Monday, August 31, 2009

Sharing Our "Doors of Welcome" - A Mini-Series

Well, tomorrow is September 1st. 
Autumn is right around the corner. 

Our thoughts are turning to cooler days 
and beautiful fall colors. 

The leaves will soon begin to turn. 
The apple are ready for picking.  
Hot spiced cider and cozy evenings 
spent in front of the fireplace 
are right around the corner. 
And we begin to ready our homes 
for the Holidays.

Please join me as we share our 

"Doors of Welcome" 
And actually - it's a mini-series!

Deck out your door for the season and share it with us! 
It needn't be your front door - 
Show us your favorite door that says "Welcome!" best.

On October 15th, we will share our 
"Autumn Doors of Welcome" 

Whether decked out for goblins
or just the glorious colors of Autumn, 
join us to celebrate the season.

Then on November 15th, we will share our 
"Thanksgiving Doors of Welcome".

And finally on December 15th, we'll all share our 
"Christmas Doors of Welcome".

Sound like fun? To participate in the "Autumn Doors of Welcome" just leave me a message on this post with your name, along with the name and address of your blog.  I will add you to the link list on my sidebar, showing everyone who is going to be participating.  And if you know now that you want to join in on the fun for all three parties - tell me so and you'll only need to sign up once!

Please help me promote the event! The more the merrier and the way people hear about us is going to be through your blog too, so a post on your blog about the party would be awesome.  I have a button in the works and will post it when it's ready. Then you can grab it and we'll be on our way!!!

I hope everyone feels as excited about this mini-series as I do. I can't wait to see all the wonderful, wonderful "Doors of Welcome" all of you will share! I think this should be a very fun event!

Thanks everyone!


Lisa said...

This sounds like fun! Count me in!

Sandra said...

Yay! I wanna play! Count me in!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, this is just wonderful. Wow, I am so excited. Please count me in for all three events.

I will go ahead and post your button with the doors and change when you get the other button.

Thank you!

Blog: Bella Vista

Dawn said...

Hmmm all my doors are in pretty bad shape (big dogs, you know!) but this might be a good reason to fix them up. What the heck, count me in for all three. If I don't get them cleaned up I'll add more decoration to hide the problems!

I'll post your button when you get it ready.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
What a great idea! Count me in for all 3 my friend. I'll get the button up as soon as it's ready. Hope your day has gone well, my daughter broke up with her yucky boyfriend! Yahoo, Yah I am so happy! Hugs, Cindy

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Karen,
It sounds like fun! I will do the first for sure.
I'll have to write the dates down so I'll remember. lol

Oliva said...

This sounds like tons of funn...count me in for all 3 events!!!

Christine said...

Only if "YOU" come decorate it for me!...LOL

What a darling idea. I'll try and come up with something.

Connie said...

You're back and with lots of energy! Count me in...I'm trying to get back to my blog. I do miss blogging and all my blog friends.

Love ya, Connie

Mieke said...

What a wonderful idea. I will post your button and try to join the first event and the last, thanksgiving is not celebrated here of course, so I'm not sure about that one.

Theresa said...

Oh No, a deadline:) Count me in and I'll post your button too! Have a blessed day and I sure hope the wildfires are not close to you my blogger friend!

Rettabug said...

I just followed Barb's link from Bella Vista & found your little spot on the web...what a delight to the eyes!
I would love to participate in the series. My front door is already decorated for fall (My very most favorite season) but I think I'll add a close up of it on my blog
so folks can see it better.
I look forward to seeing what others have created. Thanks for this fun way to share ideas!

Rose Brier Studio said...

This sounds like fun Karen. I will do by best to get my front door decorated this autumn.

I just discovered your blog. I also grew up in southern california and have lived on cape cod for the last 10 years. my kids got both. The seasons are fun, except january!

ceekay said...

I want to play! Oh, I hope I can remember!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Yes...I want to join in ....sounds like fun..

Love your blog....
Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog that I launched this week. The button on my regular blog will take you right to it....

Kelly said...

Oooh, fun. I wanna decorate for all three. Can't wait to see everything.

Christine Edwards said...

Karen, this sounds like a fantastic idea. Not only do I like to dress my doors for the holidaze, I like to snoop and see what other people are doing. :-)

A Work in Progress

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for coming by for a visit. I love this idea. Unfortunately my front porch (if you can call it that) just doesn't have the sweet appeal that most of yours do. I won't participate but I will DEFINITELY be there to enjoy all the beautiful seasonal doors!!!

My Desert Cottage

common ground said...

Love this idea. I'll be the door!
Thanks for the great party!

Bill said...

Hi Karen,
Good luck with your upcoming events! I'm sure they'll be hugely successful!

Thank you for stopping by the other day. I appreciate your kind comments very, very much! ;)


Karen said...

Hi Karen,
What a great idea! Count me in too!
I will post your button on my blog.

I just posted a give away at my blog, please stop by when you get a chance.


Melissa Miller said...

Yes!!!! I want to do this for sure! ~Gorgeous doors! :)

Melissa Miller said...

I will do two. I don't have a Thanksgiving door...At least not yet. LOL!

~Great idea Karen! :)

Leann said...

Hi Karen

Count me in for all 3 days! What a great idea!!! Thanks for hosting, I can't wait.

Just let me know when the button is ready and post in on my blog to promote!!

Enjoy your day!

Cathy said...

Wow...what a great idea!!! Count me in!!!

I can't wait!!!


Ginger said...

I think it's a great idea, Karen.
I'll have to see if I can "dress up" my door.

Kara Ward said...

This looks wonderful...just the thing I need to inspire me to decorate!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Well, I have a storm door on the front, which keeps me from hanging my wreaths because it is too tight. But I guess I could open my French doors and show what I got going on outside on the decks. Would that work? Or something to that effect. Yeah, I'm in. (Someone really should do a "where do we put all the plates we pick up a few at a time for tablescapes!) Great idea!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

It sounds like fun and I'll join in! I love getting new front door ideas (actually I'd like a whole new front door but that's another story!)


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Sounds like fun! I would love to participate in all three.
Blog: Hydrangea Home

Thank you!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks said...

I'd love to be a part of "Autumn Doors of Welcome"! Count me in for all three dates, please ... and I hope you'll participate in my "Americana Autumn" on Veteran's Day! Thanks for visiting my site ... enjoyed the chat!

Julie said...

You know I would not miss getting in on all the fun... So count me in all three times!!!!I am having a-give-away to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... so come on over and check it out... We will picking a winner Late Monday night , and posting the results then...Have a wonderful Pink week and I hope to see back here next week...

Meg said...

Karen, I would love to participate in all three Meg

Valerie said...

Count me in too - for all three!!! I'll post your button and sign up to follow today.

Joan said...

I would love to join in the fun!

Katy said...

Oh fun!! I love seeing everyone's ideas! Count me in!!

Julie said...

Hi Karen, I posted that I would love to join the party...I am not on your side bar yet? Julie @
Will be there for all three...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a great idea. I will definitely try to come up with something. My front porch and door are so plain and so not inviting. Such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

Fun party! I would love to participate with you. I will definitely post your button.


Tee said...

Hi Karen! Haven't stopped by in a while. This looks like fun. I'm planning to participate and keeping my fingers crossed that my door will not be covered in mud and plaster dust by then. If it is, I'll just have to borrow my Mom's door.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love this idea! And would love to be included.

Lynn @ TheVintageNest

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

OOPs....I forgot to say I will just be signing up for the October one right now. :)

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

This sounds like a blast..please sign me up for all 3 of them..Gives me motivation to get them done..thanks for the nudge.


Traci said...

Hi Karen thanks for stopping by my blog and I would love to enter the Doors of Welcome. Traci

Anonymous said...

What fun! I shall join you in the 'Doors of Welcome'--Autumn. In fact, without knowing about it, I've already joined in with a good start. Now you've encouraged me to 'get with it'!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun and I would love to join! Maybe it will get me in gear to do something to that door!
I already grabbed your button!

Kathleen said...

Hi Karen,
Sounds like a great idea...Not so sure about the Thanksgiving..I usually just do Fall until Christmas..
But put me down for those 2 anyway!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

This sounds wonderful, I'd like to participate with all of the rest of the activities.

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Hi Karen,
I would so enjoy to be a part of this mini-series. Count me in for sure for October and December!

cheryl said...

I would love to join in. I want to do all three! This sounds like such fun.

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Karen:

I'd love to join your mini series, Doors of Welcome. It's a great idea,since at this time of the year we tend to change the attire of our doors often! Lovely Kathleen, at Cuisine Kathleen, let me know about the party.

- The Tablescaper

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Better late than never to join the Doors of Welcome! Count me in! Hugs!

Debbie said...

I just found your blog, this is a great idea. I would love to participate.


Lynette said...

I'm late to the party and not sure you'll even see this and left a comment on your most recent post, but I'll be able to join only for Christmas, but I'll grab your button tonight!

Maggie B said...

Hi Karen,
I know am probably way too late to join in the fun but I have taken your button to put on my blog.
Maggie @ Normandy life

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! I would love to join in and play with your December Doors of Welcome!
Shelia @

Connie said...

This is my first time here and I think this sounds like fun, sugar! So count me in on the fun.