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White House Christmas Decoration Countdown: 24 Days

Counting down the days to Christmas with a daily morning post containing a photograph of the White House Christmas decorations.  Have no clue why someone Jewish is doing this or how I got all these pictures — read the first post.

There are four floor-to-ceiling boxes in the front hall of the East Wing with this design (and the pattern repeats in decorations in different rooms).  All four boxes were constructed by volunteers.  The gold chunks are actually the pine cones from last year’s Christmas decorations.  They were broken into pieces, spray painted gold, and repurposed.  All 15,000 of them.  It took 40 volunteers two months to make the covered plywood boxes.


1 Magpie { 12.02.12 at 9:02 am }

That’s beautiful. I love the texture.

2 Justine { 12.02.12 at 1:44 pm }

OMG. This is INSANE. And yet, unspeakably lovely. I will now go hide behind my single candy cane in shame.

3 a { 12.02.12 at 10:14 pm }

That’s a lot of work. I feel like I did a lot of work because I put 2 strings of lights around the columns on our front porch. I have very low expectations for myself…

4 Kate { 12.03.12 at 12:16 am }

Good on the volunteers. Someone’s gotta break down the pine cones. I have a singing reindeer head that I use to beat my husband with when he’s not being merry, and which my cat is stalking and will probably be humping by Christmas morning. That’s the Christmas spirit right there. And I’d really, really like someone to give me an edible Whitehouse for Christmas.

5 loribeth { 12.03.12 at 10:12 am }


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