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DS Advent Calendar, Day 6: Heat registers

Dated Posted: December 6th, 2011

Written By: Leila

When I was a kid, sick my dad had a house with no fireplace. This posed a problem around Christmas – how would Santa deliver our presents? My dad’s answer? He’d come through the heating vents, of course! We had the old Victorian baseboard registers, so that’s where we’d put our stockings. And you know what? It worked every year!

All that to bring me to the Door Store Advent Calendar, Day 6: Heat registers. (If you haven’t been following our Advent Calendar, you can read all about it here.) So there I am thinking about our registers as kids, and I’m thinking, ‘even if we didn’t have a gorgeous mantle back then, at least we had a nice register to welcome Santa’. Because there are some not-so-lovely ones out there that are flimsy and get all bent up if you stand on them, especially if you’re a little on the jolly side. How about surprising your house with a new or vintage cast grate this holiday season? We have a huge selection to fit old heating duct dimensions as well as the new standards. And our vintage ones are all sandblasted and powder-coated so they look as smart as the day they did back in the 1890s.

Prices range from around $60-$350. See our reproduction registers price guide for available sizes of the repro grates (which fit with newer ductwork). Antique selection varies but we always have a lot – come in to see our current selection or give us a call if you’re looking for a specific size.

Missed what we’ve included in our calendar so far? Click here for the full DS Advent Calendar.

DS Advent Calendar, Day 5: Hardware tune-up

Dated Posted: December 5th, 2011

Written By: Leila

Day 5 of the DS Advent Calendar is kind of like a mani-pedi for your home. Treat your vintage hardware to the TLC it deserves – replace the knobs that are wiggly or mismatched (we sell individual knobs & plates and can match almost any original hardware in Toronto), pilule get that bathroom lock to finally work properly, viagra dosage and strip away all those layers of paint. Front door hardware that hasn’t had a polish since the 1940s will be ready to receive holiday guests with a good old-fashioned buffing. Hardware miracles happen every day around here.

Prices vary, approved but bring in a sample of your hardware, (or even email us a photo!) and we’d be happy to give you an idea of what we can do.

Missed what we’ve included in our calendar so far? Click here for the full DS Advent Calendar.

DS Advent Calendar, Day 4: Leaf hooks

Dated Posted: December 4th, 2011

Written By: Leila

Welcome to Day 4 of our DS Advent Calendar! A gift a day for the special home(s) in your life. Today, buy an easy little stocking stuffer: cast iron leaf hooks – simple and sweet, cheap and cheerful, oak or maple, city or country, $10 each.

Missed what we’ve included in our calendar so far? Click here for the full DS Advent Calendar. Oh, and Happy Sunday!

DS Advent Calendar, Day 3: Vintage dough troughs

Dated Posted: December 3rd, 2011

Written By: Leila

Yesterday we introduced the Door Store Advent Calendar – one gift for your home every day until Christmas. We’ve noticed a lot of people shopping for the house instead of for each other this year, viagra order so we thought we’d feature some things that we thought your house might like!

Today we have a gift sure to be loved by any home, be it of the rustic, European, eclectic, industrial or modern persuasion. Vintage dough troughs – once used for proofing dough in Europe – make gorgeous display pieces, festive or otherwise. Prices vary by size, $120-$225.

Missed what we’ve included in our calendar so far?

DS Advent Calendar, Day 2: Rudolph Red Mailbox

Dated Posted: December 2nd, 2011

Written By: Leila

Yesterday we looked at our sweet vintage-inspired ornaments, for sale and I thought let’s keep it up! A lot of people have been buying their Christmas gifts ‘for the house’ instead of for each other this year, and I think it’s marvelous. After all, what better way to say ‘I love you‘ to the bricks and mortar that keep you cozy all through the winter?

Introducing the 24 days of The Door Store Advent: one lovely gift for the home each and every day until Christmas – some big, some small, some vintage, some new.

Today it’s our Red Mailbox. Smart, regal, and Rudolph Red, this locking mailbox is sure to please the traditional home. $100 (also available in Pine Green, Soot Grey and Charcoal Black).