Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Magic Door

My daughter calls it 'The Magic Door."




She knows it doesn't 'open,' and is confused by this at the moment,
so it's "The Magic Door."

Perhaps it opens us all to a world of enchantment.

O, the possibilities.

Is it where I've been hiding the last week and a half?

No, we've all been recovering from a bad case of the stomach flu over here,
each in a different capacity.

The sweet old door was found on the side of the road.

Someone purchased a steel one, and discarded the more charming one with the weekly trash.







We picked up this little old door and brought her home to dress her up.

She was actually quite heavy; she was a solid wood door.







With some added seating from the bunny bench to accompany her
(a birthday present from last year that I HAD TO HAVE),








she makes a great little backdrop for springtime photos.







Or anytime photos, really.







By the way, if you all have chickens...








...then you know how much they love to tear up your fresh mulch.








They love to investigate newly turned earth and will scratch it all out.








This landscaping is Mr. TP's handiwork.
We are quite happy with how it turned out.







My idea hatched and he executed.
Another oldie but a goodie saved from a landfill.

A rescued treasure, reused and restyled.

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28 comments:

Red Rose Alley said...

The door you found is so attractive and sturdy. I would have never thought to use it the way you did. Your husband's landscaping looks so green and groomed. What a lovely space to just sit, think, or pray. I can see why your daughter calls it the magical door.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love "The Magic Door" in your garden! Lovely garden vignette.

fleurcottage said...

i love old doors...this is placed in a lovely way. i picked up one as an unwanted leftover at our local fire co auction, wonder if i could do something similar!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful door. Why would anyone just throw it away. I guess so people like you who would appreciate it would save it from the trash and make it into a Magic Door.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

My goodness...that is one charming "curbside" door!!!

Blessings,
Linda

driftwoodesign said...

How fun ... a magic door! It looks great styled there in the garden.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Deanne said...

gorgeous, I have always wanted a magic door in my garden!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I love the old door and now you have a great excuse to make or buy a wreath for every conceivable event and occasion or it'll look naked:)
Paul

Sandi said...

I adore that door in your garden!! Why in the world would anyone throw that beauty away? I don't understand people, but we live in an age of "buy something new and throw the old away". Very sad! SO GLAD that you rescued her though!! :)
Blessings~

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

OMG! I have the same type door! Also trash picked. And hell yes, very heavy! Only mine is a weird blue color on the other side. Now I know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

It's gorgeous and looks just perfect there!! Your chickens are just too cute!!

JoAnne Weisser said...

So charming ~ I can't believe someone would just throw it out. It looks great in your beautiful landscaping and how wonderful for your daughter to have a magic door ~ I'm sure her imagination is running wild!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I would have loved to save that door, and hope that it would fit my entry way. It looks great as a door to a magic place. The landscaping looks awesome too! The chickens are a nice touch!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

How can anyone get rid of such a beautiful door? Love your magical door! New follower!
Audrey

shellyandrade said...

Beautiful! What a score!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

What a fun idea! A door in your flower bed, and a great looking door!

Pam said...

Your door is gorgeous. Can't believe somebody threw it to the curb! I have the same problem with my digs as you do with the chickens. They won't leave my flower eds alone. I even tried putting the mulch down while they were inside, but the minute they went out they were tilling it up for me!

chateau chic said...

Your door looks beautiful in your flower bed. What an amazing find! Love how it serves as a backdrop to the garden bench.
Mary Alice

Revi said...

It's a great door and I can't figure out why someone would throw it out! Nice rescue, and it looks wonderful in your garden.
-Revi

cathy@my1929charmer said...

What a great door, I can't imagine why anyone would/could throw this door away. So happy you rescued it. Looks wonderful in your garden. Also you garden area is so cute and love that bunny bench! You chickens are so adorable. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! i think it looks perfect in the garden!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

What a gorgeous door! It does look great in your garden.

Swede Dreamer said...

I love your Magic door! I would have snatched that one up in a heartbeat. Charming! New follower~Angie

Beth said...

Wow! What a fantastic find! It looks perfect behind your bench in the garden.

Jann Olson said...

I have such an old door and window fetish! What a treasure you found. I Have an old door on my porch and a shelf made from one in my living room. Just imagine all the people that have entered through those doors. It looks wonderful in your yard and I can see that the chicks are certainly enjoying the new mulch. I have a new linky party and would love for you to share this.
Hugs,
Jann

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Soooo lovely, Andrea.
I've posted pictures from Melbourne Flower & Garden Show last week - your garden vignette would fit in perfectly.
Congratulations and happy Easter!

Bohemian said...

What a great Rescue of an Old Treasure & a sweet Name for it, I like the "Magic Door"! I adore Old Doors and have Saved many a discarded one too. Architectural Salvage is a Passion of mine, so many Styling possibilities with them. I Hope everyone will soon be feeling well.

Easter Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Okay I want that door on my house and those chickens are darling. I love the brown toasted marshmallow color. I want one in every color there is.

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