#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Art Deco Doors

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thursday Doors to Indie Books

Image by Teagan
Image by Teagan

Welcome to my sanctuary.  In this magical place, we can be any-when. Multiple whens might even colide.  My mind is still in the 1920s with “A Peril in Ectoplasm.” When I think of that decade, I also think of all things Art Deco.  That style often makes me think of sleek, highly polished metal.  So, today I’m sharing a few relevant doors. 

The stunning 1935 Bugatti Type 57s Aerolithe featured in my promo image above is actually from later than the setting of my story.  How could I resist though?  Note the intriguing shape of the car’s door.  I found this informative short video. It shows the Bugatti’s door opening, the interior, and even the polished finishing under the hood. It also describes the kind of metal used.

There are a few “regular” metal doors that I’ll share too. Let’s begin in Arizona with the doors to the Cochise County Courthouse in Bisbee, AZ.
doors Cochise County Courthouse Bisbee AZ GoodFreePhotos
I’ve used only royalty-free photos.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information on this bronze door.  However, the detail work is beautiful.
Bronze Art Deco door ShutterStock
Now, up the Pacific coast to the state of Washington.  This time it’s an elevator door.  Can you imagine being in one of those elevators, with that early technology?  I’m not sure whether I’d be fascinated or frightened.  This one is a lobby elevator in the Yakima Larson Building.
Art Deco lobby elevator Yakima Larson Building Washington state Wikimedia
Strap into your armchairs, because now we’re going to Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Art Deco metal door Belo Horizonte Brazil Shutterstock

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I hope you’ll take this armchair tour one step further and join me in the Teagan Zone for my latest novella.  The Bugatti is not in this spooky story, but the characters drive a variety of vehicles, from coral-pink streetcars to a Minerva Towncar, a Chrysler Imperial 80 Convertible, and a rare Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupé.

A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More

Cover A Peril in Ectoplasm by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Seances, a psychic medium, warnings from a ghost, a manipulative fiancé, a woman who can’t go home, an older woman who might lose her job and home, a freakishly strong woman with a soul tie to an evil entity. All these things and people come together in 1920s Coral Gables, Florida.

Universal Purchase Links:

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

2022 Thursday Doors badge by Teagan R. Geneviene

Thanks for opening this door.  Hugs on the wing!


This is a work of fiction.  Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

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65 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Art Deco Doors

  1. This is a fascinating post, loved it. I can tell by the many comments that I am not the only one who enjoyed all you wrote. I enjoyed that you included a mention of Brazil! The photos you included made the post all the more interesting–and you included some information from many years back, so interesting and so important! Thank you! ! !

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    1. LOL. I keep thinking of all the clanking sounds on some of the “open cage” looking ones.
      I actually was (briefly) caught in a modern elevator at work. I worked on fifth floor, pressed the lobby button. It went down, but just before the doors could open, it jerked upward — hard. Then it flew, faster than normal, all the way to the nineth floor (the top). With barely a hesitation, it zoomed back town to the ground, and then rocketed back up to 9 several times. I could barely stand up, because it was going up and down so fast. I finally hoped that if I could hit the “open” button the instant it got to 9 again, that maybe I could get out.
      It took two tries (meanwhile still flying up and down, and the same trick didn’t work at first floor), but I finally got out on 9.
      I was shaking so hard that I couldn’t take the stairs to the ground floor. So I risked a different elevator.
      I went straight to the security desk and told them about it. “Yeah, we know,” the guard said in a bored, indifferent tone.
      When I looked ready to scream he added, “We put a sign on it.”
      Yes, they put one sign on the door beside them in the lobby. As if that did any good. I pitched a fit until they got up to put a sign on every blasted floor. Yeesh.
      Sorry for the rant. LOL. Hugs on the wing.

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      1. That’s terrifying! And they knew about it – unbelievable. Hubby and my oldest son were stranded on an elevator in New Orleans once – the power went out and the elevator dropped a little. Understandably, my son avoided elevators for at least a couple years after that.

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  2. These are marvelous doors, Teagan. I love art deco styles and I am always amazed by the places it would turn up. I am currently reading A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More, and if everything goes well, it will be part of the debut post of a new, albeit period series on my blog called Two Reviews Tuesday.

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    1. Yes, many unexpected places. I admit it surprised me to see that one was in Arizona. Although it should be no surprise — the style was everywhere.
      I’d be honored to help kickoff your new series, Dan. So you’re officially getting into the book review business. Thanks for letting me name Albert after you. Hugs on the wing.

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        1. I know what you mean. I appreciate and often admire people who can do that king of review, but it’s not me to do it that way. Besides, I can’t read fast enough to do more than the occasional review. I like the way you handle reviews, Dan. Don’t change it. Have a fabulous Friday.

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes, Noelle. It’s meant to be an expanded short story, so hopefully that “hit” won’t hurt your TBR. LOL. 🙂
      Wouldn’t it be nice to revive that! Although I doubt manufacturers would put that level of craftsmanship into things these days. Thanks for opening this door. Hugs on the wing!


    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the novella, Denise! That means a lot to me. I would like to have given Daphne a scene driving her Crysler Imperial, or expanded on her and Albert taking out his jalopy truck, but the story wasn’t big enough. Thanks for opening this door. Hugs on the wing!

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