Thursday Doors – Red


Every time we pass this little cottage these red doors jump out at me but it’s not a great place to stop the car and my drive by shots were constantly blurred. On our last trip, Mr. R. found a spot and pulled in so I could run back and take some photographs.


Nobody lives there but someone has gone to a lot of trouble to make it look quaint. The windows are painted on but the doors and flowers are real.


The hens are not real!

I took shots from every angle.


So well done, whoever owns this little cottage, for making it into such an attractive feature on the roadside – it certainly brightens up my journey each time I pass by.

If you would like to see more Thursday Doors, have a look at Norm’s blog, and thanks for stopping by.


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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47 Responses to Thursday Doors – Red

  1. Dan Antion says:

    What a pretty little cottage. I would never have guessed that the windows are painted on. I love the chickens 🙂

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  2. How wonderful and creative to make it look so pretty. I love the horseshoe on the door and the red doors and trim.

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    • I’ve noticed quite a few old empty properties that have unusual decorations in their windows. There’s one that has cardboard cutouts of burglars looking out from its windows, but this little cottage is my favourite.

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  3. joey says:

    I appreciate you taking the time to stop and capture that 🙂 I love it! It’s by far the most cheerful, welcoming facade I’ve seen so far today. Darling place. The stone, the red, the greenery, hens, and the bicycle — just darling!

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  4. Those windows look so real and I love how the frames match the colour of the door. Such an interesting find, Jean.

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  5. dennyho says:

    Love the little chickens who live here…♥

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    So cute! Love the “hens.”

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  7. sjhigbee says:

    It’s adorable, Jean. Thank you so much for sharing this little gem with the rest of us:)

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  8. jesh stg says:

    Didn’t know you were this nostalgic, except for the re door, Jean (just teasing), but it is a postcard photo of Ireland!
    Are you getting things in place at your cottage, or is it still far off? Our move was Aug. 2014 and I finally cleaned up the last boxes from our bedroom 2 weeks ago, jikes. Moving is not my favorite thing to do!

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    • Three years isn’t too bad, Jesh. We’re handing our keys back to the landlord here on Saturday morning and we still have a huge suitcase full of papers that we should have sorted and shredded in Spain, when we left in June of 2008. If we don’t get it done tomorrow I can see it being hauled up to Cavan on Saturday 😮


  9. Jackie says:


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  10. bikerchick57 says:

    For not living there, someone has gone to a lot of trouble to make this cottage stand out to passers-by. It is so cute and quaint and colorful! Thanks for taking the extra step to share these photos.

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  11. Norm 2.0 says:

    Like a few others have said, I find that someone goes through a lot of work to keep up appearances on a place they don’t live in. It’s lovely of course and someone is obviously dedicated to this place, which is nice.
    Thanks for sharing this one Jean 🙂

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  12. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’ve gone over the photos a few times and I’m still in awe of the windows. From the photos, I simply would never have guessed they were not real! Love the effort they’ve made – even the red trim around the windows to match the door. That’s what really stands out for me.

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  13. This is one of the top ten best doors ever. What a beautiful little cottage, so lovingly taken care of, and the painted windows are unbelievably realistic. Give your hubby a hug from all of us out here who have had the opportunity to enjoy this post. Love it. 🙂

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  14. ianbcross says:

    It’s that particular hue of red again. VERY popular in Ireland.

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  15. jorgekafkazar says:

    Delightful. I have a car that shade of red.

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  16. slfinnell says:

    Stone houses are wonderful! and the Red door just adds just the right touch 🙂

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  17. Jennie says:

    One of the best. Thank you!

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  18. What a pretty house! The doors would attract me too, and the windows could fool me! The chickens not so much. 😀


  19. Aquileana says:

    So beautiful… such a great finding… Sending love & best wishes, Jean! 😀


  20. Judith says:

    I missed this post when it was new and just came across it on an image search when considering what colour to paint the window frames of our stone cottage. Red is one possibility, though perhaps not this bright!

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