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Monday, October 28, 2013

Flea Market Find


It was quite cold at yesterday's market.  The first chill of fall, 
a reminder for me that winter will be here soon.

This door is about the only thing I felt really unusual yesterday.  I might have noticed more had I not been grumbling to myself about how I should have worn my heavy coat over my sweatshirt.  Anyway, at the time I thought whoever might buy this would have to make the door frame to match it.  There were holes on the edge where hinges once were attached so it had been in use at one time.  It wasn't until I was putting the picture up on the blog did it strike me as to what the unusual shape represented, at least in my mind - a coffin lid.



16 comments:

  1. it's kind of miserable when you know you have something nice and cosy sitting back at home. I thought the door might belong to a boat

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  2. Maybe Carole is right about the boat but I immediately thought of a coffin.

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  3. I, too, thought the door might belong to a boat, but guess I was wrong. I think you idea of the coffin is probably the right choice, The wood is beautiful. Quite the find,

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  4. Yes it will be very difficult to get a new doorframe for this one. Still a nice one. If they didn't tapered the end by the dark wood it would perhaps not give the association of a coffin.

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  5. Oh, you made me laugh. I thought about a door for a boat with a porthole, but a coffin sounds reasonable indeed, but to use that for a door???? noway

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  6. You have a good eye for the unusual John...

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  7. i thought boat, too. or a restaurant bathroom entrance. :)

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  8. You sure it is not from a huge boat? Thar door.

    You know the boats that you go down stairs to the lower floor to make coffee or tea or sleeping bunk.

    You know the captain's quarters.

    Ayie Ayie.

    My dad had a door like that in our boat and he kept the cushions and tackle box after stored.

    I used to sleep in there when I got bored when small. As Mom and Dad fished for hours.



    Too bad you could of not squeezed behind the door for a few seconds to warm up or take a nap.Ha-ha

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  9. Maybe this is the door to the vampire closet! It is unusual, that's for sure.
    Hope you remember all your warm clothes next time.

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  10. interesting shape.

    Do you guys actually get winter in CA

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  11. A coffin was my first thought.

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  12. A coffin was my first thought.

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  13. A coffin was my first thought.

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  14. It is a nice looking door though.

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  15. A coffin lid with a view, huh??? Or is it for us to make sure they are still in there? LOL

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  16. Great find. Probably perfect as a prop for Halloween

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