Thursday Doors – December 11, 2019

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Christmas Markets, Joliette & Terrebonne, Quebec

Before getting started just a quick reminder that I’ll be taking a blogging break for the holidays. The last Thursday Doors post for 2019 will be next week December 19th. For this last post of 2019 I’ll be doing a year-end review of my favourite doors posted 2019, and I encourage you to do the same 🙂

After a 2-week break, we’ll be back in the New Year with a fresh new post to start the New Year on January 9th, 2020.

The first market we checked out was a new one for us in the nearby town of Joliette.

Santa’s place!!!!

It was smaller than we expected and sadly Santa wasn’t in when we got there 😦

I already mailed my letter to Santa a while ago so I didn’t need to leave him a note

The local merchants who exhibit at these markets offer a wide variety of arts and craft type items along with lots of delicious treats.

Never mind the maple syrup products and have a look at this lovely door!

The whole tour of the Joliette market took less than 15 minutes but it did afford us the chance to check out some of the old historic properties in the centre of town.

This one has been turned into a fancy restaurant. Judging by what we saw on the menu, we’re going to be going back there…hopefully soon :-p

The next day we checked out the market on Ile des Moulins in Vieux Terrebonne, much closer to home.

This market is bigger and they go all out with carolers in period costumes.

And there’s a much bigger selection of merchants and goodies to choose from.

The fun colours of some of these kiosks really stand out against the snow.

That’s it for now. I look forward to seeing everyone’s year-end review posts next week. Until then: Happy door hunting!

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As always thanks for looking 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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83 Responses to Thursday Doors – December 11, 2019

  1. joey says:

    So much fun 🙂
    I really like the string lights (of course!) but am also a fan of the garland trimmed door. That’s lovely.
    I hope you and Honey have a very merry Christmas, Norm!

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  2. Nice Christmas markets and doors.

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  3. Prior... says:

    Hi Norm. Enjoyed the holiday theme here and like the door with nutcrackers the most
    hope your break is refreshing and happy holidays to you

    here is my link for this week – two doors from the mall

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  4. I loved the holiday cheer in your photos of the two Christmas markets. So joyful and colorful, especially the purple, pink, yellow, and red stalls. The carrollers and decorations made me smile. I went to the Christmas market here. It was nice, but not as festive as these. Thanks, Norm, for sharing!

    Here’s another week from my trip to Andorra.

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  5. Very festive! Thanks for the heads up for the break Norm. I haven’t done this week yet and I missed last week, but maybe I can dig through my phone to see if it has some doors left. I’m still on crutches so not going out much…

    I’ll join either this week, or make SURE I’ll have something for next week. I don”t think I have enough doors yet for a year’s review though.

    No matter what, I’ll get to enjoy the doors posted for this week. Thank you, as always!

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  6. Love these, Norm, very festive!

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  7. Very festive and colourful, Norm, and of course, lots of snow. We don’t have any here yet but it’s definitely cold enough for it. Here’s my lot for this week, thanks;

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  8. Appropriately seasonal!
    This week I have returned to the Greek Islands…

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  9. TCast says:

    That nutcracker on the doorway of Santa’s house is amazing. And the carollers are looking great too. Mine is not as festive but here it is. Hope you like it as well.

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  10. What a wonderful fun place to visit to get into the holiday spirit! Lots of doors to dress up those little shops. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!

    A little gift for the door aficionados can be found here:

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  11. lolaWi says:

    enjoyed your festive and colorful doors! thank you! here’s mine for the week:

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  12. Wonderful doors, and venues! I love reenactors and wonderful they look. My favorite of this collection is that white colonial house. WOW! Love that one.

    Here’s the link to the door I’m sharing today.

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  13. Great theme for the holidays, so colorful thank you. Here is mine for the week:

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  14. Junieper2 says:

    Don’t see my comment, so just to be sure, here it is again. Love the carolers and they don’t seem to mind the snow that much. Since purple is my second favorite color, you know what i will choose! Thanks for hosting this year, Norm – you did an awesome job!

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  15. JT Twissel says:

    It’s hard to believe the year is almost over, isn’t it? We literally went from fire to flood here in California and now it is foggy and damp. The good thing about dressing in period costumes is they’re probably warmer! I love the tiny yellow shack! I will be quite busy the next few weeks as well but I will try to pull together my fav doors. Happy Holidays!

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  16. Love these Christmas doors, Norm. I love the nutcracker soldiers guarding their doors.
    Here are more doors from our trip to Oaxaca, Mexico:

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  17. I like christmas markets in the snow. It’s not something I get a lot of, so every photo is welcome.

    My doors for the week are large ones, whicht 30,000 people run through now and then:

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  18. I’m glad you’ve been having December fun, Norm, and I wonder if certain biscuits have made their appearance yet.These kiosks are truly cheerful. Keep up the spirits – cin cin!

    My doors are from Rome, just a tiny portion of them, from last December. I believe you saw the Alchemical Door too:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Manja. Yes earlier this week I already made one batch of cookies as well as two cranberry nut breads. I might do a post on the cranberry bread over the holidays and possibly a reblog of the cookie one too – cheers!

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  19. msgt3227 says:

    My doors are not nearly as colorful as yours, and mostly attached to vehicles…

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  20. I love the bright colors on the kiosks at the second market. I do enjoy Christmas markets and that tradition has been around for a very long time. Just look at the European markets.

    My doors are from France again this week, although I’m still in the US. 🙂 We spent Thanksgiving in Philadelphia and will be at home for Christmas. We also have a very small dusting of snow, just enough to look at bit festive and mentally counteract the cold (maybe.)


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  21. Jackie says:

    Great markets. I want to do some here but it’s not the same without any snow!

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  22. Your doors are timely and make me want to do one important thing: shop, of course! I love Christmas markets, and I’ve only been to a few. But I would gladly go again to Bath, England, or Paris, France to purchase something handmade for my family. Thanks for posting, Norm!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      We usually don’t spend much over the holidays but these markets are great to discover what local craftspeople are up to, and it’s a good way to get into the spirit of the season.


  23. marianallen says:

    Oh, the festivity! I believe I could stroll happily around a Christmas market, if I had boots like those carolers have. And some quilted long-johns. And a hat with ear flaps. And a wooly muffler that covers my entire neck and face. And heated mittens. Yeah, I’ll just stay here in the car with the motor running; you take pictures for me. Oh, and here are my doors for this week:

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  24. TiongHan says:

    Couldn’t agree more with Dr Alfred Prunesqualler! Indeed, you’v captured some grat doors again Norm. Here’s mine:

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  25. I’m with the good Dr Prunesquallor on this, I have to say – good doors, but hold the cloying commercialism. It’s still Chabanais here:

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I wouldn’t define small-town markets that support local artists and craftspeople and help keep money in their own local community as “cloying commercialism”.
      The way I see it we all spend some money over the holidays, and hopefully within reason and within our means, so why not spend it with someone local who makes things with their own hands, rather than doing business with some faceless corporate behemoth?
      In any case, Happy Holidays 🙂


  26. Dymoon says:

    Colourful, reminds me of villages in Quebec I’ve visited at this time of year. (Laurentians) for me I was wandering in Ontario

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  27. Joanne Sisco says:

    I do enjoy these Christmas markets – especially when the weather is cooperative and I’m not risking frost bite 😉
    I think this is the first time I’ve seen one with a big outdoor fire. I imagine it to be a great place to have a conversation with a hot beverage in hand.

    Merry Christmas, Norm. I’m looking forward to next week’s year end review 🙂

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  28. LucciaGray says:

    I forgot to add my link: I’ve taken some pictures of open doors and written a haiku and tanka.

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  29. LucciaGray says:

    Lovely Christmassy doors, Norm! I’ll be looking out for some for next week!

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  30. scooj says:

    It all looks so Christmassy – just very wet here, everything looking very sad for itself. Love the yellow hut at the end. My offering for the week is from a little Doorscursion to Wales:

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  31. Dan Antion says:

    These are great, Norm and they look like a fun way to shop and get in the holiday spirit. I love the little yellow one at the bottom.

    My doors require some imagination –

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  32. tgeriatrix says:

    Christmas markets and snow …that’s how it should be. I will check for Christmas doors. Here are mine for this week:

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  33. Kelly MacKay says:

    The purple, pink and yellow are lovely.

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  34. Sheree says:

    Lovely but Dan wins hands down with his Gingerbread doors.

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  35. Maybe I’m a grumpy old fart, but I detest the increasing commercialisation of Christmas. But the doors were good. My post this week continues to feature posh suburbs of West London.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Well I do agree with the idea that leaving people feeling harried and pressured into spending money is not in keeping with the true Christmas spirit. However, most of these markets encourage small local businesses and help keep money within their respective communities. If you’re going to be spending anyways, then much better that than ordering something online from a ginornous faceless corporation.


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