|Pretty but pricey.|
As a result, I held out on buying one for my downstairs which means that I've had to look at this for the past three years:
|Not very pretty!|
So I've been thinking long and hard about what I can use instead of the regular door chime- this hasn't been easy. I thought of a small shallow wicker basket but couldn't find one that wouldn't actually look like a wicker basket hanging on its side.
And then one day, June 30, 2011 to be exact, I found it!
I was shopping on Mount-Royal avenue entered a store I've often been in before called L'Original International. The store imports tones of really great hand-made objects from around the world. Hanging in the corner of the store was a square shaped terracotta wall lantern from Tunisia. The size is perfect, the color is perfect, the price is perfect ($25), the look is perfect- it makes a perfect door chime!
Here are some images of the wall lantern:
|You can see the candle holder at the base. I don't know that I would want a candle burning so close to the walls. Would you?|
Here is what it looks like as the door chime:
I love it!