2014-12-18 / Around Town

Delightful Doorways


Janet Culkin’s display at 15 Walnut St. was beautifully framed by the architectural elements of the home, setting off the brightly varnished door and natural greenery. The door took the third place Residential prize. 
Photos by Jack Kelly Janet Culkin’s display at 15 Walnut St. was beautifully framed by the architectural elements of the home, setting off the brightly varnished door and natural greenery. The door took the third place Residential prize. Photos by Jack Kelly Competition was keen this year in the Christmas in Newport Doorway Contest, with homes from Bellevue to the Point and businesses all over town putting on their holiday best for the enjoyment of all. Several first time entries placed well, and frequent favorites continued to enchant. For a complete list of winners, see page 4.



Perennial favorite B&B Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St., was named the overall Grand Prize winner. Always a fierce competitor, the Malbone utilized both stories of the inn, the walkway, signage, and fence to create a multi-faceted presentation. Perennial favorite B&B Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St., was named the overall Grand Prize winner. Always a fierce competitor, the Malbone utilized both stories of the inn, the walkway, signage, and fence to create a multi-faceted presentation.

The nautical-themed doorway at 15 Cummings St. earned honorable mention Residential recognition for Sue Champagne, utilizing sea shells, a mermaid and sea stars in the design. The nautical-themed doorway at 15 Cummings St. earned honorable mention Residential recognition for Sue Champagne, utilizing sea shells, a mermaid and sea stars in the design.

Armory Antiques Marketplace, 365 Thames St., took second place in the Commercial category, mixing a bit of whimsy with traditional décor. Armory Antiques Marketplace, 365 Thames St., took second place in the Commercial category, mixing a bit of whimsy with traditional décor.

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