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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

- FOLKSY OLD BLUE SCREEN DOOR


It's almost Spring! 
March 20 is official date in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Screen doors provide fresh air circulation 
for stuffy closed winter homes and buildings. At least that is how is used to be before air-conditioning. Now screen doors are a bit outmoded in some areas.

Above is a hand-made folksy screen door on a coffeehouse that has been in business  for 40 years in Mapleton, Oregon


16 comments:

  1. My grandmother had a screen door on the front and back porches of her house. The slapping sound of those old screen doors is a happy memory from child hood. And I remember moths lighting on the screens on summer nights....so many memories sparked by this. Thank you :)

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    1. Starr -- Yes, that spring action door has a sound that one usually doesn't forget. I had an old house once upon a time that I had a repair man put springs on my wooden screen doors just because it brought back pleasurable memories from my childhood. Oh yes, moths loved those screen doors usually attracted by the inside lights. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  2. It looks like the craftsman had a happy creative hour deciding on the pattern of the laths on that screen door. And then to pain it blue was inspired -- much nicer than plain white would have been.

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    1. June -- I admire any person that can craft a common wooden screen door into a folksy one. and the blue paint was the first thing that caught my eye as I walked into the store and then of course next the workmanship. -- thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  3. Lovely to see this folksy wooden door, Barbara. I love the sound of a wooden screen door springing shut. Not as much air conditioning here in Maine as elsewhere, but the majority of doors are metal or fiberglass, mass produced types, heavier than the wood. We have slight signs of spring, it might get into the 40's today, for just this day, and the snow we had last night was very wet. We do see robins out and about now...Good March to you, Barbara, Rita

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    1. Sketchbook Wandering -- Sounds can remain forever in our mind when we relate strongly to them. As with music. It seems that air conditioning has taken over many homes in the midwest and upland south. Two places I have put some of my life into. Yes, it does seem unusual to have a wooden screen door today -- like you said they are mostly fiberglass or metal. Sure sign of spring when those robins start to gather together. And a very wonderful March to you! Thanks for the nice comment.

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  4. Oh, that brings back memories! I grew up in the South and everyone had screen doors. Remember the spring that would pull it closed and the hook and latch? Not many screen doors these days. Thanks for the memory!!

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    1. Oh dear Florence -- so nice to hear from you. I imagine your weather has been tough this winter. I do remember the spring action on those wooden doors. Almost forgot the big hook and latch used to keep the bad guys out -- ha ha. Little would that help today. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  5. Wow! Terrific design on the door, and love the old shade of blue too. Love the view inside. Looks like a nice place to relax for a while.

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    1. Melissa -- this coffeehouse has a mix of feelings when you enter --- outdoorsy decor and friendly staff. The coffee is A+. Very definitely a welcoming place.I try to stop in once a week with a book and sit by the wood burning stove while sipping their A+ coffee - cozy. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  6. As I scrolled on down I thought "someone took a regular screen door and tacked those strips in in a lovely pattern." And then it was confirmed. Love it. Keep the spring thought.

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    1. Joanne -- It was a wooden screen door -- don't know if homemade of a bought wooden door. It had some age on it which I always like for its signs of life passing. The blue seemed to be the age of the door. Altogether it spelled artistic embellishment. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  7. I like that screen door very much. We still have them in use here at our old farmhouse. I love having those screen doors when the weather is warm.

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    1. Michelle -- I bet you get some nice cross breezes with your screen doors open. The wood ones on an old farm house would seem to add a special feeling. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  8. Pretty. It's screen door weather here. Wish we had one so all the flies and bugs wouldn't get in. I leave the balcony doors open when the weather is nice. Jingles likes to roam around outside there and she likes having her choice of balconies. :) Have a good Thursday. Tammy

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    1. I know it is really wonderful to leave doors open when the weather is nice but without screens one tends to have those insect visitors. My little cottage that I live in now does not have screens. Like you I wish that I had them for the ventilation of breezes and fresh air. thanks for your comment -- barbara

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