First of all, Happy Chanukkah and Merry almost Christmas!
Today, December 21st, is my second anniversary of moving to Boston!
But, ugh, I’m a bit under the weather today; just a little stuffy, fluffy and puffy. Covid is negative.
So, I’m taking it relatively easy. Soon, I will be sharing some beautiful Boston Christmas Decor 2022 images I’ve taken recently.
Let’s begin with about five weeks ago.
I just happened to go out one even when the guys were putting up and testing the Commonwealth Ave. Mall lights.
Here, you can see the guys putting their ladders back in the truck. I went to do an errand, and when I returned 20 minutes later, they were gone and the lights were off. I believe they get turned on the first Thursday in December, and they remain on until early April.
Does that mean I can leave my little Suzanne Kasler Christmas tree up until April?
Most of the Boston Christmas Decor 2022 images were taken Sunday, December 11th.
That day I went on a beautiful tour of about six homes on Beacon Hill. The tour was a benefit for the Nichols House Museum, and I went with a group all belonging to the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. Unfortunately, but understandably, photographs were not allowed.
That’s inside the gorgeous homes, but no one stops anyone from taking photos of the exteriors.
The only home on the tour I took an exterior shot of was 24 Chestnut Street. And, oh my, this home is SPECTACULAR.
Below is the front door to 24 Chestnut Street.
Greeting us just the right of the warm entrance hall is a reception area surrounded by an antique Zuber wallpaper mural. Yes, the entire room. The home is incredibly gorgeous. I didn’t want to leave.
The rest of the Boston Holiday & Christmas Decor 2022 images aren’t in any particular order. Unless otherwise, noted, they are on Beacon Hill.
29A&B Chestnut Street is one of the oldest homes on Beacon Hill. Please note the side entrance that was popular circa 1800.
The sign below has more information about this historic home.
Above is another view from Chestnut Street.
This was the afternoon before the first snowfall in Boston, which I believe was less than an inch. That did knock most of the remaining leaves down. I love that chartreuse color one sees when the leaves are newborn and then again, just before they die.
A view along Chestnut Street on Beacon Hill
The same home from the front. I love the addition of the golden leaves to this color scheme.
Another long view down the street.
Fantastic doors, always on Beacon Hill.
On the southeast corner of Louisburg Square some delightful carolers.
This display was jaw-dropping. The photo doesn’t do it justice.
The quintessential front door on Beacon Hill decorated for Christmas 2022.
On my way home from the tour, it began snowing.
I’m almost home and looking down the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
The following images were taken on a walk in Back Bay Boston one evening recently, on Marlborough Street.
That’s all for now, for holiday & Christmas decor 2022 from my image library.
And now for the news.
On Monday of this week, I had a hair appointment. As I was running a little late, I was concentrating on moving along Charles Street as quickly as possible.
However, focused I was, nothing, but nothing could stop me from seeing what appeared to be jumping out of the store window at me.
Yes, two gorgeous vintage, blind fretwork Chinese Chippendale stools. However, there was no time to go in the store.
Three hours later, I went back to the store, Upstairs Downstairs, a lovely store that sells a wide variety of vintage and antique, just about everything. Please follow Upstairs Downstairs Antiques on Instagram. All of their contact and location info is there as well.
Their prices are quite reasonable, as well.
Above is some beautiful original art and a Gustavian-style chest in the middle.
Did I get the stools? Well, I’ve been dreaming about stools like these ever since I saw similar ones in Maura Endres’ living room several years ago.
The ones above are exactly like mine. I saved this image in February 2017 in the post where I featured Maura Endres’ home. I’m not sure who the manufacturer is. The tag said they are from the 1940s.
So, yes, of course, I got them!
Where will they go? I’m not sure yet. I carried one home and will fetch the other one when I’m feeling better.
Very lovely, Laurel, but I hope you’re not planning on painting them. It would be such a shame to paint over the gorgeous mahogany.
Forgive me, but I don’t recall asking you if it would be okay or not.
Besides; we don’t talk like that to other people on this blog. And, unfortunately, some of you did after Sunday’s post.
There’s a note at the end of that post, recently added. I don’t want to mess up this post with stuff you were supposed to have learned in childhood.
See this not-very-good photo of my bookcase?
I had it painted. That was 21 years, ago, and I have enjoyed it immensely ever since.
I hated it in its original state. And, it looked awful in my white-on-white living room. But, I bought it because I knew it would be gorgeous painted.
You may leave your mahogany bookcase brown, or you can paint it hot pink if you like. I don’t care, because it’s none of my business– unless you ask me.
Here it is circa 2002 with my darling Peaches.
Okay, I’m going to leave you with a positive word. I appreciate and love each of you who are reading my blog. And, I wish everyone, peace, good health, and an abundance of everything good all around you.
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