Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Spied...



These wonderful antique doors at my favorite salvage yard today.


 Aren't they amazing?

 
How would you use them if you could incorporate them into your home?  I'm in awe of those creative types who find these rare and unusual pieces and then find a way to make them work in their spaces.



Meanwhile...  



I found my mom flirting with this dashing Matador!


20 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm not the type of person who has the foresight in how to use unusual pieces, other than to display. I wish I were! These are fabulous!

XO,
Jane

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh my gosh I love the matador! The doors are also fabulous. They would be great so many ways, I mean even just resting on a shelf or the floor, hanging on the wall. I'm certain I'll think of lots of creative things later, will have to pop back over tomorrow and see what fun things some people come up with!

Kathysue said...

Oh Terri, I love, love these, I would hand one vertically, and the horizontal one below as a grouping on a wall. If I had the sources I would incorporate it in a door, I would have a entry door made to go around it, almost like an oversized peep hole.These are totally cool just as they are, actually ,how fun. Did you get them?

Stitchfork said...

I'll take the fleur de lis door and top a metal bin with it to make an ice chest of cold drinks for summer cookouts. Meanwhile more snow due here... Oh and your mom can have the matador all to herself, I'd pass on that one. No offense mom! xo Cathy

Love of the Sea said...

Are they wood? Its hard to tell from the photo. I could consider hanging them on the wall about my bed. I love these doors. Or maybe a top to a coffee table. That would be awesome. LOVE them.

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello T
I love the doors,...and I like Cathy-"stitchfork" idea of adding them to a ice chest. I also thought if it was me..I would like to use them on our barbecue patio as doors to cabinets maybe under counter...for putting away some outside utensils... I am sure you will find the perfect spot and use for them.. even on your walls somehere?..... xo Colette ~Afrique du Sud

Lumo said...

The doors look like old kitchen firepalce doors. Are they iron?

Love the matador!

cityfarmer said...

you silly girl ...
love your humor!!!
and your Mom, I feel like I know her!!


did UPS come yet?

Kathy said...

Great Find! They look like old kitchen wood fire / bread / oven doors......and I would replace / re-configure two of my kitchen cabinet doors or cubbies with them (randomly)...I'm weird like that.....That matador would go smack in the middle of my bar tray at parties...the dashing bar guard!....have a great week...k

quintessence said...

Love both the doors AND the matador (although not quite sure where he would feel at home here). Those doors would be great in an outdoor space or in a "bridge" space like a garden room - lovely!

La Dolfina said...

Kathy ~ I adore your idea of putting the matador smack in the middle of your bar cart at parties and naming him the The Dashing Bar Guard! Fabulous!

pretty pink tulips said...

Those doors are amazing - and yes, the matador on the bar cart, especially for a Spanish themed evening (or even on the dining room table) would be fantastic!!!

xoxo E

cjsullivan133 said...

Urban Ore? They look heavy. They are beautiful. Love the color of them. I would probably find use for them in a garden if I wasn't going to paint them. Looks like they were oven doors or the doors that are adhered to brick fireplaces outside of a house. They would be great painted high-gloss black used for this purpose on a beautiful home.

Chris Long said...

i think using one of the antique doors as a door for a wine "safe" or something would be super cool.

Party Resources said...

Those doors are to die for. Would make a great back inside a fireplace.

Daisy's Mercantile said...

If the hinges are good I would use it in a bathroom as the door to a 2nd medicine cabinet or a laundry chute. Obviously it couldn't take all the time use but something like that would be so fun. If this were a bathroom where money where no object. It would be placed by my tub and hide the tea kettle etc. built into the wall so I could have hot tea in the bathtub.

I have a mirror in one bathroom and the frame is an old fireplace surround from Ireland. It would look great in that bathroom.

Can I also say that it is so amazing that your son just posted a comment? It was a great idea on top of that.

La Dolfina said...

Chris ~ Your comment made my day!!!
I love you :)
Mom

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I LOVE these doors! I hope you got them. I love Kathysue's ideas and adore Chris's idea. Both are unique and wonderful. I just hope you got the doors and didn't pass them up. I hope they are sitting at your house right now and I look forward to hearing what you do with them.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. XO

The Zhush said...

In my mind, Almeada is just one big 4th of July parade of amazing things and great objects! How do you do it?

robin baron said...

GREAT DOORS! Antique shops are the best! I just love the thrill of the hunt!