Friday, December 18, 2015

"Reflections" on the Old Door

One of my favorite places to change things up, is on the old door in my Kitchen Sitting Area. The old door had been on the Sun porch at the old house, and moving it into the Kitchen Dining spot when we moved here, gave me the sense and feel of the old space that I loved so much.


Last Christmas I tried out something new too,
using my antique white frame with my Pottery Sheep's Head.
I used wallpaper samples from an old French Country
 wallpaper book in this red fruit theme. 
Then throughout the year, 
I changed it up for each new Season and Holiday.



Here are a few of the looks on the old door
from this year.



But this year since I was going with a more Tartan Plaid Themed Christmas,
I wanted to try something else; something with a touch of gold...



Because I wanted to use this old print of a Prince of Wales Coat of Arms,
that I've had in this antique gold frame.
I've had this for years, but not shown it much if ever.
It was behind a cabinet full of silver in my wet bar in the Living Room.



And when I say "gold" frame, I mean GOLD!
So the door needed something that was "gold", too.




with the Plaid ones my sis made for me for Christmas a few years ago.



I've tucked in a few vintage post cards and reproductions,
around the mirror. 



I don't like the reference to Christmas as being an "X", 
but I know that was common years ago.
I loved the little Snow Bird on the Holly card.






 The German Glass Glitter "Merry Christmas"
 has darkened over the years to a wonderful Pewter Patina.
Some of the molded applique of the old mirror frame is missing.
But to me, that just gives it a bit of "History".

Add a little greenery and wired Plaid Ribbon
for an extra touch of Christmas. 





More pics from the Kitchen Sitting Area this weekend, then I'll share the "more complete" Christmas Tour for this year. You can find a link to my current Christmas Home Tour 2015 in the "Pages" section under my header, on the sidebar, or HERE.

Thanks for visiting,
 I know we're all in a rush coming into the last week of Christmas.
Are you about ready?

Can you believe I've waited till now
to finish up a must-do paint project?

xoxo,


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