Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Come On In!

Good morning! So glad you came knocking on my red screen door.....
Go ahead and grab that handle and come on in!
A couple weeks ago some friends asked if I wanted to go "curb shopping" with them. Yes, that is basically the equivalent of dumpster diving. I do that, okay. Anyway, they had just seen a pile of junk and were heading to go check it out. Of course, I jumped in the van with them.

Well, most of it really was just trash. But just as we were getting ready to leave I caught a glimpse of some chippy red paint. Wait a minute! Could it really be a screen door underneath all that trash?! I had to do a bit of digging and it was pretty disgusting - creepy crawlies and all!

I think it was worth it, though. I've always wanted an old screen door. Just look at Layla's door. There are so many possibilities....pantry door, porch door, closet door. Right now it is on my porch. It will have to wait for a future house since this one is for sale. I'm sure my hubby is quite excited to have one more "treasure" to move from place to place.

At least I didn't buy that old cast iron sink that weighs a ton....yet! If it is still at the thrift store today it may have to come home with me. I spotted it yesterday. It is like the sink that was in the house I grew up in. WAIT A MINUTE! I'll be right back!

Okay, I am back. Had to make a quick trip to town. You see, as I was writing about the sink I decided to do a Google search to see if I could find a similar one to show you. I found it! This is the first link I clicked on. Ummmm, that sink sold for $595!!!! Seriously, as soon as I saw that I hopped up, grabbed my keys and ran out the door. I am now the proud owner of a sink very similar to the one at this link. I am also $3 poorer!

Look! Even this little guy is smiling at my good fortune. When I was out taking pictures of my door this morning I found him. He is tiny - probably not even a full two inches long! Cute little critter....

Now for the bad news. My camera isn't working correctly. It is stuck on "auto" mode and won't change. So, even if I truly did understand aperature and shutter speed, I couldn't use them. Bummer. Anyone want to buy a sink for $600?

{"Here's what I'm saying: Ask and you'll get; Seek and you'll find; Knock and the door will open." Luke 11:9}


Sonja said...

What a great find! I have a screen door, between our storage/wood furance room and family room. You can;t see in but the heat can go through in the winter.

Honey said...

Great find with your darling screen door AND your kitchen sink! I also love those sinks. My grandma had one and I would looove to have one someday as well. No modern stuff for way. Have a fantastic day and I just said a prayer that your home sells. :)

Miss G said...

great post! So fun! Kelly