The Williams House always decorates for the holidays in style and has been known locally as the “Christmas House” since before Byron and Deborah were the owners. Each year we repeat some of our favorite decorations while Deborah always creates a few surprises and changes to enhance the guest experience. This year we have a major candy theme going and if Deborah can just keep the dishes filled (as Byron grazes by) guests will enjoy it. It all fit together well for last weekend’s cookie/house tour of all the B&B’s, and if our comments were accurate from visitors we were voted most beautifully decorated. It’s a pleasure to feel all the hard work and decorating is appreciated and we enjoy hearing comments when visitors enter the main hall for our winter wonderland! I’ve attached some pictures below for those who weren’t able to attend are won’t be joining us before the decorations come down in Jaanuary.
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Billy Currington, country music star, recently visited the Amelia Island Williams House to shoot a commercial for a truck as part of an ongoing campaign featuring several country muscians. The Williams House was selected by the creative group for the ads and they stayed with us for a couple of nights during the process. Featuring interviews and music with Billy on the Williams House porches, the ad is set to run nationally in about a month. It was fun hosting both the creative team and Billy. Even though we had thunderstorms part of the time they were shooting, they managed to complete the process on schedule. Both Deborah and Byron are large country fans, so it was a terrific experience and we appreciate the opportunity to be the background for this ad and experience some interaction with a great singer.
Each year we look forward to the second weekend in March when the Amelia Island Concours de’Elegance returns to Amelia Island. This year with an unusually warm winter, spring came early and the show enjoyed temps in the mid 70′s. Some of the cars came to downtown Fernandina Beach as part of the annual “road trip” and I captured some photos for our blog that are attached. We were full for the show as are virtually all accomodations of the Island, and had several neat and interesting cars brought by guests (Fisker,Morgan,Porsche). There is always a lot of car talk from both ladies and gents, and most are true enthusiasts for everything auto oriented. The auctions apparently drew some high sales, with the top car going for $4.4 million. The show itself was well attented and for the first time I can recall sold out of tickets. We usually are fully booked by around August or September as the show grows in popularity every year. Come join us next year for this amazing event!
Some numbers are important, others unusual and occasionally they come together to form unique combinations. Such was this special day for Natalie and Michael when they were wed at the Williams House on Amelia Island on the special date of 11/11/11. Joined by 30 family and friends they were married on the Williams House front porch with Byron officiating on a cool but beautiful Friday afternoon. A reception followed in the back courtyard with lot’s of nice goodies prepared by Deborah, the Williams House chef and wedding coordinator. Georgeous seasonal flowers added fall color to the proceedings and a champagne toast to bride and groom was followed by traditional cake cutting. As usual Cinnamon was all around the Williams House entertaining children and seeking out crab cakes or other tasty morsels. Our best wishes to the bride and groom as they begin their new life together!