In 1989, Mrs Bush went from being
the "Second Lady" to "First Lady."
Mrs. Bush was the First Lady who
wanted to share the White House
with everyone and for her that
began with Christmas.
Mrs. Bush's theme for 1989 was a
"Storybook Christmas," which
featured popular characters from
children's books and it highlighted
a favorite cause of hers: literacy.
The tree placed in the Blue Room
showcased eighty soft sculpture
ornaments, including Mary Poppins,
the Tin Man, Pinocchio and the Poky
Little Puppy. Painted alphabet letters
and small books were used as orna-
ments. Beneath the tree were books
tied with ribbons.
Interesting side note--That year
Mrs. Bush expanded on a trend
that Mrs. Reagan has and that
was multiple trees--seventeen
to be exact!!! Those trees were
decorated with cotton bunting
to resemble snow laden trees.
We'll continue tomorrow...
~Keep on Dreaming~