Saturday, February 28, 2009

Having Fun Under the Mayan Sun


We couldn't have asked for nicer weather for our late January getaway. Initially it looked as if we would have a dismal week of rain but the weather forecasters were wrong and we had an absolutely fantastic week in the sun!!
These pics were taken at the Coba Mayan ruins. This is a very cool place....our guide was great...and much to my surprise I actually climbed to the top of the big pyramid. I will post more pics later on....the view of the surrounding jungle was breathtaking!
On the home front....we spent the afternoon yesterday re-arranging the shop, dusting, cleaning and basically getting things spic and span after our winter hiatus. A sudden thaw and downpour caused a small flood in front of the shop....and yes it came in under the door...however it stopped before reaching any of the furniture. We are all mopped up and dried out now so if your looking for something to do this weekend to alleviate the winter blahs....come on out....THE RED DOOR IS OPEN!!

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!