Sparkling embellishments adorn a stately tree in a living history village in Williamsburg, Virginia, where treasured customs hark back to the eighteenth century. Colonial Virginians most likely followed English tradition by adorning their homes with fir and cedar branches, berries, mistletoe, ivy, bay, and other evergreens.
Text Katie Farmand
Photography Marcy Black Simpson
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