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SPRING 2019

 

Carnations

Trend and Tradition

Ahead of Mr. Jefferson’s Palace Garden Party on May 3, 2019, make your own carnation to elevate your 18th-century look for the soiree.

 

Winter 2019

 

Fabric-Covered Box

Trend and Tradition DIY

Milliner Janea Whitacre made a fabric-covered box inspired by one that can be found in The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg collections. Present your loved ones with gifts in your own fabric-covered box this holiday season.

 

Autumn 2018

 

Ornament

Trend and Tradition DIY

Make an ornament inspired by the floral motif on a painted cupboard that is on display at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

 

Spring 2018

 

Bouquet

Trend and Tradition

Inspired by the 18th-century flower making trade, milliner Janea Whitacre of the Margaret Hunter Shop designed a bouquet using silk fabric.

 

Winter 2018

 

PUNCHED TIN LANTERN

Trend and Tradition

A lantern from the collection of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg sparked the idea for this punched tin lantern project.

 

Autumn 2017

 

BIRD WREATH

Trend and Tradition

Martha Ann Honeywell was a 19th-century artist who created intricate cutwork pieces, one of which was the inspiration for an ornament that hangs on the Christmas tree at The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg – and for our holiday wreath.

 

Winter 2016

 

A VALENTINE HEART

Trend and Tradition

This project was adapted from a watercolor and ink family record from the 19th century that is housed in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.