Posts Tagged ‘shabby chic’

Followers of Thursday Doors know that there are many types of doors and beauty of some sort found in many if not all of them. I’m starting my smorgasbord (or smorgas-door?) with an entry in the “shabby chic” category from Raton, New Mexico. Smorgasbord in the non-meal sense means a varied collection, which this one is. Enjoy.

We move from small town to urban, although you might think “urban” applies only to cities much larger than Billings, Montana, but the doors (two of them, mind you) on this utility box can hold their own with any on offer in bigger cities.

Finally here’s a door spotted as we left our motel in Billings, heading for Costco and after that, back to Wyoming and up to the cabin. I like seeing Indian motorcycles or ads for them as my dad had one when much younger. I’d planned to blur the license plate but Pixlr didn’t cooperate, so I had to “paint” it out. Perhaps whoever owns this is on the way back from the yearly motorcycle gathering in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Phila-door-phia is a place where you can find doors ranging from très elegant to down-on-their-luck and everything in between.  No matter your taste, you’ll find doors that are tasty.  The theme song for my doors this week  might be the 1966 Spencer Davis Group’s Hit, “Gimme Some Lovin’.”  They definitely lean toward the down-on-their-luck side.

If you want to drop into More-door (where the shadows are), hobbit on over to Norm’s, where every door gets good lovin’.

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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.

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