Thursday, November 30, 2006

NC Governor's Mansion ~ 2006 Christmas Decor

For the next several days, I will be posting photos from our decorating at the Mansion this week. First: the library, with the Hurricanes theme. That's our hockey team, the Stanley Cup Champions!

My boss, Mel Day, did the mantel and the wreath above it, incorporating hockey sticks, skates and helmets, along with banners and small stockings. I know the photo is dark, but it couldn't be lightened any more without changing the colors too much. The walls of the room are not really yellow, but creamy white.

The room has a large round table, where the Governor has luncheon meetings sometimes. Here I did a centerpiece incorporating a Hurricanes mascot doll and a banner.

A close-up of the Hurricanes doll.

A close-up of the wreath. We use foliages cut from the grounds of the mansion and other government buildings, and this year we had various pines, boxwood, cryptomeria, magnolia, cedar, privet, dried hydrangeas, painted branches, pinecones and holly. Part of the fun of decorating there is that we never know exactly how much we will have ready to use, and we have to make it all work out, no matter what.
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