Thursday Williamsburg Doors

Last week Mr. E’ville and I spent a few days in historic Williamsburg, Virginia where there were many, MANY, holiday adorned doors just screaming to be photographed for Norm’s Thursday Door challenge. I happily obliged as we strolled the Duke of Gloucester and Queen Streets.

John Blair House, 1720
Bowden-Armistead House, 19th C Privately owned
Ludwell-Paradise House, 1753
Holts Storehouse

We saw many storehouse doors attached to various buildings.

The Palmer House I found particularly interesting. Look at the red and green apples tucked within the architectural niches of the brick…VERY festive for the holidays, yes? And the smallish double side doors also wearing a wreath caught my eye while walking past. Housing for ye olde John Deere, perhaps?

Unicorn’s Horn

There are so many great single, double, and swinging doors I couldn’t post them all here but offer up a few of my favorites. See you door lovers in 2017 and I look forward to visiting you all at Norm’s Thursday Doors!!!


    • Thanks so much for visiting. It certainly gets one in the Christmas spirit with all the dressings and garlands. I wonder when they actually put it all up…my guess is right after Thanksgiving. Happy New Year to you, too.

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      • Well I think they start right after Halloween- so it is ready by thanksgiving – not sure – but we were in Rochester NY and saw them working in early November setting out manikins with. Xmas sweaters.
        And last year – I think it was November 1st – I caught a photo of a mall worker carrying big garland around his neck – and it is so funny how right after October the Christmas decor feels fresh and new- and then right about this time – and by January 2nd- as much as I love it – I’m done.


  1. I visited Williamsburg many years ago but have almost no memory of the place… and certainly no memory at all of those wonderful doors (what did I know back then?). Thank you for your pictures – the doors are quite lovely and I love their simple holiday adornments.

    I wonder if those apples place among the bricks are Christmas gifts for the birds?

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  2. You hit the motherlode with a lot of variation and styles in decorating.

    The Palmer House is really interesting. I’ve never heard of a building having little cutouts like that and I noticed that a few other places included apples in their decorations – something I’ve never noticed here.

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    • The fruit wreath is very popular here Joanne. There are wreath making workshops offered here at Monticello (and other venues like Williamsburg) where you learn to make these traditional wreaths to bring home to your own doors. They are striking up close and from afar.

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    • It is a pretty, historical town. If you get the opportunity to visit I recommend the Williamsburg Lodge. It is located just off Market Square and has a shuttle to take you to wherever you need to go. There is also the nearby Williamsburg Inn that would be a nice place to stay while in town.

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  3. I’ve always heard wonderful things about this place. Hopefully I’ll get down there one day myself.
    You certainly hit the motherlode! Some real beauties in this collection. The Bowden-Armistead House was my favourite because: columns 🙂


    • Thanks, Norm. Yes, she is a beauty! The double columns sets that door apart from the others. Sadly, the afternoon shade was setting in when I returned to take that photo yet that door was the very first I found that day.

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