Thursday Doors


If you’re staring at this image and thinking there’s something fishy about this Thursday Door then you’d be quite right.

It’s a mural, as is the open sash window with the curtain blowing out. The window box is real enough, though.


If you thought that first door was fishy, have a look at this one. I think these mackerel are trying to get into their ‘school’ (so sorry for that pun) Their teacher’s name must be Annette, judging by that lobster pot at the door. Okay, I’ll stop now.


Next door to the fish school is the hen house. There they are, clucking over the visitor that left his mucky bike leaning against their nice clean white-washed wall.

When we lived in the countryside in the ’80’s we had two hens – one for our two daughters and one for our two sons. The girls called theirs Henrietta and we could see how they came up with that name. The boys called their feathered friend Socrates. Seeing as they were only 3 and 6 years old (the boys, not the hens) we congratulated ourselves on having such smart children, calling their hen after a Greek philosopher. We came down to earth with a bang when one of the neighbours asked them how they picked the name and our six year old son answered, “Because they play soccer.” Those hens did actually chase a ball around the garden. The boys were saying ‘Soccertees’ having made the name up between them.

Just in case you feel cheated looking at photographs of fake Irish cottages with fake thatched roofs and fake windows and doors – here’s the real thing.


These shots were taken in the seaside village of Ardmore, County Waterford, not too far from where I live. If you would like to view a wonderful selection of doors from other parts of the globe, have a look at Norm’s blog and click the blue link on his post.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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52 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. jan says:

    Definitely a group of “interesting” doors.

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  2. joey says:

    That’s a great little story 🙂 Kids are so cute!
    I love the murals, and I enjoyed your pun-ny sense of humor 🙂

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  3. facetfully says:

    What fun! Great post!

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  4. Oh, these are very sweet indeed! And I love the Socrates tale, especially since there was a Brazilian soccer player by this surname a long time ago.

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  5. jesh stg says:

    It’s hard to fool a painter, Jean! Haha, like the “Socratees”, but I still wonder about the mackerels on the pink door!

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  6. joannesisco says:

    I really like the murals. They’re well done and look like perfectly fine doors to me 🙂

    I love the Soccertees story! They were very creative in coming up with their own name!!

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  7. dimlamp says:

    Lovely collection of photos, and good punny humour too. 🙂

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  8. susielindau says:

    I love the color. Very quaint!

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  9. I don’t feel cheated at all by the murals. They’re delightful!

    I loved the story about your son’s name for their chicken.

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  10. Dan Antion says:

    I enjoyed both the real and the imagined. I really like the curtain blowing out. That’s a very nice touch by the artist.

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  11. Fun pictures and love the puns!!

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  12. Jean, I enjoyed all of these immensely, faux and real. As for puns, I love them and have been known to indulge in punning often.


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  13. pommepal says:

    Those top doors and windows had me fooled and had to look closely after reading your text.

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  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    Those murals are very well done – I would not have noticed at first glance if you hadn’t mentioned it. Loved the story about the kids to. Oh if we could all just hold on to that playful sense of imagination as we get older 🙂

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  15. so wonderful impressions – thank you for all the door-views!

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  16. I love those fake door murals Jean, a different take on Thursday Doors. 🙂

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  17. inesephoto says:

    Ardmore! I have a blog about Ardmore too, love this little village!

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  18. I love your real doors and your painted doors. The painted ones always amaze me because of the skill required to make them look so real. Nice. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Judy. I also like it when the boards place over the windows of empty houses get painted with windows, curtains and flower pots etc. It can really brighten up a sad little house.


  19. I knew they were fake! … I think…..

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  20. pattimoed says:

    I love the puns and the trompe l’oeil murals! Great!

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  21. Kash Pals says:

    Lovely murals. A different take this week. 🙂

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