Since on Tuesday we were in the vicinity while visiting the priory of Hérival, I thought we could take quick look back at a few of the less-than-perfect doors seen even in a spa town such as Plombières-les-Bains.  Even though we wouldn’t want them on our homes, they somehow manage to have a certain air of shabby chic where they are.  As  Lumiere says in Beauty and the Beast: “After all, Miss, this is France!”

This week’s Thursday Doors, one of the most enjoyable challenges out there, is, as always, hosted by Norm.  Click here for an instant trip to Montreal and to the link that will lead you to the other entrants this week.

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb



  1. our windows look the same when we close the shutters ;O))))

  2. Jackie says:

    I do like less than perfect!

  3. I love the colour of the wood in that middle photo, Janet, very nice.

  4. Sue says:

    Love these!

  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    They’ve all got that experienced/lived-in look about them. I think that highlights the Chic more than the Shabby.
    Nice finds Janet 🙂

    • There’s such a great variety of doors where I visit, Norm, that’s it’s lots of fun…except for all the doors we pass while driving and I can’t capture!! 🙂

  6. Enjoyed each of your captures.

  7. belocchio says:

    Of all the holiday photographs I see I like pics of doors best! They tell a million stories and are so unique. I love your doors Janet. Cheers Virginia

  8. Dan Antion says:

    I have a strong attraction to “less than perfect doors” – I like these.

  9. ianbcross says:

    Shabby, yes. Chic, no. Photography? Exemplary.

  10. Jeanne says:

    Fascinating…yes, very shabby chic…love them all.

  11. marianallen says:

    I love the shabby ones! They look tres elegant, with their French accents. 😀

  12. Mary C says:

    Shabby is good!

  13. Dymoon says:

    oh I’m so glad I didn’t miss this post.. LOVE it.

  14. Love the doors – the last photo is my favorite. Très jolie! Bravo!

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