Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Holiday Door Decor


Welcome to the Holiday Door Decor blog hop hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.


If you are following in order, then you arrived here from Belle Bleu Interiors.


Shannon's home is beautiful and she has such great style.


I usually focus on decorating this door, but it's not the original front door.


In 1928, the door (not a Dutch door at the time, we added that) opened onto the utility room from the alley.


The front entrance to the house faced a sidewalk that ran down to the beach - all the sidewalks were closed off in the '60's and the alleys became the only street entrance.


So I thought I would show you the real front door of the house today.


I love this door, from both the inside and the outside,


but I have never hung anything on the door at Christmas.


Most of my Christmas decor is old - I have had the wooden candy cane for about 25 years.


The chalkboard sign was in the attic and I chose the easiest words I could write.


There are actually two garlands on the old window and they are both at least 10 years old.


Once the porch and window were finished, it was time to style the bench.


I love my Maileg pixies and it would be fun to leave them on the bench,


but Steve sits on the bench nearly every afternoon and my poor pixies would end up on the ground.


I need to get back in the house and finish decorating, so I'm sending you off to Calypso in the Country.


Shelley's home is beautiful and I can't wait to see how she has decorated her door.


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28 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing your decor. It was so interesting to read the history of your doors. I love a dutch door and the stocking hanging on yours looks so good. I actually have a dutch door but my husband screwed it together because he didn't think that it was safe enough. (He's from Chicago, so I forgive him for his extra cautious nature.)

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  2. Thanks for sharing all your Christmas decorations with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  3. I truly love your home at Christmastime. It's so very lovely and cozy. May your days be merry and bright!

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  4. Carol,

    Everything looks wonderful and always enjoy seeing your Pixies every year. 25 year old candy cane is in great shape and love it.

    The window hanging with the garlands is beautiful.

    Cindy

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  5. Your decor is always so much fun Carol! I love all the garlands you've added and your Pixies too. I can't even believe your candy cane is 25 years old - that is so cool! Everything you've done feels so warm and inviting. I would stop by here in a minute if I lived closer. Sending you hugs, CoCo

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  6. I love it all!! Every single bit of it! But then, I always love whatever you do!!

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  7. I love the old stuff and your door. It's so fun and has such character. It sounds like your hubs is like mine. He doesn't want to fool with pillows or cute stuff where he sits so it ends up on the ground. Boo. Glad I got to see your Christmas decor Carol.

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  8. You popped up in my blog reading list so here I am. As always I enjoy your lovely decorated home, in any season. May you and your dear husband have a lovely Christmas season. ~ FlowerLady

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  9. I love the story behind your doors. How fun. The pixies are adorable. You have an amazing collection.

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  10. Carol all your decor is lovely and festive! The candy cane is so cute and the door is amazing! I love the chalkboard especially. I can't wait to see more of your decorating this season!

    Thank you for joining the hop. Merry Christmas!

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  11. I really love your style Carol and enjoy reading your posts. You hang up something faded and all of a sudden it looks fresh and interesting and I want to copy it! BTW your front door is really pretty and I like the way it looks on the inside too. Happy holidays!

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  12. So pretty, Carol...I love your style and decor! Love your pixies...reminded me I haven't put mine out yet!

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  13. Hi Carol,
    I always love to see your pretty cottage at Christmas. Your decor is always so sweet and pretty. Your dutch door is so cool. Love that and your front door is gorgeous too. Enjoy decorating.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  14. GOOD MORNING CAROL! How nice to see you again in Blogland! Your cottage always looks perfect for every season and for every blog challenge. I hope everyone is well and ready for another time of family fun. Hugs to you!

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  15. I love the door -- both the decor, of course, but also that wonderful shape of the window. Every photo is so pretty! Fa la la!

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  16. I knew I was going to love seeing how you decorated. Your colors are always so happy and your doors are beautiful! How nice to learn the story behind them. I also love the chalkboard and the fact that you chose the easiest words you could write. So cute. Thank you also for the lovely compliment on my home. I enjoyed hopping with you!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

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  17. Carol, I love all of the beautiful pictures. I am amazed at such talent and creativity. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. Carol, it is always a joyful experience to visit your charming seaside cottage. I love your candy cane. It has a Dr. Seuss-like charm to it!

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  19. My favorite California cottage in holiday style - love! Carol, I like the fact that you keep your decorations and reuse them each year. I do the same. I purged just one or two too many (wreaths) from the house, though, so I just HAD to buy a new one, lol. Merry December!

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  20. I remember reading about your front door a while back, Carol, so it was fun to peek at it today. It really is charming. And I laughed about your pixies ending up on the ground. I have the same husband! ;)

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  21. Your Christmas decor is so charming and beautiful. Wanna come help with mine? I've been at it for days and I'm at the point where I'm frustrated, lol. Though I've gone more minimal this year than ever.

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  22. Love hearing about some of the history of your lovely cottage. Your little pixies are adorable and look perfectly at home on your bench. Happy December, Carol!

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  23. Oh Carol, I love your beautiful cottage! I adore color, and you always use it perfectly! I loved reading about the history of your sweet cottage. All of your holiday touches are just beautiful! Merry Christmas!!!

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  24. As I read this the wind is howling and slamming shutters against the windows having pulled them loose from the braces. Needless to say the thought of decorating a door's exterior is fanciful thinking here at the Stone House on the Hill in Greece. So I will travel through these wonderful doors and decorations others have created.

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  25. I love your decorating style and everything is so colorful and festive. I too love your decorations and it looks so nice with the white and the different colors. Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend Carol.

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  26. Hi Carol! Wow I loved reading the history behind your front door! I love the sweet candy cane that you chose to decorate it with, and those pixies on the bench are the sweetest!

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  27. Carol, I love the cute candy cane. It adds a touch of whimsy! I love your collection of Maileg elves. I only have 3. I wouldn't dare put them outside here, they would get sun faded. Happy Christmas holidays friend!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. What a cute candy cane! I love all your pretty decorations. We're trying to keep everything simple this year. I just put a lighted wreath on our front door.

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