In Old Town Alexandria Christmas reigns supreme. From the day after Thanksgiving through the end of December, homes and shops throughout the city are festively decorated and accessorized for the season.

As we've walked the quaint streets of Old Town Alexandria this month, we've been enamoured with many homes' exterior holiday decor. From creative use of fresh fruit and greens, to wreaths beyond belief, we've been stopped dead in our tracks. You may recall our post last week on how we created the window and door swags for the front of our home, but our decor hardly takes the cake for most beautiful, interesting or show stopping. 

Over the last couple of weeks we've been snapping photos of the decore we find particularly nice. Here's a quick roundup of some our our favorites to help spread a little holiday cheer. What can we say? It warms our hearts.















Quite honestly, this is just scratching the surface of the decorations you see all around Old Town. If you're in the DC area and want to take a relaxing stroll through an enjoyable urban Christmas town, stop by Old Town this weekend and enjoy the sights.

Want to see what else we're up to this holiday season? Check out:

Comments 15


12/15/2011 at 10:48 AM
Thanks for the "tour"! The one with all of the fruit in the fan transom made me smile.

Have a Merry Christmas!
It's even more beautiful and impressive in person!
12/15/2011 at 1:39 PM
It's hard to choose, but I think I would say the tree visible through the window is my favorite. That may have to do with the artistry of the photo, though.
I have to give Alex credit on that one. It is a really beautiful photo. Maybe we should send it to the homeowners so they can use it as their Christmas card next year. :-)
12/15/2011 at 5:14 PM
The wreath with the peacock feathers is awesome.
I love that one too, Spencer. Totally unexpected and a great pop of color.
12/15/2011 at 5:58 PM
I'm in love with your blog and renovation! Can't wait to keep up with what you do next - best of luck!

(Found you through Nester)
Thanks so much Carrie! Welcome to Old Town Home!
12/17/2011 at 4:49 PM
Yay, you have a pic of my office's doors. :) Love your blog!
That's great and thank you! Is your office the building with the fruit?
12/19/2011 at 1:00 PM
Love the fruit in the transom! How clever, especially with the 'hospitality pineapple' front and center!

I didn't do much on the exterior of the bungalow this year, but the inside is all pretty. Mantle, windowseat with the tree, kitchen feather tree, buffet with creche and Advent wreath/candles.

Starting to get into the spirit, for sure. Now to WRAP (and wrap, and oh yeah, wrap LOL)
A feather tree! Now that's something I need to try one of these years.

I know what you mean about wrapping. I thought we were nearly done, and then I found I had wrapped another 12 gifts on Saturday...and we still have a few more to do!
12/19/2011 at 2:20 PM
That's the one!
Nicole Hayes
12/5/2012 at 11:50 AM
Where are the llamas!?
They haven't been out since last year. We miss them and talk about them every time we walk by that house. We're so sad.
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