One of the things that my husband and I really look forward to during this Christmas season is touring historic homes which have been decorated for Christmas. We are fortunate to live in an area with many, many historic little towns, and often the local historical societies sponsor a tour of private homes.  This past weekend, we visited New Castle, Delaware, a cozy little town situated right on the river which is rich with history.

Usually, you are not allowed to take photos inside the homes, but I am just as inspired by the exteriors! In Colonial times, homeowners decorated with natural materials such as greenery, pine cones, and fruit. I just love this look- so simple and elegant! So I hope you find these photos equally inspiring!

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