I’ve always dreamed about going to Williamsburg at Christmastime and how magical it would be. I was not disappointed! At night all of the fir trees in the modern sections of town and around our guest house were draped in white lights and the huge fluffy snowflakes that filled the skies nestled on their branches.
During the day wood smoke and the scent of fresh greenery was everywhere. Not very surprising because evergreen branches and holly where everywhere you turned.
It took me a few minutes to realize that the bird sitting in this wreath was real and was making a little snack of the apples!
Colonial Bird Bottle
Governor’s Palace Gardens are always pretty. This time of year they were full of berries and pines covered in ice and snow.
We went on a little walking tour of the town and its decorations. My favorite displays were the beautiful decorations made from natural things like fruit, oyster shells and these gorgeous Chinese lantern flowers…
There’s something so energizing about working with such beautiful natural colors. I was so inspired just by walking around and I can’t wait to do a little sketching and see if I can come up with some new patterns. Thank goodness for vacation and a little free time for just-for-fun projects!