Visiting the Silversmith in Colonial Williamsburg

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Visiting the Silversmith in Colonial Williamsburg

In the 18th century in Colonial Williamsburg, buyers had to plan ahead for their jewelry and silverware purchases since they all had to be hand made to order.  During our recent visit to the silversmith, they were demonstrating the crafting of a silver goblet.  This is a very interesting place to visit on your next trip to Williamsburg.

Please share photographs from your favorite places in the comments for this post. Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture those special moments. 

Best wishes to all for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

James Craig Jeweller Sign IMG_1339

Silversmith Making a Goblet in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1333

Silversmith, James Craig Jeweller in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1330

Silversmith, James Craig Jeweller in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1334

Silversmith, James Craig Jeweller in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1335

Holiday Decorations in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1318

Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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Howdy and afternoon Roy

Roy, Colonial Williamsburg mighty fine Town to pay a visit to!

Marry Christmas to you and your family!


May each and everyday bring you and your family many blessings!



Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

December 19, 2011 03:14 PM #33
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Roy, your photos are amazing and your story telling makes us feel like we are there. Merry Christmas.

December 19, 2011 03:34 PM #34
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Roy, your photos brought me back in time.  Something to be said about automation and yet, there is something to be said for "square one".  Love your photos!

December 19, 2011 03:49 PM #35
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A favorite place of mine is Monument Valley.

December 19, 2011 04:13 PM #37
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Thanks so much for your comments and special thanks for sharing your photographs.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Wreath in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1345

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December 19, 2011 04:31 PM #38
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Roy,

         Thanks for the pictures. I remember the Silver Smith from my trip many years ago. Thanks for sharing.

I did not go to the zoo have many miles to use!

December 19, 2011 05:00 PM #39
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My husband and I are history buffs. We have actually visited Colonial Williamsburg twice. Love watching the craftsmen there.

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Hello Roy and what a great post, great photos, great comments, featured by The AR Gods and also featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...

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December 19, 2011 08:12 PM #41
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Thanks for your comments and thanks for sharing your photographs.

Thank you very much, Vegas Bob, for the feature.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1395

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December 19, 2011 08:35 PM #42
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So intriguing. I have always wanted to visit Colonial Williamsburg... it's just so far away from here. I really enjoyed your photos of the silversmith.

Gretchen

December 19, 2011 09:53 PM #43
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WOW....this brings back soooo many memories of spending summers attending UVA and heading down to Williamsburg!  It's a special place where you do feel that time is standing still a bit!!

December 19, 2011 10:00 PM #44
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Roy ... what a great blog!  The comments were as fun as your post!  Greast Job!  Thanks for sharing!

December 19, 2011 11:22 PM #45
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Hi Roy, I just love these photos and would love to go back for a visit this summer. Sure hope I can!

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Roy, what a wonderful history lesson with the photos.  It makes me appreciate the creativity of these artists even more.  Thank you for shaing.  

December 19, 2011 11:50 PM #47
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Amazing photos. I love the time period. History is so exciting. We don't have historical places like that. Our historic homes were built in 1979 in Wellington:) 

December 20, 2011 01:16 AM #48
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Thanks for your comments.  Dolores and I encourage all to include Colonial Williamsburg in your vacation plans.  The area is also a favorite retirement destination.  If we found the right home in the area, we would probably purchase there.

Happy Holidays!

Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1394

The holiday period is a wonderful time to visit the area and enjoy the seasonal decorations.

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December 20, 2011 09:13 AM #49
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LOVE IT!  I visited on a side trip for a convention in Norfolk back in 2000.  It was just for the day and could've spent days there.  I bought a cookbook and handmade soap and a little blue book that tells about where are the sayings & social communications & interactions we use today came from. 

One of them is about elbows on the table and the reason it's rude is because the table was frequently also the front door, taken down and put on two saw horses for dinner.  If you rested your elbows on it, it could possibly tip and upset everything.  Isn't that funny.  Absolutely no reason not to do it today other than it's considered rude.  It's on my list to take my children to see.  Loved every minute of it.  Thanks for bringing back such a great memory!

December 21, 2011 07:58 PM #50
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Thanks, Carey, for your comments. You should plan a vacation in Colonial Williamsburg!

Happy Holidays!

Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg Copy of IMG_8710

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December 21, 2011 08:03 PM #51
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Great Photos, I Love Williamsburg, My husband and I took our Grandaughter there a couple of years ago!!

Thanks sooo much for sharing! Merry Christmas!!

Barbara

December 24, 2011 01:38 PM #52
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Merry Christmas!

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