Thursday doors…indoors

Posted: May 14, 2020 in Thursday doors
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Since most of us have been staying in a good deal of the time, I thought I’d share some doors from our house. The first are on a cherry china hutch that my husband had before we met. It houses his collection of Waterford crystal (Lismore pattern) as well as various crystal and glass items from my grandmother and great-aunt. Those copper cups? They’re for Moscow mules. 🙂

This secretary originally had legs but when it was being moved at some point, they were removed and never put back on. The glass in the door was broken at the same time,but perhaps we’ll have that replaced. This is home to most of my teapots, cups, and saucers. Behind the two doors on the right are paper, cards of all sorts, stamps, etc., the minutiae of a letter writer. On the top left is an Indian wedding vase bought on a trip to Arizona not long after we were married. Looking at the photo, I realize the colors aren’t the best, as I had the blinds closed against the afternoon sun, but I’m too lazy to do it all over. 🙂

Finally you see the doors to our Amish armoire, the most difficult thing to move now that we no longer have an upright piano. It barely made it up the stairs in the Illinois house and I thought it might get stuck on the way down. In Arizona it was an easy move-in, for which the men at this end were quite thankful. I have a matching dresser as well. It’s made to house a TV and sounds system instead of clothes if that’s your preference. In Illinois, it was filled with fleeces and long-sleeved tops. Needless to say, they’re either packed away or in the closet here and my sleeveless and short-sleeved tops have taken their place.

That’s it from Arizona for today, where it’s going to be a balmy 90 or so today. Best of all, it will be in the low 60’s in the morning, so I’ll open everything up and cool the house down beautifully. Happy, healthy Thursday!

for Thursday Doors

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Ahh yes indeed, some of the most precious doors of all are the ones we find around the home. These are lovely 🙂

  2. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful doors. I like your cut crystal wine glasses. They look classy displayed like they are. Clever take on Norm’s door challenge.

    • We have the Waterford wine glasses, some Ridel ones, and the ones in the secretary that we bought together not long after we were married. Having stories with them makes them even more fun. 🙂

  3. lolaWi says:

    beautiful doors!

  4. DrJunieper says:

    Love that teapot, Janet! Never thought about it, but a life, is also a kind of door:):)

  5. Love your expansion of the definition of doors. I’ll have some non-traditional and non-architectural doors coming up in the near future.

    • Glad you enjoyed them. I’ve done TD posts with car doors, furniture doors from various museums, doors to bird houses, and maybe I’m even forgetting some other different ones. Keeps life interesting. 🙂 I’ll look forward to yours.


  6. Dan Antion says:

    That bottom piece is a beautiful example of Mission furniture.

  7. You have some very lovely doors dotted around your house, Janet. 😍

  8. Your furniture is lovely.

    It’s windy and chilly here and may rain this weekend and snow in the mountains. Winter is in no hurry to leave this year.

    Enjoy your cool morning. 🥰

    • The morning was delightful, Deborah. Later I went over to my parents’ house to help do some cleaning and get some groceries for them. I plan to enjoy another cool morning tomorrow. I hope you get up to cool rather than cold ASAP. 🙂

  9. marianallen says:

    Lovely wooden things! You would regret replacing that glass. So convenient, just reaching in. Or do you pretend the glass is still there, and open the door to access the contents? (Les Nesman, I’m looking at you.) I love being able to open the house at night in the summer and close it during the day, so the air is fresh and cool. It kept the house bearable before we got air conditioning, and it still reduces our cooling bill.

  10. You have such beautiful furniture and collections. We use to live near Lismore in county Waterford. It’s a beautiful little town surrounding a fabulous castle.

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