Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bringing Sunshine to a Cloudy Day: A Door, An Old Mirror and a Chair

It has been a dreary, wet and cold weekend
with heavy clouds hanging low.

Some days are like that, 
but I am choosing to
know that there is 
sunshine after rain.

I had to get out of the house
so I did a little browsing 
at the flea market.

I needed an extra chair 
during the holidays 
so I went in search for one
at a cheap price.

I found the wooden straight 
chair with a cane bottom
for $5.

I had a friend to refinish this great piece
to add in front of an old door.

I could have done it for less, 
but just haven't been in the mood for painting.
It was done with Annie Sloan paint.

While I like the little space, 
I felt that something was missing.

I found this great mirror
with pretty etching
and the heavy patina that I love
for only $8.
It is OLD so well worth the price!

I loved the mirror on the old door
and the gray table popped
again the otherwise too-light room.

I recently started collecting old clocks.
None of these work and I'm glad.
The ticking of the wind up ones
keep me awake.

Time is drawing nigh
for this year.

I look forward to a new year, 
with new hope and promise.

Happy New Year, 

I thought of parts of a poem by Annie Johnson Flint
 that will carry me through the cloudy days.

God hath not promised skies always blue
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through.
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God hath promised, strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Aren't you glad?


  1. Yes I am glad that God's promises are sure! I also love finding others whose faith is firm... Love the old door, table vingnette... it looks great.. It does bring light and happiness to your home. I am expecting great things this year too. I am heading into it with a sure hope...It may mean some work and change for me but I know God is good and he is faithful to his Word. Blessings!

  2. visiting around blogland and landed here...have loved that poem for decades. your old, vintage or antique -smile- is really pretty. love old stuff with a history.

  3. Hi Bonnie. I'm looking for an old door also and the little stand turned out really pretty. I have been seeing clocks on Pinterest so think I might start a collection of those as well. When will it ever stop??!!.Happy New Year to you and your family and we are off for the next month..Judy

  4. I love that old door you placed behind the little grey table! I love the old clocks you displayed on the table too. Anything old, like that, gets my attention.

  5. Bonnie - love your vignette with the old door. Love, love your clocks. Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora. I am your newest follower.


  6. Love the gray table with the old door. The poem is perfect for me today. We have been having dreary weather here also!

  7. Great little vignettes-I love the clocks!


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