Friday was the start of Sherry’s birthday. Her real birthday isn’t ’til tomorrow, but what kind of husband would I be if I didn’t start the party early?
So we took the day off and day-tripped down to Williamsburg, VA, which most of you probably know as the epicenter of America’s colonial history. We, however, were there to check out the town, shop a bit, stuff our faces and, of course, keep our eyes peeled for home inspiration. But the history’s a little hard to avoid in that town.
For instance, we bumped into our good friend Thomas Jefferson and took his mind off declaring our independence for a little while:
And Sherry spotted one of her favorite exterior design elements – an oversized lantern. VERY oversized, in this case:
We also strolled through this colonial garden with some serious old school charm. We’re über inspired by those big glass jars and the, er, beehive-y things.
And after Williamsburg, we squeezed in a quick side trip to nearby Yorktown where we found more boutiques, some Ben & Jerry’s, a beach (!!!) and a couple colonial-home-turned-antique-shops. Doesn’t this antique display look like it’s straight out of a design magazine?
Check out more photos from our trip on our Flickr page. And stay tuned for continuing coverage of Sherry’s big 2-6.