Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Doors Photo Challenge

I took up Brenda's Photo Challenge, hosted by Annie of Annie's Blog. Doors are the subject for this challenge. Talk about timing - I found the challenge about two hours before I joined a friend for a quick trip to Trade Days in Fredricksburg, TX. Old doors were everywhere and the next challenge is deciding which photos to use. :D These are some old safe doors taken out of a home in Floresville, TX.


I like the way this vendor used this door as part of her desk. I love people's creativeness in recycling, don't you?


This door was removed from a 101 year-old house in Texas. The vendor constructed a two-story shop with this door opening to a soon-to-be finished balcony on the second floor.

Somehow there are just times I cannot follow the rules and I failed the three photo rule. Once started, though, I could not quit -- self-discipline is not one of my strong suits.


Something about this door struck a cord......it is papered with old newspapers and serves as a backdrop for display.



If it is red, I stop. Nothing unique about this door except is it red and is used as a display for a pick and an antique lunch box.


I like the idea of an old door being used as a backsplash. I found this in the Silver K Cafe in Johnson City, TX when we stopped for lunch. The Silver K is one of our favorite cafes around this part of Texas.


Lastly, this one struck me as funny.

Until next time, God bless.

23 comments:

Rae* said...

The door can be so ordinary but the history behind it can be extraordinary. Imagine the people and lives that have passed through each one. RAE
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Lynn said...

Exactly, there is a sense of mystery of what went on behind an old door.

SquirrelQueen said...

That last one is a hoot! Good photos, very interesting doors. And I agree, just imagine the history each of those doors has, if only they could share it with us.

SQ

SquirrelQueen said...

That last one is a hoot! Good photos, very interesting doors. And I agree, just imagine the history each of those doors has, if only they could share it with us.

SQ

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Love Doors, too cute!

Cathleen :)

Annie said...

Just love that collection of old doors...good on you...!!!

Lynn we usually post our photos on the day..which will be the 23rd May..this coming Saturday, if you would like to repost...otherwise I can direct people to your post from mine if you would like, otherwise, people coming to the Challenge comments to visit, will have to scroll through all your recent posts (not that that is a bad thing), they look evry interesting...it is just that they may wish to see the doors,and not have time to read the rest that day!

You have done a terrific collection of doors...I just love it! Thanks!

Annie

ps Alternatively you could just do a short post on Saturday to tell them to go to this particular day to find your photos!!

Lynn said...

NOTE:

I did not understand that this challenge was to be posted on May 23 and posted it on May 16.

So, I changed the posting date under "options" to May 23and republished under the correct date. :D Thought I'd make the explanation since comments are dated earlier.

Sherrie said...

HI!
Great doors!! I really like that one in the bathroom. That's a great idea!! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Brenda said...

Every one is unique and each one a perfect doorway shot! Thank you for joining us.

Sally said...

I just love your doors, Lynn. So much creativity behind the use of them. Old is the new NEW, I think!! :)

Lynn said...

Thanks to all for your comments.

Donna said...

I love the 101yr old doorway! Bet it could flat tell some stories!!
Well Done sweetie!!hughugs

Donna said...

Thanks for joining the challenge and commenting on my photos too! You've got a bevy of examples, but the old-fashioned door in the 3rd picture really speaks to me! Love it!

And guess what the word verification is?! "ablesses" How about that?!

Butterfly Gardener said...

Trades days sure provided you with lots of opportunities to get photos for this challenge!I love all of your old doors! Great Job!

Jeanette said...

Welcome to the photo challenge. There are definitely some unique doors in your photos and very clever ways to use them!

storyteller said...

Marvelous variety in these vintage doors! It's fun to see what everyone shared.
Hugs and blessings,

Jeanne said...

WOnderful doors! Love the old ones so much history there.

Lucy said...

You have captured some great examples. Love them all. Now you tell me that there is a limit to how many pictures are to be published. Opps I went way overboard. Thank you so much for sharing. Love them all.

Meg Wolff said...

Hi Lynne,
I came over from Annie's blog. I really like your cow photos (I like animals!).

I really enjoyed the "Doors Photo Challenge" and I must think about them on my trips out as I LOVE doors, too. The last photo was great!

Lynn said...

Thanks, Meg, for visiting and for your nice comments.

Mary-Austin said...

How fun!! Love doors... so many possibilities!! I'm going to have to check out these photo challenges... perhaps some summer fun.

Lynn said...

Oh, Mary-Austin, defintely check out the photo challenges! They are fun and with your photography interest you will shine. :D

Karen M said...

great door pictures. So glad you joined in the fun. And it is nice to meet a fellow Texan