Mother's day delivery: order by april 10th (regular shipping) or April 14th (Expedited shipping) Within the us | free shipping within the US on orders over $150

We’re back!

June 28, 2008

We’re back but it doesn’t feel like it! In my mind I am still on vacation…for a bit longer at least.
I don’t know where to begin. We had such a great time in Williamsburg, Virginia! For all of you who have been there, you know what I am talking about. But for the rest of you, these images would have to do for now……

We spent 6 days at Pawhtan Plantation Resort, a place of many memories for my husbands’ family. To mention a few, my mother in law grew up in this place, at this very house and spend her childhood days walking these paths…
The house is located on the right of the Manor House (pictured above) and now serves as a historic 4 star kitchen/restaurant, highly recommended by many. Aaron spent 1 week each year growing up at this plantation/resort. So, it was time for Nikolas and I to join in the fun.

These are a few of the pictures from our visit at the Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg. I am stunned by the simplicity and the exquisite craftsmanship in here. The English gardens, the pathways, the tiny, yet so unique homes/shops, the architectural details..

The best part of all was that the kids got to see each other after a full year. The grandparents couldn’t be happier to see all of them.

From left to right: Nikolas (3), Skyler (15), Chloe (6), Morgan(10), Emma (4)

and this has to be one of my favorite pictures ever…..

Seeing them together, inspired me to create this….
Created by Le Papier Studio

I also had a chance to finish some of my Santa Barbara sketches….

and almost complete this one….

Reproductions of the whole series will soon be available for purchase in my shop.

For my next project I am planning on a series of 4 watercolor illustrations/drawings inspired by the time spent in Williamsburg. More on this coming up….

Thank you to all for stopping by and staying a while….this was by far my longest post.

The post We’re back! appeared first on Le Papier Blog.


I am Vana Chupp, a wife, mother of two sweet boys and the heart and soul behind Le Papier Studio. This blog chronicles my thoughts on running a small business and capturing life's special moments. Read more...