Milk doors

Living in an old house certainly has it's perks ...... and downfalls. What was a novelty when we first moved in can turn into a constant annoyance after a few years ...... tiny closets, one bathroom, single paned windows, no insulation, creaks ..... the list goes on. HOWEVER on the brighter side, our old home has wonderful little features too that help balance out the annoyances. One such feature that was common on most houses in the early 1900's was a milk door. Over the weekend while watering the plants, I decided to take a picture of our old door that has always intrigued me. I've always wondered what it would've been like to go out to collect your milk behind the cutest little door.

She ain't pretty on the inside but it looks as though someone tried to pretty her up with vinyl wall paper ..... probably from the 40s???

It sure is different nowadays ..... I don't drink tons of milk BUT to me, I like nothing better than a freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk.