Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The old door

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I've shown you my old screen door before that I have in my bedroom but it's been awhile and I'm not sure if I had the lace behind it last time I posted pictures of it. The lace, which is a tablecloth, was crocheted by my mom when she was 15 years old.

I made the heart above out of an old linen tablecloth that was damaged. I made the heart below with some of my old buttons. I sewed every single one of those on!
The screen is a bit shabby but I love how it gives the room the feel of an old summer cottage.

47 comments:

Shari said...

This screen door is, without a doubt, one of my most favorite things about your pretty bedroom--so clever and you have it decorated so beautifully. I would love to find a treasure like that!

Your new table came out spectacular too! The decision to shabby it up with the glaze was a good one--it really made the pretty carving stand out.

JeannieTheDreamer said...

It is a perfect work of art. You're awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
Love the screen door. The platter on the door is my china pattern from my mother--Florence pattern from Pope Gosser. I love the delicate roses. I just bought the gray boat two weeks ago. I enjoy reading and seeing pics on your blog. Penny in Missouri

Mimi Sue said...

I love your door so much. I have a large collection of vintage linen and lace and am always looking for some way to display it and get it out of boxes so I can enjoy it. Thanks for the idea. You and your home (and blog) are truly inspirational... Sue

The Feathered Nest said...

Cindy, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! What a special piece to add such interest to the room! Of course, you've made it much more than a door ~ you've given it your special touch, great idea, Cindy....and I love the table you painted too! xxoo, Dawn

Angela said...

Very lovely. Wonderful idea to make this a piece of art, and what a treasure it is:-)
Have a wonderful day!!!

Herbgirl said...

This old door is so romanitc and charming. I love the way you have it sitting in the corner all dressed in pretties. Old doors and windows are a fav of mine.

Julie said...

I love the straw hat hanging on it too!

Alison Gibbs said...

The door looks fabulous. Love the lace behind it. How pretty all of your goodies look habging on it. Love those hearts.
Alison

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi Cindy,

I love that screen door. What a beautiful heirloom that you have of your mother's. I can't believe she made that at 15! I wish girls today had the interest in that kind of stuff like our moms did. She certainly was a talented young lady.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love this and enjoyed seeing it again, especially with the beautiful lace that your mother made as a young lady! How special is that?! :)

Jen G said...

OMG... I have a screen just like that, but after years of 4 boys in and out... I am ready for a new one... However, I never would have thought to use it inside as decor! Thank you for the inspiration!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is such a great display area. The hearts you made are equally wonderful and all the more special because you made them ;-) Rosie

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
Wow, another pretty piece. So creative. Thanks for sharing~Rosemry

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Cindy, I hadnt seen the screen door before and I must say it looks fabulous. I am in awe of your mums tablecloth all hand made. Just beautiful!
Alicia ~ time worn style

lady jicky said...

Love it! What a great way of looking at that cloth your Mother made many years ago. We put things like that in a cupboard and Never see it!
This is so clever and creative in one big swoop! Bravo!

Mary said...

Oh Cindy, that is so beautiful! I think every single bit of your house is magazine-worthy! Ooh, that reminds me, has Romantic Country come out yet? I have to remember to get one!
xoxo,
Mary

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Wow, your mom did an awesome job on that piece! I just love your screen door and it's on my list of "must haves" -- your hearts are darling too.

Hugs,
Dena

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Mary, no the magazine isn't out yet. Believe me, you'll be hearing about it on my blog as soon as it does! I think it comes out mid-to-late March.

Rosemary said...

Great and pretty idea Cindy.
Rosemary

Anonymous said...

I love the whole idea of the door, but the story behind the tablecloth that your mother crocheted is just precious!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love the old door Cindy! But even more is that I love that you used your Mother's hand crocheted lace tablecloth! That makes it even more special! Your hearts are adorable and I love the way you added all the pretties to the door! Beautiful!
Barbara

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love the old door Cindy! But even more is that I love that you used your Mother's hand crocheted lace tablecloth! That makes it even more special! Your hearts are adorable and I love the way you added all the pretties to the door! Beautiful!
Barbara

Glenda said...

Great use of old things. You remind me so much of my sister and her use of such things.
I think I read in your profile that your a libra, that's her sign as well.

Glenda

Tara said...

Now this is the way to decorate a corner--how do you get EVERYTHING to look so classy!?

Arleen said...

Hi Cindy. I just love seeing shabby-chic in blue! On the door, I love the combination of the button-covered heart pillow and the oval plate. Beautiful!

Thanks again for all your advice today. I've added your link under my favorites on my blog. :-)

Arleen

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh My Goodness, to think that your mom crocheted that when she was only 15. That is unbelievable. What a treasure! Please tell her that I'm incredibly impressed.

Cindy Roberts said...

Love your screen door! Great way to fill a corner with cottage decor that provides some storage and a sweet display of your favorite things. I have a corner in my bedroom that I have difficulty filling. I need a screen door, now!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Your Mom crocheted that fabulous lace.....WOW...what a wonderful way to enjoy it's beauty everyday....I just love seeing the different ways you display your treasures.
Linda

Debbie said...

Hi Cindy....I just found your blog this evening and I've been mesmerized for over an hour! You have such beautiful things and such good ideas (with instructions!)....thanks so much. I will definitely be back again!

Warm regards,
Debbie

Cottage Magpie said...

I love the door! So cute! I have an old door that I've been meaning to bring into the house and decorate, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I love how yours is decorated--very cute!
~Angela :-)

Robyn said...

Cindy! Love it! Cindy can you email me! I have something for you that I want to get in the mail to you! You emailed it to me but some how I can't find it...typical! Thanks!
:)Hugs,
Robyn

Jillian said...

So pretty...and "sew" creative! I love the heart with the buttons...I might try and make one myself.

Jillian

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Just beautiful!!!! Will you come and decorate for me? I have lots of junque but none displayed as wonderfully as yours!!
Have a Happy Day!!!

Daisy Cottage said...

So awesome Cindy! Love it!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

xo,
Kim

bj said...

Your door is just precious and I love how you've displayed your sweet items on it.
bj

ellysaufy said...

hi...i love your house and everything in it!!

Adrienne said...

The screen door adds so much to your room. It is just wonderful! ~Adrienne~

Brook said...

How simply beautiful that door looks!!! I absolutely love that look. Thanks for posting the picture and sharing your home! My old screen door has a bird on it and I love looking at it.
Brook

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I love love love your home and that door, it's amazing!! You must be so excited about the magazine. I would be doing a happy dance all day!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How lovely....

Happy Valentines Day Cindy.
Penny

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

A wonderful piece to display all of your lovely pieces. I really like how you have the piece your mother made as a backdrop for those pieces you made. Very sweet!

Becky

Elzie said...

How nice you're using the table cloth that your mother has layed on so much time and energy on. A great idea with that door.
Hope you have a great Valentine.
Love Elzie

Julie said...

Just stopping in to say Happy Valentine's Day!

Deann Johnson said...

oh! wouldn't this look lovely with a piece of altered art hanging from it?! ;)

Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
I love, love, love your screen door. I'm going to do one like this for our daughter's room. You have a great blog, great ideas - It's been so long since I checked in here. Missed a lot, I have some making up to do.

You have great style.

chiara said...

This door is absolutely amazing. What a great idea!
Chiara from Italy