Do you have those places that just make you smile? They might not be specifically meaningful for any particular reason. But whenever you encounter them you just find yourself smiling
somewhat awkwardly to yourself until you realize people are looking at you strangely.
A quaint little street in Cambridge, Maryland has that effect on me. Cambridge is a small, coastal town on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay where we lived for 5 years before our move to Curacao. (more on why I was back in the area here)
High Street is my smiley spot, it is a cobblestone street that in it’s hay day housed top level executives of the Phillips Packing Company and not only do I find the stately, historic houses amazingly gorgeous, but during the holiday season it’s always fun to see how the current owners do up their festive decor … or don’t do up any decor at all.
Lucky for me, I found myself
smiling to everyone I saw on that street on a sunny December day and here is what I saw.
Double chimneys galore and apple wreaths and arrangements above the door. (If you expect this whole post to rhyme, I will just warn you now that you will be sorely disappointed.)
And to think I always thought you were supposed to remove vines growing up your home. These look pretty cool.
Now, I know it’s hard to see beyond all of the tree branches, but I think this is my favorite wreath … but it might just be all of the rocking chairs on the porch that make me love it so much.
Aren’t these doors just fabulousness!?!? Mismatched knobs and all.
Matching wooden benches and a perfectly red door on an entry porch. Love!
Do double chimneys and wrap around porches just make you smile, too?!?
And beautiful woodwork and porch decorations with perfect touches of gold?
A stack from the USS Potomac that housed an elevator for President FDR.
Do you find yourself swooning over stately brick estates?
With first AND second floor bay windows.
I love this beautifully simple pine cone wreath with red berries and ribbon. Red and gold with nature is my thing this year.
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love the look of two story tall columns?
And here’s to this year being your Merriest of Christmases yet. Whether you went apple wreaths, gold bows or nothing at all.