Saturday, November 21, 2009

A New England Fall Harvest House Tour

I did a quick drive around my town this afternoon and shot some pretty local houses that are decked out for the Fall/Thanksgiving season. By the end of the weekend after Thanksgiving, most of the pumpkins around Duxbury will likely have been swapped out for Christmas sparkle, so I was glad I finally had time to do one of my favorite things - a drive-by "shooting". I have to admit that I'm getting pretty brazen about driving right up to the door and taking photos. I keep waiting for a scowling head to pop out someone's front door at some point.

This cute little Greek Revival farmhouse is located right near the historic John Alden House and I love the wreath, urn and pumpkin display.

This is a town of "tasteful" displays in general and there were many instances of tiny pumpkins lined up along the lintel over the front door. It does add an easy and nice pop of color.

This new construction shingle house sits hard by a river on a beautiful setting with great views. I love the plethora of pumpkins just piled up on the steps. It's very "bounty of the harvest" looking, isn't it?

This old shingle house look beautiful no matter what the season. I really like the naturalistic look that simply morphs from season to season.

Pimp my mailbox.

 This is the historic King Caesar House, which is owned by the Duxbury Historical Society.

And again, we have the little lineup of pumpkins across the pediment.

I love these green pumpkins with the pops of color from the red berries.

If I'm on the ball, I'll reshoot all these homes closer to Christmas when they are sure to be decked out in holly galore!

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Julia said...

I assume it's my computer but none of your pictures are coming up for me. I'd love to see them :(

Gretchen said...

Hi, I used to live in Boston and Duxbury was my dream place to live. Totally New England. Alas I never got to live there but I still remember the feeling. Love your Blog.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Such pretty houses! They all look like they're straight out of a magazine!

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Oh Linda! That pretty shingle house is what my little mid-70's ranch box wants to be when it grows up. In the meantime, that's the "look" I've been trying to cultivate regardless of pedigree. Thanks for the inspiration and addition to my ideas file. Have a great week and a very happy Thanksgiving.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Linda, that first, "new construction" lil' house is toooooo delightful for words!!! And when you show it the second time, the house shown next/AFTER it is just D*I*V*I*N*E with all those wonderful stone steps, etc!

Oh, THANNNNK YOU! That was SUCH fun!

Linda in AZ *

Peggy Farabaugh said...

Love the pictures, Linda. People who take the time to thoughtfully decorate their homes make the world a better place!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Linda....I hope you do remember to take photos of them in their Xmas finest :)

I so agree with Peggy..

I already voted over at Brooke's, what a great giveaway.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Kathy :)

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