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Newport’s Holiday Doors

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Before we finish Christmas week, I indulge in a tradition started a few years back…strolling the side streets of the Colonial areas of our town and recording their appropriately simple take on holiday decorations. At the opposite end of town from the Bellevue Avenue Gilded Age “cottages,” the Point and streets extending out from this original residential area of Newport are integral to the history of this “City by the Sea.”
I always come away fascinated with the variety and shades of shades of true Colonial house colors…and each year my favorite color is displaced by another.

And closing with a dear departed friends handsomely restored corner house, the side entrance paired so effectively with the front facade.

May the warmth, love and fellowship of Christmas day inform this last week of the year for you and become a prelude to 2018.

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Bettie Bearden Pardee

About Bettie Bearden Pardee

Author of Private Newport and Living Newport, garden furniture designer (The Parterre Bench), national lecturer, and entertaining expert. An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100 America's Best Party Hosts", she was also the host and creative producer of "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House".

2 thoughts on “Newport’s Holiday Doors

  1. One of the reasons I love Newport is that is reminds me of my hometown of Annapolis, MD – for just these kinds of scenes. Merry Christmas!

  2. Loved seeing all the Colonial era homes. Having lived in Williamsburg, VA previously, the pictures brought back many happy memories. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was quiet as many family members have that awful virus that’s going around. Did a lot of binge TV watching and eating.

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