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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas decor to reflect the year 1861 at the Va. Governors Mansion

Since 1813 this federal style structure is the oldest occupied governors residence in the United States.   Steve and I toured the Mansion set in the year 1861.    Simple but elegant decorations.   Greenery over the doorways.   Mistle toe hanging from the chandelier as we walked in.  Here are a few pictures.

upstair windows had the wreaths
Steve waiting at the entrance,  we didn't realize we could have just walked in.  
Notice the simple green wreaths,  elegant all by themself with out a bow.
Mistletoe hanging from chandelier

Looking ahead as we enter is the tree on a table with all hand made decorations
fabric folded stars, cloth angels.

I understand that the handkercheifs the soldiers left behind while they went off to war were fashioned into
ornaments for the tree like this angel
paper chains, little crotchet doilies. 
greenery collected from surrounding counties above door ways

 table set for guests.    Above the table - Virgin Queen Elizabeth 1- whom Virginia is named for
 decorated trees in niches

I liked the way the chandelier was picking up light in here.
George Washington statue in background and live green wreaths on gate

Steve in front of mansion and where he works in the bldg on right
had to get a pix as we were leaving
I am linking to Common Ground which has beautiful images along with others to check out

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