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Front Door Decor

By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)


This week's theme is just what it says: "Write to the Picture". I titled it Front Door Decor, but you might want to title your entry something else.

The flowers are black-eyed susans, which happen to be the state flower for Maryland. Maybe you'd like to write about the flower for YOUR state.

Another idea is to write about door decorations, or how we might beautify the front of our house. Americana is a popular theme, and antiques are often used for front door decor.

I could write about the black-eyed susans in the old wheelbarrow. They bloom during the hottest days of summer and right now I have several clumps growing in my backyard.

Maybe you're the original owner of the wheelbarrow and you sold it in a yard sale. Fiction or fact, we look forward to your entry.








 


Front Door Decor



A FLAG SHOWS LOVE FOR AMERICA'S YOUNG
FIGHTING IN A FARAWAY LAND
PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID AND YES BEING SUNG
FOR THEM TO RETURN TO OUR SAND


A FLAG HUNG WITH LOVE NEXT TO THE DOORWAY
COME HOME YOUNG PEOPLE WHOLE AND SOUND
YOU ARE THERE HELPING OTHERS SO THEY SAY,
BULLETS FLY PAST YOUR HEAD AROUND


A FLAG HUNG AS SUPPORT DECORATION
ON A HOUSE ON THE OUTSIDE WALL
LOVE FOR AMERICA DECLARATION
HOPING PEACETIME WILL COME TO CALL


By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)












 


Front Door Decor



ON PORCHES IN PA
AND ALL ACCROSS THE LAND
PEOPLE DECROATE THEIR PORCH
SOME WITH FLAGS SOME WITH A TORCH


PEOPLE PUT WREATHS UPON THE DOORS
WINTER SUMMER FALL AND MORE
SPECIAL THINGS FOR EACH SEASON
LIKE FEATHERS, LEATHER OR SOMETHING PLEASIN


SO WHEN YOU DRIVE TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
LOOK AT WHAT IS IN STORE
FOR FOLKS TO SEE
WHEN THEY NEED


A SMILE, A PRAYER,
KNOWING THAT SOMEONE CARES
CHANGE THE DECOR FOUR TIMES A YEAR
AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THEM GOOD CHEER..


By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)












 


Front Door Decor



Brick building fortress
Family home of comfort
Strength within its walls

*

Home sweet home to us
was wherever Mother lived
She gave us nurture

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Someone else lives here
In my old brick house so fine
Windows with curtains
block me from seeing inside
but my mind has memories

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I love an old house
with a huge kitchen inside
where Mother creates
wonderful meals for family
and friends are always welcome

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Home is my castle
You are always welcome there
Love is found inside


By Cara (Cara617@aol.com)












 


Front Door Decor



In the summer my front door is rarely closed. If you were to walk up to the screen door, you would probably see at least three cats checking you out. They are looking to see if you have tuna. If you do they would probably open the door for you.

I don't decorate my door because it's just an opening into the house. It's an ordinary white door with a small diamond shaped pane of glass in it. The Troll does decorate it for Halloween because that is a favorite holiday. The one day a year you can go to a stranger's house and demand something. You are encouraged to wear a disguise while doing this.

We have a witchy face that is triggered by movement and lets out with a shrill screech when someone approaches. I have been tempted to leave it up year round, but the Troll assures me that when I answer the door the effect is the same. He swears that it is a compliment! I wonder,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)












 


My Front Door



Personality shines on my front door
The color, the style, the size
And ornaments for every season
The style could take a prize


Many bright colors have adorned it
I've lost count of how many coats
From sunny yellow to aqua blue
In competition I would win lots of votes


The planters place on either side
With flowers of every hue
Take into consideration each holiday
For July, the red white and blue


On Halloween the door is wrapped
In crepe of somber black
With pumpkins guarding the landing
Doesn't keep the children back


At Christmas I light the entire street
With my spotlights on the garland and wreath
Icicle lights from the roof's very edge
The view is a Holiday treat


If you happen to pass the well adorned door
Don't hesitate to tap on my door
I'll invite you inside for a cup of tea
And crumpets and cheese and much more


By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)












 


Front Door Decor


The flag upon the wall,
And old wheel barrow with flowers
A blue goose along with
A brown door with blue trim.


A house with fake louvered shutters,
And grass a surely growing.
Is this the American dream?
Is this the “American Décor?”


The wheelbarrow from an era past,
The flag to show patriotism,
But what would one find inside,
Are their hearts true or flag wavers?


Door window decorations,
Along with a pseudo louvered front door?
Is this or does this the
American Dream represent?


Views from the streets, view of homes,
What does one see, what does one think?
Walk down any street,
And gauge the real affluence?


From mud and logs those mundane things,
To the modern with chic themes,
We all ourselves exhibit,
But where is our true selves?


By Tom (TOMWYO@aol.com)












 


On My Front Door


"Peace to all who enter here"
A small brass and enamel sign
Greet my visitors with its prayer


By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)












 


Front Door Decor


My small deck is out of my front door. Two chairs empty,
Above on the house wall a different decor, four times a year,
Now the decor is for summer, a round wreath of sticks,
Having blue print color strip winding loose around it,
Laying poked are plastic summer flowers, a little bird, too,
In the middle a bird house with straw, a red heart on it.
Dried Chinese lanterns droop along a rafter, a homey look,
A small flag of the U.S.A. on top corner waves softly, if windy,
Not able to hang on heavy metal door, at least next to it


By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)












 


Front Door Greeting




The front door is for company to enter in,
The back door is for family and friends.



Ava loves to greet company at the door,
And she will be polite but will have to you explore.


Not to worry if you are the good company sort,
As she will be gentle and a good sport.


If you are bad, you will not enter in,
And believe me she knows the difference and will not bend.


Ava is our ADS which stands for Ava Dog Security just so you know.
At her watch dog duties, she is a pro.


The front door is for company so be prepared.
Ava is on duty, but don’t be scared.


By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)









 


Front Door Decor


Wandering through the streets,
On any given day,
Just for the fun of it,
Just to play.


You may study people’s doors,
And wonder what’s behind
Those huge wreaths of roses,
Or the spreading brass eagle kind.


One is covered with foil of gold,
Christmas so long remembered,
Or does it cut the a/c bill down,
A holdover ‘til December.


Some folks like beveled glass,
There’s one of those two doors down,
But I’m old enough to recall real Tiffany,
Riding through the rich part of town.


Folks move around so much,
The door may not fit the "Strumpets",
It may just say "We can’t afford fancy,
But drop by for tea and crumpets.


By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)









 


My Front Door - Through The Seasons


Through the years it has been with great joy that I have hung a wreath on the front door of our family home at Christmas. The same was true as well at special holidays. My front door without a swag or a wreath at Christmas would be unthinkable! I love yards and yards of garland and scores of red velvet bows. Red velvet bows at Christmas are my signature. Starting at Thanksgiving I turn them out by the score and give them to anyone who would like to have one or a few. It’s a talent that I like to share. My fingers aren’t as nimble as they once were, but it is an art that continues to give me joy. When the craft shops have their after-Christmas sales I stock up on bolts upon bolts of red velvet ribbon, my favorite color.



The McCusker's front door at Christmas



In the Summer my front door is all but obscured by perennials that seem to come, like magic, from nowhere. Instead of wreaths on the door there are usually baskets of geraniums or petunias hanging from the eaves. I like to sit on the porch bench in the morning with my first cup of coffee when many times I am inspired to write a poem. I enjoy watching the runners, walkers and joggers. It’s nice to chat with neighbors who are out walking their dogs. Sadly, our dog, Spanky, went to doggie heaven this summer. He is sorely missed. He was twelve. He gave us much joy..



The McCusker's front door in Summer



Through the seasons, wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail, St. Francis stands guard at the front door. I know that Spring has sprung when he is surrounded by painted daisies. Before long he is all but obscured by Stella D’ora, Asian lilies and phlox.



St. Francis among the lilies



Our front door isn’t fancy, but the “Welcome” mat is always out. The decor changes with the seasons, but the warmth and the love behind it is genuine. Behind that door is a deeply ingrained sense of southern hospitality. You will feel it when you walk in! You will always be made to feel welcome and when you leave you will always hear, “Y’all come back now ya hear!”


By Evelyn (Evenccw@aol.com)










 

 

 

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