Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dont' Slam the Screen Door!

Isn't it funny how certain "sayings" cause childhood memories to come rushing back as if someone let the gates of your memory wide open...Well, as the Southern Gal that I am (why yes dear, the South does have Royalty), I have fond memories of quirky little sayings (or demands) that my Mamma would say (or scream) to me...such as "Don't slam the screen door!"...my unspoken remark was always "if you don't want me to slam the door, then fix that little thingy at the top, so it will close much slower" ...another thought (also unspoken) was "why do we even have a screen door~we HAVE air condition!"  So as for me and screen doors...not sure why, but I can hardly pass one by at an antique mall or shop without stopping & giving it a 2nd glance. So, hence, to honor my childhood & my Daddy & Mamma~I bought an old chippy, rusty screen door.
Meet Roger.  He is holding the door that I "rescued" from  
RESCUED RELICS in Montgomery, AL.(Before Pic)
Look at the cute little signs that they place on the items that you purchase, but have to return to pick up. Took me 4 months to actually rescue & remove the door from its premises!
This is the After door!  I scrubbed it with soap and H20...then I sanded it...then put a light stain on it to give it that more aged appearance (not that it didn't already look old)...then I attached my HOLSUM BREAD door pull & ad sign on it...I left the screen as is with its little tears & rips...
 Found this door pull at River Chics in Vicksburg, MS
My Daddy salvaged this sign many years ago from a store that he serviced when it closed down in Tallulah, LA. 
Daddy worked for Holsum Bread for 38 years.
The door sits in the corner of my studio. Not sure if I will use it to hang things on or not...Right now just enjoying a piece of history. I collect Holsum Bread items.  That will be for another post, BUT if you come across anything, please let me know...The Southern Holsum Bread was owned by Bill Cotton Sr., that is where Cotton's Holsum Bread originated; however I am a collector of all HOLSUM BREAD items.
This picture was taken 15 years ago when my Dad was still a "bread man."  Prince Logan was a little over 2 years old.  He loved to ride in that truck and always bribed his Papa out of a honey bun.  The delivery truck's aroma also brings back fond memories.  Daddy is gone now, but his memory lives on...


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  1. Fantastic idea! Love those colour.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. Replies
    1. Great door and a fun find. Love hearing about all your special memories.

  3. Wow. Screen door brings back memories to me too! There was a Holsum sign just like that on the old country store where Dad would take me for ice cream after school. :)
    One of Dad's uncles was a Holsum bread man too!

    Thanks for the sweet nostalgic trip this morning!

  4. Love your door, I must have heard that same comment from my mom a thousand times. lol Wonder why it was always mom who said it and never dad. Could it be he slammed it too?
    Hugs Jackie

  5. I have been told that many a time when growing up. Back in my day, we were lucky to have one. You took this old one and gave it a new home. Nicely done.

  6. love the door, and so wish I had a slammin screen door! I wish I had a porch....that wasn't covered in snow! I wish it wasn't freezing out...oh I am getting mad! Will ya slam that screen door for me one time?
    I need to make a run to the salvage store,those old doors have so many great uses in decorating.

  7. Fabulous screen door, bread sign, push pull, and the memories priceless.

  8. Love your screen door and your back story about your Dad and Holsum (love that that sounds like Wholesome!) Bread.

    Happy Rednesday!

  9. Love the title!! Reminds me of my grandparents they would always yell that when we came to visit!!! Sweet memories!!

  10. What a great find and I love the way you "gussied" it up! That brings back memories for me too. I'm from the North but much older than you and we didn't have ac (I'm SO glad I didn't come South until after it was invented! LOL!)...we still had the old crank phones and party lines! That's old! Anyway, my Uncle ran a grocery store/meat market in our little town and I remember Holsum bread and also those signs on the screen to the meat market! In fact before I read your post and had just looked at it with the signs on it I thought it could be the screen from his store! I know...improbable, but for that tiny second I could see that door on the front of his store. Thanks for opening the door to some great memories!
    Thanks also for sharing your memories of your Father and that cute picture of Prince Logan on the bread truck! What a cutie pie! Still is!

  11. Love screen doors! Yours looks so good! Of course I recognize Holsum bread!

  12. This is my first visit to your blog. What a treat!! My dad worked for Colonial Bread. I collect Colonial Bread items. I have an old screen door off of a grocery with the Colonial Bread push bar... It's still in the garage. I had no clue what to do with it. I loved the picture of your prince in the bread truck.... what a wonderful smell. My dad use to stop by the bakery and pick up a loaf of plain, ole white bread that had just been baked but not sliced and it was wonderful. Thank you so much for the wonderful walk down memory lane. I'm book marking your site and will definitely return.

  13. That door truly is a treasure! Visiting from Brambleberry Cottage.

  14. how cool is that door! very unique!! your post is wholesome.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  15. I read your title and thought my Grandmother was here! I think I heard those words 100 times... how I wish I could hear them again... nice memories... love your door.

  16. Nicely done! I love your saying, "Stay Calm and Slam a Screen Door." Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  17. I love the door and the childhood memories it evokes. Enjoyed my visit!

  18. I love old screen doors and that squeaky sound when they open and close :)
    Your signs look great on it!

  19. I bet my grandmother said that a gazillion times!!!! But I loved to hear it slam! And I loved that little screechy sqeak when you opened it! Thanks for sharing.


  20. We do have screen doors on this old house - when I saw this post I smiled - the screen door slams! Always! I love opening the doors when the weather is nice - and no one is burning leaves - to let the air flow through. Love your rescued screen door - fabulous! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  21. I love their rescued signs! I'm anxious to see what you've been doing with the studio. Had a great time last night.

  22. What an awesome screen door and the signs are fabulous! Thank you for joining TTF last week and I hope you are having a great week!

  23. Memories just flooded back whilst reading your post. My mother said (shouted) the same, as I was rushing out the door. Thanks so much for sharing. This is my first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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