December 3, 2017

Christmas Decorations at Colonial Williamsburg


While I was in Virginia over Thanksgiving weekend, my dad and I spent Thanksgiving Day afternoon in Williamsburg. Neither of us could remember the last time we were there and the idea of walking down Duke of Gloucester Street was enticing. Growing up, I used to go for grade school field trips but never appreciated history as much as I do now. Virginia has so much history to offer - I highly recommend making a trip if you can!

Since the 2017 Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination is today, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share.
There are a lot of pictures...
























Fun fact: In my childhood home, this was the house my dad modeled our exterior colors after!
I'll have to find a picture to share.



Clearly I liked this house!




Look at the architectural details







King's Arm Tavern







November 30, 2017

Fall Home Tour


Welcome! Come on in! Before the calendar rolls around to December, I wanted to share pictures from our house, taken between September and November (hence the tablescape and pillow changes you'll notice.)  Let's start in the kitchen.

A simple September tablescape

Orange tapers for October and a natural centerpiece of acorn squash and mini gourds.











Moving into the living room:



The back of the living room. Eventually I would like to get a leather chair, side table, and reading lamp for the left corner.


I promise it's not slanted in real life; it was the angle I took the picture!





Backyard:
It was 87° F at the end of September when I was taking the backyard pictures and today is 36!






And a few of the Thanksgiving touches I had during the month of November. Below I was playing around with napkin and candle ideas.




In the living room, I added deeper hue pillow covers and warmth from the brass hurricane.


And just like that, Halloween and Thanksgiving are over. I will admit that I'm so excited for our first Christmas in our new house! We aren't traveling but we will be having family over for Christmas Eve dinner. I'm looking forward to planning the menu and hosting. I have some Christmas recipes and decorations I plan to share during December.