Thursday, March 26, 2015

These Trees

I have been passing by these trees for years. Every time I do, I tell myself that I will photograph them from the perfect vantage point in all four seasons.  I have yet to do so.

I don't know exactly what it is about them. They are especially sculptural at this time of year, but really, they stand out in all seasons. 


I think I might even have some photos of them that were taken years ago with my film camera. 
It will take some digging to find that out.  



I don't even know what kind of trees they are. Sycamores? 

I do love seeing them, though. They are like old friends. If you ever find yourself on the corner of Francis Street and S Nassau Street in Williamsburg, maybe you, too, will see why I like them so much.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

History In Miniature at Colonial Williamsburg

I know there are dollhouse fans and lovers of all things miniature out there, and this post is just for you.  My husband and I visited the new exhibition, The World Made Small, at the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg this past weekend. The exhibit runs through September 7th for anyone interested in checking it out. 


"Dollhouses are some of the most popular miniature versions of the real world. On view will be a museum favorite—the enormous Long Island Dollhouse made around 1900 which is fully furnished. The earliest dollhouse in the exhibit was made in 1820 for twin girls. Other houses include a house made in the Chesapeake around 1835 and a colonial revival house made around 1940. While young girls played house, what about the young boys? Wonderful German-made playsets from the 19th century will be featured including a fort, a soldiers’ campsite and a farm." 



I love this fireplace with what looked like a handpainted scene above the mantle. ^



Can you see the gentle giant peeking in the window above? ^












I think this little kitchen was my favorite of the day. 


Couldn't you just imagine you are standing in a real kitchen looking at these closeups? 



Now that was my kind of exhibit. I wanted to take it all home with me. 


Thanks for visiting.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014!

♥ Merry Christmas! ♥

The Nutracker via foobella.blogspot.com
2013 Christmas card made by bella. 
The House That Threw-Up Christmas via foobella.blogspot.com
Bonus: Here's a panorama of our "House That Threw-Up Christmas" (which I love).  
Click to enlarge if you dare.

Have a Merry Christmas, and thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Colonial Williamsburg Christmas II

Merry Christmas Eve!
Here are some more images of Colonial Williamsburg during Christmastime last year.

Colonial Williamsburg shop at Christmastime

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Oops. I was wrong in my previous post about the shop above being the milliner's shop. 
It's actually the tailoring shop. Close. But not. 


Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com


Colonial Williamsburg at Christmastime via foobella.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting.





Monday, December 22, 2014

Colonial Williamsburg Christmas I

I was cleaning out my masses of pictures and found these of Colonial Williamsburg from last year 
at Christmastime. I thought you'd enjoy them as much as I do. 
They have the prettiest holiday decorations and it's a great time to visit. 

Christmas greenery at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas window at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas wreath at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

I believe the above door is to the millinery shop. So cute. 

Christmas greenery at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas door decor at Colonial Williamsburg George Wythe House via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas door decorations at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas wreath at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas greenery at Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Of course, you can buy some fresh Christmas swag at the Colonial Garden.

Christmas greenery Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas berry Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas window Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas Swag Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com

Christmas Shed Colonial Williamsburg via foobella.blogspot.com


Thank you for visiting. 
I wish everyone a happy and peaceful holiday season.


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