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Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome?

Notice the pineapple hanging in the middle of the arch? This is in Providence RI and it is very common to see pineapple door knockers in New England because the pineapple was a symbol of welcome in the 1700 -1800's due to the fact  they were brought home as gifts by seafarers. This made me think of door knockers........


I have been trying to remember the last time I saw a welcoming door knocker...............


On Granny Mountain she posted  these  pictures of a her welcoming  front entrance including her rooster door bell!







and I thought about my doorbell...

It sure doesn't give you any warm and fuzzy's and to make it even worse this is the sign above the door bell......



Definitely not welcoming...........and although this is also above the door bell and says "Nature is the art of God"....





It is in Italian.





 I guess this is the most welcoming thing at my front entrance......

and you would be surprised how many people check themselves out in the mirror......some even take a picture:)

What does your front entrance say about you?

7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

ha ha! my 'welcome' is a locked gate. and if you happen to find it open and come to the door, you're greated by 5 big barking dogs... :)

Granny Annie said...

As much as I hate to admit it, I do not welcome strangers to my door and friends know just to walk in.

fishducky said...

I never thought about it but I hope my front door says "Welcome". The only sign that's ever there is one I put up every Christmas. It says, "We believe in Santa Claus".

Chatty Crone said...

I have a sunflower plaque that says welcome and a beautiful lead glass door. When you ring the bell if you can find it - our little 15 pound dog will bark his head off like he will bite the heck out of you - he won't though.

Lady Di Tn said...

Hadn't given it much thought. I hope folks feel welcomed. Peace

Shammickite said...

I have a nice "golden" cherub holding a planter but it's sitting on the floor right now as I'm waiting for YoungerSon to arrive with his drill to put up a hook in the wall to hang the cherub on. Poor cherub has been on the floor for quite a while.....

Allison said...

Hey, there you are! Nice self-portrait!