Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time worn

"We do not change as we become older; we just become more clearly ourselves."

~ Lynn Hall

Friday photo challenge (1 day late):

This is the door to my guest bathroom.
It came from the basement of my grandmother's
1860's house, where it has dwelled for the past 55 years.
I love its patina and wear marks.
This mirror was purchased at a yard sale.
It sits atop my piano where it casts an eerie
reflection back into the living room.
My daughter said some of her friends recently
commented during a visit that the mirror
actually frightened them. It can appear ghostly in the
right light. I happen to love that!
This week's photo challenge at my friend Chania's blog
Razmataz (click here: razmataz)
is Age. Please stop by to view the other wonderful entries.
These photos illustrate how I like to incorporate
aged elements into my decor.
Things with a past are what give a house soul.
Until next time...


  1. I love that is exactly what I have been looking for, but have yet to find!

  2. Love the door and mirror!! Actually i collect old mirrors...they are so great to decorate with!
    Pamela xo

  3. Anne, that door is simply beautiful. It reminds me of some of the old houses in England that have these lovley unpainted pine doors. And to think it was your grandmothers. Never let go of that one.

    I do like blurry mirrors myself....they take years to get that way.

    I hope your daughter is enjoying school.

  4. hi anne,

    the shot of the door is absolutely beautiful. it makes me want to see more of the room.


  5. Great door and mirror! I love mirrors that are old and have that intriguing, but also spooky feel. Good story behind the door too! :)

  6. Hi Anne, I love your door and mirror. We love all things old and chippy. I am dreadfully late myself in replying to blogs and link parties. Thanks bunches for visiting me. hugs♥olive

  7. Love the mirror (and everything else)atop your piano. And that door is gorgeous! karin

  8. The door is so
    special and the
    mirror is divine!
    They really work
    beautifully with
    your style : )!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Hope your girl
    is adjusting to her
    new life and having
    a wonderful adventure!

  9. Hi Anne, your door and mirror are amazing! I just love old doors and I am always searching for another one to bring home. Deb

  10. Hi Anne,
    I love your door....all of our doors are stripped and the original Victorian ones..... I also love the way you style your home It's so personal and interesting..... I love the mirror and the sge that it has.
    So sorry that I have been somewhat absent....I seem to have had so much trouble with blogger....not letting me comment and no photographs . I hope that this comment gets through. XXXX

  11. Dear Anne,
    I think that this is the 5th time that I've tried to post a comment....I hope that it works this time as I would hate to think that you thought I wasn't bothering !!
    I love your old door. We have all of the original Victorian panelled doors that are stripped. I love them and, I love your doesn't look spooky at all to me !!I love the patina on it.
    Hope that you don't think that I've forgotten you and you're still my BFF !!
    Have a great weekend. XXXX

  12. worked. Thank goodness for that. I was really getting worried. If ever you don't get a comment from me it will be because it won't work !!!! XXXX

  13. I LOVE that door! It's so nice that people are able to see the beauty in that age.


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