Admiring doors and festive wreaths in England’s South West
I know that Christmas, and indeed December, has been and gone now, but I couldn’t resist sharing with you some of the charming Christmas and festive wreaths I’ve spotted over the last few weeks. In December I travelled home to the UK for the first time since leaving in March 2020, and it has been so lovely to be back. Getting to catch up with family and friends has of course been the highlight, but I’ve also been enjoying looking at the wonderful old buildings – and their doors! Anyone who has followed me on Instagram since my Oxford days will know that I have something of a soft spot for a picturesque door. I love how many different styles there are, and what they reveal about the architecture of an area, and the personalities of their owners. This is only enhanced by the presence of a wreath! So here are some of my favourite decorated doors from a cosy Christmas in England.
There you have it, a brief tour around some of my favourite doors! Having spent the last two Christmases in Australia, I really appreciate the point and purpose of Christmas celebrations and decorations now. The winter is so glum and grey, it makes sense to liven up one’s door with lovely decorations and bring a bit of colour to the dreary days. We don’t really need to do this Down Under, when all of our plants and flowers are at their best (albeit often rather thirsty in the hot weather!).
Which door is your favourite? Do you share my love of cute old doorways? I’d love to see your pictures and Instagram accounts if so, please share them in a comment!