Wednesday, August 20, 2008

When one door closes...

Another one ends up on my front porch. In the stuff that my Mom and Dad brought over this weekend was an old screen door (minus the screen) that we believe once graced the front door of my Uncle Wankus' house. Yes, I said Uncle Wankus. Don't laugh. Anyway, it has the best old green paint finish and I just had to display it somewhere. Much to my poor husband's dismay it has ended up on the porch. He doesn't quite understand the whole whimsy thing. I actually have to give credit to Mom for this one (or blame- depending on who you ask). It was her idea to put it here. What do you guys think? I am going to paint the little table in front of it barn red...eventually.


I hope everyone has their door open to a beautiful day!

17 comments:

Big Hair Envy said...

Sorry. I couldn't focus there for a minute. Hard to get past the whole Wankus thing...

I believe your beautiful door has found a home. It's always amazing to me how creative other people are when it comes to displaying odd items. I'm a bit jealous of that talent.

Suzanne said...

Oh I love it, especially since it frames some other items. I love "stuff" on my deck and my porch. I have an antique wringer washing maching that I use as a water garden. But since we now have a washing machine on our deck I'd say that we've achieved that status of White Trash.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Living on the Spit said...

What a great idea. I love items that go past their normal use and you have done a beautiful job doing that. Really wonderful!!!

Heidi Ann said...

I think it looks wonderful there! And it's even better with the family connection. Hey - I understand the unusual names- my great aunt's name is Ottilie. The more unique, the better!
P.S. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

Kim's Treasures said...

Too funny...I don't know why he doesn't get it...the door so obviously belongs right where you put it...DUH! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a great day!
Hugs!
Kim

Kim's Treasures said...

Thanks so much!!! Today is better than yesterday so hopefully this will pass rather quickly!
Hugs!!!
Kim

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Darling!!! Love it!!

M ^..^

laurie said...

Perfect spot. Perfect door. Thank you Uncle Wankus (love that name!)

Cali Homemaker said...

I love that cute little srcreen!!! :o)

WANKUS said...

Don't remember owning that door but I'm glad it's working out for you! :)

traci said...

that is awesome!!! i love it. now i will be on the lookout for an old screen door. wankus - too funny!

Cottage Rose said...

I am sorry for laughing; I promise I will stop soon. lol; I love the green screen door. And where you put it, it looks great the painted table sounds like a good match. Can't wait to see photos when it is all put together.

Hugs;
Alaura

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

I <3 the screen door! The comment about your husband cracked me up too. It's like those man/woman decorating shows. He says "I like sleek & modern!" And she says "But I like warm and cozy!" The dudes end up loving warm and cozy EVERY time. When will they learn to listen the first time? (And yes, SSG realizes this statement is probably why she's not MARRIED.)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Absolutely LOVE the green door! And I get the whole whimsical vignette thing! LOL! You have a great eye for displaying things!

I laughed out loud at the cow post! I love cows, but are a little leary of them too! LOL!

~Rhonda :)

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Ooh I love that door and it looks perfect there! I was trying to get some old screen doors from a church sale a few weeks back and can you believe I was told that they belong to the church and weren't for sale?! :0)

Sarah and Jack said...

I like the door there.

Rhondi said...

HiKimberly
It is so much fun to watch you filling up your house with treasures. You got some great things ! I really like what you've done with the front porch, the door looks so good there.
I am like you;since I started blogging I am constantly taking pictures!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi