2011 Decorating for Christmas/ Governor’s Mansion

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Governor’s Residence     Nashville, Tennessee
Grand Entrance.. 
“THE FOYER
The marble floor in the Foyer is original to the residence and follows the style of a British manor home. It features black marble from Belgium and white marble from the state of Georgia. The centerpiece of the room is the elliptical staircase, crafted from Indiana limestone and covered with a new runner which was woven especially for the Residence.
Tree decoration by Larry Keeton of Nashville. Frasier fir tree provided by Wintergreen Farm in Laurel Bloomery.”
DRAWING ROOM
“Hanging above the Italian marble fireplace is a magnificent portrait of Andrew Jackson by Samuel Waldo. Jackson posed for Waldo in 1817, after the battle of New Orleans…  Tree and mantle piece by Jim Marvin of Dickson. Canaan fir tree provided by Roan Valley Farm in Johnson City.”
For more photos and tour go tohttp://www.tn.gov/firstlady/holidays.shtml
content description taken from Mrs. Haslam’s commentary from Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays 2011.
 
It was an honor to serve as a volunteer decorator for the Governor and the First Lady of Tennesse.
My self and 6 volunteer decorators decorated 14 trees in the Conservatory. ” The 14,000 square-foot subterranean meeting and banquet facility built under the front lawn of the Tennessee Residence. It was completed during the Residence renovation project. “Read 20” trees decorated with ornaments provided by elementary schools throughout the state, reflecting students’ favorite books. “Patriotic” tree in honor of the brave men and women of our military, decorated by IT Creswell Magnet Middle School in Nashville. “Tennessee Symbols” trees decorated with ornaments by Nashville School of the Arts. Higher education tree decorated with ornaments from, colleges, universities, and community and technical schools throughout the state.”