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WILLIAMSBURG® offers selection of Mother's Day gifts that would make the Founding Mothers proud

Remember when you gave your mother a pencil holder made out of a soup can or an unidentifiable clay object for Mother’s Day? Now’s the time to make amends with treasures from WILLIAMSBURG®.

If the special lady in your life likes jewelry, she’ll love our selection of pearl earrings. They go from work to play with ease. Choose from several different styles and prices from Dangle Pierced Post Earrings enlivened with an amethyst, to Lever-back Moonstone/Pearl Pierced Earrings with frosted quartz crystals and sterling beads. If mom prefers the glitter of gold, she will love WILLIAMSBURG®’s shimmering Pineapple Pendants that come in two sizes with coordinating Pineapple Post Earrings.

Shorter than a letter and infinitely eloquent, porcelain Verse Dishes say it all without speaking a word. Perfect for holding jewelry and other keepsakes, these dishes are available in five heartfelt messages—“When this you see, Remember me tho ’ many miles we distant be,” “A Faithful friend is a strong Defense,” “Tis Liberty of Choice that sweetens Life,” “Follow after the things which make for Peace” and “Carpe Diem.”

Does your mother while away the hours in the garden? Then the Lady’s Garden Hat will be a handy accessory. This broad-brimmed garden hat is made of seagrass woven in a slightly open mesh that admits every cooling breeze. A leather chinstrap holds it in place.

Flowers will bloom year-round in your mother’s home with a 4 x 6 Easel-back Frame and coordinating Address Book, both in a lovely hydrangea and magnolia motif. And mom can take magnolias anywhere with a lovely all-cotton tote that is available in two sizes.

She’ll take memories of you everywhere with one of WILLIAMSBURG®’s lovely silk dress scarves. These rectangular scarves come in a number of designs, including the silver pattern motif; Chelsea bird motif; the postcard motif; a furniture motif; the magnolia motif; and an Indienne print based on a popular fabric from the WILLIAMSBURG® Collection by Waverly. Just for Mother’s Day, these scarves will be 25 percent off and can be found at the Craft House on Merchants Square, Craft House at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Marketplace and the Wallace Museum Gift Shop.

Most of the above items are available in select stores in Colonial Williamsburg, through the WILLIAMSBURG® Catalog or through Colonial Williamsburg’s e-commerce web site at

The WILLIAMSBURG® Products Program oversees 26 shops in Colonial Williamsburg including retail stores in the Historic Area, the Shops at Merchants Square and Visitor Center as well as gift shops in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the Colonial Williamsburg Company-Hospitality Group properties. In addition, licensed products are available in more than 50 WILLIAMSBURG Shops® in major metropolitan areas around the nation, including Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Seattle. For more information, call toll-free (800) 446-9240 or visit our web site at

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Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121