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« My Favorite Things: Williamsburg Cone Centerpieces for Christmas »

I am a Virginian and spent many a Saturday or Sunday as a child visiting Colonial Williamsburg for the day.  One of my favorite things about Williamsburg is the cone centerpieces made from fruits, flowers and  leaves that adorn many tables at Christmas time.   The apple cone is one of my favorites.  

The apple cone is a wonderful centerpiece that can be assembled quickly and easily a few days before Christmas.  A classic cone centerpiece is made from red apples and a pineapple on the top, filled in with boxwood, holly or other evergreens place on a layer of magnolia leaves. 


 

Variations on this design include using all green fruits, such as apples, pears, limes and grapes dusted with sugar.  

A dramatic cone designed with  clove-studded naval oranges  topped with a kumquat  is not only beautiful but smells wonderful!  Narcissus blooms are tucked in between along with boxwood as fillers.

 

Using an iron form as a base a centerpiece using oranges, apples, pears and topped with a cranberry studded artichoke you can create a cone that varies in color and textures.  

 

There is no limit to how how you might create a cone centerpiece.  Consider using all lemons, or a combination of lemons and limes, or how about  interspersing large and small apples, grapes, nectarines, and dusted with sugar arranged in this sprial design. 



For beautiful photography, a wealth of ideas, and how-to instructions you may purchase Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg on Amazon at

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Decorations-Williamsburg-Susan-Rountree/dp/0879350857

If you are having difficulty finding a wood cone base at the last minute, you can make a cone from floral foam and put picks in your fruit and insert them into the foam.  It might be a good idea to add some glue on the end of your picks to hold them in the foam and perhaps choose smaller fruit that isn't very heavy.  

I am taking a break for a couple of weeks from my weekly blog posts.  It is time to take savor the holiday season, enjoy time with family and friends, reflect on the events of 2011 and look forward to an exciting 2012.  Our family will be blessed with the arrival of our first grandchild, a boy, this spring. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012.  Will see you then.

 

Photo credits:  Christmas Decorations From Williamsburg  by Susan Hight Rountree, googleimages.com

 

 

 

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