Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas at Fanningbank

                                                             I hope your week is going well. I mentioned
                                                             earlier that we went to the Open House at
                                                             Fanningbank on Monday evening. I look forward
                                                             to it every year. Fanningbank is the official residence
                                                             of our Lt. Governor H.Frank Lewis and his wife
                                                             Dorothy. They welcomed hundreds of people over
                                                             the course of the day.


                                                     I will let you roam quietly through so I don't
                                                     distract you from enjoying the beauty of it all.
                                                                I have to say I love these wood fireplaces.

                                                                Elegant dining room.
                                                            I love this tree with dried orange and apple
                                                            slices and bundles of cinnamon sticks.
                                                           This year the Christmas decorating
                                                           was done under the direction of
                                                           Shelly Campbell ~ great job!

                                                            Mantle closeup.

                                                         A real stuffed Canada goose.

                                                            Keeping the theme~ a stuffed quail (I think).

                                                              Another beautiful tree.
                                                        And another beautiful mantel.

Special Christmas music.
                                             This tree is decorated with children in mind.
                                                        Do you remember making popcorn strings?
                                                         There was so much to see and enjoy!

                                                       I hope you enjoyed coming along with us on
                                                       this beautiful tour.

                                                                            Thank you for visiting,


Mrs.Rabe said...

That's very well done! Such a pretty home, and I like the room with two trees! Very special!


Deborah in Atlanta said...

Beautiful home and decorations. By the way I think the stuffed "quail" is actually a pheasant. Or at least it looks like the ones I grew up with in Nebraska/Iowa. Love your blog.
Deborah in Atlanta

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen inspirationen, liebe grüße von angie und einen schönen freitag!!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow, thanks for showing us such beautiful Victorian elegance! The mantles are all decorated so nicely too. Love the "pheasant" wreath! :) I hope you'll stop by my blog and see the Victorian Home tour I recently went on. Lots of Christmas trees!!
Have a great weekend!

Carrie B. said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a special place to live.

I loved the shots you got of the carolers in the mirror. Perfectly Christmasy. ;)

If you get a minute please come by my blog today. I posted some photos of my back yard and would love for you to see where I live, as I've been enjoying your back yard for so long now! Lol

God bless xo

Deanna said...

What a nice treat to see.
Thanks for sharing with us so we can see inside this beautiful mansion.
Blessings to you and may you have a Merry Christmas,

Sandi said...


Maristela Guilherme said...

Que imagens maravilhosas. Parecem saidas de um sonho.
Estou encantada.

Maristela Guilherme said...

Que imagens maravilhosas. Parecem saidas de um sonho.
Estou encantada.

Marlene Stephenson said...

What a beautiful home, love the antiques,and those trees,so very well decorated.But,it isn't the homey feel yours has Carolyn. Thanks for taking us with you on your tour and have a Merry Christmas.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a gorgeous home and I enjoyed seeing the Christmas decorations. The trees are stunning.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous home. It is full of Christmas magic.

Thanks for sharing.


Daniela said...

I feel breathless and with no words to describe this magic atmosphere, these rooms are so very charming and elegant and all these lovely details you've caught ... gorgeous !
Thank you so very much, my dear Carolyne, I hope to meet you again before than Christmas arrives :)
Have a lovely weekend