Wednesday, December 16, 2015

First Lady--Barbara Bush





image: Google


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
show
cased 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~

6 comments:

  1. I remember her having so many beautiful trees :)
    Another great first lady.

    Merry Christmas!

    ~K.

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    1. Yes indeed!

      Merry Christmas to you as well.

      My : )

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    1. I thought it was a great theme!

      My : )

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  3. Wow - 17 Tree's that is amazing. I wonder if the same poor soul decorates them all...hehehe
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. I'm sure a team decorates them.
    At least I hope so.

    Enjoy the holiday.

    M : )

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