Thursday, December 15, 2011

More fun...

On "First Saturday", no less. The "jewel" had the idea to visit historic hotels around the City to view Christmas decorations. Having been in the hotel industry in another life, sounded like a great idea. More gawking than picture taking on my part...lights and photos are not my thing.

The Hotel Phillips still holds fond memories for me. So glad it was renovated and is now on the National Registry of Historic Places.

As is the Aladdin. The art deco decor in the lobby was of more interest than the tree.

No pictures of the Hotel Savoy building...you wouldn't believe them! Not only is the china the same, so was the very old and worn pink, yes pink, flowered wallpaper. Supposedly this Hotel has ghosts, a couple very well may belong to me.

The President Hotel was filled with beautiful decorations and a favorite!

The Windows on Main, decorated to raise money for various organizations, were a slight disappointment...tiredness and the cold were setting in.

Perfect window display for a jewelry store. Beautiful jewelry and nice glass of champagne.

And the day ends...at the Brick with a new brew.
Does your city have sites you visit at Christmas?

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice! How fun to visit historic hotels at Christmas! Our town doesn't have anything interesting. But I remember when I was little we lived in a college town. And the thing to do was to drive around to all the fraternities and sororities -- each one would put up Christmas lights for the holidays. There would actually be lines of cars driving around to each one. :D

Nancy said...

Such beautiful photos! I wish there was a lot to see where we live, but there is not. Your photos are a joy for me to see.

Michelle said...

Oh what a fantastic outing to visit the historic hotels decorated for Christmas. Love it!!

marly said...

Checking out decorations in our town means driving around neighborhoods! That's about it!

kcjewel said...

Pretty pics and post... fun day!

Geneva said...

I enjoyed all your pictures ... my favorite was the jewelry store display. So Pretty!

Sharyn said...

What a great idea! Looks like a lovely time!

Dona said...

Gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing them. What a fun outing.

Kimmie said...

Love your pics!!!!