It's one of those Very Busy Weeks -- especially through Wednesday. If I can get through these next couple of days, it'll be smooth sailing right through the end of the year. (I think.) So today, here's a little . . . this and that!
First. The door story.
When we moved into our house (eight years ago now!), our realtor gave us a beautiful brass door knocker, engraved with our name. (That's it, in the photo above.) There was already a brass door knocker on the door, however. It was a bit tarnished, but functional. And we just never got around to replacing it with our nice, new one. Until this summer. We had our house - including the doors - painted. Since all the hardware was off, we decided to (finally) install our new door knocker.
To make this long story short: Lost original hardware. Couldn't find replacement hardware. Old knocker hardware different from new knocker hardware. Tom substituted as best he could. Outside knocker looks great; inside hardware glaringly ugly (and doesn't line up quite properly). My solution: cover inside hardware. (Lazy but effective.)
Second. Is this A Thing where you live?
Yes. Someone has put antlers on their car for the holidays. This must be A Thing here in my area. Because I've seen several cars with antlers. Have you? Is this just a weird Southwest Michigan Thing? Or is it some national trend I've missed?
Third. Here's a little fun for a busy December day!
*Kind of like a Friday Round-Up . . . on Monday!