“Tis the Season in Old Town”

December 12, 2011

 

 

 

Old Town, Alexandria… in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Just giving you a glimpse of how we “do the holidays”  in this quaint little part of the world.  Yes, we do have inflatable Snoopy snow globes and blinking reindeer displays on the “outskirts” of town but in the historic district, the decor is more of the natural variety.

 

 

 

Fresh and dried greens and fruit are used in abundance… think Colonial Williamsburg.

 

 

 

A store window festooned with pine and heather (love this one)

 

 

Magnolia, lemons and clove-studded oranges

 

 

 

 

Clustered green apples play off nicely against a red door

 

 

A nautical theme with bleached starfish, shells,  and pine cones

 

 

 

A simple swag of scotch pine and pepperberries

 

 

A chartreuse ribbon complements the black shutters

 

 

 

More magnolia love…

 

 

Sprayed gold pomegranates

 

 

 

And how sweet is this?

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If you are ever in the Washington, D.C. area over the holidays….  Old Town (on the Potomac River) is a short ride on the metro but a nice step back into history (and away from…  the glitter).

 

 

Todd Healy