Yesterday http://tarahlowry.blogspot.com/ featured me...and the "cottage'....can you tell I am still so excited!
I wanted to tell the story behind a few of the things in our home. This amazingly chippy, old, used door came from an antique show...but there is a story...there has to be with something that looks like this!
I had been searching for a door for over my couch for a year! I wanted the perfect one...not to wide...white...hardware still on it...
I walked in to this antique show and, it was the very first item in the show...like you walk right into it. I LOVED it...but was struggling with committing so soon into the 1,000 dealer show...you know the struggle..."what if there is a better one....""
Soooo we moved on (we being my husband and our children C and M).
About 30 minutes and 12 booths later...I could not stop thinking about the door...It had all that I was wanting and more. My grandmothers door to her freezer room (where she kept homade ice cream sandwhiches-which are still my favorite)...had the same glass as this door.
I sent them back down the long hill (the door was at this point out of sight).
In a moment of regret and want all at the same time I yelped..."RUN...GO GET THAT DOOR!"
(the innocent by standers looked dazed and confused and sorry for my husband)
They ran..really ran (which I really didn't expect but was so sweet).
When they (husband and son) came back-they did not have the door and had sad faces.
My son said "Mom I am so sorry it was gone...we ran as fast as we could..." and then
beacuse thank God he can't lie well-I saw his little grin.
He was so excited and yelled "We got it mom...we ran and we got it for you".
It was such a sweet moment for our family we literally jumped up and down together as if we had won the lottery! Unknown to me the quest for a door would create a great family memory! Now it fits in even better than I imagined over our couch in our Family Room!
The sign that is above the door that reads "Its a wonderful life"...there is sweetness in that too.
I painted that sign for my husband because our first kiss happened at the end of watching that famous Christmas movie! A kiss and a memory all above the couch! Amazing what you can hang on the wall!
Love and memories-Tracey