DOORS TO ADORE

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Peony Wreath Welcome to Doors To Adore.

Today Kari and Kijsa and Darlene from Jade Creative are hosting Doors To Adore. Kari writes...

"Stop by on Tuesday and show off your first impression...your front door at our "Doors to Adore" party with Darlene from Jade Creative. So shine up those windows and dust off your wreaths...Spring Door Decorating is just around the corner."


Pot of PansiesMy door is decorated with this basket of white artificial flowers, which always seems to invite birds to nest. I know artificial flowers...but I live in New England and it is quite cold until May. The pot of pansies are real, but I bring them in when the weather is too brisk.

Doors-Spring

Doorway to FlowersOf course our dog Samantha, who I adore, is my favorite decoration, as she often rests on the steps to our front door. She even matches the sign on our house. My daughter and I ordered that sign in London before we even got Samantha.

steps at easter

Doorway to FlowersSometimes I use a box of forget-me-nots to welcome my guests.

Baby Forget-Me-Not

Later in the season, the forget-me-nots are in full bloom.

forget-me-not

Doorway to FlowersLast year at Brimfield's Market, I saw this wreath on display. I have been working on a teacup wreath for later in Spring when everything is in full bloom.

teacup-wreath

Doorway to FlowersThen there is always the door to the Gazebo in May, that needs a Spring Wreath.

pink blossoms and gazebo

This little cottage is nearby and every time I pass this door it seems to say welcome.

Lovely cottage

Doorway to Flowers A Martha's Vineyard enchanting door.

Who can resist an ivy covered cottage door?

rose cottage doorway

A few weeks ago I had to brush the snow off my Spring door.

Snow Flowers in Spring

I adore doors, especially in Spring. The song for this post is It Might As Well Be Spring...because here in New England and other places in Blogland the weather is not quite Spring. But we can dream, can't we? Our New England Robins are out...but they wear little sweaters and caps to keep warm. Now if you click HERE you will find where you can link your Doors To Adore post, or visit all the ideas for decorating your door.

New-England-Robin
Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow - way too many memories there. It makes me feel so, so old!!!
Fabulous vintage collection
Alison

LiLi M. said...

Whow true beauty up here! I still have to put my post up, some things came in between and I thought I could benefit from the time difference and I can. Your post inspired me too. I still have some photos of some very beautiful vintage bedlinens! And now I'm running of, too busy!

Duni said...

omg, I love your vintage things! And i could eat those cupcakes right off the screen. LOL.

Karen, I've given you an award. Hope you come pick it up on my blog!

Duni

Kathleen said...

Beautiful photos of lovely things. I enjoyed your post today so very much. I get very nostalgic over vintage pieces. I think I will visit the slumber party! Hugs, Kathleen PS I want one of those cupcakes, too!

Felicia said...

Oh! Everything is so delightful from the sweet little bear to the vintage reading to the fun pick up sticks! But then I found the cupcakes, oh and my mouth is watering. Yum! Thank you so much for the tour :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

A white rose, for me? Thank you! Beautiful white linens :)
I love the bear (ready to go shopping it seems to me!) with a cute little woven purse.
Thanks for playing Karen! Oh, those yummy cupcakes!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful Karen! Don't you wish we could all do this in real life? Those cupcakes are gorgeous! Maybe too beautiful to eat....Nah!:>)

The Other Side of Me said...

Wow what a wonderful party. I would come again just to have another one of those cupcakes. I loved your idea of writing to pen pals. That is a memory of the past.

Tammy

The American Homemaker said...

Ooooo.... I really want one of those cupcakes!

My Shabby Roses said...

Love all the pretty vintage items! And the cupcakes look delicious!
Thank you for having a slumber party!

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Great stuff!


~ Gabriela ~

jojo-caramel said...

I love your photos !!! and your children's book ! Your cupcakes (very very much :) I love Everything !

xashee's corner said...

LOVE your photos! Gosh, even the cupcakes are BEAUTIES! hehe and they look OH SO YUMMY too! (now i am hungry! hehe) i LOVE visiting you and thank you so very much for ALL that you share! :) Have an AWESOME day!

bluemuf said...

Your post is lovely, I so enjoyed seeing all your beautiful treasures. And of course, those cupcakes...

Karen

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Those cupcakes look yummy!! Any sweet goes with a good cuppa tea. Sweet dreams, Esther

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a fabulous post, Karen! I love your CUPCAKES! We can eat those for dessert after the eggs benedict! heehee I noticed a shell angel - how sweet is that! Have fun at the slumber party! =)

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Karen!!! What a delightful Slumber Party!! Can I come please! Those cupcakes are a work of art, and I would love to have one! :-) What a lovely post, you are such a romantic!! I love that about you! Blessings~Sharon

Bellamere Cottage said...

How very sweet. Loved all your goodies. Oh, how I LOVE vintage.

The cupcakes, however......not vintage??? :-) **wink**......I'm on a diet.....those made me want to head to the cupcake store. Dang.

Thanks for coming to visit me! So very sweet of you.

Warm Blessings,
Spencer

Lisa "Oceandreamer" Swifka said...

You have such beautiful things Karen....and you showcase them ever so lovely. I adore that bouquet photo in black and white!
I am also amazed how you can keep up with all the goings on in blogland.

OH and I received my prints...framing comes this week! I am delighted!!
XOXOXO

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

Cottage Way of Life said...

Mmmmmmmmm, cupcakes. they look so yummy ... everything in your pictures looks yummy!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Please pass the cupcakes...m...

Casii said...

Oh the cupcakes have me drooling. They looks amazing! Love all the vintage gorgeousness here!

Celestina Marie said...

HI Karen, What a wonderful party it will be. Your vintage treasures are beautiful and what memory makers they are. Yummy cupcakes, story time, wrapped in a quilt. Oh my how fun!! Happy Birthday to Phylis!

Hugs, Celesitna Marie

Cindy J. said...

Such sweet words you've left to ponder... Thank-you Cindy

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Well, I don't have any vintage books! I need to look for some. A very nice display!
Brenda

Geralyn Gray said...

All Snagglepuss could talk about was your cupcakes and your teddy bear's hat. I love how you presented everything--very sweet.

Lori said...

what a beautiful sleepover post Karen!!! your little bear is too cute...lovely pictures...i really like the black and white pics...so pretty!!!

Our Back Porch said...

What fun, and those cupcakes!!!!! OMGosh, I want one of them sooo bad!!!!! *giggles*

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

TattingChic said...

What a lovely post! Those cupcakes are darling! I can't believe all the beautiful posts I have missed this last week.

Ms. Tee said...

Your photos are wonderful! And those cupcakes look delicious! :)

Elyse said...

hi karen,

how fun!!!

i am so looking forward to what you post on etsy. keep me posted!

xo

~Deborah~ said...

The quilts, the teddy bear, the nightgown, the pick-up sticks - such memories!...and that music takes me back.

OH!...and those cupcakes - who could resist?!

What a party!

xoxoxo,
Deborah

Vee said...

I'm sure that Phylis enjoyed her party! What nice treasures you shared.

sweetscarlett said...

Where do I begin?
I love the books, the nightgown, the flowers, the treats, the treat stand, the postcards, oh pick-up-sticks! I haven't seen them in YEARS!
Lovely images, thank you!
Cheers,
Maggie

Sheila R said...

Just love the pick up sticks... brings back so many memories! The cupcakes are so yummy. Sweet Dreams.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS KAREN!
How lovely of an idea! Don't you just love creating scenarios with such beautiful things! You are such a story teller! Thank you for making reservations for my play. It is a simple thing, but I hope to have some fun with it!Take care!!! Anita

Natasha Burns said...

What a great slumber party karen!
I'll have the green and pink cupcake, please? pretty please?!

Maison Douce said...

Now your's is a party I definitely want to be a part of...!! Beautiful!!
Isabel

Charli and me said...

What fun Karen! I remember all the slumber parties I went to as a young girl. You brought back memories for me. Thank you so much. All of your pictures are lovely

Vee said...

Beautiful door, Karen! We do what we can here in New England that's for certain. I love your humor and the robin wearing his little winter gear is beyond adorable. =D

Shelia said...

Hi Karen and what a lovely post today! Your door is so pretty all spiffed up with that wreath. Your doggy is the cutest thing and she's even smiling! We traveled to New England two times in the fall and I loved it! Wish I could come back.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

philben5 said...

Can't think of a better way to enter a home than with a stepping/small stone that says "Believe".
Blessings
Roxanne

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a great post - love all of the doors you found - especially love yours! What a welcoming front enterance - even Samantha is ready to say hello!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

WOW! What fabulous pictures. Your door is wonderful, and of course a dog always say welcome! I will take that little cottage full of flowers with that really cool "fence". Could you wrap that up and send it to Georgia please???~Misti

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful entry to your equally beautiful home! Love the dentil molding above the doorway! But what I love the very most is that precious dog!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Catherine Holman said...

Wow! What a beautiful way to welcome your guests.
Catherine

mamamia said...

gorgeous ideas! I love them! Did you make the "spring door" yourself? If so, how did you make it? so great!

Janet said...

And I thought only *my* Robins wore those cute little chapeaux!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That's great door decor!! I enjoyed seeing all of them!

Happy Easter!

Katherine

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