2011 Best Blog Projects

Although I installed this old door several years ago, it gets the most attention from viewers of my home tour.

I saved this cute door from the dump.  I peeled it off the frozen ground at the salvage store that I love.  I paid $10 for that little gem.  I had to rip the sides a little with my table saw so it would fit my basement door size.  Many people think that it is a pantry door and that’s OK but it really leads to my basement.  It has been one thing in my home that gets lots of attention.

I didn’t even repaint or distress this door.  I added a new handle recently, that’s it.
Down to Earth Style Home Tour
My Favorite Burlap Wreath
Favorite Burlap Wreath

Recycled Peanut Butter Jars
Cute Burlap Wreath
Cute Burlap Wreath Post
Tree Branch Ornaments
Earthy Ornaments
And finally..
Well, I’ve been blogging since September 2011 and I have had a blast.
I hope to post new and inspiring projects in 2012.
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Little Miss Teacher

Love your door! Where is that wreath from??!


Hi Holly,I am new to your blog and I absolutely love it!!! Your decorating talents are unbelievable. I love your home, it is gorgeous. I have so many projects to do and you have given me inspiration- I needed it. Thanks for sharing all you do!


Holly, I'm your newest fan! You have fabulous style and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

La Vie Quotidienne

It is all wonderful. Very creative and so charming.


Found your beautiful blog @ Brambleberry Cottage. Love, love your style of decorating! Gorgeous!

Tammi Evette

Hi visiting from Brambleberry Cottage and I am your newest follower! I hope you have a great 2012!


Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!Sherry

The DIY Show Off

Wow, Holly! I spy some gorgeous projects! 😉 Looks like I have some catching up to do! Thank you so much for sharing your recap! Happy New Year!Roeshel

Gayle Page-Robak

Oh wow! Everything looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com Hugs, Gayle.

Honey at 2805

You had a year of fabulous projects!Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

Susan @ homeroad.net

I swooned when I saw your bedroom at a linky but now I've gotta say you have the most beautiful house I've ever seen! Your taste in everything is beautiful! I'm a big fan! Susan

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads

Just found your blog when I clicked on your link at Honey's party. You have some amazing projects, and I'm going to follow you. Happy New Year!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

Would never have thought to replace an interior door with an exterior door like that — perfect!! Love the burlap wreaths and that headboard is fantastic! Going to go check out more of your project links!

The Southern Product Queen

Love your blog, and your ideas! I found you on \”It's Overflowing\” Linky party! I'm having one myself and would it if you would join. Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com

Sharing Shadymont

Beautiful projects. Love the door….love everything you've done. Great blog!


Everything is beautiful…I love your style :)I'm your newest follower…I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your blog and upcoming posts! Happy New Year!Big hugs,Queenie


I love your Blog – your home is so warm and inviting, such great creativity and style. Looking forward to following your Blog in 2012.Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!Cheers!Mary @ sweetliitlebluebird.com

Missy @ It's A Ray Thing

That door is the BEST! Love it. Glad to know it's to your basement. Maybe I could do the same since I don't have a pantry. And I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog.


These are all amazing projects! Thanx for linking up to THT! Please come back and link up again on Saturday for those who do not do THT! I know they would love to see all your amazing work!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

Everything is so cute I can hardly stand it! I think I'm obsessed with your blog now!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, AimeeSharing on my FB Page RIGHT NOW!!!


Holly, I'm sure your posts in 2012 will be just as, if not more, beautiful. Love your style. Always a pleasure to visit your blog, and peek into you lovely home.

Amy Kinser

Girl, that door is beyond fabulous!!!! I LOVE it!! Your projects are great and your house is beautiful.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

Well, I can see why that door gets so much attention. It's beautiful and you just don't see that type of stuff in just any old home. Love your creativity!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

I know I have said it before but I just LOVE your home. I want a door like your basement door for ALL the rooms of my house! It is just so gorgeous! I'm off to go and check out that beautiful island of yours next!~Shanon


Love your blog! I just found you but I'm so excited to begin my home projects after seeing you inspire me. Can you share what color your bedroom walls are? And your kitchen cabinet color too please :)Where did you get your inspiration from?Cheers to 2012!!


I didn't realize that you've only been blogging as long as I have! I always thought that door was on your pantry. I actually think it's cuter knowing it goes to your basement now. I can't beleive you only paid $10 for it!!! You are soooo lucky to have it. I would love to have a cute door like that leading to my basement. Maybe I can be on the lookout for one since you put the idea in my head. Ha! Love all your home projects and can't wait to see what you'll do in the new year! I… Read more »


Your home is beautiful. I love that door. We want to slowly replace all of our doors in the house with old chippy doors. Maybe some with stained glass. I just realized that you are from CT. So am I! Happy New Year!~Debra xxxCapersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com


I have a similar old, chippy door that I absolutely love. It was actually ON our house when we purchased it, but I've reinstalled it as a accent at the end of the hallway in our new home.I'd love it if you would share this at Knick of Time Tuesday – the party is still going strong!Blessings,Angie @ Knick of Time

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing

ahhh…I love that door too, and I want one bad for MY pantry! Beautiful recap. Happy New year to you.