Thursday doors…Tlaquepaque

Posted: July 2, 2020 in Thursday doors
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Recently our older daughter and her husband visited us for a few days. It was the perfect time to get out of the city, so one day we headed for Sedona with a stop at Montezuma Castle.

In Sedona, Tlaquepaque is THE shopping area. Built to imitate a Mexican village, not a poverty-stricken one, I might add, it’s a lovely place, filled with beautiful flowers, sculptures, lovely tile, wonderful shops and restaurants…and of course, doors. It’s possible I shared this first pair of doors at some point in the past, but if so, who cares? They’re worth a second look. And it may take a second look to ascertain that they’re not exactly the same.

Did you spot the difference?

But wait! There’s more! (But no Ginsu knives if you buy now.)

This door isn’t blessed with surroundings to enhance it, but it has enough charm of its own to capture the attention of a door-o-phile, don’t you think? But there’s something different about this door.

Even Tlaquepaque can rock the weathered look in a door, provided it’s in a secluded location.

This post is certified COVID-19-free by Dr. Norm Doorkeeper, who oversees our portal to the world of doors.

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  1. Sheree says:

    Lovely examples

    • Thanks, Sheree. This shopping area has to be one of the prettiest ones anywhere. Even if you’re not shopping, it’s a joy to walk around and see the beauty.

  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    I saw the difference in the first two doors. Thanks for more beautiful doors. Funny how we have such an unusual attraction to doors. Ah, Sedona and the beauty of Arizona. Gads – I miss that gorgeous area.

  3. Sue says:

    Love these doors, Janet!

    • Thanks, Sue. I do, too, and I wish Tlaquepaque wasn’t so far away. I really enjoy just walking around enjoying the landscaping and atmosphere.

  4. Teresa says:

    Wow, Janet, those first two doors are gorgeous!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for sharing some beautiful doors. I saw the difference and I found the “Janet” (yes, I still look for those). It looks like a great area to visit.

    • It’s a beautiful place to visit with lots of galleries and shops with all sorts of things. We didn’t buy anything but had fun browsing.

  6. The real Tlaquepaque in Mexico is not a poverty-stricken village – it is a shopping destination, and also has beautiful doors.

    • Thanks for the information, Aimee. I didn’t know there was a real Tlaquepaque in Mexico. It sounds to me as if I offended you, which certainly wasn’t my intent. The information the Arizona Tlaquepaque has online mentions that it’s built like a Mexican village and I don’t think most people think of anything that upscale when they imagine a Mexican village.


  7. great doors Janet!

  8. lolaWi says:

    beautiful doors! πŸ™‚

  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Some lovely finds there. It looks like a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon with out-of-town visitors. That first set of doors is quite impressive and yes I did notice the differences πŸ˜‰

  10. How beautiful, Janet!

    First, thank you for reminding me of Montezuma. The name jingled a childhood memory, perhaps the ‘Z’ consonant in the name gave it a mystical glow (years back).

    I wonder what is the story behind your first two doors. They seem side by side, guarding together. One of them seems to be the leader πŸ™‚ I liked the middle panel, the carvings look like buffalo heads.

    And the plain, last door I like it too. Not intimidated in the least, but with a mind of its own πŸ™‚

    Thank you for a “certified COVID-19-free” post. Haha. That was a good one πŸ™‚

    Pat xx

    • The two door do go together, shutting off two areas of the shopping center. The carvings are quite nice and yes, the plain door has an attraction all its own. πŸ™‚

  11. I think the first 2doors are wonderful. Yes, I do see t grrr e difference.
    Our home in MY had carved doors such as these. I wish I could have brought them
    with me. Great doors …

    • We’ve never lived anywhere with a beautiful door but at least our house in Ohio and the one here are beautiful inside. We see the inside much more anyway, but having a beautiful door would be nice…if it weren’t so expensive!!

      • I’m sure I have pics in my piles and piles of photos I’ll never go through. lol They were carved and very expensive. I had moved to a place that was formerly farmland and wanted to have that rustic farm look. When we sold our home the buyers said the doors were what sold them. Door do speak to people.
        Enjoy your 4th of July πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  12. Amy says:

    That is a beautiful door series, Janet. πŸ™‚

  13. Resa says:

    Yes, they are all gorgeous, and different!
    Love the weathered door! I feel a lot better now about my weathered look, from staying indoors or risking my life to buy food. LOL

  14. Such beautiful and artistic doors, Janet. The first two are obviously a pair even though they’re different.