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12/17/2008

Welcome.

The front door is one of the most stunning architectural features of this house, an Arts and Crafts bungalow built in 1924.  I've always wanted to post a picture of it but until now I didn't have a good reason and it seemed bragadocious.  It is huge and solid and surrounded by beautiful leaded glass.  The Christmas tree lights the front foyer well enough that the front door is the perfect spot for Christmas cards.


Speaking of, my cards should go out tomorrow.  Despite all the time I allotted myself on Sunday, I squandered my morning and spent most of the afternoon getting a dress for the annual Chicagoland Christmas party on Saturday night.  Last year we went out in Chicago but this year we're staying at a friend's house on Lake Michigan so we can all be under one roof.

The prospect of spending time with the gang is the only thing keeping me going this week.

RW:  I feel a little guilty for the picture.  Please don't throw a shoe at me.

27 comments:

Gwen said...

The little brown box on the wall to the left of the door is my mailbox. I don't have to go outside to get the mail!

Moe Wanchuk said...

Our mailbox is on the back door....Cuz that's where the mailman usually sneaks in.

So I hear

Dr Zibbs said...

Sounds great Gwen. By the way, how far of a drive are you from Chicago? Is that a city that you visit often?

Suze said...

I remember that door - right before I passed out in front of it. I think :)

Scope said...

I see my card is "just left of center." How appropriate.

Dress? How snazzy is this thing? No white trash T's?

Sausage Mechanic said...

That's what I hate about living in a ranch. No beautiful and elegant entrance foyer. Your place looks great!

Gwen said...

Doc: I think it's a 5-hour drive but I fly. I get up there a couple times a year, mostly to spend time with this group.

Scope: I get more dressed up than the others because I like dressing up and it's a viable excuse. Last year Andy wore a suit but all the other guys wore button-down shirts and jeans. Plus we went out in the city.

hello haha narf said...

love, love, fucking LOVE that door. if it were in my home i would post photos of it at least twice a week.

i didn't send christmas cards this year. last year either. i suck.

merry christmas! (please print and place on your gorgeous door.)

becky

That damn expat said...

wow I love your door!

That damn expat said...

and there is an award waiting for you on my blog.

Sass said...

The door opens to the warmest, most inviting, most comfy house I've visited in a long long time...

I'm ready to walk through it again!

Like...IN. Not out.

This was supposed to be sweet.

I'm short-bus Sassy today.

Bacon Lady said...

If you were driving I would guilt you into stopping by my house on your way up. My door isn't nearly as cool as yours though.

I have door envy.

Stephanie said...

Bragadocious. Bragadocious. Heh. I love that word.

And the door? BEAUTIFUL!

Amanda said...

Oh Gwen that's beautiful!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I love that door! My front door has leaded glass also. It is one of my favorite things about my house.
I would probably LOVE your house as I have commented on your stained glass windows before! Have a blast at the party this weekend!! Remember, we must have plenty of details!

Whiskeymarie said...

I dare say that my front door is one of the LEAST interesting things about my house, unless you think old screen doors are super-duper interesting.

Yours is lovely, my dear. I love all of the wood in the foyer.

Dr Zibbs said...

Gwen, as a thank you for doing it with me - as payment I guess - I'm inviting you to pick a gift for a sick person. See my blog for details.

LYDIA said...

From what I have seen of your house it looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

I like the inside of your house. I like to think of us living there together someday.

Um...not that I've snuck in through the window when you're not home to sniff your undies and run around naked with a pair of them on my head or anything...

Nope. That wasn't me.

I love you, Gwen.
-Brian

Mermanda said...

My card is famous!

Luckily, my card shouldn't get too much glitter all over your house, as I think every bit of it fell off on my coffee table last weekend. My house looks like a pixie exploded inside...

Jennifer and Sandi said...

BEAUTIFUL DOOR!!! I've been to Chicago one Christmas. It was awesome. Have a safe and wonderful time!

- Jennifer

SouthernBelle said...

Ooh pretty door.

Husband wants a door with glass in it but I haven't seen any tasteful ones for sale. But yours is very pretty.

Jon said...

That's a fine looking door. And the view from inside is much nicer than the exterior view I have from your neighbor's yard across the street. Wait, I mean don't have.

Giggle Pixie said...

That is breathtaking - I simply love older architecture with leaded glass and lots and lots of original wood. I'm so jealous!!

Have fun at your gathering. If you're getting the storm they say is coming in on this side of the lake, it's best you'll all be at the same house anyway.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Simply beautiful!

enc said...

That door is superb. I bet your dress is, too!

RW said...

Now that MrsRW is going to be a millionaire by the time we're 80 we can finally get our own A&C bungalow - probably with built-in bedpans.....

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