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WILLIAMSBURG offers great gift ideas this holiday season

WILLIAMSBURG helps you deck the halls this year with gifts, collectibles and décor inspired by the 18th century. Find the one-of-a-kind present for everyone on your list—including yourself. The WILLIAMSBURG exclusive Hennell jewelry collection offers elegant presents for your loved ones, while fine Winter’s Garland Stemware is perfect for all your holiday entertaining.

The following WILLIAMSBURG products are perfect for decorating and entertaining in your home:

  • WILLIAMSBURG Citrus Wreath and Garland. A new holiday tradition was born in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area—all-natural wreaths and garlands, studded with every kind of fruit pod and cone, were crafted by residents of the Historic Area. Here, everlasting interpretations showcasing cloved oranges and citrus. For use indoors or in a protected outdoor area. Cloved Orange Wreath $219
    Cloved Orange Garland $155 ea.
  • Cloved Orange Topiary. Very much like the tempting pyramids of fruit gracing the holiday buffets at the Governor’s Palace. Delightful cloved oranges shaped like a tree and sprigged with greenery. Provides instant decoration and festive ambiance. $129
  • Cloved Orange Centerpiece. Set an exciting holiday table—just as they do in our Historic Area—in seconds! Simply place this elegant tabletop wreath with decoratively cloved faux oranges on a table or buffet and let the festivities begin. All you add—the candle, the flame, and some tasty treats. $145
  • Place Card Pineapple. Add sparkle to your holiday table or tree with this shimmering pineapple ornament and place card holder. Add a hand-written place card to personalize place settings for special dining occasions. They’re equally enchanting as ornaments for the tree. Just add ribbon. WILLIAMSBURG by Aldik. $7
  • Winter’s Garland Stemware. Simply opulent handmade stemware with baluster stems crowned by hand-cut bowls etched with an ethereal garland. What finer way to toast the greenery that defines Williamsburg winters? Perfect for contemporary or traditional place settings. Hand wash. WILLIAMSBURG by Reed and Barton®.
    Winter’s Garland Wine Glass, Set/4, $45
    Winter’s Garland Water Goblet, Set/4, $45
  • Palace Orchard Flatware. The elegance of the finest sterling interpreted in 18/10 stainless steel by Reed and Barton®. Tapered hafts exquisitely twined with festooned fruit in the tradition of early 18th-century wood carvings by sculptor to English royalty, Grinling Gibbons. Though colonists sought their freedom, they never forgot who set the style. Dishwasher safe (no citrus detergent).
    5-pc. Place Setting, $60
    40-pc. Set, plus 8 free teaspoons, $479
    4-pc. Hostess Set, $60
    3-pc. Service Set, $60
  • Winter’s Garland Dinnerware. Succulent fruits wreathed in twining berries. Hand painted, layer by layer, in 12 rich hues over translucent porcelain. Inspired by the engravings of 18th-century Kensington Palace gardener Robert Furber. By Reed and Barton®. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
    Dinner Plate, Set/4, $100
    Salad/Dessert Plate, Set/4, $100
    Cereal Bowls, Set/4,$100
    Mugs, Set/4, $100
  • Fitzhugh Silverware Chest. A flatware chest as fine as the place setting it houses. The lid is ornamented with a kylix-shaped urn—a reproduction of a motif from a circa 1800 sideboard in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg. The name salutes William Fitzhugh, a 17th-century Virginia collector of silverware. Crafted by Reed and Barton® from high gloss, mahogany-finished rosewood veneer. 100 percent cotton tarnish-resistant cloth lining. Well and drawer together hold up to 150 pieces. Knife slots accommodate scimitar blades of Williamsburg sterling patterns. $295

    WILLIAMSBURG offers the following beautiful collectibles sure to become a tradition in your family’s home:

  • Fifes and Drums 50th Anniversary Jefferson Cup. Celebrate 50 years of Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums with this special-edition, pewter Jefferson cup. Machine-engraved with a representation of our marching corps, you’ll want at least two to toast this fine reminder of our successful quest for independence. Hand wash. WILLIAMSBURG exclusive! $55
  • Fifes and Drums Musical Snow Globe. Go ahead, let it snow on their parade! Representations of the Williamsburg Fifes and Drums inside a blown glass ball. Wind it up and hear them play Yankee Dandle as the mahogany-finish wood base revolves. Shake it up and watch it rain patriotic confetti. Swiss music box. WILLIAMSBURG exclusive! $55
  • Byers’ Choice® Ltd. Holiday Collection. Laden with all kinds of decorations, these Byers Choice couples enjoy the bustle of the holidays. One gentleman holds an apple fan. Another, a wreath and a ham-filled basket. The woman with the hooded should cap holds fruit-laden wreathes, while the red-cloaked woman bears an apple cone. Each figure is hand-made and hand-dressed in proper period attire by Pennsylvania artisans. WILLIAMSBURG by Byer’s Choice® Ltd.
    Man with Apple Fan, $65
    Woman with Wreaths, $65
    Man with Beard, $67
    Woman with Apple Cone, $65
  • Vaillancourt Chalkware Santas. Three jolly Santas reflect WILLIAMSBURG’s holiday traditions. Filled with a plaster compound instead of chocolate, antique confectionary molds are hand-cast, then hand-painted by talented artists. One bears a cloved-orange pyramid, and the other two hold folk art toys represented in our Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Each is signed “Vaillancourt” and dated. WILLIAMSBURG exclusive! $230

    Charming WILLIAMSBURG products are great gift ideas for friends and family this holiday season:

  • Pineapple Ornament Gift Card Holder. Though cash and gift cards are always appreciated, they’re tough to put under the tree. Offered in a decorative envelope, clasped by this gleaming silver-plated symbol of hospitality. Tarnish-free. WILLIAMSBURG by Reed and Barton®. $12.95
  • Hob Nob Flask and Beaker Set. A sleek flask and a rum barrel-shaped double beaker presented in a black-and-tan case of faux leather with engravable nameplate. Inspired by a silver-plated English antique, circa 1800, in Colonial Williamsburg’s collections. WILLIAMSBURG by Reed and Barton®. $95
  • WILLIAMSBURG Christmas Style With Cindy Cragg. Each winter, restored 18th-century Williamsburg inspires guests with its mix of simple natural elements and modern-day showmanship. In this exciting DVD, WILLIAMSBURG home stylist Cindy Cragg shows you how to bring the same look into your home with elegant but easy seasonal displays anyone can do. Eight exciting segments feature unique ideas for doors, windows, mantels, hearths and centerpieces. Along the way, you’ll be romanticized with 18th-century Christmas traditions. 50 minutes. $14.95
  • Hennell Jewelry Collection. Lithe curves tempered by crisp angles—wear-with-anything jewelry of uncommon elegance. Inspired by a sterling silver salt dish in Colonial Williamsburg’s collections, each piece is beautifully hand-finished. Made in the USA. WILLIAMSBURG exclusive.
    Hennell Cuff Bracelet, sterling silver, $149
    Hennell Cuff Bracelet, 14kt gold, $859
    Hennell Narrow Cuff Bracelet, sterling silver, $59
    Hennell Narrow Cuff Bracelet, 14kt gold, $859
  • Tortoise Boxes with Jewelry Trays. In the 17th century, small tortoiseshell canisters were used to protect precious tea. Here they have been re-imagined as wooden, velveteen-lined jewelry boxes with lift-out trays. Elegantly detailed with scalloped aprons and bracket feet.
    Small Tortoise Box, $179
    Large Tortoise Box, $225

    Williamsburg products may be purchased at Colonial Williamsburg retail locations, by phone at 1-800-446-9240, and on the Internet at www.WilliamsburgMarketplace.com.

    The WILLIAMSBURG brand offers fresh, spirited designs in all categories of home and gift. With products inspired by the 18th century and designed for today’s lifestyle, WILLIAMSBURG is the preeminent leader of American style. The Colonial Williamsburg Products Program includes 60 licensees producing more than 7,000 products under the WILLIAMSBURG and WILLIAMSBURG Reserve brands. It operates 24 retail stores, a mail-order catalog, and Web site. Sales of WILLIAMSBURG products support the preservation, research and educational programs of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that oversees the restored colonial capital in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information, call 1-800-414-6291 or visit www.WilliamsburgMarketplace.com.

    Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.history.org.

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