Sunday, December 26, 2010

Colonial Williamsburg's Joyful Wreaths: II

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A pair of wreaths from a doorway in Colonial Williamsburg. These decorations are for the knitters and fiber-fanatics among our readers: the wreaths of holly and pine are decorated with large balls of undyed yarn. Also note the red apples tucked into the openings in the brickwork. While it's unlikely that any good 18th c. housewife would squander fresh fruit like this (though the local birds & squirrels approve), the effect to our modern eyes is handsome indeed.

2 comments:

andrew1860 said...

Beautiful!!! I'm always looking for Christmas ideals on decorating Historic architecture.

Susan Holloway Scott said...

Thank you, Andrew. While the decorations themselves aren't historically accurate, they are definitely historically inspired, and the materials are restricted to what would have been available to an 18th c. Virginian. The results are very much at home with historic architecture - glad they're inspiring you!

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