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As you can no doubt tell from the title, these three doors come from France, at a former monastery now artists’ colony. Of course at Thursday Doors, we consider the doors art as well.

In this time of social distancing/isolation/quarantining , the internet provides us with the opportunity of social interaction without fear of sickness. Today even more than ever, this is a true blessing.

I’ve also seen children out playing in their yards, shooting baskets in the drive way, or walking with their parents. I’ve seen couples walking hand in hand. I’ve not seen phones. This too is a small series of blessings in a time when we would do well to remember the good.

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Just outside the village of Raddon-et-Chapendu there’s a brocante shop, usually closed when we’ve gone past. Brocante is French for a secondhand shop, more rudely translated as a junk shop. This one was packed with all sorts of objects, but our focus is on the doors, both outdoors and indoors, so to speak. If you’re tempted to buy, keep in mind the 50-pound weight limit on luggage! Oddly enough, we were greeted by the music of Pink Martini.

Will either of these doors fit your needs? A little TLC might be in order first though, unless shabby chic is your desire.

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It’s Thursday again, time for Thursday Doors, brought to you this week as every week by our Norm, our Montreal doorman. Even though sick, he managed to share a unique door today. Thanks for your resolve, Norm, and feel better soon.

This the last of my doors and drawers from our pre-Christmas visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. There’s a variety of shapes and styles, so something should appeal to everyone. Which is your favorite?

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If variety is the spice of life, it was a spicy day in Philadelphia, even though I had little time for shooting doors on this trip. Eating spicy food has been linked with living longer. Not sure these doors/gates will help with that, but you may enjoy your time more.

This is one of the most unusual gates I’ve seen.

Notice the two dogs at the bottom on either side?

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There really isn’t anything else that can share door space with this small but mighty example of a hobbit’s Christmas in Philadelphia, so it, like the cheese, will stand alone.

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Last week’s doors and drawers from the Art Institute of Chicago were on the simple yet beautiful side. This week we’re going upscale and fancy. In both cases, the workmanship is quite something. (These days, do I have to say “workpersonship?”) You also have to have a large room for any one of these pieces.

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While my daughter and I wandered through the Art Institute of Chicago recently, I was on the lookout for doors and I found lots of them. I offer them for you today, especially for Norm and Dan as well as any other woodworkers.

I’ll be on the road or in Philadelphia until Tuesday, taking a last load of our daughter’s things to her before we move, so I don’t know how much I’ll be online. But I always appreciate your thoughts and I’ll respond eventually.

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