My Trip to Colonial Williamsburg With Benjamin Moore Part 2

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 12, 2015

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It has been a while since I blogged about my trip to Williamsburg, VA, with Benjamin Moore, but I promised you a second post about my wonderful visit — and here it is.

Benjamin Moore and Colonial Williamsburg teamed up to create the 144 hues of the Williamsburg Collection and invited me and four other bloggers to come explore this beautiful, historic place.

I took so many photos, it would be a shame not to show them to you.

In my first post I told you about our first day of exploring Colonial Williamsburg and its many stunning buildings.

After our visit to the DeWitt Wallace Museum, we went back to our hotel rooms, freshened up, and got dressed for a fancy dinner at the Colonial Williamsburg Inn.

Colonial Williamsburgh, VAEvery meal so far had been better than the one before, but this dinner was one of the fanciest I’ve ever been to.

And it was over four hours long! One amazing course followed another, and it was filled with wonderful conversations with the Benjamin Moore and Colonial Williamsburg teams.

The thing that made this trip so amazing, aside from the beautiful surrounding, was the company — everyone was so lovely and supportive, and I learned so much.

We all had one thing in common: our passion for what we do — from historic preservation to creating paint colors to blogging — and that was very inspiring to be around.

Colonial Williamsburgh, VAThis was the yummy finale: hazelnut cake with as much chocolate sauce as you wanted.
Colonial Williamsburgh, VAHere are Jackie, my friend and roommate Lynn, and blogger Emily Clark and her friend after the dinner.

010The next morning, we all met for breakfast again.


Liza Gusler, project manager for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who had been with us all weekend, thanked us for coming and told us a little bit about the next projects they had lined up: stunning wall paper!

She has a job I would like as well: developing dining wares, lamps, and decorative accessories inspired by the antiques in the Foundation’s archives.

And then it was time to say goodbye. We all didn’t want the trip to already be over.

Lynn and I had a couple of hours before we had to head to the airport, so we explored Colonial Williamsburg some more by ourselves.

Our first stop: buying some gifts for our kids and husbands.

Trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VAI loved all of these old-fashioned, simple, well-made toys and instruments. L has been talking about wanting to learn how to play the drums, so I bought him those little drumsticks.

Trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VAHow funny is this note: “Colonial Texting Devices.” Ha!

I like making a point to teach L about how people lived in the olden days, and about the much harder life people had, so I bought him a slate board and a slate pencil.

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live music in Colonial Williamsburgh, VAColonial Williamsburgh, VAAnd just like that, our weekend in Colonial Williamsburg was over. “William Williamsburg” flew back to Westchester with me to meet L.

If you are in the market for paint, definitely check out all the choices Benjamine Moore offers! There are so many paint lines to choose from, and I especially like the Colonial Williamsburg-inspired colors. They are so pretty.

Thank you so much, Benjamin Moore and Colonial Williamsburg, for inviting me to this amazing trip. Thanks to Ashley, Jackie, Kelly, Carl and Theresa from Benjamin Moore, and Matt, Liza, Kristin and everyone from Colonial Williamsburg who made us feel so welcome.

{This trip was paid for my Benjamin Moore, but I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.}

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