Elfreth’s Alley at Christmas

Two weeks ago, we visited Philadelphia during our trip up north.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

One of the highlights for me was a visit to Elfreth’s Alley.

Elfreth’s Alley — popularly known as “Our nation’s oldest residential street” – dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century. Since 1702, Elfreth’s Alley has been home to more than 3,000 people. Today thirty-two houses, built between 1728 and 1836, line the alley. They form one of the last intact early American streetscapes in the nation.

I could probably sit on one of those stoops for hours and just imagine how life must have been back in the 1700’s and 1800’s when the homes were built.

I just love how the different homeowners decorated for Christmas.

Elfreth's Alley

Everything was so simple. Not elaborate or gaudy.

Elfreth's Alley

This home just had candles in the windows. Maybe they keep them out all year?

Elfreth's Alley

And Greenery…

Elfreth's Alley

Not a flashing light or plastic figure to be found here.

Elfreth's Alley

I love this arrangement. I’m inspired for next year.

Elfreth's Alley

Just a single wreath on the door is enough to creative a festive mood.

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

I love the home made snow flakes in the window.

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

I’ve never seen this before… Just some extra Christmas Tree branches with walnuts made into a swag. Awesome!

Elfreth's Alley

I LOVE this!

Elfreth's Alley

Beautiful!

Elfreth's Alley

I love Byers Choice!

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Well, there certainly is lots of inspiration for next year!

Elfreth's Alley

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