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Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg

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It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about Christmas in Williamsburg. Their decorations are up now in preparation for Sunday night’s Grand Illumination (the first Sunday in December), and on my recent trip down that way, I couldn’t help but marvel at the artistry and talent it takes to make all those decorations, and all from natural items like fruits and leaves! Here are a few of my favorites. I hope they’ll put you right in the Christmas spirit!

Featuring Flowers

The temperatures may be turning colder, but there are still splashes of floral color about. Here is your proof!

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Light Yellow
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Medium Yellow
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Bright Yellow
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Yellow with Bright Red Berries
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Flowers, Seed Pods, and More
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Pretty purple and Yellow Combo

Featuring Fruits and Vegetables

It’s probably not a shock that fruits are common holiday decorations for early Americans, but vegetables? How many can you spot?

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Apples, Oranges, Lemons, and Cotton
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Pomergranates
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Apples and Pineapple
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Apples, Cinnamon, and Dried Fruit Slices
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Apples and Artichokes
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Apples, Pears, Artichokes, Butternut Squash, Okra, and More
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Artichoke, Pomegranate, and Dried Fruit Slices

Featuring Feathers

Whether found on the ground or taken as a prize from the hunt, feathers were commonly used for decoration in early America. Take a look and perhaps be inspired to use feathers in your own Christmas decorating!

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Beautiful Feathers
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More Feathers

Featuring Everyday Items

How fun are these, my friends? As you probably figured from the featured photo at the top, the one with the music is my favorite!

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Can you spot the wig?
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Need a shave?
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Deck of Cards, Pipes, and Beer Mug
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Spice Grinder
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Iron Cooking Tools
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Flute and Music
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Carpentry Items
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Quill and Letter
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Pipe and Tobacco Leaf
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Beer Steins and Shells
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More Seafood Shells!

Displays

For some doors, one wreath is never enough! Check out the creative and lovely door decor:

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Must Match Windows
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Side By Side
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All Around
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Grand Entry

Are you inspired to create your own Christmas decorations? Have you decorated already? Tell me in the comments section below!

 

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