Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In A New Light

This door has lived in many areas of my home propped here and there and I have always loved it. Recently it was the backdrop on my porch, but while working in the yard yesterday I noticed some rain had started to reach it and remove some paint.
So I hauled it into the family room and figured I would find a 
home inside once more. I walked around the downstairs, measuring tape in hand and soon discovered why it had landed on the porch after all. No room.

I dragged it into the dining area and propped it against the dining table. Just before going upstairs late last night I thought...
and not wishing to be terrified by a resounding crash in the night,
I took a preventative measure and propped the closest chair in front of it. A family chair long in residence with my folks,
with the same patina as the pie safe, it goes unnoticed,
in the shadow of the matching cabinet. 

I came down the stairs this morning and  POP
A new way of seeing the door, the chair, the contrasts.
How they flatter one another, make each one
bolder, stronger, lovelier.

The subtle grey-green color comes forth in the door.

The peeling paint, a backdrop to the bare stain of the chair.

Seeing in a new light.
Always right there but not yet paired.

There is a problem.
Now that I know these two must remain together,
how many pieces of furniture will have to be relocated,
robbing Peter to pay Paul?
 Propped in the living room, not conducive
to changes are necessary. sigh

Just when I thought I was nearly complete with
holiday design and the yard, and the chores.
A good book waiting....
But when you see something in a new light,
it's like the blush of any new relationship,
you have to see it through.

19 comments: said...

That really is a great door. And I agree it looks great with that chair. Can't wait to see where you decide to put it. Usually when I bring something new inside I have to change more than one room to fit it in:) Hope your mission is easier:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

You are so right - that door goes very well with that chair. It's like pumpkin pie and cream. Yummy! (Oops, thinking of food again ....) I hope you find room for them to live happily ever after together. x

Amanda said...

I can relate to your dilema! I often move an item from one room only to leave a hole in the other. Forever decorating...right? Such a beautiful door...I know you will find a place to enjoy it.
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Samantha Stephens said...

This is a good thing. I'm the one who, seeing a beautiful treasure like the door, will buy it, bring it home, and then - a week or two later - I'll realize the reason I like it is because I have one just like it in the guest room... or it's just like the treasure my mom has been trying to get me to take home from her house for the last few years... I'm rambling, just trying to say it's good that you know you've got a good thing. Maybe you could 'mount' it on the wall - like a painting?

Anonymous said...

Oh yes! That door is much too pretty to be subjected to the elements anywhere outdoors... even on the front porch. It's a total gem!

Bead and Needle said...

Put it somewhere it won't fall on Howie! Love the natural wood chair and pie safe...sometimes no white is a good thing! :-) Happy Wednesday, woman...ME

Blondie's Journal said...

You fell in love again!


Claudia said...

Yes, indeed. You have to see it through. Can't wait to see where it ends up!


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Linda said...

What a great old door! Now I think I need to find one!

Robin Larkspur said...

Absolutely love that chair! Thank goodness for Howie or you would never have put the chair to brace the door!! Don't hurt your back moving too much stuff now!
Can't wait to see the solution to this perplexing dilemma!!

Nella said...

Dear Suz, you have a great eye for display....the door is too beautiful to be outdoors, lovely patina...I agree mixing things up that are opposites usually plays off each other's beauty.
Rearranging is always good, and keeps you from getting tired of the same things...good for the budget too! N.xo

Susy said...

Can't it stay where it is? I like it.

wendy said...

I love the door. Sometimes when we move furniture around...we do see it in a new light...and it becomes redefined.

Kathy said...

Oh, I love when that happens! It is like when two things get randomly hung up next to each other in the closet and you open the door and realize you have a whole new outfit you didn't even know you had.

Cindy said...

I love the door! I like it where it is! Kind of like a room divider. Just have to keep Howie from knocking it over...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

A marriage made in heaven!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The door and chair are meant to be together so you must make it happen!
hugs, Linda

Jill said...

And, I know you will see it through to perfection. Very exciting to discover something new right under your nose.