Christmas day was spent with my son and daughter in law and granddaughter Adalyn who was born on the 8th of December. Two grandsons who live in Hawaii are missed along with one grandson in Arizona.
I am sure hoping next year we will see each other.
Mom was here and we had dinner , opened gifts and listened to Christmas music in the background.
very serious sleeper
love the roses on her dress that her grandma got her
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
Steve and I rode downtown this past Friday to see the tree at the Hotel Jefferson. It was rainy and chilly, a good day for being inside and taking in the Christmas decorations. The hotel was to open on November 1, 1895, it did not as it was realized at the last minute that it is considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday, was opened Halloween instead. Hotel Jefferson is recognized as Richmond's grandest hotel and one of the finest in America. Building of the hotel began in 1892 Lewis Ginter who made millions by marketing the pre rolled cigarette commissioned Carrere and Hastings to create his wishes.
The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton , Elvis Presley and Henry James stayed here.