Tuesday, December 7

Even More from the Governor's Mansion ~ 2010

I did these three arrangements; tall, medium and low (under the console.) This table sits on the right as you enter the Mansion foyer.

My friend Pam did a pair of these on the newel posts of the grand staircase.

This is the "children's tree" on the sun porch at the Mansion. It is decorated mostly with ornaments hand-made by NC school children.

This is the tree in the Gentleman's Parlour. The trustees who work at the Mansion (inmates from the state prison) set-up and light the trees for us - and we think they do a terrific job! I have a few more photos from the Mansion to show you and then it is on to the State Capitol and a private home here in Raleigh that Pam and I have been doing for many years. Come Thursday, I will be finished with commercial and private decor - and then it will be time to start on Casa Kenju!
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12 comments:

Nancy said...

All I can say is WOW! Can you come here and do mine? :-)

srp said...

How many lights do they put on those trees... it looks like thousands!!!

Kay Dennison said...

What an artist you are!!!!

Nancy said...

Judy,

Years ago my Granddaughter, Julie, won a contest for making the best decoration of anyone in her school for one of the Christmas trees in the White House.

She was invited by President Clinton to place her ornament on the tree and it was the most exciting day of her life....

The next day the parents and Grandparents of the winners were allowed into the White House to see the decorations the children had made.

It was so exciting.

Pat said...

How interesting the inmates take part. I'd love to be a fly on the wall. It must surely brighten their day.

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh you guys are good.
I too think it is great that the inmates get to pitch in. So much more rewarding than wacking weeds on the roadside.
How you have enough left to do your own home amazes me.

Grannymar said...

I love the tall arrangement on the console table and the trees. It is such an inclusive project at the Governor's mansion with the children and prisoners playing a part.

Now enjoy the party!

Ginnie said...

You must have so much fun doing all this ... not to mention the satisfaction. I couldn't imagine living in such splendor...but I love to see it.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Beautiful, festive arrangements, Judy. My favorite thing, though, is the children's tree. :-)

Stay warm!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

ALL so lovely Judy...! You work so hard and I know you enjoy it! AND, your work is BEAUTIFUL!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I especially love the tree in the children's room and the fact that the inmates come to help decorate. Have you come up for air yet?

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful pics! Enjoyed the tour!