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…