Around Geneva: Christmas Porches and Doors

The sun came out for a change today, so I grabbed my camera at lunch and took a walk around town practicing some shots. In my recent post about claw foot tubs I mentioned I was getting a new camera. So with my new Nikon D3000 in hand, I braved the cold knowing the sun would wash out the colors a bit.

I’ve admired this house since I can remember. It’s worn different colors over the years and it
always looks gorgeous. Such a classic home with simple beauty.
The molding is beautiful. Not too little, not too much.
The house next door. I love the use of fresh greens outside.
Wreaths on every window. All that’s missing is some snow!
Love the chairs on the front porch! I have to admit,
I was hoping someone would invite me up there for a cup of hot chocolate.
This charmer was next on the block. It’s like the neighbors got together
and coordinated exterior paint colors. Love the ceiling fan above the tree on the porch!
This bike was parked in the corner of the yard. You see a lot of these around town.
A classic brick Colonial is always a sight for sore eyes.
And on the other side of the street, this clapboard beauty takes up residence.
Let’s get a little closer for a look-see.
Love the blue ceiling on the porch!
Another entrance to the home is ready to receive Christmas visitors.
Hope you enjoyed another little tour of Geneva. These homes are just steps away from Third Street,
the main shopping drag that I featured earlier. Hope your Christmas decorating is going well.
If you start feeling stressed, just step outside for a little stroll!
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  1. Jennifer,
    I love these homes! Your photography is beautiful, I love the last photo with the ornament.

  2. LOVE all houses..such beautiful and DREAMLIFE inspiration at your street..thank you for sharing this 🙂 /Marie

  3. The houses are all gorgeous, especially with the Christmas decorations!

  4. What a beautiful blog you have here! I was referred over from Brenda at Cozy Little House. I have lived in both the city and country (country now!) and love both, but I’m a country girl at heart.
    I’m excited to come back and see what else you share. LOVE all of these homes in this neighborhood! My dream is to live in a historic home. Your photography is beautiful!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  5. Hi! I’m swinging by after stopping by at Brenda’s Cozy Little House. Wow, what beautiful houses! I would love to live in any of them!

  6. You have a lovely blog, I am here via Cozy Little House, and I am one of your newest followers. Lana from

  7. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower. I sure hope you will stop by soon and visit me. I hope to see more of you soon. Richard from, My Old Historic House.

  8. I love all these charming homes! These are exactly the types of homes I fall in love with! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.


  9. I’m popping over from Brenda’s Cozy Little House to say hello. I LOVE Geneva. One of my best friends used to live in Woodridge so my first trip to Geneva was with her many years ago. More recently, I met up with a blogging buddy there in the summer of 2010. We met at The Little Traveler; had lunch, went yarn shopping. here’s the link to my post:
    Love the charm of those old homes. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

  10. Just found your lovely blog via Brenda. I’m having fun browsing around and am your newest follower.
    Beautiful homes you’ve shown us. Look forward to seeing more.

  11. Just found your great blog from Vintage Inspiration Friday and I am also your newest follower. I love, love the beautiful houses you shared, each one is got me drooling! Hope you come by and get to know each other and I’m looking forward to seeing more of you. Merry Christmas. FABBY

  12. Not sure how I ended up over here, but I am going to look for your follow button. Oh what beautiful homes, LOVE them!

  13. WOW! This is a darn nice Blog you have here. I had no idea. I’ll have to spend some time and sit down to really read it. Great pictures, too.

    Kathy from the library

  14. Beautiful tour! Thanks so much! Nice to meet you! Twyla

  15. Oh, how I love me some christmas house tours….LOVE the architecture! So pretty!

  16. Hi Jennifer ~ I’m one of your new blog readers, sent over from Brenda at The Little Blue House. Nice to meet you! When I saw your first post about Geneva, and then saw the houses, I just knew it was Geneva, IL. And then when you mentioned Third Street – yep, that clinched it! I live not too far from there, on the outskirts of McHenry. I venture to Geneva several times a year to do some shopping. I’ll be looking through the rest of your blog later…looking forward to “getting to know you”. Please come visit me at my blog, too! Thanks, and have a happy day. 🙂

  17. I love looking at houses like these! Thanks for the tour. I’ve now added Geneva to my list of towns I’d like to visit.

  18. Your camera takes awesome pictures. You have a lovely blog.

  19. Lovely homes ~ so grand and stately making the perfect picture. Beautiful.

  20. Oh my goodness I loved each and every one of those homes! They are dressed up so perfectly for Christmas and it was such a fun tour. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it at our Doors and Porches party…we just became your 100th follower(s)!

  21. These are such beautiful homes. I’m your newest follower. Blessings, Pamela

  22. The first house is beautiful!

  23. Hi Jennifer, what a great post! thanks so much for the tour, and for linking up with VIF. I’m featuring your post on Vintage Inspiration Friday this afternoon. xo

  24. Thanks for the tour! Can’t wait to see more!!!

    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  25. hi Jennifer
    I was so happy to see you joining my blog today. I look forward to following your blog as well. Have a great weekend

    Best greetings from

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