Saturday, October 12, 2019

Through The Screen Door

Happy Happy Weekend to all!
Growing up on my grandparents farms
there was always a screen door you had to open
before opening the real door as I call it.
Wood screen doors with metal screens. 

I always loved it in the Summer 
when both my gramma's
would open the real door and just
the screen doors would be seen during the day.

It was fun racing out the door
and hearing the screen door slam
against the house.

When Bob and I found this black wood 
screen door, I immediately knew
that I wanted to hang it here.
Between our kitchen and back room. 

I so loved the gingerbread work on this beauty.
{sorry for the flash}

The fretwork all across the middle of this door,
is just amazing!
They sure do not make them like this anymore.
Although I don't often slam this one,
it reminds me of the ones on the farms.
We keep always keep it open so that the kitties
can roam the house freely.
It's also fun to add seasonal wreaths from it.

Today after taking FIL grocery shopping
I will be hooking a bit.
It will feel good to get out my yummy worms
to create another house.

What will the weekend find you doing?

Through The Screen Door Blessings To All!


  1. we put wooden screen doors on our porch so all summer I can hear the springs stretch and the slam of the door. Reminds me of my grandmother's farm too.

    1. Yes those springs are what slammed the door every time. I so loved it and love that you have one too! Janice

  2. Yes the screen door reminds me of the good old days when everyone had one of those. It's good that you found this one in such good condition.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. Yes most homes always had a screen door where you would have open during the Summer months. Janice

  3. I can still remember my parents yelling “Don’t push on the screen!” And watching dad as he grumbled and did the repairs. There was a funny episode of Seinfeld when Kramer puts one on his apt to make it more homey

    1. LOL I dont recall pushing on the screen but can see how that would happen. YOur poor dad. Janice

  4. That's us -- here and at the lake, a screen. But I especially love your beautiful door with the fretwork. That's extra lovely!

    1. THank you Jeanie. I so loved finding it many years ago. Janice

  5. Oh, if those old screen doors could talk... I have so many memories of them throughout the years. Your old door is a real beauty. I love that you hung it inside your house.

    1. Yes sometimes I wish many of my items could talk...especially that old screen door. Oh the memories it must have. Janice

  6. I love old screen doors too. Especially the ones with the gingerbread trims! Your memories reminded me of the screen door on my Grandparent's doors. All of them had screens and when we visited in Summer, I recall their letting in the cool evening and morning air. I never seemed too hot at the farm in southern Indiana.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. So glad I was able to bring out the memories of those who had screen doors. Indiana is not as hot as Florida and yes those screen doors would let in the cold breezes. Janice

  7. I love your door! I had Jack put in a pretty screen door from our kitchen to the deck that does slam like the old ones! It's not wood but it looks old and I'm OK with that! I'm thinking of putting one in on the front door too. We'll see...anyway, tomorrow will find us having our annual family Halloween gathering after church. Lunch made of spooky offerings and a scavenger hunt in the Creepy Woods. Maybe it will be blog worthy..have a great rest of your weekend!

    1. Hope your Halloween scavenger hunt was a success! Janice

  8. Hi Janice,
    Your post brought back so many memories of growing up with screen doors!! We always seemed to be getting in trouble for slamming them! lol Actually though, I feel like the spring was the culprit!! I did have an old green one I used for display many years in my home and ended up selling it, but it sure was fun to display with!! Love yours and so nice you can have it in your home!! Enjoy playing with all that yummy wool!! I'm working on a punched piece for fall!!!
    Take care and enjoy your week, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

    1. I never got in trouble for slamming our screen doors. Guess because they were made of strong wood. :-) Working on a new hooked house for my Christmas tree. Janice

  9. How nice to have a screen door from your gramma. I am sure you cherish is well! Janice


Thank you friends for reading my blog! I especially enjoy reading your comments.