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03 February 2009

Better with Age...

My heart belongs to the past. I simply adore Architectural Salvage Yards - especially when they are having sales - The one in Pasadena is having a 20 - 60% off sale starting this weekend, so any of you up that way - you might want to go check that out! Thanks Good Home Construction for letting me know about the sale! Pasadena is sort of a long way for me to go - we'll see, maybe a day trip is in order .... Or I might just go see what's happening in my local yards -- Museville is in need of a few things, and I'm due for a shopping trip. Where better to shop than through lovely, ancient and interesting treasures?



Doors are on my list for sometime in the near future - an exterior door for both the main house and the guest house -



I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for but I will know it when I see it.

This door from Pasadena Architectural Salvage would be cute for the Main House front door


or maybe this one...



I wish that the main house was a wee bit bigger, because I'd love some old, heavy french doors between my living room and dining room - these sidelights actually could maybe work... Hopefully they are 60% off!


Ah, well - if I can't get them, I'm sure there is something I can do to make that wide doorway special without the doors.

Look at this sea of fabulous old door knobs - worn, patined, burnished and perfect. I have a great idea for these ...
An old french door knocker - love this. This might just have to come home with me.


MMmmm I can see some of these latches on my kitchen cabinets, right now.



I have a great idea for this, too!



I could spend all day in this place - and all my money.



Now this is some door...

Delicious!
It hasn't even been whipped out, yet, my credit card is already beginning to weep.
...but my heart - well, it's happily thumping...
and my mind is spinning with ideas for the new and improved McMini of mine.

11 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

one of my favorite kind of places~
All of your pics are amazing!

Those french doors....oh those doors~~

Jen said...

Oh, what wonderful old pieces from the past! This place looks like it's full of total "decor porn" -- what fun! I too am fascinated by and drawn to vintage doors, although I have no idea how I'd incorporate them into my home at present. Still ... I love to look, and find myself searching for them on Craigslist, just to see what's out there!

niartist said...

UGH! I just typed a comment, but then this messed up! I hope this doesn't post twice ...hrm, what did I say? Ooo! If I were there I'd make you take the day trip to Pasadena to look through that beautiful stuff, and the sidelights as french doors, GREAT idea! I'm lunching it, already! :) I just realized I have traffic court tonight. NOT.HAPPY.!

once in a blue moon... said...

hope you get all kinds of bargains galore~ that hand knocker, i have a pic of a blue door in greece with it, i love it!

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Isa,

I love roaming thru places like that, I guess that's why I enjoy the yard sale that is run by the furniture store that we go to. But I even enjoy going to Lowes or Home Depot too. LOL Any place that has to do with projects for the home. There are so many things in the pictures that you've posted that I'd love to put to use.

Hugs
'D'

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Places like this make my heart beat faster, too. I'm in love with those two skinny windows you found!! And that door knocker is wonderful!

Terri said...

Yes, those places are heaven. But the ones around here are very expensive - this is a young city and they are bringing in stuff from Europe (mostly France and England) and older cities in N. America, so it is rather dear. Still, I love to go look and dream. Take advantage of what is close to you!!

Sarah Klassen said...

I just came across your lovely blog and I must say, I just love the doors! (in the bottom pic) There's nothing like the beautiful details and the craft that went into constructing these antique doors, is there? You might be interested in this link as well, it's on of my fav. places and they ship worldwide...http://www.archetique.ca/

The Bliss Journey said...

What fun finds. I could do some major damage to my credit card at places like that. The car trip could be fun.
Kathleen

Velvet and Linen said...

You are really tempting me, Isa!
It looks like my favorite kind of place!
Don't forget to show us what you see if you go

xo
Brooke

Cote de Texas said...

I see a lot of things I would love to use - you need to buy something and show us!!!!