Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beacon Hill Window Boxes, Planters & a Crushing Tree

I assume residents of Beacon Hill get accustomed to visitors gawking at the architecture and the beauty of this neighborhood. Similar to Charleston, you find something worthy of a photo every few steps.
Love this spa blue door.







The planter is almost as big as the door.
From the curtains to the bust - so Boston!

Last Sunday Boston was under an unusual tornado warning. 68 mph winds whipped through the area, downing many trees, including this one that lodged itself up against a church.
After all that excitement, I indulged in this hot chestnut puree w/whipped cream concoction. So very good!

If you're interested in more beautiful exteriors, Lisa of the Lisa Porter Collection posted about the Ashland Porch & Garden tour here.

26 comments:

Preppy Little Dress said...

Amazing photos, thanks for sharing! Makes me want to plan another trip to Boston and Charleston, SC for that matter --ha! ha!

The Zhush said...

Loved going on this beautiful "walking tour' of Boston! One of the prettiest cities of all time!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful!

pretty pink tulips said...

How inspiring to walk through a neighborhood where ALL the residents care so much - I must go there one day. I love all the pots, the beautiful doors. Thank you so much for taking us along with you!

2 Hounds Design said...

I took a lot of photos just like these when I was in Beacon Hill last summer! As well as many similar photos from last summer in Charleston (which I posted in a blog last month).

I should find them to post and add a mention & link to you & yours.

My BFF is leaving for Boston tomorrow. I'm so envious.

*bisous*
Dane

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I love all of those images and have to tell you that I have the biggest crush on blue doors so I painted mine over the weekend. Now I'm torn over the hardware. It seems that blue doors always look best with brass. Hmm...

1 Funky Woman said...

That street is gorgeous! I would love to be walking and drooling at everyone's doorstep right now! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

Pink Martini said...

Oh my! I walked on many of those same streets a week ago and posted a photo from one of the lovely urns. Did you see the flower shop on the side street? So quaint. I looked long and hard how the window boxes were secured to the ledges and now I think I will be adding the same to my front windows. I just love Beacon Hill and Charles St.

Debby said...

Love the brownstones on Beacon ~ you can't walk by without dreaming of what the interiors must look like! My Uncle lived there for a bit and let me tell you ~ his place did not disappoint! xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I LOVE Beacon hill...such beautiful history and presence! When I was in college I worked at a resort in Maine that had people stay the whole summer (and had been coming for generations!) My fave couple that I took care of that summer was from Beacon Hill. They were in their 80's and invited me to stay with them after the summer. It looked like one of those exact residences!

Thanks for the memories! Sad about the ole tree.

Renee Finberg said...

great shots.

have fun.

xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I have been close to Boston once but never Beacon Hill. I am a restorer of historic homes and I'm sure I would have a ball here! Thanks for sharing these beautiful homes and images.

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

I went on a walking & photography tour of Beacon Hill in 2006. What I loved were the topiaries that adorned porches of many homes and the door knockers. Such a beautiful and historic area to visit. A lot of architectural appeal to it.

Your photos captured the true essence of that appeal.

Moxie Maley said...

Lovely photos!

Alicia said...

Gorgeous but since it was my stomping grounds forever ago I'm pleased to see it retains the charm & refrains from the harm of urban intrusion. If you ever get the chance the Garden Tour is wonderful.

Debra Phillips said...

i so love boston!
thank you for the inspiring tour. my fav was the gated courtyard; you could still see "in" but at the same time felt private
debra

pve design said...

All of the sudden, I am craving Boston Baked Beans!
I love all the images.
pve

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

What a beautiful neighborhood!! I love getting lost in places like this and looking all the stunning architecture! Thanks for sharing!

teaorwine said...

Love the boot scraper in the second picture! Looks like an original.

Deserae said...

Gorgeous...of course now I'm thinking I really *need* window boxes!!! LOL
~Des

LindsB said...

I love my city and you just make it look so pretty here!! Glad you had a great trip!!

Hello Lover... said...

I love that blue door and your drink looks amazing - I could use one right now!

prashant said...

One of the prettiest cities of all time!
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Easy and Elegant Life said...

A great virtual tour. Love looking up the street. reminds me a bit of Old Town Alexandria.

Looking forward to our own walking tour. Thanks for the advice.

Lisa said...

You lucky girl...old brick & ivy...my top architectural & garden elements!
I could walk those cobblestones all day long.
Thank you for the gorgeous up close and personal tour and for linking to my porch & garden tour.
Lisa

The pwer of web said...

amzing picz


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