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Deck the Doors

Deck the Doors

Tradition: Each year, on the first weekend of December there is a large celebration in Williamsburg, Virginia, known as the Grand Illumination with fireworks, parades and plenty else. The place is mobbed. Among the many things that occur, there is a competition of wreath decorations in the Colonial Village (no lights or glitter). Here are a few of this year's entries

And Wreaths from previous years:

Some think the imaginative decorations of Williamsburg started during the Colonial days but setting fresh fruit out in the middle of winter would be quite extravegant for the colonist. No, the tradition started during the restoration of Williamsburg in the mid-30s.

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LynnH13-Dec-2012 13:15
Love the "Americana" of picket fence and saltbox house. Great decorations. Great shot. V
Cindi Smith12-Dec-2012 19:29
This is wonderful! What great shots! V
J. Scott Coile10-Dec-2012 15:54
Classic style. Dad was a student and fan of Williamsburg style.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)10-Dec-2012 13:27
Excellent work as always,thanks for sharing! Vote
borisalex10-Dec-2012 07:02
What a great series here, such beautiful wreaths! BV.
Mieke WA Minkjan10-Dec-2012 06:59
wonderful all these colourful wreaths V
larose forest photos10-Dec-2012 04:05
I've heard of this and one day hope to get down there to see it! These images are fantastic and beautiful. Love them all. VVV
Janice Dunn10-Dec-2012 03:09
Wow, wow, wow to ALL of them.. What attractive wreaths they all are.
Sheila10-Dec-2012 01:31
I like the symmetry here, the house looks charming.
soulis10-Dec-2012 00:48
Great shot! V.