Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Door of the Day Saturday 8/28

We happened upon this door on one our strolls along the Seine.  I was so surprised to see it, as I had read about it many months ago, but assumed it would be very difficult to find.  Lucky us!

The glass in this door is designed by Rene Lalique (1860-1945), the famous French glass designer.  He mostly designed perfume bottles, vases and chandeliers, but worked in glass etching and casting also.

It is very hard to get a good photo of this glass, but it is a beautiful design of pine cones and branches, each panel of glass is a different part of the picture:
Even the door way surrounding the actual door is beautiful, and carries out the pine tree theme:

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful, beautiful door. Can you imagine coming home to this each evening? It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. Each blog makes me smile a little more - you are quite the story teller. You could certainly give Elizabeth Gilbert a run for her money..... :)