a nicer place to work? This is the ballroom in the Governor's Mansion. They put canvas tarps on the floors and set up tables and wheel in great big trash cans for us. In one corner, there's a table with coffee, both decaf and high-test, fresh sweet tea and fresh lemonade that is the best I've ever had. The table is also laden with homemade cookies (usually 4 varieties) and homebaked muffins or Danish. Do you see why I miss the place? This pic was taken before we actually started decorating. Shortly after this, the place filled up with all sorts of stuff, including pine, cedar, magnolia, eleagnes, etc., and boxes of ornaments and ribbons.
Below is a link to a 14 minute taping of our Governor's wife, Mary Easley, showing off the Mansion Christmas decor to a local TV reporter. I thought some of you might enjoy it, even though 14 minutes is a generous chunk of time. But if you don't want to see it, it won't bother me. LOL