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Brownstones on Capitol Avenue in Hartford

Deb Holiday Doors, Thursday Doors 27 Comments

How many times have you looked up something on the Internet, only to find yourself falling down the rabbit hole, moving from one subject to the next?┬áTake a peek at where my research of these doors took me… All I knew was that the addresses were 23-25 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, and from the blue plaque I knew the brownstone …

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7 Reasons to Visit Newport in the Winter

Deb Historic Doors, Holiday Doors 19 Comments

Have you ever considered going to Newport, RI in the winter? Normally Newport conjures up images of sun, surf and sailing in Narragansett Bay. However, there is something to be said for visiting a major summer tourist destination in the off-season. For the last two years we have visited Newport shortly after Christmas. The first time we weren’t sure what …

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Thursday Doors: A Winner in Newport!

Deb Holiday Doors, Thursday Doors 12 Comments

Every year, the city of Newport, RI hosts a Holiday Door Decorating Contest as part of its annual Christmas in Newport celebration throughout December. There are various categories including Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial, and in the colonial tradition┬ámaterials used must be natural. Fruit, pine cones, various types of garland, fresh and dried flowers are just some of …

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West Hartford Center Dressed for the Holidays

Deb General, Holiday Doors 8 Comments

“City sidewalk, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s A feeling of Christmas.” Christmas in Connecticut felt like anything but this year. Yards are springtime muddy instead of frozen and crunchy and the temperatures make wearing those new winter boots, sweaters and scarves next to impossible. Sledding? Ice skating? Horse drawn open sleigh? No way! Think toasting …