At The Manse

As part of my political hobnobbing I recently hung out at the Governor’s mansion. I should tell you the whole story though.

  • The Governor was nowhere around, although his wife was shaking hands at the door with the biggest, most ginormous, festive door knocker necklace slide I’ve ever seen.
  • I can’t even tell you our governor’s name or political affiliation. Shameful I know.
  • I was in tourist mode with info sheet in one hand and hot cider in the other.
  • I was with the Helmsley Housewives as we escaped the housewife role, if just for a couple of hours one night.

The mansion was beautifully decorated by different businesses around the state. We all agreed that it would be nice to have our house decorated at least to a small degree by someone else. And we all agreed that this wouldn’t happen with our husbands in the line of work they’re in. My favorite room was the garden room, which was decorated in black and white. Sounds a little “off” for Christmas, but it was whimsical and stylish. Two traits that I aspire to attain. Quirky and last year just doesn’t cut it in fashion or decorating…

My second favorite room was the dining room, which you can see in the photo below (btw, thank you Alaina for tricking out the photos). It was decorated in oranges and browns. What is it with me and nontraditional Christmas colors?

Our night ended with dessert at Applebee’s and a little woman talk. Enough said about that. My husband reads this blog…



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I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

11 thoughts on “At The Manse

  1. I don’t think I want to let that go. “Enough said about that”? That sounds strangely similar to “we gossiped about our husbands for 2 hours…man you guys are dirt bags.”

    I think this sounds much better, “we went to Applebee’s where we talked about nothing other than how great our relationships’ are with our husbands and what great guys they are.”

  2. I kept looking for you in the picture…and looking…and looking…and then I saw you, front and center.

    I shouted, “HELLO HOTNESS!” Because you are hot. And I kind of want to kiss you now. In a non-lesbian kind of way, I stress.

  3. LOL leigh anne! Very nice picture! The mansion is gorgeous! I wish someone else would decorate my house, too. Not even for the holidays, but just everyday life. I am not ver good at that sort of thing.

    I think I need to schedule a girls night out!

  4. I will plead the 5th Du, but honestly we had a BLAST. These “Helmsley Housewives” are sure fun to hang out with! Vicki, your blog cracks me up-you had such an air in your writings…I just love to read them! Have a great week and make sure to wave at us down the street as you’re bringing in the garbage cans….. 🙂

  5. I fantasize about little gay interior decorator elfs (kind of like Stanford Blatch with green shoes and pointy ears) coming to my house in the night. I awake to find it exactly the way I would do it if I had tons of money and some sense of style. Sigh.

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