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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Simple yet charming...












This old door has been in our basement for years, today John sanded it for me...now its in our sunroom.Its rustic and rough and old, and I love it!! All the best, Chrissy














27 comments:

sue said...

Chrissy I was at an antique shop today that you woulda loved! Your door is the kinds of things they sell there. I bought my pantry door today from them, its gonna look awesome. I have tons of pictures but blogger won't let me post, I'll keep trying! Love your room pictures! xoxoxo

ksarra said...

Sooo pretty. And I agree, true beauty can be found in the simplest things.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I can see why you like it. It is quite charming. Isn't it funny how sometimes the simpliest things bring us such pleasure.

Michelle said...

I love that door, Chrissy!! Love the rustic look. I remember that pillow. Didn't you make it? I'd love to learn how to do transfers but I'm busy re-upholstering right now. LOL Always doing something! Hope you had a great weekend. :)

Darla said...

You have such an eye for detail.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Chrissy! Glad you stopped by too! I remember you...what a gorgeous home you have and a lovely life! Yes, would more could a girl ask for; great husbands, kids and a nest to live in. Charming indeed. Anita

Chari said...

Hi Chrissy...

So glad that you stopped by my place...it's always such a pleasure when you visit!

My friend, I love that old door!!! It's perfect for your sunroom! That room has such a lovely feel or ambiance to it! Couldn't help but notice that pretty pillow on the wicker settee...the one done with the lady in black & white...love that!!!

Just wanted to say that I love those little bowls that you got from Homesense...love that design on them!!! Is Homesense a local store? I've never heard of them! Was wondering if they had online shopping?

Well my friend, have a marvelous Monday and thanks again for stopping by!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Anne Marie said...

LOVE IT!
well done!! totally would have done the same...and to think of hanging a simple evergreen or lavender wreath on it....

Tootsie said...

I love it! I wish I could sit and have a drink with you out there!

Bre said...

.....so glad the week is almost over for your Chrissy ....only one more full day. I can't imagine !

Some of Alyssa's girlfriends went to Britain for 3 weeks! I'm so glad she didn't go.

Have a beautiful day on Wednesday ......and embarrass her with flowers at the airport LOL

Hugs
Bre

...the door looks great. Only you can make a door look like that !

Barb said...

Love it!!

Blessings on your week,
Barbara Jean

Anya said...

Beautiful rustic look :))
Nice post as always !!
Have a great day :)

The Victorian Parlor said...

Wow-your sunroom is lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment:) I look forward to visiting your blog again!

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

I JUST LOVE YOUR SITE!!! I WENT ALL THE WAY BACK IN YOUR OLDER POST AND LOOKED AT EVERY ONE~~~JUST BEAUTIFUL~~~~~GREAT JOB CHRISSY~!!!!!~Blessings, Deborah

The White Bench said...

Oh, Just stunning! And elegant...
Thanks for your lovely comment!
Monica.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chrissy, I love your door. I had all of the doors downstairs in our vacation retreat stripped (they are old doors), and I love them. I particularly love yours, though. Neat look with the urn and the wonderful sofa with the cool pillow.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

I LOVE it Chrissy!

Curly branches in an urn always look so pretty to me. ;)

Olive Rue said...

I'm seeing a lot of those in shops and boutiques lately. Very nice!

bj said...

Oh, Sea...thanks so much for coming by to see me. I am so slow in getting around to visit...so sorry. Have a lot on my plate right now...
I so love this room of yours...you are so good at decorating in a way that doesn't LOOK decorated...all your rooms look so comfy and pretty and never stiff or formal..I love it!!
xo bj
oh, and what a cute sign in Ireland...

time-worn interiors said...

I love simple! I like rooms without a lot of stuff to dust! Although I don't really worry about that around here! My house needs a good cleaning from top to bottom and then some! Great photos thanks for sharing!
Theresa

Jessica said...

Chrissy~

Just love that door~ simplicity at it's best. Hope you are doing well!

Hugs~ J

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

All these textures make for such an intriguing and beautiful space!

Wei├čer Vintagezauber said...

Hallo, you have a very nice blog.Love greetings,Elke.

Alkemie said...

The door is a really nice detail and decorative item! It fits perfectly into your basement!

Cheers,
Karen O.

Love Where You Live said...

Love all your vignettes! So soft and pretty. It sounds like your daughter enjoyed an experience of a lifetime. OK...back to looking at your photos! they've pulled me in....thanks for visiting me! best, -susan

fairmaiden said...

LOve your sunroom. I really admire how simple and rustic you decorate. You create such calm spaces that are equal in beauty.

Paris Atelier said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment Chrissy! I'm so glad you stopped by because it led me here to your beautiful site! I can't wait to read more! :)
xoxo
Judith~
PS Good luck with your Rosemary plant!

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