Sunday Dinner: Expecting Christmas

Holiday decorations at Colonial Williamsburg

Holiday decorations at Colonial Williamsburg


“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,

and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”


Norman Vincent Peale




“Blessed is the season

which engages the whole world

in a conspiracy of love.”

Hamilton Wright Mabie




“He who has not Christmas in his heart

will never find it under a tree.”

Roy L. Smith




Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016



About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

8 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Expecting Christmas

  1. Visiting your blog is like coming by to get an injection of refreshment –
    And your selections here are beautiful and how wonderful for neighbors to come together .
    And I love wreaths and the CW ones here are well done….
    Really well done.

  2. Happy to join the conspiracy of love.

  3. Thanks for posting some of CWs holiday decorations. It is too freezing here for us to have fresh fruit in our decor, but I always love seeing them. I love the cross at the end. Their florists are quite innovative.

    • Yes, Eliza, the CW florists are very imaginative and make great use of their materials. You’ll laugh at one I didn’t use today… all painted wood and 4 huge pieces of fruit! I’ll use it next time. I wish you could make it to Virginia to enjoy our mild December and see these beautiful decorations for yourself. There will be more CW photos soon ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. Janet Craig

    Wonderful, Woodland Gnome! Please send more CW photos if possible. Thanx for keeping those of us who have moved away in the loop.

    • Hi Janet! so wonderful to hear from you! We just had a street party tonight with the Garden Club reaching out to partner with the WC and Nieghborhood Assoc. We had a great time and I was thinking how much we all miss you! We did a little wreath photography last week down near the old Capitol. But we plan to make another trip soon, weather permitting. It is going to be ridiculously cold here by next weekend (low teens) but we had a great night tonight! We will get back to CW for more wreath photos at the first opportunity. I think they are especially pretty this year. I hope you and Don are well and happy. I have another very special photo to share with you and will post that to your email. Love and hugs! e

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