She Considers a field, and buys it,
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard
Proverbs 31: 16

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Opening An Old Door

Some of you will know exactly what I'm talking about.
I have been looking everywhere for old weather, worn and wonderful doors. I searched the Goodwill, Salvation Army thrift store, Rescue Mission thrift store, Habitat for Hummanity restore, two local acutions, and a couple of flea markets, with NO luck!!
So off to Lowe's I go, thinking I might be able to pick up two wood doors for about $40 each. I don't think so, Lowe's is not the Lowe'sT like the commercials say, at $90 a door and no caracter, I just can't bring my self to buy them.
Not just that I want the charm of a vintage door, I want a door with a story, you know one that was opened just see a loved one come home from the war or the one that was slammed for the last time never to return, the one that was opened to bring your first child home or the door that a newlywed couple opened to start their happily ever after.. The doors at Lowe's just don't have that...there is no heart in them...

So I talked my hubbby Jim into a road trip, I was not going to come home with out doors. I know we stoped in about 10 to 15 shops, it was getting late, we had to be home to get Tanner off the school bus, so we headed back. I was feeling a bit defeated,
about to give up, when Jim said hey we missed this shop on the way up because it was closed, do ya whatta stop? well yea!!
there they were, doors glorious doors.. you would of thought I found Gold..

Gas spent for a trip up and back Rt30 in PA $20, for three old vintage doors that I have been looking for for weeks $30, an old barber cabinet and some cool vintage scales $47.50, a day spent talking and laughing with my man while in and out of antique, vintage and junk shops, priceless!!

My wonderful hubby pressure washing my weathered worn and wonderful doors, that I will re-purpose... and give them yet another store to add to there charm..
Can you guess what I'm going to do with them?
God Bless,

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