Thursday doors…Plombières rouge

Posted: January 3, 2019 in Thursday doors
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I’ve decided this is the year I have to get “fluent” in French.  In September when I was visiting my s-i-l, her cleaning lady, who always attempts to talk to me (in French), asked my s-i-l when I was going to learn French.  I forebode to say that she still speaks no English, but determined to do better.  To that end, I’ve moved my Duolingo, TinyCards, and Google Translate apps to the first screen on my phone and iPad and am practicing a lot more.  So…

Ces portes de Plombières sont rouges (These Plombières doors are red.) Although I love finding the distressed doors that need some love, these doors are aussi très jolie (also very pretty.)

I had a necessary and needed break, but it’s great to be back and to catch up with all of you!  Happy New Year!

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

for Thursday Doors

  1. It doesn’t get much better than a red door, and you grabbed five! 🙂

  2. I’m excited you’re going to practice the French language here because I want to study it with you! Love the red doors. Love the language lessons.

    • Maybe we can practice together, Madison. I don’t plan to be writing on the blog in French because I wouldn’t be able to post much, but we could try talking on FB or by email.

      Au revoir.


      • I’d like that. I’m far better at figuring out the gist of what something says in writing than I am in listening to the conversation, though. But I’m terrible at spelling the words if I’m trying to write it. One day I’d like to return to France, and when I do, I’d like to be able to speak a little or at least understand a little.

  3. Sue says:

    Très jolie!

  4. Fabulous red doors to start off the new year with, love that first one, Janet. Hope you have a great 2019 ahead of you.

  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Welcome back from the break Janet and Happy New Year!
    I Love these beautiful bright red finds and good luck with your French 🙂

    • Thanks all around, Norm, and happy 2019 to you as well. I think red and blue doors (not both together, but each on their own) are my favorites. As for the French, I’m working away at it at least some every day, on Duolingo right now, but hopefully adding some other sources as well. We’ll see how it goes, but I’m getting a few basics anyway. 🙂


  6. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    Already with reading the title of your post I thought, oh what a French word – unmistakably. Of all the languages, my French is the weakest – maybe because I didn’t have a French friend/penpal while learning it in high school. Wishing you success with French in 2019:) By the way, lovely red door!

    • Merci beaucoup, Jesh. I’m using my Duolingo app to get started and have a 43 day streak going. I try to do more than one time per day as well, so we’ll see how it goes. Anything I learn will be better than what I know now. 🙂

      A most happy and blessed 2019 to you and yours!


  7. Welcome back and thanks for the gorgeous red doors. Good luck with your French lessons.

  8. JT Twissel says:

    Bonn chance! French isn’t that easy to be fluent in! Gotta love a red door (we just painted our front door a beet red. Love it!

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful Janet! Moi, je parle francais. J’ai etudie en France a Paris! Sorry no accents on my phone! I’d love to practice more as speaking is what makes me remember. Happy New Year!

    • Bien pour vous, Nicole. J’étudie avec Duolingo. 😁. I know how to say a number of things now but they’re not necessarily things that would make a conversation. Bonne année.

  10. joey says:

    J’aime bien les portes rouges et j’aime bien vous etudiez le francais 🙂
    I have not been fluent in a long time. Course, every time I get to practice my proficiency, I get closer to being fluent again. Use it or lose it, as they say!

    • I have to get it and use it, but I know what you mean. Sometimes, because I took German mini mini years ago, I can think of what I want to say in German but not in French. 😳. I did understand what you wrote, though.

  11. Su Leslie says:

    Belles portes et belle image

  12. Sherry Felix says:

    J’aime les portes rouge.

  13. Red doors are a favorite of mine. The first one the the wrought iron scroll is beautiful.
    I had a nurse come in to take care of me for a week. He was was Trinidad. He said they spooke French when I asked about his accent. We enjoyed several words back and forth from my high school French class. It was fun. I’ve been thinking about taking a class at our cultural center.
    Great New Year goal for you.
    Izzy 😎

    • I think red and blue doors are my favorites. As for French, I’m learning a little at a time and plan on keeping at it. So hopefully I’ll at least be able to craft a response or two beyond answering “Comment ca va!”


  14. Sheryl says:

    I love doors – distressed, colorful, and everything in between. They all have stories to tell.

  15. Dan Antion says:

    There’s something a little extra special about red doors.

  16. J’aime beaucoup les portes rouges! Reading your post about learning French and doors reminded me of a book I have for beginning French called Les Portes Tordues. My son started to teach himself French last year so I passed on to him and my Rosetta Stone French course. I’ve been studying for a long time both formal classes, and on my own, but am nowhere near fluent. I wish you more success than I’ve had.

    • I’m not likely to be anywhere near fluent, but hopefully a little bit competent…beyond the necessities: croissant, merci, bonjour, sil vous plait (sorry for no markings), jambon, etc. 🙂

      • If you want the accents just search for the Alt + number codes if you have a separate number pad on your keyboard. They’re super easy!
        On my cell phone I just hold down on the letter and the options for accents dialogue box opens up then I just pick the one I want,eh, Voila!

        It will come and you go to France every year! That’s gotta help a lot.