Sunday, December 7

NC Governor's Mansion ~ Part 2



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The Library in the Mansion is always themed and this year, the theme is Education - a pet project of Governor Easley and his wife. Hence, the one-room school gingerbread house (a work of art, I think). It was made and donated by Donna Ford, of Sweet Memories Bakery in Apex, NC. All fully edible and smelling like pure butter and sugar, it is a delight that will be oohed and aahed over by adults and children alike during the public tours and private parties in the Mansion this season.


Beside a photo of our Governor Easley, his wife Mary and their son, sits an arrangement I did which incorporates educational supplies mixed in with the holly and ever-present Cardinals (our State Birds).

This one sits atop very tall bookcases, and again, I used educational supplies.


Mel Day did the mantel and Rhonda did the spray over the mantel. Excuse the ladder, but since it is red, I guess it fits in to the color scheme.


Mantel detail.

These wreaths adorn the 6 windows in the library (made by Rhonda).

12 comments:

Tabor said...

This looks like a fun way to decorate---using a theme and getting to show off your talent!

Kay Dennison said...

It is soooo beautiful! I love it!!!! The Ohio state bird is the cardinal, too.

I really admire your talent!

Star said...

Lovely. Every year a local specialty shopping area does a dsplay of gingerbread houses. Which are amazing. Every year they are bigger and more elaborate.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I especially love the cardinals - oh and the gingerbread house!

JeanMac said...

So talented!

Granny Annie said...

It just keeps getting more beautiful.

sage said...

I like the school bus driving down the ribbon!

tiff said...

I like the schoolbus going down the ribbon - clever!

Looks right nice there Kenju.

tiff said...

Seems Sage and I think alike.....

and i should read all the comments before posting my own.

Carolyn said...

These arrangements are beautiful Judy! Ya'll should be proud :)


P.S. No worries on the book hon!!

PI said...

It's great that you have photos of them. It would be sad if the memory of them disappeared each year.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Part 1 and 2 are absolutely spectacular, Judy. What a pleasure it must be to decorate this mansion and all the places you do at the holidays.

So, what is it looking like inside the Kenju household?