Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas to All Our Friends


We would like to thank all our customers and friends who have made 2008 an outstanding year for The Red Door. The response we have had from both the article in the Ottawa Citizen and our segment on CTV's Regional Contact has been just awesome. Kathy Donovan and the Regional Contact team did an outstanding job and we can't thank them enough.
We have some great plans in the works for 2009. We will be working on a Red Door newsletter chock full of great items for the prim/antique lover as well as continuing to show before and after photos of more great auction finds here on the blog. The drive shed is full to bursting with fantastic pieces just waiting to be rejuvenated and we can't wait to get started on some new projects!!
We wish you all a Safe and Merry Christmas!!
Cheers
Jackie and Terry

1 comment:

oldcrowfarm said...

Jackie...I'm so glad you visited me! I love your Blog and will put you on my favourites list so I can visit often and see what you're up to!!!!! : ) What fun! Happy New Year to you and Terry and many blessings in the New Year!!!
Hugs, Sunnie : )

Please Step Back in Time

A Hearty Welcome to New and Old Friends...join us for cider by the fire.

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!