Friday, August 20, 2010

Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA

During a recent trip to Philadelphia, PA,
I was lucky enough to be with a local,
who happens to be one of my very best friends.

She thought Elfreth's Alley would be
right up my...well, alley!

She was right.
(She always is!)

"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.
Elfreth's Alley is a National Historic Landmark District,
one of the first districts that celebrates the lives of everyday Americans."

Definitely worth a visit!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Homes in the UK

Here are a few of the homes
I couldn't resist snapping a quick photo of
during my most recent trip to

It really is a completely different place in the
I fell even more in love with it!

Doesn't it make you want a rose covered trellis over your front door?

So classically the glossy black front door.

Thatched roofs. Soft muted colors. Cottage garden. Yes, please!

Hickledy pickledy.
in Ely

Tudor. Real, still standing Tudor.

Have you ever tried Pimm's?

It really is the English summer in a glass!