People often think that all of the outdoor Christmas decorations at Colonial Williamsburg are rather elaborate, but the simple decorations on this plain six-panel door prove otherwise.
Who wouldn't love to hang this beautiful swag on their front door (photo below)? If you look closely, you'll see that only six different items - one apple, two oranges, pine branches, pine cones, magnolia leaves, and wheat heads - are used to enhance the arched panels on this lovely door.
By the looks of the pheasant and wild turkey feathers on the swag below, the owner of this house must have accompanied the other gentleman on his hunting trip. Bright yellow yarrow, orange Chinese lanterns, and large pine cones are used effectively to compliment the feathers.
I'm beginning to think that a number of men who live on Duke of Gloucester Street went on a group hunting trip! The deer antlers this gentleman brought home were put to use by his very creative wife. Note the antlers in the two wreaths and above the doors.
To achieve an exquisite entry, simply combine two sizes of apples, boxwood, several pomegranates, red berries, and pine.
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