Well ladies, I went to The Victorian Mansion on Sat. with my 2 DIL"s and it was GORGEOUS! This one picture I got off from their web-site as we were NOT allowed to take pictures AND we were also instructed NOT to touch anything..well they would have had to tie my hands behind my back for that one! As we entered in the foyer they had a tree with guilded pears and a gorgeous partridge on the top. Then of course as the song goes there were 2 turtle doves, 3 french hens, 4 calling birds scattered about in different arrangements and very elegantly decorated trees.. these were in the dining room, and the table-runner on that table was actually 2 strips about 6" wide, and OMG I HAD to touch them...I would loved to have cut a piece off from that!! THEN comes the beautiful stairway with 22 sets of Five Golden Rings amoungst the garland and sheer fabric swags leading to the bedrooms upstairs.The next room had 6 geese-a-laying, canadian geese that is with the tree decorated with natural elements. And oh the 7 swans-a swimming was such an elegant room. The floor was all mirrors with snow and white lights glistening through the snow, silver twigs adorned with white lights, the tree decorated in blue, silver, and white. Beautiful!
Tomorrow I"ll do a part #2 which definately includes my favorite room. I could not get the link to hook up to my blog so if your interested you can google, Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Portland, Maine there are 2 videos you can watch as a small tour..Please let me know if you do..