Just so you know, 'Tiny doors' are the same as 'Emily doors' so if I refer to a Tiny door or an Emily door, don't be confused, just know that these terms are interchangeable because they both mean a small door. Got that? Good!
Today's Tiny Door may be small, but it has a couple of extras that are grand!!
First of all, let me just say that I'm always partial to any animal features a door might have, especially if the animal is a big cat...a lion, for example. Lions seem to be a favourite big cat for doors (hmm...is this something else I should be researching?) so I'm not surprised to find one here - front and center. Hail the mighty lion that protects this door!! And to set off our mighty beast is this door's other great feature: a beautifully carved sunburst. Is the message of these two features 'strength and light'?
Let's not overlook the size of this door (remember, to be an 'Emily door' it has to be just slightly taller than my friend Emily*, who is only just a few inches over 5 feet tall)...even if it is small it is warm and inviting. Sure, it has a boring, but functional handle, but the door itself is made of a nice, honey-colored wood that is a pleasure to look at. The window above the door (which seems there purely to give the window/door combination an illusion of height) is simple despite its interesting but not very exciting wrought-iron work. I guess the idea is to keep the visitor's eye on the lion. Ok, I can do that!!
*For more 'Emily Doors', just look for 'Emily' in the list to the right and you will see that as of today (including today's post) there are 5 doors that are considered Emily Doors. If you click on 'Emily' there, you will get all of the 'Emily Door' posts.