In the Palace, there is a gorgeous green room. When our interpreter said, well, this room is really green, I was really excited. The shade of the pain instantly brightens the room and is gorgeous agains the white detail.
Green seems to be a popular color for textiles, too. I love seeing people in colonial costume, although I am sure that they must have been so hot during the humid Virginia summers!
As I mentioned to you earlier, this week is Garden Week in Williamsburg and the city's gardens are stunning. But one of my minnies favorites was the maze of hedges in the Palace garden.
A green chair outside of the Wigmaker's shop is both colorful and useful.
In Jamestown, we learned that early settlers used the sand to try to make glass, but that they were disappointed when the glass was green instead of transparent. The green shade is due to the high iron content in the sand. Although it wouldn't be good for windows in a home, it's certainly pretty and green glass has value for apothecary jars and wine bottles!
These chinoiserie chairs look like bamboo. The Chinese influence is very evident in the decoration, textiles, and furniture of many Colonial Williamsburg homes.
I highly recommend a visit to Williamsburg, Virginia. The minnies are learning about the American Revolution in school this year and loved the "living history" in Williamsburg.