Saturday, December 14, 2013

County Ornaments

 Across from the dining room was a display room of Christmas ornaments for each Tennessee County and they were in alphabetical order. Luckily the Smith County(my home town) ornament was on a lower shelf. The artist that painted the Smith County ornament graduated with me and he and I were voted "Most Talented" of the Senior Class. Through out high school we could be found together with our heads and hands into some sort of art project. He may go by Bill Reece now but he will always be Billy to me. Again I apologize about the blurry camera work. 
 I took this and the one below to show my best friend who lives in Macon, GA. the Robertson County ornament when she arrives for Christmas. 

 Of course I had to take a photo of the Dolly ornament. 
When you come out of the display room to your left  in the hallway is this Nativity scene. I think it is gorgeous. The painting above of the little girls is wonderful. 
The Kitty Justice is to have a book with all the ornaments pictured along with a little tidbit about the county and artist. Do you think there is such a book and I just do not know about it's existence? If not the powers that be need to get with it and make one.


Changes in the wind said...

Like that Dolly ornament and loved the Davy Crockett tree!

Lee said...

This and the previous post is wonderful...interesting information and great photos. Thanks, Lady Di. :)

Lady Di Tn said...

Wish I could have just stood and studied each ornament but the top shelf I would have needed a ladder and others were trying to cramp into that little display room. Peace

Thanks and I am glad you enjoyed the post. Peace

mississippi artist said...

I love Christmas tours-I hope to get to our Govenors mansion this week. I hope the decorations from this governor are better than the last. lol!

Lady Di Tn said...

This is my first tour but I do not think it will be my last. Here is hoping your wish comes true about your governor. Peace