It’s really nice . . . when your hoped-for vision works out!
Let’s back up a little bit, and I’ll explain. Several years ago, I chose four new doors for our house-exterior-redo (you can see that “reveal” here). Three of the new doors are just . . . regular, boring, utilitarian doors. But our front door? I wanted that one to be more special. Here it is . . .
I chose it because . . . I liked the window a lot. And I thought the “grid” design worked well the exterior of our house. But the thing that really, truly drew me to the door? It was this . . .
Each of those little grids? Prisms! And I knew that in the winter months, those prisms would catch the light as the sun started to sink slowly into the west . . . and give me some much-needed MAGIC on my walls. It doesn’t work that way in the summer months because the sun sets at a different angle. But now that it’s winter?
I’ve got some magic!
This door . . . and its magical prism-windows . . . will bring me so much joy during these winter months.
Just like I’d hoped it would.
It’s so nice when reality . . . matches your vision.
I wish you all a good weekend, filled with magic.
That’s a beautiful door and I’m so glad it’s bringing you magical moments now!
That is magic! How wonderful
I love your magical prism door and am so glad it worked the way you wanted it to. Our front door has old clear cut-glass in it and sometimes I get to see rainbows if the light is just right. I have prism ornaments hanging in the kitchen and in the winter I can just sit with a cup of tea and enjoy the show when the sun sets. Enjoy your magic!
Magic indeed! I can only imagine the delight you get when you stumble upon a bunch of rainbows. We occasionally get one if the light hits our peephole just right, but it doesn’t last very long.
Oh, how lovely is that?! Delight upon delight!
Wonderful and magical! We only see rainbows from our Swarovski ornaments in our kitchen in the winter and I love it. A spot of brightness and FUN.
The prisms are wonderful! Now I want a prism door too!
I grew up in a house that had prisms in the front door and on the window in the entryway. You made me very homesick with your pictures! Your door is perfect and I hope you many years of floating prisms to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
So great! I have a little crystal pig my brother gave me and it shines afternoon prisms this time of year. It brings me joyful color and thoughts of my brother. Win! Win!
I would love to have that glass design. That is so, SO pretty. Prisms are just an added bonus.
I had rainbows in my bathroom this morning. Now that the leaves are off the trees, the early morning sun hits our mirror and makes rainbows on the door and in the shower stall. It’s the little things, right???
What a great home decorating decision! It kind of brings out the principle that you have to live in a house a while to really make good design decisions. And there is that touch of Art Deco in those panes – my favorite era! Have a happy winter with all that dazzling Magic!
What a great decision to add a little special something with your front door. The light during the winter is indeed a bit of magic.
Wow! That’s magical, enjoy the light display.