#ThursdayDoors — When A Door is More

I originally clicked this door because it had a reddish hue to it and then when I got to editing, I sorta fell in love with its vibe.

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This entryway has a lot of good stuff goin on. Lots of texture, color, and warmth. I’m fond of the ceiling, the stained glass, the colors, the wreath… I even like the shadows and the reflection.

BUT, what really got me during editing was the table. I own that table.

I have one of two my mother gave to me years ago. I gave the other one to Bubba. I wrote about it here.

The table reminds me ofย my parents.
If you know my parents, scroll back up and haveย a lil hehe moment, but for the rest of you, I’ll just say: Papa built birdhouses for years. Although his were of a secular nature, all wooden birdhouses remind me of him. Also, he collects frogs. And don’t those rolled-up papers remind you of blueprints?

I never noticed any of this when I took the photo.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link.

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54 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — When A Door is More

  1. Luanne says:

    So interesting what connections you made with the photo. For me, I was mesmerized by the mailboxes. I couldn’t get past them. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of the homey, inviting door and porch with the notion that so many separate households seem to live there.

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  2. Vicky says:

    Nice door, lovely birdhouse!

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  3. lorriedeck says:

    It’s so odd what the unconscious sees, isn’t it?

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  4. marianallen says:

    Sweet! In one of the writing workshops I went to, one of the teachers suggested going out and just taking (digital) photos of random things. Then come home and look at the pictures. She said your subconscious suggested the pictures you took “randomly” for some underlying reason. I’d say you found lots of reasons to take this particular photo. Thank you so much for sharing it and the memories it evoked!

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  5. I love how the wreath ties in with the foliage reflections in the window or visa versa. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like how you were able to “see” more once you uploaded the image and you connected things to your parents.

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    Lovely door. It’s funny how we’re drawn to scenes and taking photos but don’t always fully understand why. The facts generally reveal themselves over time. Nice that you could make a personal connection to a door you already liked.

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    Dan said it so well – we don’t always understand fully when we liked a scene until later when we get to reflect on the details in the photo. For me, I was initially drawn to the reflection of the trees in the window and the row and mailboxes, however your connection to the table and its contents are an interesting detail.
    This picture demonstrates why I love verandas. A welcoming setting like this with seating and a table just isn’t the same … or even possible in many cases, like my entrance way … without a veranda.

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Wonderful shot Joey.
    I’m convinced that our subconscious mind makes connections to things it finds friendly or familiar without our knowledge, all the time. Then it takes a heightened sense of awareness, usually in a quiet moment, to connect the dots later.
    I find myself fascinated by the whole idea of this.
    I’m glad you just went with it and it sounds like you are too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Benson says:

    Kismet? I love the fact that so many different aspects of life reflect upon our past. Rolled up newspapers. A bead board ceiling with a glass table and a ceramic frog. All of these re create happiness of the past. All of these remind me of how wonderful life and its memories are. Nice door.

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  10. That looks a cosy kind of a house, and what a lovely surprise for you when you went to edit it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. jesh stg says:

    Love how the door is framed in an unexpected color! Great to have good memories of your parents:) They sound like they were happy people:)
    Haven’t been here for some weeks – Thursdays are waaay too short!

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  12. That’s so cool how you saw all those fatherly connections after you got home. What if they weren’t there when you took the photo, and it’s a message from beyond?

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  13. dennyho says:

    I, too, have sometimes noticed more about an image afterward. In the moment I was focused on one particular thing (like a door!) and as you say here, many times there is so much more. In this particular door I like the oversized window pane.

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  14. So welcoming! You know a friend is only the other side of the door.

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  15. You’re so right, Joey. There’s lots going on in that photo. Love the colour of the door, too. Is the squirrel real in the other photo?

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  16. ghostmmnc says:

    So cool to have the same table, and on a random porch. I like the whole photo, and would love to have a porch to sit out on. I’d have me a rocking chair or a swing, and some kind of decorative doo-dads too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Nostalgia gone wild! Love that reflection in the red door and your story brought it home making each piece a personal memory!
    I’m way behind in reading past posts so I hope to catch up someday but I’m glad I read your post this week.
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. John Holton says:

    That door reminds me of my accountant’s office. It’s in an old house in Kennesaw with a door like that.

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  19. Two pictures for the price of one with the reflection – both decently well framed. Kudos on your eye.

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  20. I love all the connections that came from this seemingly random shot. What fun!

    janet

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  21. bikerchick57 says:

    I always thought it would be cool to have an apartment in a big, old house. The door and porch are certainly inviting, but I’m glad it brought back good memories for you, Joey.

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  22. JT Twissel says:

    Looks like a lovely spot for editing and a bit of iced tea!

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  23. darsword says:

    Fascinating! Makes me wish I could join in the Thursday doors thing. But with a population of about a thousand, it would seem really intrusive on my neighbors. But I love seeing what you all come up with. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Jaded Jeni says:

    I love how charming and rustic the door and entryway are. The ceiling is probably my favorite part.

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  25. It’s funny what details we notice when we edit the photos. I love the colors and shadows of this shot as well. I love that you had these reminders of your dad and how funny that they would all be there right in the same spot!

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  26. jazzytower says:

    I like that door too, the colors at first seems off but slowly grow on you:)

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