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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I found my door!!!

We went to Traders Market Saturday morning, I wasn't really looking for anything in particular but just something fun to do and I love being surrounded by all that good old junk antiques.

I've been keeping an eye open for a big white old door for a few years but it HAD to have a large beveled oval glass window and carving. I never even had it in mind that day and I walked right past it because of the way it was displayed.
When I turned around...there it was!


Terrible picture but it won't stop raining here and the sun seems to have completely abandoned us so it's the best I could get. Right now it's on the porch under the roof to protect is from all the wet weather until I can find a good spot inside.
This door is heavy, I cannot move it alone, it's solid wood with a very thick beveled glass window and it has beautiful carved designs.


It will go in our Wyoming home (when we build it) I'm hoping to use it on a closet door or even just leaning against a wall. 
It's just too cool...I am soooo excited over this door!


The thing we were looking for, another shell back chair and we found one!
Mr. Wild sand blasts and paints so he will make her all pretty again...probably white.


I couldn't walk away from the old bird feeder. The man said he bought it from a farm, now I wish I had asked where. It's old, has a screen for the bottom so the bird seed stays dry. Old chippy white posts and molding and who knows what. To top it off is a piece of ceiling tin. This was not made recently, it's something an old farmer made from bits and pieces years ago, I LOVE it! It will go in the garden.

The mirror and basket were each a steal. I'll age the mirror a little (it's been painted white but it's SO white) it may even become a chalk board. I have 'sort of' wanted one of these baskets but they are always so large, this is a nice small size and easy to place somewhere plus it says EAS on the bottom so I'm wanting to believe it was used for Easter and not funerals...I can't do the funeral basket thing.


A woman had boxes of linens and a huge box of $1 pieces. Most of these were $1 and I would have grabbed more but by then I had run out of cash and I purposely didn't bring along very much since I have ZERO self control at flea markets.

Underneath it all is a beautiful barkcloth drape to use in the AZ bedroom, I'd like to replace the door with this, the colors go so well with what I have already got going there.
Also a pair of pillow cases and a couch/arm protector for me to embroider and crochet the edges...love finding that stuff! A beautiful rose table cloth, a doll pillow and 6 linen napkins to use to embroider.


I also ran into Deb from Garage Sale Gal, that was so nice to see a familiar smiling face!

More lilacs...they seem to be prettier this year than most (maybe it's just me), but I can just smell them looking at this picture! 
They have always been my favorite flower ever since I can remember.


Now can someone please send us some sunshine!!!!
They are forecasting this rainy dreary stuff through Saturday.
It's really hard for me to get motivated and not get depressed...I'm one of those sun people.

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12 comments:

GinaBVictorian said...

What fun finds! I love the door, beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Yahoo Faye...the door is gorgeous!!
Love the shell back chair too!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

L-O-V-E!!!!! your door and jealous! It's AWESOME! You found some goodies. Love the old bark cloth too! Sweet birdhouse! It's all good!
Where is our sunshine??? I'm moving! LOL! (in my dreams!)
Warmly,
deb

Pam said...

You could think of it as a wedding basket. I'm the same way though. I love the baskets, but the whole funeral connection freaks me out. Your door is amazing!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How fun when you find just what you are looking for! Wonderful door and I love all of your other goodies, too! And I think the lilacs are spectacular here this year!

Shirley said...

Hi Faye, I am doing some catching up with my friends this afternoon. Normally, I go see hubby, but he doesn't feel good. Sick to his stomach and diarrhea. The doctor was there at the nursing home so they were going to check him out. I don't want the flu bug. I loved your old front door. You don't find many being built like that anymore. Your pink typewriter was an awesome find and I loved the flowers. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Vicky Hunt said...

Wow! You always find the most fabulous things! I love that door...it is absolutely perfect! The chair, birdhouse, basket, and linens are all fabulous as well...:) Maybe we can switch weather for a bit....I'll send you some Florida sunshine if you'll send me some rain! We need it...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Debbie said...

Oh my! I LOVE the door!!! How beautiful! I'm so glad you finally found one, Faye! That little mirror is really cute, too.
You did well on your flea market shopping trip, girl.
Can't wait to see what you do with all the linens.
Have a super weekend.
xo

Terry Moore said...

If this cool stuff is what you got there, I want to go! Great finds.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, the door is fab! What an amazing closet door that would be! The bird feeder is amazing with that gorgeous tin roof! Great finds all!
Hugs,
Patti

Donna said...

What a gorgeous door! And such a lucky find, too! I would love to find something like that:)

Willene Fagen said...

This big white old door looks like a mirror from a fairytale! Just by looking at it, I can already feel how heavy it can be. Anyway, have you decided where to place it?

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