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Still Looking for the Perfect Christmas Wreath?

Deb Architecture, Get the Look 4 Comments

Look no further! While you can’t go wrong with a classic fresh pine wreath with a red bow, you might want something a little extra special. Or, more importantly, something you can use year in and year out, saving money and time in the long run. I scoured¬†Etsy to find a wonderful assortment of wreaths (and a couple of swags!) …

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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¬†materials 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 …