Friday, 24 October 2008
The paint on our front door is fading. When we moved here we painted it a heathery kind of colour, it isn't quite the colour I had in my mind's eye. The men at the paint mixing centre were all very nice but didn't take kindly to me bringing in a pansy from the window box with exactly the right colour on one of the petals, they raised their eyebrows, mixed something up and well, it isn't quite right.
In our last house we painted our front door a beautiful pink. Deep, vibrant and glossy. When the sun shone down our road on the way up from the seafront it was lovely to think that the gorgeous deep magenta door was ours. I don't really miss our last home although I have lots of great memories attached to it, but the thing I really miss is that front door!
This all might explain why, when I set out to make a couple of tea cosies recently and found that one of them ended up with a pink door (not quite as gorgeous as THE pink door) I had to keep it! Until my front door here gets a new lick of paint I shall keep this little one on my shelf to remind me of what has been and what might be ...
I did make another, this time with a red door, I dyed most of the fabrics myself and love the differences in tones in this one. Some of the colours are lovely and mottled. I have never had a red door and would quite like one, one day. Perhaps I should have a dummy run ...
This one is for sale in my Etsy shop. A cosy home for your cups of tea.
If you fancy one custom made with your own choice of front door, just let me know. I'm enjoying this construction business! Doors, windows, walls and roofs can all be built to your own specifications, I can even do polka dot chimney pots, just like this one I made last year.
There are far too many things I love about our home that balance my need for a pink door again. One of them is the larger garden which means I can grown lots and lots and lots of lavender. I have finally with the help of Little Sister (thank you!) stripped all the buds from the stalks I picked a while ago. We have a huge bowl of it now waiting to be used. I made some more little sachets this week using some vintage embroidered linen I had. They look very pretty and smell delicious. I've put some in my Etsy shop too. (SORRY ALL SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!)
Now, does the lavender outstrip the pink front door I wonder? There is nothing like coming home and seeing your front door smiling at you and putting your key into its lock and opening that door ...
On the other hand there's nothing like coming home and walking up the garden steps and the sweet scent of lavender greeting you... If you could have any colour front door what would it be?
Have a good few days (i'm looking forward to them)