Friday, April 27, 2012

The French Doors Saga- Part 1...

 (Friends Jenny, Patricia & Missouri Michael!)
Well Readers, we left Stillwater Oklahoma and drove like Hell made good time to Missouri, our destination Joplin!
(Down town Joplin)
We got to Joplin around 3:00P.M. to meet up with Michael and get a pair of antique french doors that he won for me at an estate auction. But first we did a little antiquing and thrifting!

We bought a few surprises here at Connie's and then headed to another EVEN BIGGER Antique store that had all kinds of neat stuff.
(A Pack of TV lamp Panthers.)
I didn't really buy much, but there was a lot of neat stuff! And who can resist a few funny pictures along the way!
I picked up a few pieces of Pyrex to give away as presents and also bought a typewriter for the Theatre's Production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and then we headed off to get dinner...
The Chicken fried steak was so good! Having eaten a full meal we headed off to the Cul-De-Sac Shack!!

After a quick stop at the house we were off to the Drive-In for a viewing of "The Hunger Games"
(Show Time!)
After the movie we headed back to the shack and talked the night away. The next morning we planned to get up and go on a "picking" adventure in Micheal's  storage unit, but when 10:00A.M. rolled around I had trouble getting some people up...
None the less everyone was eventually up, dressed and fed and with that we were off on an adventure!
("I just have a few things to go through...")
("Well maybe just a couple of things...")
Haha I pull Micheal's leg, but we are all pack rats to some extent! He was nice enough to let me Patricia & Jenny pick through his extras and we came away with quite a few treasures! I have ahd zero time this week to stop and take pictures of the things we picked, but I can show you what friend Jenny found!
Some 1950's/60's bronze rim glasses that were her exact prescription! After picking the Storage unit clean we headed off to Kansas for Lunch! That,s right, Four states in one weekend!
 We headed over to "Chicken Annie's" for the BEST fried chicken lunch in the Midwest, Michael and I have both raved about how good the food is. It's a MUST when we're up that way! Having gorged ourselves  on chicken we headed back to the Shack to pack up and start the long journey home.
This is where the French Doors come into play...  As you all know later this year we our adding on to the Casablanca and i've been collecting vintage bits and pieces to make the new addition match the rest of the 1943 part of the house. I knew I wanted double doors on the front of the room and I had whined, bitched, moaned, whined more to Michael about how new metal french doors look tacky and wouldn't match the rest of the house.  So WHAT LUCK when he happened across a pair of wooden french doors with all the glass in them and in near mint condition at an auction. He called me and sent me pictures via text, and I told him "OF COURSE I WANT THEM!!!" and he snagged both doors for...$10.00 for the PAIR!  Well all was going perfectly, until the doors wouldn't fit in Patricia's car... I had measured the length and height of the back but had not taken in account the fact the back seat didn't lay perfectly flat... We tried putting them on the roof, but the doors hung over the front of the cab like the bill of a baseball cap. (And we were sure to get a ticket for it) we tried putting them on top of the seats, but that was ruled to dangerous for a six hour drive... 
 Defeated, I was forced to leave the doors in Missouri in Micheal's garage and we are now planning a return trip in may with a minivan we are 100% sure will hold the doors! Aside from that one minor setback, it was an amazing trip. One we'll gladly take again... but this time come home with the doors! 

I'd like to thank both our hosts Savannah and Michael for rooming us and putting up with us. You guys are the best!



Dana@Mid2Mod said...

That looks like such a fun trip...and I'm so excited that you got the french doors. What a steal at $10. Joe just called me today to tell me that a friend of ours just snagged me a mid-century front door, and I'm really excited about that. Looks like it was our week for great door deals. :)

Missouri Michael said...

I had so much fun! Thanks for coming up! Looking forward to your next visit!

Zootsuitmama said...

Looks like you had a great time! and, what's more fun than picking through other people's storage!