Home in Maine for the holidays, we decorate our 1930s front door with this classic three-Christmas wreath family tradition with Frost Farms.
Where and How It Began
It was this picture that I found in my parent’s attic over five years ago now, that would inspire this Christmas in Maine three-wreath 1930s front door tradition. A tradition that would represent revitalization and rejuvenation.
“A circle should never be broken, it’s true. A circle for them, a circle for you to hang on your door.” The Albion Christmas Band
This is a picture of my parents’ 1930s front door and how my mother decorated it for their first Christmas in their newly built Raeside-Dame home in Coastal Maine over 30 years ago. You may see and learn more about this family home and all its history here in our Coastal Maine Home Tour.
It was right then and there that I decided I wanted to start my own tradition by adding three wreaths to this 1930s front door every holiday season in memory of the first.
This is now our fifth Christmas season with the home, and I have tried a variety of different wreaths. But I keep coming back to the authentic Maine evergreens with classic red bows.
Frost Farms Christmas Wreaths
This year, I’m delighted to partner with my friends over at Frost Farms, located out on Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor, Maine, to continue this year’s three-wreath 1930s front-door holiday tradition.
And Ella’s even dressed up for the occasion…
Because Frost Farms‘ traditional Maine-made wreaths are simply the perfect finishing touch for the holiday season, featuring natural pine cones, faux red berries, and a weather-resistant velvet bow, these hand-crafted wreaths are trimmed with fresh balsam fir brush and reindeer moss.
Each wreath is carefully packaged in a moisture-protectant bag with decorative tissue paper and shipped via UPS in a custom-fit box.
Frost Farms has six varieties of holiday wreaths to choose from, and the wreaths I am showcasing on our 1930s front door today are their “Traditional Maine Wreaths.” So if you are in the market to bring a little bit of Maine spirit to your home this holiday season, check out Frost Farms fresh Maine wreaths!
See how the team at Frost Farms makes these gorgeous hand-made Maine wreaths:
And since we aren’t in Maine full time, Frost Farms happily scheduled our delivery of wreaths to accommodate our arrival for the Thanksgiving weekend. The time when I like to hang our three Christmas wreaths on our 1930s front door.
It’s also the weekend we arrive to tackle the annual fall yard clean-up. This weekend, we were welcomed by the neighborhood strolling turkeys, and boy were they huge since the last time we saw them back in the spring…
1930s Front Door
Let’s chat a bit about this 1930s front door. There are actually two doors in this home’s front door frame. The first is a normal door that opens into the home. And on the face of that door is this old 1930s front door. Customary to Early American Homes built back in this era.
Also called storm doors to homes that resided on the coast. They were considered barrier doors during consequential New England storms. This 1930s front door can be removed in the summertime. However, we choose to leave ours on for simply the character it provides. And this front door does not serve as a functioning entryway into the home. Although it easily could.
This 1930s front door has wrought iron latches and braces that are original to its installation over 30 years ago. A uniquely vintage lantern lights the way over this front door’s entryway.
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Storm windows work in a similar way as this 1930s front door does on our home, too. Although we definitely remove the storm windows in the spring and put them back on in the fall to save on heating costs and for the layering of window protection, they provide against falling trees, debris, and the like during the winter months.
Maine Christmas Wreaths
Over the past four years, this front-door Christmas wreath tradition has seen many iterations. Therefore, I knew this year I wanted to get back to a traditional Maine wreath with a classic red bow. It seems to be my favorite contrasting look with the Essex Green front door and the rustic cedar shake siding.
You may also enjoy the How We Restored our Aged Cedar Shake Siding post.
Check out these other 1930s front-door Christmas wreath looks:
- 3 Christmas Wreaths at the Front Door
- A Front Door Christmas Wreath Tradition
- Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021
- A Vintage Christmas Haul and 3 Holiday Wreaths
You may also enjoy the Firelight, Evergreens, and Snow: The Christmas Bottle Project of Swedish Homes post.
I often get asked, “Why three wreaths?”
That’s when I love chatting all about the old photo that I found and how my mother decorated this old front door for the first time.
Maine State Flag
We proudly fly our Maine flag of this great “Pine Tree State” next to our three-wreath 1930s front door tradition, and to us, it is all just quintessential Maine living.
And now we are ready and so looking forward to a beautiful blanket of snow.
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We did see a bit of a nice sea surge too while we were back in Maine for Thanksgiving weekend that I thought you may enjoy.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed visiting our Home in Coastal Maine with us today.
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