Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Backdoor friends...

I vaguely remember a saying about backdoor friends being the best kind of friends. I can't remember exactly how it went but thought it was appropriate for today's post.

Here it is - the door that everyone has heard about. There was an ugly interior door hanging here that I just couldn't wait to get rid of. Riff and I came across this vintage french style door at a store in Portland called Rejuvenation. They deal in salvaged items and also have an extensive line of reproductions. We had to go back for the actual hardware, unaware when we purchased the door that you can not buy hardware for these old doors at your local builders supply store. They just don't make them anymore. The last picture is of my new backdoor key. Can you believe it's a skeleton key?? I couldn't wait to get that thing on my keychain. It's the small things that tickle me the most.

You all are welcome to be my backdoor friends. The tea kettle is on....



9 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh, I love your door! I wish I lived by you and could stop by your backdoor to say hi! Is that the same Rejeuvanation that sells the cool lighting? I am ordering lighting for my remodel from there! They have very cool school house type lights (if it's the same place). Enjoy your new door

One Crabapple said...

Anywhere there is a tea kettle on

I'm there!

Love the key
Love the door !

Nice - your kitchen is so cute too.

monique said...

I just found your blog today through your post at notes from a cottage...
You have a wonderful blog.
I love your door!And your kitchen looks great!

Paula said...

Jackie,
Yes, I'm sure it is the same Rejuvenation. They have a great catalog and another store in Seattle, I think.
Sandy,
What kind of tea would you like today?
Monique,
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your very nice comments.

The tea kettle is whistling everyone-come on in...

Tracey said...

What a wonderful Blog!!
I too love that Rejuvenations store. Every time I visit my daughter in portland we go there...love it!

Barb said...

I love that door. I love all that glass. And that key is awesome. Really, you don't see many of those any more. Good for you that you replaced the one you hated with something so pretty.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

When we lived in England, two of our houses had a skeleton key and it was so neat. Your door is amazing and I love how you put everything together.

Stacey said...

Your door is Awsome!
I love your kitchen too!
I wish we could come & do the stitch & B. lunchuen. It's the time of year to get that started.
I have read about the Rejuvination store in a magizine.
It's so cool that you actualy got to go to it!

kansasrose said...

I'll be right over! That door is awesome Paula! It looks like it was made for that spot in your kitchen....very cool. I love tea...harvest apple spice in the fall by Celestial Seasons...yum! I'll bring some homemade ginger snaps.:)