Tuesday, December 22, 2009

White (House) Christmas

My brother had tickets to see the Christmas decorations at the White House and invited us. He sent his photos to me (my pix are still in the camera because I'm not that efficient). Some of the photos are a bit dark but the White House was beautiful, festive and fun. And the smell of Christmas trees was great (our artificial tree doesn't come with that Christmas scent...).

This is dark but it was lovely...the matching trees by the fireplace with Abe Lincoln's portrait in between. Side note: I took a photo of Dolley Madison's portrait in the Red Room. She's always been a favorite of mine for a few reasons: 1) I read a book about her in fourth grade; 2) she took Washington's portrait out of the White House when the White House was burning and 3) those Dolley Madison treats that were advertised during the Peanuts specials that I've NEVER tasted and still long for.


These roses are in a magnolia leaf vase...


The White House made of white chocolate. It's a good thing there was a rope between it and me. That smell was pretty good, too!

A pretty mantle...

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! So glad you got to see that and could share with us. Thanks!

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  2. Wow! Lucky to get an invite there! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Gee, if I didn't know better I'd have thought you took pictures of my house...

    Merry, Merry, Mag!

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  4. Dolley coming to PBS March First. I think you'll like her even more.
    http://www.pitchengine.com/free-release.php?id=37105

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