Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Colonial Christmas In Williamsburg




I found these photos at http://www.history.org/
Colonial people used fruits and other natural materials to decorate at Christmas time I think they are so pretty. Note the pineapples at the top. The traditional Colonial symbol of Welcome.
The other photo shows what seems to be lighting torches outside the homes- what a flame he has going there!

7 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I've always wanted to visit Colonial Williamsburg, and now more than ever! I love that big basket of kindling he's lighting -- I wonder if they put something fragrant in it, to scent the air for guests -- hmmm, I'd like to have one of those "torch-baskets" or whatever it is! Could put some juniper boughs in it to burn!

Debra said...

Juniper boughs would be wonderful! I think "torch basket" is a great description!

nancy huggins said...

When you see a doorway decorated like that it makes you feel like walking in and also feels like you are welcome. Wish my door looked that great.

Debra said...

Hi Nancy- wish my door looked that great too!

Cindy B said...

I would love to visit it as well...so neat gh=how they used the fruits and such....it is all I can muster to do a couple oranges with cloves stuck in! LOL

Shari said...

FABULOUS Doorway! My (old) next door neighbor used to do this! It is a beautiful thing to see in person!
Hugs,
Shari

Debra said...

I'll bet is beautiful in person! How lucky you were to see it!

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