Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas in a Williamsburg Wonderland

Looking for more Colonial and natural decorating ideas for Christmas? Owners of the Williamsburg, VA floral shop Seasons of Williamsburg have decked out their Colonial home and adjacent cottage with lots of greenery Durham residents can emulate!

Christmas is well remembered and cherished long after the last wreath has been hung and the final ornament placed on the tree in this circa-1810 house with a white picket fence, in a place that time has all but forgotten. The duo, owners of the shop Seasons of Williamsburg—renowned for its floral arrangements, decorative pieces, and estate antiques—commence the holiday season before Thanksgiving and don’t take down their home embellishments until Valentine’s Day.
Bedecked with holiday touches, the maine bedroom boasts
a period-style bed. A mantel trimmed with an evergreen garland,
 handmade stockings, and brass candlesticks
presides above a welcoming hearth.
Kent Harrell and Kendall Kerby’s colonial home and companion cottage keep the spirit of Christmas alive with an old-fashioned evergreen celebration. The trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung, and the table is set. With glasses raised high, come cheer the holiday festivities. In the main house, an antique cupboard painted Christmas red is the setting for a glass-globed candles, pewter plates, and Santa figurines.

The owner’s extensive decorating efforts conjure treasured memories of special people and events. “Every ornament—we have more than 1,100—reminds us of a friend or family member or a trip we took,” Kendall says. He opens a box and unwraps a blue glass ball painted with the image of a toy train. The bauble used to hang on his grandparents’ tree and now has a special place on his own. 

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