December 21, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg - Christmas Decorations

After scouring up a few previously posted images for Vee’s latest note card party, I got to thinking. It’s a dangerous thing, that thinking business. Because if I think long enough, I might get a little jolt of energy to also tinker. And tinker, I did. I dived into my photo archives from our Colonial Williamsburg trip two years ago and edited some fresh images to share with you.

So it’s time to settle down from the hustle and bustle, take a little break, and go on a little journey with me. No shoes required. (And don't forget to click each image to see a bigger size!)

It seems that every door in the historic area is adorned with a wreath, all made out of natural materials. This colorful one looked stunning on a red door and lit by a beam of late afternoon sunlight.

If a building has a front porch railing, then it calls for a festive embellishment.

An expanse of siding needs a colorful swag too!

A humble screen door in a nearby residential area never looked so good.

Even a garden shed gets into the Christmas spirit!

Pine roping and a trio of simple wreaths provide a grand top to this 16-pane window.

Don’t you just love this little cottage and picket fence, ready for the season? Be still my heart!

Some wreaths are so pretty, they have to be admired up close.

And we can’t forget our feathered friends during the season. The residents of this bird bottle have the Christmas spirit too!

Ah, that was fun, wasn’t it?


  1. Ohhh, I love the garden shed! And you've made your photos come alive. I played with some pics in collages today. I have so many I want to share and I'm running out of time! Holiday hugs!

  2. my favorite was the apple swag and the pine ropes!

  3. You could sell those as Christmas cards. They are all gorgeous!!

  4. They are all so pretty. I love the natural materials, so much nicer than the fake things you can buy in the stores. I like the one on the shed door and the close up of the one wreath is gorgeous

  5. I love them all, but particularly the garden shed.

  6. Hi, I'm not really blogging this next week--but just had to check yours out and make a comment... Love that bird bottle wreath.... AWESOME... All of them are awesome in face!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Donna, I love wreaths decorated with real fruit and this ones a real beauty.

  8. They are great, the garden shed is so smart. :) Thanks for sharing.

  9. Why yes it was and I wasn't wearing shoes. A bird bottle? A first for me.

  10. Gorgeous pictures, thank you! I love the use of natural ingredients, I see some magnolia leaves there. I am going to start using the ones from my tree. What a beautiful town!


  11. That WAS fun...and so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Donna!

  12. Oh thank you for taking us to Williamsburg, my friend. I've been there while at a work conference many years ago. My dream is to take my sweetheart there for Christmas some time! Your photos are wonderful - and I'm ready to get on the next plane and head that direction!


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