Colonial Williamsburg Oyster Wreath

On December 23, 2017, in Virginia, by admin
Colonial Williamsburg Oyster Wreath

Colonial Williamsburg Oyster Wreath (click to enlarge)

Here is a third wreath from Colonial Williamsburg.  This wreath uses oyster shells, far and away the most unique item we saw in the wreaths.

The guides on the Christmas decorations walking tour can name each and every element used in all of the wreaths.  Some of the elements are recognizable, such as the oyster shells, some you might not have thought to put in a wreath, and others you never heard of.

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Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Wreath #2

On December 20, 2017, in Virginia, by admin
Williamsburg Christmas Wreath #2

Williamsburg Christmas Wreath #2 (click to enlarge)

Here is a second wreath from Colonial Williamsburg.  This wreath is not packed as densely, nor contain the large number of different items, as the previous post.  However, the items in this wreath are much larger than those in the other post.  The contrasts between these two wreaths shows the infinite design possibilities using material available to the colonists.

Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths: N37 16 28.91 W76 42 00.63

Williamsburg Christmas Wreath #1

On December 16, 2017, in Virginia, by admin
Williamsburg Christmas Wreath #1

Williamsburg Christmas Wreath #1 (click to enlarge)

Because it is the holiday season, I can finally post images from last year’s visit to Colonial Williamsburg.  Each year, they hang Christmas wreaths and other decorations throughout the Colonial Williamsburg area.  The interesting part is that all material used in the decorations must have been available to the colonists.

The Christmas decorations walking tour explains the history of the tradition, how the wreaths are made, and the material that makes up each wreath.  The tour is fascinating as you learn how the colonists made such amazing decorations without the materials and tools we take for granted today.

The wreath above is probably the most dense of those we saw.  The number of different plants, as well as the sheer number of items in this wreath, far exceed any other wrath on the tour.

Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths: N37 16 28.91 W76 42 00.63

 

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