, so I think giving it my first attention is the best strategy.

I recently shared our entryway refresh for spring, and today I'm moving right onto our foyer.

{Related: Spring Farmhouse Entryway}



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My inspiration for this space came from one of my favorite activities during the fair weather months--visiting our local farmer's market! Each week, our town barricades off several blocks of the downtown area, and we have access to the freshest produce, flowers, and artisan crafts around. Not to mention, it's all happens right at the edge of our historic business district where boutique, antique, and home shops are loaded with vintage treasures.

It's truly a dream for me!


In the foyer, I carried over the same floral choices I used in our entryway: ficus greenery, white tulips, and blossoming branches.

{Related: My Favorite Spring Wreaths for Every Budget}

I also mirrored the same textures and color palette using natural wood, chippy white paint, neutrals, and vintage focal pieces.


My antique typewriter is still one of my most treasured vintage finds of all time. Believe it or not, I found it turned upside down inside a plastic crate pushed back on the bottom shelf of a local thrift store. The price? Only $12.99!!!

{Related: The Best Places to Score Authentic Farm Finds}

I spent several hours one afternoon cleaning it (it took that long because it was caked in decades of dirt) and repairing some of the keys, and I just love all of its character and charm. It's far from perfect, but that's really what I love--the imperfections make it beautiful to me.



A year or so ago, I picked up three old drawers that were originally from a hardware store in a nearby town. As soon as I saw them, I envisioned them as wall shelves! Each of the divided sections was the perfect size to house collections of small vintage items, and I love how this one has turned out on our wall.

It's always a reminder for me to look at things from a slightly different perspective, too. A stack of old drawers can be something really cool! I'm still waiting to find just the right spot to hang the other two...stay tuned...


If you've been reading our blog for very long, you've probably noticed that my holiday decor tends to be more subtle. Mostly, it comes down to how much time I have available to decorate, so I try to use items that might suggest a holiday vibe, but also blend in to the general season overall.

For example, in the fall, I'll use lots of pine cones, wheat, crows, and pumpkins, but you won't usually see decor that's specifically for Halloween like bats or witches. Natural harvest decor fits with the holiday, but also blends well from September clear through November, so I don't spend as much time rotating my decorations.

{Related: Farmhouse Easter Decorating}

The same is true for spring, and this year I've welcomed a couple of friendly rabbit garden statues to our foyer. They not only give the suggestion of Easter, but they work well beyond the single holiday to last all spring. You can find both of these garden statues in our shop, too!



Finally, to address the ever present issue of entryway storage, I tucked an old, chippy ammunition crate under our buffet. It's a great place to stash away winter items that we won't be needed to access for a while.

If you're as in love with this design as I am, I created a design inspiration board that you can use to replicate this look in your own home. You'll find the source for each item in the scrolling bar below the design board--just click the photo of the individual item. You can also find my full collection of Design Boards for every season and room of the home right here!



I'm thrilled to be joining in today as 28 talented bloggers bring you the best of spring for all throughout the home! Please continue along this inspiring tour, and visit the other participants in each of the following categories.






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25 comments

  1. Such a welcoming display to look at as you come into the house! Love that typewriter. It is definitely worth the work you had to devote to it.

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    1. It's one of my favorite finds, ever! Thanks so much for the love, Jamie! xo

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  2. It looks so beautiful! Thanks for including me and working so hard to make this a tour filled with inspiration!

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    1. Aw, you always inspire me, my friend! It's wonderful to be part of this spring tour with you! xo

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  3. As always, Kristi, everything is so gorgeous I don't know what to pin first :) I love all the details you put together and how you mixed your love of vintage and salvaged finds. It's all fantastic! Thanks so much for putting this hop together. It's been fun getting to know you better and all the rest of the creative ladies in this group too. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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    1. You are the sweetest, CoCo! Thank you so much for inspiring me on the daily, my friend! xo

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  4. I am in love with your entry - so much eye candy.

    I like the idea of the bucket on top of the typewriter and you just might see me copying that idea soon.

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    1. I'm kinda nutty about old galvanized buckets...might be my weirdest obsession! Haha!

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  5. Such a charming entryway Kristi and my jaw is still on the floor over that steal of a typewriter! It's so cool! Happy spring!

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    1. You and me, both, Julie! I can't imagine I'll ever find a deal like that again!

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  6. Your foyer looks beautiful, Kristi. Love the white with the natural greens (you and I are speaking the same color-scheme this season!). Thank you for putting this lovely tour together! Pinned!

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    1. We definitely are! I think with all the craziness lately, I've just been craving a sense of calm that a Mother Nature inspired color palette brings. Thank you so much for pinning, Julie! xo

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  7. Kristi - this is vintage perfection! I can't stop looking at all the yummy details in your photos! What a gorgeous way to welcome Spring into your home. Thank you for putting such an awesome Spring Home tour together. I am honored to be included!

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    1. YOU, my friend, are so inspiring! It's an honor to have you join in! xo

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  8. I love it all! And that cement bunny is the cutest!

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  9. Love this, Kristi! The drawer used as a shelf was an ingenious idea! I also love that ammunition crate for storage. Your entry is so welcoming!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words, Kyla! I have a couple more drawers that I'm still finding the perfect spot to hang...I just love them!

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  10. What a gorgeous idea. This is the cutest setup.

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  11. Hi Kristi! Wow, I love your vintage Spring foyer! Those bunny statues are so adorable and I hope to find a typewriter as wonderful as your is some day. I'm still searching! Thank you again for including me in your Spring Tour, I feel so honored my sweet friend!:)

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    1. Thank YOU, my friend, for bringing your talent to this amazing group of bloggers. What a gorgeous tour!! xo

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  12. Looks great! Thanks for including a design inspiration board.

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    1. You are so very welcome, Hannah! I'm glad it was helpful! xo

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