Aside note before I get into the reasons why I love Philadelphia at this time of the year: Calling all procrastinators. Visit here this week and I will have a few ideas for making last minute presents.
Ok, back to business. We've got Australian visitors again this year. Reno's cousin, Jessie, and her friend, Alicia, have been here for a few days. Yesterday, I took them to Philadelphia and we had a grand time. We walked and walked and walked!
I love the old architecture here. The detail in the buildings is awesome. City Hall is gorgeous and I love the detail at the top of the building.
Right outside City Hall, there's a Christmas Market. I love the little booths and I especially love these. I reeeeeeeally wanted this one. Hey, Santa, are you listening?
The window display was oh so pretty. Sigh! There so many of them and it was tough to choose my favorite.
There were some wonderful ornaments. I managed to buy a few little ones for my tree. I'll share them in my next post. Look at these glass ones.
These wooden ones were adorable. There were trains, toys and teddy bears.
At the next booth, we found these wonderful matroyska dolls.
The colors are so vibrant and the detail on these were beautiful.
After the market, we walked over to the Liberty Bell. I waited outside and soaked up all of the beauty of the city while the girls were inside.
Then we took a long walk along South Street. Tune in tomorrow for some interesting stops that we did along the way. On the way back [and it was a long walk], we stopped in at Loop. It is a beautiful and inspiring shop in Philly. Craig is super nice and I did manage to make a purchase.
Now, don't blame me for helping you spend your money. [I did get Jessie to buy some patterns and fabric.] Right next door is the fabric sister store, Spool.
Wow, it is equally inspiring and so lovely. Check them out. Definitely worth the hike over there.
Here's Laura with a quilt that she was working on.