Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tea at the Blaine House

The Kennebec Valley Garden Club, has been decorating the Blaine House, the residence of the Governor of Maine, for the holidays for over 20 years. I was so excited to be invited and to be in Maine this year.

The Blaine house was built in 1833 by James Hall, a retired ship's captain. It was donated to the State of Maine for use a Governor's residence by Harriet Blaine Beale in 1919.

The decorations and the house were just beautiful.

This year's theme was "A Homespun Holiday Naturally". Dried flowers and natural materials were in abundance.

Oak Leaves and pinecones painted gold. Birch bark covered balls.

Beautiful handmade ornaments using acorn caps.

The Gingerbread house

Old flag in the spinning wheel in the children’s room.

From left to right, my friends Loyce, Jackie, Shirlene Gosline, President Garden Club Federation of Maine, and me.

What a nice way to celebrate the holidays.

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