Saturday, December 4

The Governor's Mansion, Part One, 2010

There are three of these tall bookcases, and I did arrangements atop all of them. The foliages are all fresh, and cut from the mansion grounds or state properties.

NC quilts are the theme in the Mansion Library this year. This one, as well as all the quilts in the next photo were made bythe mother of my employer (Mel Day of Dogwood Tree Florals). Mel did all the mantels in the mansion.

The quilts dress up the windows and on the table will be a gingerbread house, a replica of our State Capitol building. I will get a photo of it on the 12th, when we attend a reception at the Mansion.

The mantel in the Gentleman's Parlour is done in a simpler style than years past, but it is eye-catching nonetheless. Natural seasonal greens, nandina berries and holly make up the mantel, swags and plaques. Mel had been going to add ribbon, but he decided it looked good without it. There will be more photos from the mansion tomorrow.

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11 comments:

Redondowriter said...

Spectacular, Judy. I know what you do is hard work but because you get to decorate such special places and occasions, it probably is fun, too. Isn't it?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love the idea of Quilts being the theme for the Governer's Mansion, this year. How did they come up with that, Judy?
I look forward to seeing much more.
I LOVE what you did, my dear!

Arkansas Patti said...

Love that first one and what a unique idea for the quilts. What a cool job you have.

Tracy said...

WOW!! now is this open to the public to view? That would be a fun trip...I love the idea of adding the quilts as a window decoration!

Olga said...

Once again, all I can say is "Beautiful."

Grannymar said...

Wonderful work as usual. I like the quilts

sage said...

Beautiful as always. You make me proud to be a Tarheel!

srp said...

Truly gorgeous and I bet it smells heavenly too! That is what I miss most about having a real tree.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the first arrangement on the bookcase most of all. Those touches of bright red work so well.

Pat said...

I love these arrangements. When you find something that works perfectly why not stick with it.

colleen said...

Beautiful! I took some photos of a holiday tea for the paper set in a holiday decorated mansion yesterday. Made me want to redecorate.