Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Top: the ballroom, on the night of the party. There was an excellent choir singing carols and they were enjoyed by all.


2. This tree, in the Gentlemen's Parlour, is decorated with items which are particularly associated with North Carolina, such as dogwood blossoms, red Cardinals, seashells, acorns (Raleigh is the City of Oaks) and it also has many glass ornaments in red, green and white. This tree has approximately 30 bird's nests taken from trees in NC (after they had been abandoned by their makers).
3. Wreaths adorning two inside doors leading from the main public areas to the private section. They were made by one of our other designers.
4. A wreath of tobacco leaves; one of a pair which always hang flanking the mantel in the Library. Mel makes them fresh every year. As you may know, tobacco has played a large role in the history of our state, and though it's usage is less than before, it is still important to our economy. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

srp said...

That tree is lovely and the lights... oh, I do so love the lights in the trees and the icicle lights on the houses. It looks like a fabulous party!!!

ET said...

WOW!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The trees out front look gorgeous...I love to see all those little lights twinkling on the trees..as you said it is a fairland. Your Governer is a very very attractive man....Movie Star Handsome! Good to see a picture of him, Judy!
Looks like this was a fantastic gathering!

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!

Greg Finnegan said...

That's great.

But I thought that the Governor's Mansion in NEw Jersey was the fairyland...

Oh, they replaced him, didn't they?

Rick said...

Damn! That ain't no Drumthwacket! Just beautiful, Judy.

Carmi said...

Hi Judy. Visiting from Michele's tonight...from a snowy and stormy part of the world.

Looking at these images, I am struck by how they seem to glow. You've captured the magic of a very special place at a very special time.

And a very special person helped make that magic happen. You should be very, very proud of your accomplishments.

No_Newz said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of those great pictures! I feel like I got a free guided tour.

Shephard said...

Love the tree, and the top photo especially! Gorgeous!
~S :)

sage said...

ya'll did a good job there, beautiful, Mike Easley looks like he's gotten a few gray hairs