Saturday, September 8, 2012

DUTCH DOORS - I have ALWAYS Wanted One


A DUTCH Door ….
****{ American English }, or stable door  { British English } or
half door { Hiberno English }, is a door divided horizontally
in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half swings open.

The initial purpose of this door was to keep out animals from the farm, while keeping the children inside, and allowing light and fresh air inside.

This type of door was common in the Netherlands in the 17th century. During this same period they appeared in Dutch paintings. They were also commonly found in the Dutch cultural areas of New York & New Jersey before the American Revolution.








How sweet is this?









Nothing would make me happier 
than having my horse stick his head in the dutch door and 'BEG',
pawing his right leg -
and moving his head up and down -
with an occasional whinny~
{he begs so well}
....for a carrot or some oatmeal cookies.

I would grab my coffee and go outside give him his cookies....
and then lay where he chooses to graze.

PURE HEAVEN!!!







Are you a fan of Dutch Doors??




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15 comments:

  1. I will have at least two in my next house! I love them! These images are gorgeous, Renee. It would be great for you to have one, so that your horse could visit.
    Happy Thursday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. Renee, I love them!! I had one built as the entrance to my shop, it was a beautiful robin's egg blue with black hardware, so loved it! I plan on having one installed to my small potting shed at home, they are so charming....gorgeous images, and I think your horse would look beautiful greeting you through one!
    N.xo

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    1. hm......now you have me thinking about potting sheds.

      xox

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  3. ...my grandmother had one...a yellow kitchen with a dutch door...perfection...makes me smile just to think of it...blessings laney

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    1. thanks laney....
      i just knew that dutch doors were
      'smile makers'!!!
      xx

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  4. SO much! We have two of those barn doors in our little barn behind the house (that I am dying to turn into a studio one day!)

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    1. linda

      do it!
      and post it.
      i will be watching from where ever i am.

      xox

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  5. I love stable doors. Have never had one but maybe, one day!
    Hope things are moving on for you. Always thinking of you :-)
    Di
    xxxxx

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  6. I ADORE these doors! I have a Pinterest board just for them...now I will have to pin some of your shots onto my board for the ones I don't already have there! Great post!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  7. I also adore dutch doors. They have a wonderful feel to them!

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  8. BEautiful post. I love dutch doors, especially with a horse sticking his head out of one. Are you taking your horse to Maine?
    These are great examples--the best! Hope you're doing well and things are simplifying. Thinking of you.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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    1. i wish.....
      but the answer is no.
      i think i will get a lamb.

      xx

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  9. Renee these Dutch Doors are all wonderful!
    Love them and the pics from the family home in Maine!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. YES. We have one. GREAT photos. A friend came to our door with the top open and said "Why do I feel like Mr. Ed?"

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    1. hahahahha
      that's what i would havesaid!
      xox

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