Thursday Doors…Throwback Doors

Posted: January 19, 2017 in Thursday doors
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Our  Thursday Doors time capsule (no photo of the door available) hurtles us back this week past millions of doors to the year 2010, before TD was a tiny, hobbit-sized door idea in Norm’s mind.

Since I was in college, I’ve been going to Wyoming at some point during the summer, missing only a few years in all that time.  For many years, my parents were there all summer, so when our girls were very young, we stayed in the cabin of a friend of the family, giving everyone more space and privacy.  The cabin was heated only by this wood-burning stove and despite it being summer, there were often days when we needed that heat.  (There were years when it snowed in June!)  My husband or I would get up quietly in the morning, get the fire going, then head back to bed until the main room warmed up, although sometimes I would get dressed and sit outside with a cup of tea, watching moose or just relaxing.  This was definitely a working stove!

When our older daughter was old enough to take care of the fire, she would often get it stoked up before we went out for a horseback ride, which felt great in the morning.  However, the cabin roof caught the sun about mid-morning, so sometimes we would come back to a cabin so hot we had to open the door and all the windows in an effort to make it bearable.  🙂

© janet m. webb 2010

This door leads to the living room/second bedroom in a beautiful suite at a fabulous bed-and-breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky.  The girls surprised us at Christmas with the gift of several nights.  We had a wonderful time and I’m now reminded that I should go back into my photo files and do a post on this beautiful home.

© janet m. webb 2010

This two-door photo shows the top edge of the door leading to the cabin referred to above and the edge of the door to this robin’s nest firmly entrenched above it.

© janet m. webb 2010

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Comments
  1. Would love to see a post on the B&B in Kentucky, it looks so pretty. Our children our now old enough to keep the woodturner going too and usually do a fantastic job, although yesterday afternoon, I left them in charge whilst I took daughter number 4 to tennis and came back to a chilly kitchen, they’d let it go out, on the coldest evening for several years, their timing was not great!!!

    • Ah, you had the opposite problem. 🙂 Now that I’ve remembered it, I’ll do a post about the B&B at some point. The couple who ran the place did a magnificent job on both house and furnishings, even though it’s not really my style for living in.

      janet

  2. Nice doors, but the take away here is that you sure brought up your daughters right and to buy ‘perfect’ gifts for their Mom and Dad. 🙂

  3. Wow! You got everything into this post, Janet. Warmth, cosiness, quaint bedroom, and a cute little bird’s nest, too. We are going to heat the house we are renovating with a stove (one with a glass door, so we can see the flames) In most of the houses we’ve owned over the years, we always ended up putting a stove in – even when we lived in Spain. There’s something very relaxing about a fire, isn’t there?

    • Jean, the glass door is a huge plus. You have metaphorical as well as literal north that way. I loved having a fire and hopefully one day we’ll have a stove again (unless the government’s made it illegal to burn anything.)

  4. joey says:

    Such a great post! I would LOVE to head off to a cabin in Wyoming in the summer. 🙂

  5. Dan Antion says:

    The wood stove door is a most welcome sight on a cold night or early in the morning of a cool day.

  6. jan says:

    An interesting assortment of different places to stay! Were there eggs in the robin’s nest?

  7. Candy says:

    Super cabin! Thanks for taking there.

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice Post. The wood stove door works for me. I’m not into horseback riding but I’m sure I’d find lots of other reasons to enjoy Wyoming 🙂

  9. marianallen says:

    I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky! For some reason, I never thought of there being B&Bs there. heh! Your Wyoming cabin sounds idyllic. I’m sighing, and I don’t even ride horses. Lovely post!

  10. The B&B looks charming! I’d love to see more of it. Your summers in WY sounds wonderful.

    Sitting by the woodstove sounds great right about now. My toes are freezing!

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