July 26, 2007

Our front door: 1944, 2007 and in future?

We found an old picture of our front door dating from 1944:



And this is what it looks like now, unfortunately:

My husband added one major change to it last weekend: He enlarged the mail slot... ;) We receive a lot of parcels and our neighbour, an adorable elderly lady, accepts them whenever she can. It went a bit over the top in the last couple of weeks and so we decided we needed a bigger mail slot.


The current door is probably from the 1950ies and really ugly in my opinion... We want to exchange it for an old one eventually (or for a new one crafted after historical examples).

We walked through our little town, taking pictures of other people's doors to get some inspiration. We'll have to (and want to) maintain the structure with that fanlight, apart from that we haven't taken any decision yet. Which ones do you like?




14 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh, impossible to choose a favorite! They're lovely! Where did you find the old photo of your door?

Anna said...

Same thing with me, Kristen, I don't think I will ever be able to decide which door to choose...

We found the photo in a fantastic online photo archive on www.bildindex.de. They collect old photos from all over the country and there are quite a lot of Hornburg, even some more of our house - I'll post them by and by.

Dulcie said...

Those doors are so great! Love all the color -- you will have a lot of creative freedom when you decide to replace yours. :)

becoming-home said...

I'm with Kristen, its too hard to choose!

SO cool that you found that old pic, I'd love to know what my house used to look like..

Anna said...

Hi Dulcie and Ariana - I'm quite relieved you all think it difficult to choose a favourite :)

We're also quite excited that we found that old picture - it's like going on a time travel...

Ragnar said...

Easy for me - Tür 8 is my absolute favourite! Though I'd be tempted to paint it one single color to make it a little less overwhelming.

greetings from Vienna

Ragnar

Anna said...

Hi Ragnar - finally someone decisive :) :)

If we choose a door like #8 or #4 (which I like a lot) we'd have to see what solution the carpenter would suggest - those doors are significantly wider than ours....

Grüsse nach Wien und schönes WE!

Them Country Folk: said...

I know the solid ones are very traditional, but I have to admit I like the ones with some glass, even your current ones. Around the holidays, I love to put stuff (decorations, all lit up) right inside my front door so when people come to the door it looks really inviting. That's one benefit to your current doors! :)

Anna said...

Hi Stacey - thanks a lot for the inspiration, I'm sure the lit up decoration looks nice. I'll seize that tip in case we should still have the old door next Christmas.

My favourite right now is the second picture from the left (top row) which combines a bit of both. We'll see what we end up with. Probably something completely different ;)

Heather Outside Boston said...

I like the one with the green surround, and the one with the mustard-y surround. I agree that a bit of glass helps in a lot of ways -- decoration, light into the space, and even security so you can see who's there. I love looking at architecture. :-)

PS: Found you through Ole & Lena.

Anna said...

Hello Heather and welcome to my blog!

Security is a good point, I agree. Although our current door is rather misleading: It definitely deforms the silhouettes of people standing outside - whenever my husband rings the bell, and he is really thin, I have the impression Bigfoot is standing there :) :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again, Anna

Them Country Folk: said...

They're all so pretty. You can't go wrong with any of them. Now I'm on to the one that has the white scrollwork that looks like snowflakes. Which reminds me: I can't wait until winter, this heat is killing me! :)

Anita said...

Hallo!

Ich kann es kaum glauben, welch ein Zufall! Ich habe gerade über einen US-Blog den Link zu Dir entdeckt und stelle fest, Du bist gleich bei mir um die Ecke sozusagen! Ich liebe Spaziergänge durch Hornburg und die alten Häuser dort, herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Kauf!

Viele Grüße aus einem der Nachbardörfer!

Anita

Anna said...

Hallo Anita!

Das ist ja nicht zu fassen, die (Internet-)Welt ist wirklich ein Dorf :) :)

Ich habe mir gerade deinen Blog angesehen - dein Garten ist ein Traum, herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Liebe Grüße
Anna