Door Store–Who Could Ask For More? #ThursdayDoors

We were thinking about buying some French doors until we found out how much they cost. Not a chateau in the Loire Valley, mind you, or a flat in mid-town Paris, but a set of doors.

Well, we’re from the Portland neighborhood in the West End of Louisville, and that means we make do with what we have, if at all possible (and sometimes if it’s not quite possible). So no French doors.

ANYWAY, the joy of the trip was the stroll through the wonderland of unhoused doors. It was like one of those trippy scenes from a Disney cartoon, only doors instead of pink elephants.

Naturally, I slowed our progress by taking pictures.

No. No, you may not do it for us.

The person who helped us was really nice, and the price wasn’t out of line; it was just a lot.

Besides, on the way home, Charlie remembered that we already have French doors dividing my office from the bedroom! So he’s going to use those. That’s how we roll in Portland.

Thursday Doors is how we roll under the tutelage of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photos, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about moving something from here to there.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Door Store–Who Could Ask For More? #ThursdayDoors

  1. Ally Bean

    November 7, 2019 at 9:04am

    Nothing more fun than to use what you have and make it pretty. Although those doors in your photos are great.

  2. Jackie

    November 7, 2019 at 9:06am

    I love “shopping” at home. It’s amazing what you can come up with.

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      Marian Allen

      November 7, 2019 at 1:37pm

      A little packrattery, a little imagination…. BOOM! New stuff without the expense! 😀

  3. Jean Reinhardt

    November 7, 2019 at 9:08am

    Perfect place to find Thursday Doors,. You even included a couple of red ones, yayyyy.

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      Marian Allen

      November 7, 2019 at 1:38pm

      I thought that, when I took the pictures! I actually thought, “Red ones! Yayyy!” lol

  4. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    November 7, 2019 at 10:59am

    I was going to splurge for French doors on my old abode, but it wasn’t the price that stopped me. It was their lack of a mail slot- I don’t want mail accumulating in an outdoor box or on the floor when I travel.

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      Marian Allen

      November 7, 2019 at 1:39pm

      Yeah, no mail slot is a no-go. We would be using these inside the house, though, so that’s not a problem.

  5. Geanie Roake

    November 7, 2019 at 4:33pm

    What a fun idea for Thursday doors. I’ve often thought I’d like to update my door, but new ones just don’t speak to me. I’d have to rescue one from a dilapidated barn or something. Hmm, they have animal rescue events, I wonder if there’s a door rescue organization where I could go shopping.

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      Marian Allen

      November 8, 2019 at 7:24am

      I’ll bet there is, Geanie! There’s an architectural salvage place in Louisville, Kentucky; I’ll bet there are others. Go for it!

  6. janet

    November 7, 2019 at 5:21pm

    Never though about looking for doors somewhere like this, but what a great idea and all so close together. 🙂 Good choice to go with what you’ve got.


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      Marian Allen

      November 8, 2019 at 7:25am

      I didn’t think of it either, Janet, it just happened. What a happy happenstance!

  7. Norm 2.0

    November 8, 2019 at 7:52am

    Oh door stores are my favorite! We spent hours in a few places like this last year when we were shopping to replace some windows and our front door. The variety available nowadays is so vast that it makes it hard to choose; except of course what the budget will allow 😉

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      Marian Allen

      November 8, 2019 at 8:01am

      I would almost pay admission to a hardware store or a home improvement store. It’s like a theme park. Other women like to window shop for clothes; I like to window shop for … well … windows. lol

  8. joey

    November 10, 2019 at 5:37pm

    Uh, I’ll be painting my front door. I love the look of the big wooden paneled ones with a peek-a-door where The Mister’s head goes, but I have other worldly desires (ice cream, hot baths, nail polish) which preclude such a purchase. I totally understand. I really appreciate your visit to the things I won’t purchase, but can truly admire 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      November 11, 2019 at 7:44am

      I hear you on choice of disposing of income. Naaiiiilllzzzzz…. I must post pictures….

      We did NOT buy any fancy doors. The fanciest doors we have, we salvaged from remodeling work Charlie did after he retired from teaching. These French doors we’re planning to move from one place to another inside the house were given to us. 🙂 Is it any wonder that my favorite character in any WWII POW movie/show is The Scrounger?

  9. angela

    November 14, 2019 at 9:13am

    I’ve never been in a door store. Now I kind of want to go 🙂 Door stores must look very differently around the world.

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      Marian Allen

      November 14, 2019 at 9:55am

      This was Home Depot, where they sell all kinds of home improvement things: paint, doors, bathroom fixtures, flooring, etc.

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