Beacon Hill Christmas Magic

Beacon Hill in Boston is a magical place at any time of year, but at Christmastime there really is something special in the air "on The Hill." We took a very quick 12 hour trip to Boston on Saturday to pick up our long-awaited, new puppy (!!!!), and we got to spend some time with old friends in our old neighborhood!

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Greek Revival beauty in this pediment.

So beautiful in its simplicity.

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The Nicholls House on Mt. Vernon Street is wonderful museum.

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The Nicholls House's windows set in blind arches are beautiful all year long, but the little boxwood wreaths with plaid bows take them to the next level, don't they?

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Most exterior house trim in Beacon Hill is painted in neutral colors, but this exception in sea foam green is particularly stunning.

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Mansion windows bedecked in wreaths.

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This row of coach houses has always held a special place in my heart. Neighbors don't need to match, each lovely in their own way.

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On Louisberg Square, each massive manse has different and gorgeous door decor. I was very drawn to the use of pinecone boughs at Number 3.

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Introducing Rooster Brewster, our puppy! In his spiffy new coat! Leland's Bean Boots for scale. Hard to believe this little fuzzball will be 50+ pounds in no time! He's half Welsh Terrier, half Airedale Terrier, and all love-bug.

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Lampposts wrapped in their holiday finery on Louisberg Square.

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Wintertime wisteria vines give a pop of green at the corner of Pinckney Street and Louisberg Square.

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I've always liked the irregularity of this house's facade and their garland and boxes are spectacular.

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Historic Acorn Street (its got cobblestones underneath that snow!) is probably the most photographed spot in this neighborhood, and its easy to see why. There's actually a home for sale on these street right now (a real fixer-upper!).

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Down on Chestnut Street these teal doors and shutters stand out so beautifully against red brick and white snow. 

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Not only are the Christmas decorations beautiful at Number 53, but - be still my heart - those are sidelights and fanlights to absolutely die for!

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Truly truly truly one of the most special places in America.

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Back over on Acorn Street -- Our first family photo!! 

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I hope your holidays are as merry and bright as ours!!