Thursday Doors


As we get ready here in the US to celebrate the 4th of July, I thought a beautiful home from Dover was appropriate. Dover was established in 1623, is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire, and the seventh in the US.

I have no idea who lives here, but I applaud their efforts to not only maintain this lovely New England home but to make it shine.

This holiday weekend New Hampshire is expecting 830,000 visitors.

For a state thatΒ is only 68 miles wide, 190 miles long, and is 89% trees, that’s a lot of company to host for three days. We help by staying off the major highways and away from any busy attractions.

Happy 4th of July and travel safely wherever you’re headed. Β πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors on June 30, 2016.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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36 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. pommepal says:

    This is a beautiful house Judy and the owners are obviously proud of their country. Hope you have a good day on July 4th away from the crowds.

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  2. Beautiful house and I love the flags. Stay safe this July 4th! I live in a tourist area and we have to just stay home many holidays and weekends.

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  3. Judy, I like the way you help! Lovely house, and I wonder if the conservatory was added in more recent years, or an original.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a beautiful house and a perfect shot for this weekend. I’m with you though, I’ll stay away from the attractions and the highways. Have a great weekend Judy.

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  5. I’m helping in a similar fashion, Judy…by getting out of the country! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this beautiful home and happy Fourth.


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  6. Nancy says:

    Loveliness all around! Love the Flags! Happy 4th of July!

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  7. pbmgarden says:

    That’s a beautiful house with a great entryway but the screen porch is what catches my eye. That would be a good spot to enjoy ice cream on the Fourth.

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  8. Joyce says:

    At first quick glance of the close up, I thought this was part of the White House! It’s so “America!” You really opened my eyes about how small NH is – only 68 miles wide? And with that much sheltering green cover? And the maple syrup and blueberries? And lobster rolls? And a lovely Master Gardener blogger? All that in that small space? No wonder everybody wants to get in there!

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  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    What a gorgeous house! Enjoy the long weekend πŸ™‚

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  10. Murphy's Law says:

    Wow! What a beautiful American home. Always makes me smile when I see a place like this so lovingly maintained. Perfect “door” for the 4th framed with the flags.

    I knew New Hampshire was small, but I had no idea how small. I guess I wasn’t ‘t paying attention in history class. We won’t be among the 830,000 visitors!! Prefer to stay home, off the busy roads and away from crowds. Not a huge TV fan, but on these holidays I prefer to watch the celebrations on the tube in the comfort of my living room. Glass of ice tea. Bowl of ice cream….. maybe with some maple syrup. Heaven!!

    Hope you and your husband have a happy and safe 4th of July.

    God Bless America!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  11. Grandma Kc says:

    Happy 4th my friend! Hope you can avoid all the crazy tourists!

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  12. Looks like they have gotten in the spirit of the Holiday!

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  13. It is a lovely house. I love those half round flags.

    You have a wonderful holiday too!

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  14. germac4 says:

    What a beautiful house! I love seeing well cared for homes, and New England has its share!

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  15. Have fun and keep cool πŸ™‚

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  16. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice home. That is a lot of tourists – mostly at the beach I bet. Good weekend to stay home I think!

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  17. Candy says:

    That is a real postcard house. Happy 4th!

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  18. Nadezda says:

    Congrats on 4th July, Judy. Have a nice holiday!

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  19. KerryCan says:

    I had to laugh at your plan to stay home–me, too! I love the concept of parades and public gatherings but really don’t love the reality!

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    • That’s it exactly – the reality of the crowds wins out. Weeding, reading, grilling, sewing, watching a movie, reading blogs – yep, that’s what I’ll be doing. Have a good one your way. If I was closer, maybe we could whip up a batch of your toffee. Now that would make a celebration.. πŸ™‚


  20. Oddment says:

    I live in a place with no tourists, and I still want to stay home! I loved Candy’s comment about the postcard house. Oh, yes. What a handsome American statement. Thank you for starting my weekend with this.

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    • So many of these old beautiful houses have been turned into apartments that this one really stands out as a single family home. Our six lane highways will come to a grinding halt tonight and Monday night. If you had a drone to take a photo, it looks like a very long parking lot inching along. At this point in life, I’m glad there is no where I need to be to get myself into that line. πŸ™‚


  21. That’s a lovely and stately home. Enjoy your 4th ! Away from the crowds! πŸ™‚

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  22. Chicken or egg question; did that fantastic door require that such a stately home be built around it or did that awesome home require that they install an impressive door? Lucky occupants and you for living in a fun state to visit and Happy 4th to you too.

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  23. Tina Schell says:

    A beautiful choice for the holiday Judy! I agree about staying away. My husband and I went to extremes this year and spent the 4th in Canada. Must admit I missed the fireworks!

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  24. reocochran says:

    Judy, I loved this gorgeous all American home!
    By the way, I have been to Dover! πŸ™‚ Isn’t this close to a small college? My favorite friend from fourth grade moved here to attend elementary through high school. She met her husband there, while attending college. She moved to New Jersey and has stayed connected from when I was able to visit her in Dover in high school years. (Christmas cards with notes. . . )
    My parents traveled to Rockport, MA, due to Mom’s family being from there, a few times. Only once were we able to go on a “side trip,” to see Sandy and her family.

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  25. Macintosh College was here in Dover for many years, and the University of New Hampshire is in Durham the neighboring town to Dover. Small global world isn’t it. πŸ™‚


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