Tuesday, December 1



The North Carolina Governor's Mansion is a wonderful place to work even if you only get to do it four or five days a year. Today, we (Mel Day's crew) started the 2009 Christmas Decorations; feeling very fortunate to have been chosen to decorate the Mansion for our new Governor, Beverly Perdue.

Photos will follow in a few days, but not until a majority of the work has been completed.

Today, we worked in the library; the Governor's theme for that room is "green/environmentally sound". To that end, all materials used are completely natural: various evergreen boughs, branches, mosses, seashells, birds nests, raffia, holly, corkscrew willow, eleagnes, narcissus plants, amaryllis plants and magnolia. The seashells are there as a nod to the city from which our Governor hails - New Bern. NC. and its proximity to the Atlantic coast.

Seven arrangements were completed (by me) today; five large ones and two small ones, and in addition, I made 30 red velvet bows for use on the exterior window wreaths and garlanding on the wrought iron railings and gates that surround the Mansion grounds.

Come back tomorrow; I may be able to take some photos.

10 comments:

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

This sounds more like fun than work, Judy, although I know it is probably very taxing work. I can't wait to see the photos.

Kay Dennison said...

Sounds fabulous!!!! I can't wait!!!!

Gilly said...

Looking forward to seeing hyour beautiful work. So glad you were chosen to work in the Governor's House - it sounds a marvellous place to have such great creations.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, I am impressed, the Governor's Mansion yet? I hurried down the post for the pictures but I guess I can wait. I am surprised that as busy as you are you had time to write.
Looking forward for the rest of the story.

Grannymar said...

I am queueing up at the gate to see your work tomorrow.

Mojo said...

Yeah, with the year Bev's been having, she needs a little brightening up. And if ya need photos, we can work it out. Bev being my boss and all, she'll be cool with it. I think. Or not.

Anyway.

There's a Blog Party at Casa Mojo goin' on today in honor of a mutual friend of ours. (Actually there are two, but you might not know the guest of honor at the second one. You're welcome to crash though, Sandy won't mind. She's good like that.)

Pat said...

It reeks atmosphere. Look forward to the pics:)

tiff said...

Oooh - I like this time of year - it means photos! Can't wait.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well that makes it just that much more interesting, Judy, doesn't it? I mean having a new Governer and attempting to suit her particular interests, etc. The outside of the Mansiun looks lovely!
I look forward to the pictures, my dear...!

BTW: They had Betty up yesterday---three times, so hopefully, she will avoid and side issues like a possible Pneumonia...! I will pass on your good thoughts to her....!

LL Cool Joe said...

Looks like a really great order to win!

I can't wait to see your work.