Opening That Door to 2017

Thursday Doors post is a couple ‘hours’ late this week. Been enjoying my Christmas break so-o-o-o much and so I’ll be keeping it short and sweet in the grand scheme of blog posts this last post of 2016.

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The Doors we entered Christmas Eve.

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The end of a beautiful service and to another year.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.» ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy New Year to all!

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The Stable/Thursday Doors

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One of the finer stables located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri.

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May the holiday truly bring Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men.

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Decisions/Sunday Sampler

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 Everything was decided. We only had to add a flower to this one and the other one in blue.

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My sister would have her two matching hats for her surprise gift. And in time for Christmas.

But then I had to dive into the yarn stash……and decided to experiment a little.

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Now there are 2 versions. This one uses thicker yarn (Medium weight) and the first lighter weight and, to me, is more Springy. So the dilemma is now hers. Which one would be the better gift for Christmas?? As for me, I’m now working on those flowers.

The Dutch Boy/Thursday Doors

This week I was inspired by this sign while in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

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You see, Daddy was a painter and I can remember him wearing Dutch Boy Paints hats many, many times. And today would be his 77th birthday.

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And since I couldn’t get across this street for a ‘Door Close-up’, I’m taking this Thursday Doors a new direction.

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I have a small collection of Yellow houses in honor of my dad.

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You see, yellow was his favorite color.

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I only wish he could walk up to This yellow house and visit.

Happy Birthday Dad!

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Time, The Longest Distance

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Stumped by that old arch enemy “time?” How to get everything made in time for Christmas? Even though you went to all those craft shows and told the vendors you could make it yourself? And some of them (me) actually encouraged you to make it yourself and keep traditions going. There are never enough crocheters, quilters, creators.

But then the closer these holidays get, the less time we seem to have. It’s a riddle how it gets away. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” “Time is what we want most, but we use worst.” And the list goes on and on.

Well by creating those handmade items at all those craft shows, I’m selling you back that time. Hand crafted items can be found by just perusing local markets even up to Christmas Eve. Or you can go online and find an Etsy store that has just about everything hand made you could imagine.

After all, “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”     

More Cole Camp Door Sightings/Thursday Doors

Headed back to Cole Camp, Missouri for Thursday Doors this week. I still had some photos in my stash and hope you enjoy my experiments with filters in my choices.

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Beginning with a slate filter. I personally like how it accents the missing panes of glass.

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Why this filter is called Zeke I don’t know but it sure gives a feeling of yesteryear. I’d love a front door that wide along with those double screen doors! Can you imagine how many times the momma yelled to stop slamming those over the years??

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Don’t step out this door without your ladder! The filter is called Napa and it brings out the peeling paint on that door’s window.

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And yes, the propane line runs smack dab through that door. I had to get a close up just for myself.

Guilty.

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The glow of those lights is the appeal for me to choose this version called Icarus. Remember Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted his wings? There was no threat of melting on this particular day I assure you with geese heading south along with the cold north winds.

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Last Craft Show/Thursday Doors

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The best stuff is pretty much picked over by the time Mother and I enter the doors at our last craft show of the year. There’s not much more to do but endure 6 hours of “Wait N See”. Thanks to the fine citizens of Windsor, Mo and Henry County who turned out to help us make a little profit. Small Business Saturday ended on a positive note for us.

And to keep my time spent in Windsor even more constructive, I took a few door pics since we still had an hour of daylight left. 

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This is a Windsor, Missouri landmark. You have to drive past it to get to downtown if you’re driving in from the East. I believe it’s a well house.

Right on the Katy Trail is a caboose all decked out for Christmas. The side view is painted with Old Glory highlighting the Spirit of ’76. Bit of info about Windsor….They celebrated their 150th annivesary in 2005.

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The White House of the DoorScursion post.

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The least used door in Windsor? Let’s just say the rest of the building is not so ramshackle. They are visibly just going for a vine look on the north side of this building.

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And it’s for Sale!!

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