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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day and a How to, to boot!

Searching for ways to spruce up your front door?  Here are some ideas for layering and how to make your front door always stand out!

Top 'o' the mornin' to ya... and Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I do not usually post on Wednesday, but I didn't want to miss wishing you a Happy ST. Patty's Day!  Of course I also wanted to share our door with you for the holiday too!  

ST Patrick's Day Sign

Kind of hum drum, huh?  Well, it is a good thing I plan to spruce it up a bit!  Remember when I talked about layering (How to Style and Layer a Living Room)?  Well, that includes my door too!  It's not hard, it's really rather simple.  

You see, I just add another wreath in behind the sign.  It kind of spruces it up a bit and gives it a little something more; like fireworks on your door!  I love to layer and change things up.  I am sure you would not be surprised to find out I bought this wreath around Christmas time either.  I feel like we can get by with using it through spring because it just seems to add that extra pizazz we sometimes need for our door.  You will be seeing it many a time when I show our front door, but probably in a different way each time.   

If you decide to layer your door décor… I was a poet and didn't know it.  Ok, a little cheesy, but I wanted to make sure you were still awake!  Anyway, if you decide to layer, purchase a cheaper wreath, it does not need to be fluffy and full, when you add to it, that is when the P-O-P comes to life!  I think this wreath was $19.99... have you seen the prices of wreaths?  My goodness, they can be quite expensive!  

I tried to locate this wreath, but I could not find it, I found some alternatives for you if you are searching though.  I will add pictures to the bottom of this post for you to take a look.  

I found the sign many years ago at Dollar Tree.  They typically sell these sorts of signs for every holiday.  I like to put a little life in these plain signs though to liven things up a bit.  

If you are like me and not leaving your home, then you can find anything and everything on Amazon.  Before I started the blog Amazon kept me quite entertained and probably a lot poorer in my free time in staying home.  I would type one word in the search engine and see what all I could come up with.  Doesn't take much to entertain me, does it?    

I have always been an Amazon shopper, because we are Prime members, but two day shipping?  Yes please!  Sometimes I just need my fix and quick on whatever project I am working on!  I also like their prices... when I go searching, they are usually cheaper than other retailers.  It is not always a fact, but it usually is when I am searching.  I will post some St. Patty Day signs for you too.  I found some at great prices.  Who knows, maybe tomorrow they will be cheaper?

I have been getting a lot of feedback from y'all!  Thank you for that, it is motivating me to keep going and keep the creative juices flowing.  I am excited to be sharing a few new things later this week!  Stay tuned!  

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I really enjoy decorating our front door.  Funny story, two years ago before Christmas I was shopping in a local shop and found a wall pocket made out of tin.  I thought it was beautiful (of course, it had a bird on it) and I was extremely excited to put on our front door.  I shopped my hearts content that day, searching for full pine branches, pine with berries, poinsettias, the whole works!  I was quite proud of how it all came together.  You can click to find it on our Merry Christmas post.  

When I went to hang it on the door, it would not fit, I could not close the front door!  How down was I when I found my fabulous pocket wasn't so fabulous after all?  No worries, I hung it on the wall in our dining room, but back to the drawing board I went for the door.  Learn from my mistakes, make sure you know how much room you have between your front door and your screen door if you have one.  

I like to share my wins and fails in case someone can learn something from them because I make a lot of them.  It's how you learn in life too.  😉

Here is a little more of our door.  I cannot get a full view of the door now with the changes we made in adding the bench to the foyer (Click How we the foyer changed)!  Darn it.  In case you did not know, I painted the hardware on the door, you can click to read about our Before and After: The Foyer, you will also be able to see how much the foyer has changed since we bought our home too!  

My goodness, you would not believe how many times Mr. Vintage has said I forgot our home looked like that, and I ask him how could you forget?  You hated this or that...  This blog has been an eye opener for us to see where we started and where we are now.  

I cannot say I will ever be completely finished here.  I like to change things up too much, but it is usually small things until I am ready to make the big changes.  When I make the big changes, they are things I have thought about for a while.  When I love something, I love it forever!  Some may say I am boring, but that is ok, I know I will forever love this home and be happy here!

Ok, as promised here are some wreath ideas to build on or just add to your front door as is.  Did you know they are ALL under $25!  I was surprised by some of them because I expected them to be a lot more!  

Spring wreath Eucalyptus Leaves Wreath Daisy and Lavender Wreath Eucalyptus Wreath 20inch Magnolia Leaves Wreath 18 Inches Farmhouse Decoration 18 Inches Pip Berry Wreath Off White Winter All Season Wreath

St. Patty's signs below.  They are all under $10!  I do not like to spend a lot of money on things that will only stay up for one month.  That is just me... ok, so you may be asking why did you show us some of these Cara?  Well the Irish Wishes and Shamrock Kisses?  I would nestle in a wreath, if you have problems getting it to stay, you can add a small hanger to the back, run some small wire through the hanger and attach it to your wreath.  The Shamrocks and hats?  I would attach those to a wreath and you can always remove them, save for the following year and keep using the same wreath like we do for other holidays. All of the other pieces have a way to hang on your door so you can layer away... 

Happy St. Patrick's Day shamrock Kiss of the Irish Gnomes celebrating St Paddy's Day Lucky Shamock Lucky Shamrocks St Paddy's Day hat

I even found a few Easter wreaths since it is right around the corner and again all under $25!  I love the bunny butt!  LOL. The one with the aqua bunny is my favorite, that one is under $20!  I think I could write a whole post on Easter wreaths from Amazon!  They have too many to choose from!     

Well, I hope this post was able to inspire you that you do not have to spend a lot of money on wreaths, you can start with a basic wreath and build on it.  Accessorize your wreath if you will...  our front door décor was $21.00!  When talking about wreaths, that is pretty good if I do say so myself.  I'm a simple gal who also likes some of the spicier things in life too, but very seldom do I spend a lot of money on any one thing.  

Want to share your decorated front doors?  I'd love to share them with everyone.  You can send me your pictures to Cara.VintageStyleGal@gmail.com, you can also post them to our Facebook page to share in the comments, I read every comment that is posted.  Looking forward to seeing those decorations and sharing them too!    

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