Friday, August 31, 2012
THE SKELETON KEY TO MY HEART & A BLUE MOON!
As many of you know, I lived with my grandparents on their farm when I was growing up. It was a magnificent farmhouse with two huge stained glass doors in the front and doors entering the kitchen from matching porches on either side.
It was the side doors you enter the house from. Every one of these huge doors had it's own skeleton key.
I loved the feel and the sound as you put the big, old skeleton key into the keyhole and turned. You could feel the weight of the lock tumblers as you slowly turned the key. There would be a lovely "thump" and then the loud "click" before the giant door magically opened.
The front doors, which were rarely opened, had a delicate skeleton key. It was very ornate and looked like you could break it if you turned too hard. It hung on a nail above the doors which were directly in front of the staircase. I saw it elegantly hanging there every time I came downstairs.
Being in the antiques business, my grandparents had skeletons keys on rings all over the house. Whenever she went to an auction or farm sale, my grandmother would buy all the old keys, you never knew when you might need one for a cupboard or a trunk.
I still have many of those old keys my grandfather kept on the big key rings. I have them hung around my old farmhouse and I keep one very special on hung on a nail, not above the door, but on the beam in my livingroom where I see it every day.
Oops, I almost forgot.
There is a Blue Moon tonight, our second full moon this month. The night will be charged with postivie energy so ladies get out there and grab some. It is a good night to start something new or repair something old. Whatever you decide to do don't forget to have a peek at this magnificent sight.
Images from PINTEREST.