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Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg: Celebrating Classic Traditions and the Spirit of the Holiday

by Leslie Linsley Globe Pequot Press
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Hbk 224 pages
AU$53.99 NZ$55.64
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People from all over the United States come to Nantucket Island to celebrate Christmas in the charming Early American setting. Every year, during the week after Thanksgiving, a select number of housesGÇôGÇômost more than 200 years oldGÇôGÇôare chosen to be on a house-tour for visiting tourists and islanders. Leslie Linsley, renowned style and craft expert offers ideas for Christmas trees, door decorations, mantels, and much more, all inspired by the homes of Nantucket. Also included are projects such as ornaments and stockings as well as festive recipes and inspirations for table settings and entertaining.
Leslie Linsley is the author of more than sixty books on crafts, home style, and decorating including Nantucket Cottages and Gardens, Nantucket Island Living and Key West Houses. As a lifelong resident of Nantucket, Linsley's column for the Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror, “At Home on Nantucket,a has appeared weekly for 35 years. For the past year she has also been writing features for the paper's real estate section, where she reviews and writes about every house for sale on the island. Working with local photographer Terry Pommett (who has collaborated with her on all of her most recent books), Linsley also produces a monthly lifestyle feature for Nantucket Today, a magazine published by Gatehouse Media. Each month Linsley and Pommett photograph a beautifully designed home and interview its owners. She has a reputation that has earned her the trust from the Nantucket community, and her name alone is an entree into the most exquisite houses on the island. She also writes a monthly feature about Nantucket for Bird's Eye View, the inflight magazine for Cape Air Airline and has appeared as a regular guest on national television shows such as Today, Good Morning America, and Oprah.