The tree in the Gentleman's Parlour - Before.....
And after! I made all the bows on these trees. Click to enlarge.
The top of the Carousel Tree. It may help your sense of scale to know that the horse on top is about 4 1/2 feet wide from nose to tail.
One of the art pieces - Kaitlyn - carved of wood. Beside it is a small greenery arrangement that I made, but you can't see it well.
An arrangement atop a bookcase in the Library, which I made. There are two others in the room, but they are almost identical to this one. It may not look it here, but they are 3 1/2 feet wide and 4 feet tall.
My employer, Mel Day, always does the mantels. This one is in the Gentleman's Parlour. The cardinal in the center is carved of wood, and it is really realistic looking and well done.
The mantel in the Ladies' Parlour.
Over the front door. I can't photograph it, but there is a "cross" of garland going diagonally across the top of the porch from column to column. I made all the bows here too.
Here's a bow I didn't make. One of our volunteer helpers wrapped this pillow to look like a gift today. It sits on the sun porch love seat, beside the Carousel Tree.
We had our usual crew of eight or nine today and enough volunteers to make twenty around the dining room table for lunch, which was fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, salad and the usual selection of desserts, which was (for me) chocolate souffle. Two more rooms remain to be done; the dining room and the ballroom, which is the place we do all our work. They spread canvas tarps over the beautiful hardwood floors; set up tables for us, and bring in trash cans and buckets of water. They could not be more accommodating! I will take more photos on Thursday and I might be able to get better pics of some of the trees. Check back tomorrow.
And remember: it isn't "my crew" - I am part of someone else's crew when doing this decorating.