colonial williamsburg: Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg - 12/11/18 11:29 AM
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg
 
Chef Dolores and I like to spend the Thanksgiving holidays in Colonial Williamsburg. This is one of our favorite travel destinations and we try to visit the area several times each year. One of the benefits of visiting during the holidays is that the decorations are beautiful and fun to photograph.
 
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_2835 
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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colonial williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg, A Holiday Destination - 12/18/17 08:41 AM
Colonial Williamsburg, A Holiday Destination
 
Dolores and I like to visit Colonial Williamsburg between Thanksgiving and the end of the Christmas holidays. It is a great place for photowalks. The decorations are all made of natural materials and are fun to photograph. 
Colonial Williamsburg publishes information on daily activities.  It is best to park at the Visitor Center, where tickets are available, and take a shuttle bus to the desired location.
Enjoy the holidays and I hope you will include a visit to Colonial Williamsburg.  The following photographs were taken by my wife, Dolores. during a Thanksgiving trip.
 
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Roy Kelley, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_5604
 
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_5607
 
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colonial williamsburg: Automatic Candle Snuffer - 02/19/17 01:31 PM
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colonial williamsburg: Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA - 05/12/16 12:49 AM
Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA
 
When you visit historic Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, you expect to learn much about early American history. The following link will provide the history lesson but first you may want to know about putlog holes. Putlog holes are niches in masonry construction that supported the scaffolding for 18th century masons.
Putlog holes were normally filled with mortar when construction was completed. The putlog holes are open at the Palmer House and it is a Christmas tradition to place apples in the putlog holes. Read the full story at the following link.
Apples, Putlog Holes, and Provost Marshals
The putlog holes of … (15 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA - 05/24/15 04:52 AM
Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA
 
When you visit historic Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, you expect to learn much about early American history. The following link will provide the history lesson but first you may want to know about putlog holes. Putlog holes are niches in masonry construction that supported the scaffolding for 18th century masons.
Putlog holes were normally filled with mortar when construction was completed. The putlog holes are open at the Palmer House and it is a Christmas tradition to place apples in the putlog holes. Read the full story at the following link.
Apples, Putlog Holes, and Provost Marshals
The putlog holes of … (20 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg - 12/22/14 08:35 PM
Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg
 
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is one of our favorite places to visit during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. The decorations are up by Thanksgiving and are a pleasure to see and photograph. All of the holiday decorations are made from natural ingredients. The decorations are refreshed each day since some birds and animals like to snack on the included items.
 

Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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colonial williamsburg: Holiday Wreaths, Colonial Williamsburg - 12/12/14 01:35 AM
Holiday Wreaths, Colonial Williamsburg
 
Colonial Williamsburg is a great place to see holiday decorations that are made from natural materials. The decorations include hundreds of wreaths in the historic area. The designers are very creative.
When you use natural materials, you may need to make repairs when colors fade or the birds and animals use the materials for snacks.
 

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colonial williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Holiday - Powell House Kitchen and Garden - 11/23/14 01:21 AM
Colonial Williamsburg Holiday - Powell House Kitchen and Garden
Dolores and I always enjoy visits to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday periods are a wonderful time to visit because all of the decorations are on display. These pictures were taken on Thanksgiving day when many of our thoughts turn to good food.
When you tour Williamsburg, take time to visit the kitchens and gardens and added pleasure.  These scenes are at the kitchen and gardens of the Benjamin Powell House.  The kitchen at the Governor's Palace is another must visit location in Colonial Williamsburg.
The following information is … (13 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Grand Illumination, Colonial Williamsburg - 11/08/14 01:38 AM
Grand Illumination, Colonial Williamsburg
 
Dolores and I just returned from a week of vacation in Colonial Williamsburg. This is one of our favorite travel destinations and is a very special place to visit during the holiday season.
We attend the Grand Illumination on Sunday night. This is an annual event that attracts a very large crown to the historic areas. They have fireworks in three different areas at the same time.
The Making History blog by Jessica A. Ross and presented by Colonial Williamsburg has provided some wonderful videos and photographs that I will share with you at the following link. 
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colonial williamsburg: Raleigh Tavern Gingerbread Cookies Recipe - 10/08/14 07:17 AM
Raleigh Tavern Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
 
Dolores and I enjoy regular visits to Colonial Williamsburg and it is one of our favorite travel destinations in Virginia. “Karl the Cookie Guy”, in Colonial Williamsburg, made 587,000 gingerbread cookies last year in batches of 2,296 cookies each.
Since you will probably not be producing gingerbread cookies on an industrial scale, the following link will take you to a Making History blog, by Jessica A. Ross, in which you will find the Raleigh Tavern Gingerbread Cookies recipe for a batch of 24 cookies.
GINGERBREAD COOKIES: RALEIGH TAVERN RECIPE
 
You may wish to … (22 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Chili Pepper Truffles Recipe from Colonial Williamsburg - 10/08/14 07:14 AM
Chili Pepper Truffles Recipe from Colonial Williamsburg
 
Making History is a blog presented by Colonial Williamsburg.  If you follow my blogs, you already know that Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite places to visit. My wife, Dolores, loves to spend some time in the demonstration kitchens and chat with the chefs.
The link below will take you to a blog by Jessica A. Ross and you will see the recipe for Chili Pepper Truffles as well as bonus recipes for Tomato Panzanella Salad, Dilly Beans and Harissa.  As you try these recipes, I hope you will want to subscribe … (21 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Networking on Facebook at Groups for Favorite Places - 07/11/14 05:19 AM
Networking on Facebook at Groups for Favorite Places
 
In a previous blog, I talked about expanding our Facebook presence by becoming active in Facebook groups that reflect our personal interests. If you post photographs or join in the comments at these groups, people will get to know you very quickly.
There is sometimes a very fine line between personal networking and business networking. Readers tend to avoid sales pitches and much prefer to communicate with others that share personal interests.
One of our favorite places to visit is Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. We usually go there several times each … (9 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Weaver, Colonial Williamsburg - 02/21/14 11:13 PM
Weaver, Colonial Williamsburg
 
When you visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, you should include the weaver on your list of places to see. And, you will definitely want to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments that you will want to share.
Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite travel destinations. Plan to stay in the area for several days. There is much to see.
 

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Photographs by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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colonial williamsburg: Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 02/12/14 03:29 AM
Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
 
Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite travel destinations. If you also enjoy that area, there are two Facebook groups that I recommend to you. I post photographs in both of these groups.
Colonial Williamsburg Friends
Colonial Williamsburg Lovers
You will also find 9 Colonial Williamsburg albums in my personal Roy Kelley Facebook Albums.
When did you last visit Colonial Williamsburg?
 

 Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_2945
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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colonial williamsburg: Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg 11/13 - 01/06/14 06:01 AM
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg
 
Dolores and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Colonial Williamsburg. This is one of our favorite travel destinations and we try to visit the area several times each year. One of the benefits of visiting during the holidays is that the decorations are beautiful and fun to photograph.
I just posted a Colonial Williamsburg album on Facebook and this is the cover photograph.
 
 
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_2835 
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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colonial williamsburg: Did you miss the dollhouse blog? - 01/02/14 03:06 AM
Did you miss the dollhouse blog?
 
When I reviewed some of my recent blogs, the one that I thought was the most interesting did not attract much attention. I shared some photographs of what I considered to be an outstanding dollhouse in the museum in Colonial Williamsburg. The dollhouse is so well done that the photographs could be of a real house.
If you missed the dollhouse blog, take a look and let me know what you think. I understand that most men are not keenly interested in dollhouses but the ladies will compare this dollhouse with the ones they … (21 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg, Colors of the Season - 12/19/13 03:13 AM
Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg
 
Dolores and I were in Colonial Williamsburg for the Thanksgiving holidays. This is one of our favorite travel destinations. The historical buildings are wonderful to see and we enjoy the daily musical and history programs.
The holiday decorations are always a highlight of our holiday visits to Colonial Williamsburg. We have taken thousands of photographs in the area. Visit my Facebook albums if you would like to see more pictures.
If you still need a travel destination for the Christmas holidays, Colonial Williamsburg is a great choice. There is much to see and do in … (25 comments)

colonial williamsburg: Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg - 12/18/13 11:34 PM
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg
 
If you enjoy holiday decorations made with natural materials, it is a good time to visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. At the time of the Revolution, Williamsburg residents did not use the kind of decorations that we not enjoy during our visits.
Colonial Williamsburg was first decorated for Christmas in 1936 and Christmas decorations were popular by 1940. Read the article at this link for more of the history on holiday decorations. Deck the Doors
 

Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1417
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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colonial williamsburg: Thanksgiving at Colonial Williamsburg - 12/05/13 08:13 AM
Thanksgiving at Colonial Williamsburg
 
Dolores and I just returned from a nine day Thanksgiving vacation in Colonial Williamsburg in historic Virginia.  This is a great place to visit during the holiday season. There is much to see and much to learn.
 
One of the favorite places for Dolores to visit is the kitchen at the Governor’s Palace. If you can, add Colonial Williamsburg to your travel list.
Colonial Williamsburg
 

Governor's Palace Kitchen, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_5617
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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colonial williamsburg: Charlton's Coffee House, Colonial Williamsburg - 02/10/13 08:44 PM
Charlton's Coffee House, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
 
Charlton's Coffee House was constructed as a store and residence in 1750.  The building was converted to a coffee house and operated by Richard Charlton in the mid 1760's.  In October, 1765, the coffee house was the scene of resistance to the British Parliament's Stamp Act.
Reconstruction of the coffee house took place in 2008 and 2009 with the financial support of Forrest and Deborah Mars.
Charlton's Coffee House is always fun to visit and Dolores and I have been there several times.  We like their hot chocolate.
We were there over the Christmas … (12 comments)

 


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