Colonial Style

Although we really don’t live far from Colonial Williamsburg, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually been there.

Yesterday afternoon, Motor Man and I went with our friends, Bev and Bill. Bev wanted to see the Christmas decorations on the buildings. Like this:


And this:

window decor

They were all so beautifully done, and made with only natural materials: wheat, nuts, fruit, straw, pods, greenery, flowers, etc.

Although it was rather chilly, the weather was nice, and it was a beautiful time of day to visit Duke of Gloucester Street.

I love seeing the costumed interpreters.

blue coat

This gentleman was singing “O, Come All Ye Faithful”; his beautiful voice “carrying” quite a distance down the street.


And you know I found horses.

horses and carriage

And more horses:

blue carriage1

After a cool, leisurely hour-and-a-half walk, we headed back to the car just as the sun was beginning to set.

setting sun

(But I think Motor Man and I will visit again in the spring. Did you notice, in the picture of the blue carriage, how the two horses were looking at me? They were inviting us on a carriage ride…)


18 responses to “Colonial Style

  1. Williamsburg is so gorgeous any time of the year…..we just love going there – you captured the Christmas spirit with your photos and indeed….”your carriage awaits” in the Spring!


  2. I have never been to Colonial Williamsburg. Thank you for pointing out the nuance of the horses’ invitation. All your photos were absolutely charming.
    Your stroll down the street reminded me of a book I read the girls, “On Market Street” by Anita and Arnold Lobel, “…Such wonders there on Market Street! So much to catch my eye!”

  3. That is on my list —-thanks for reminding me!

  4. Thanks for taking us along on your stroll through Colonial Williamsburg. Your photos are beautiful and I wish I was there to hear the reenactor singing through the streets.

  5. Oh yes I think a carriage ride is a must! Sweet pictures Dianna. Good Friday Morning!!!

  6. Oh, that’s my kind of day trip! Love these. And the natural Christmas decorations are inspiring!

  7. i love the 2nd photo! such a pretty display!

  8. we have been there several times, it looks pretty at christmas!!

  9. Looks like a good way to spend a cool winter evening; Williamsburg is a great spot … & I didn’t travel over that way very often, either – until I discovered Zaxby’s .. If there’s one nearby & you’ve never eaten there, you’re in for a treat !

  10. You got some great photos! We too had a great visit during the holiday to see the natural decorations. It’s like a step back in time. Next time get JR to take you to dinner at one of the taverns. Great food served by people in costume and in character telling tales and playing music from the era. It’s wonderful!

  11. I got to see these! It was so cool going! Great Photos!

  12. I love carriage rides! We took our granddaughter on one after her graduation ceremony.

  13. Need a love button for this post; the stroll with you was charming and just what I needed on this cold winter’s morn. 🙂

  14. We love Williamsburg! The colonial era is one of my favorites and the Christmas decor with all the natural trimmings appeals to me so very much. Your pictures just confirm my desire to want to visit there at Christmas time some year. And Dianna, I think you’re really a horse whisperer. 😉

  15. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Chuck and I love Williamsburg too. We have never been at Christmas but your pictures make us want to. Maybe next year. Happy New Year.

  16. What a great way and beautiful place to celebrate the holidays. I really enjoy historical villages like this. The horses are gorgeous and I think they recognized your good heart and wanted you to come and pet them. 🙂

  17. Colonial Williamsburg is one of my favorite places. One of my ambitions is to be there for Christmas, one of these years! I love the history, the old fashioned beauty, and the simplicity of that era. Always inspires me! ~ Sheila

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