April 21, 2010

When One Door Closes

I've long been fascinated by doors- french, vintage, screened, dutch. Since I was a little girl from the wrong side of the tracks, delivering newspapers to the right side of the tracks. That girl would often wonder what life was like on the other side of those doors.

That little girl who had the audacity to tell her Momma that she was born to belong to a country club.

That little girl who didn't know better than to dream big. That girl grew up and is still dreaming big, still wondering what is behind those doors. Still determined to see for herself. That girl still has a child like wonder every time she throws open a new door expectantly waiting to see what awaits her.

27 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a dreamy dreamy post! I too have a deep affection for doors, they are all over my shoppe and find there way into everything! That first photo of the yellow doors stopped me in my tracks...love the boots in that photo too! Great post!

    ReplyDelete
  2. great photos, jen. i always wonder what people's homes look like inside.

    hey - congrats on having your blog in romantic homes. we're like magazine-mates this month!

    xo
    elyse

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've always loved that picture of the dutch door! I have it in my inspiration files.....the fun part of blogging is being able to peek inside everyone else's homes!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great post and what great doors!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that you have some of the same photos that I cut out a long time ago and held on to. Shouldn't we all belong to a country club?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the yellow door! Beautiful post.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that creamy yellow door. So beautiful and sunny!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You write the best posts Jen!! Here's to never giving up dreaming ♥

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know about that feeling - I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and always felt that I was bigger than that. Dreams are a beautiful thing.

    I still like to walk at night to see the lighted decor in people's homes.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You did NOT tell your mama that! And you wonder where those daughters of your get their spunk.... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful doors, I'm really thinking of painting the french doors that lead into my studio a fun color like some of those in the pictures. I was always the little girl that liked to dream big too, still do. Thanks for sharing those great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What lovely pictures you've choosen. Especially like the last two!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi, I came over from Twinkle*Pink. What an inspirational post! And what fabulous doors! Wouldn't it be fun to have a house with all those doors in it?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Neat post. I love dutch doors (like they had on the Partridge Family, remember that?)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful door inspiration!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. I grew up the same way...only I didn't even know about country clubs ;) It is so hard to let dreams go...and new ones seem to take their place.

    ReplyDelete
  18. MEEEE TOOO! And guess what one of my favorite holidays aways was (and still is)??? Halloween! So I can peek in!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Life is full of many doors and sometimes it feels a little scarey to see what might be on the other side but it is usually a wonderful journey once you go through it. I just discovered your blog, so glad to find you. I am going to go and look around, so far I am liking what I see. kathysue

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love that dutch door...I have dreams of having one, and having a milk cow that would come up to the house and poke her head it. Romantic isn't it? Reality would be a lot of poo in places I wouldn't want it....Jen dear...life has a big beautiful door waiting for you...and it's going to open SOON...into a Village of Wonderment. You will live there, finish raising your children there, and live your days out with fabulous haircuts, long walks on tree lined streets, whilst drinking delicious lattes on your way to the corner library.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Keep Dreaming, you never know what blessings may lie ahead! :)
    From one daydreamer to another,
    Blessings, Stacey

    ReplyDelete
  22. Jen,
    Love the door post! One of the reasons I love to walk is to look at other people's homes.
    Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  23. just saw you in romantic homes magazine....

    girl, you are so big time!!!!

    big props and congrats!!

    nanne in indiana by way of alabama

    ReplyDelete
  24. My brother has a salvage company and collects and sells old beautiful doors. My barn in Sweden is now filled with hundreds of them!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love every single door - I just love french doors. Great blog!!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

    ReplyDelete
  26. What fine images you have chosen!
    Love the yellow door!

    Helle

    ReplyDelete
  27. That looks like a painted version of one of these doors: http://www.woodstarproducts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=65_68

    It would be nice to have at least one Dutch door in the house. I guess not all houses are designed to accept one though huh?

    It looks beautiful, the whole place.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to say hello today! I always love to hear what you have to say.