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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #69 and The Pink Door

It was a bright and sunny day.  Cars were everywhere.  I pulled over into a dirt path and parked the car.  Entering the old warehouse was difficult.  Cobwebs abounded, dust was everywhere.  It was the perfect place.  I could feel it in my bones.  I was going to go home with a treasure that was just what I wanted.
I looked quickly up one shelf and down another, making my way to the dark back corner of a huge room, only lit by dim bulbs and one open door.  The building had stood for decades, was loaded with boxes on every shelf, some open, some closed.
It was the Hiway 80 sale.  We had been on the road for a few hours, and finally we came to this building.
I turned a corner, wiped away some sweat, And there it was....
A door with windows, chippy and painted, but was it pink?

On the first side it was white.  But when I turned it over.....


I asked my husband if he thought we could fit it in our little car.
"No, there's no way".  I had to find a way.
There had to be a way, and I was going to find one.
So, I waited.  Until he was in another part of the dusty building looking around.
Then I grabbed the door and carried it outside.
Oh I had to have this door!

As I approached the tented area where the girls were waiting to take payments, I asked them,
"May I check and see if I can fit this in my car?"
"Sure you can!  We'll help!"
And help they DID!!!  I didn't know the backseat of my car would lay down flat....into the trunk!!
They all of them went headfirst into my car, moved some things around, laid that seat back and hefted my new door into the car, strapped it in, and even repacked the car!!!!
I was now in possession....9/10ths of the law you know!
As I handed them the money for the door, I asked, 'all sales are final, RIGHT??" You know the look and the nod I gave them.... ; )

When my husband finally exited the building with a few find of his own, he couldn't believe that our car was right there...in front of the building with a PINK door sticking out of it!
"Well, I didn't know that back seat would do that!!"
He was actually excited for me!
The girls were so great!  Thanks you dears....I'm forever in your debt.  And if you need help any time...well I'm sure I'd be delighted to help you out!

Hope you all had a wonderful week!
I just had to share the adventures of finding this awesome door with y'all.  It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday, so join the party!!  Link up your post's url code to the link below and show us your pretties!
Anything pretty that you'd like to share!
We had 12 links last week!!  Thanks to all of you who have joined me for the party, and many hugs to you newest followers too!  I'm so delighted you decided to join me!

I will be joining a few parties as well this week, so be sure and check out the parties I love links on the right in the sidebar!!!  There is always so much inspiriation out there, and it's like looking at a wonderful magazine each time I spend time at your lovely blogs.
Thanks for all you do.
Have a lovely weekend!!
Blessings, Doni


Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Pearls and lace? What could be better, ha! I love the story of the pink door and it sure is gorgeous! Great find.


mary said...

Great find. The pink door is pretty!

Blue Dishes

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

What an incredible find!! I'd have had it strapped to the top of my car, if I had to, lol...but wait, it's a convertible...put top down, and place inside...yes sirree!! Love it!!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Nani said...

Thank you for sharing your story about the pink door. It is pretty and a great decor piece. I love that crocheted bag on it too.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Cutest pink door ever. Thanks for hosting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your pink door! How wonderful that it fit in the car...it was meant to be yours!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love your pink door, and especially the purse hanging from it. Have a beautiful day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

LV said...

Where there is a will there is a way.

Trisha said...

That pink door is perfect in every way!


Sarah said...

That is WONDERFUL!! I felt myself getting choked up when you said you got it in the car...and then your husband was even so happy for you! Ha!! :) I'm sorry I'm so late linking up today. I checked in this morning early but you hadn't put it up yet...then we had so many things go on today that I'm just now getting around to my nightly visiting! Anyway, better late than never, right?

I can't remember if I've already done so but I would like to invite you to my weekend linkup. It involves anything related to homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! There’s a button at the top of my sidebar you can grab to help you to remember to come back each week. This week’s link up will be posted shortly after midnight tonight PST!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Pamela said...

Too funny! It was zoo meant to be yours!! My hubby always asks me how in the world I fit what I fit into my car! Thanx for coming to the party!

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my dear Doni..,

What an adorable pink door, and dare I say.., An equally adorable and adventurous true story to go with it. ~ Fun!

Too cute!..,

Aaah yes..,We women can be enterprising when we have to! ~ All the better when we gals stick together and then our hubbies cheerfully comply with our dearest wishes to own a, 'found treasure', and with happiness for us st that!.., Wink!

I do hope you'll join us for tea soon once again dear Doni; we always so enjoy having you partake!

Thanks for hosting and have a marvelous week.

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Coloradolady said...

Wow...what a find, that pink door is amazing....love it!!! You sure have some sweet pups...I always just sign and wish I could have one.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

what a fantastic door! score!!! a lovely blog you have. also, love your studio- would love to have one as pretty...



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