Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam have opened the mansion for holiday tours the first of December. This is their third annual holiday tour and has been named "Tennessee Home for the Holidays 2013". This years theme is "Tennessee Legends".Cat and I went Monday and Peaches was supposed to come but alas she had Grandma duty.
The tree in the Foyer is the Tennessee Governors Tree and it is a Frasier Fir grown by Roan Valley Tree Farm in Johnson City. Tennessee has had 49 governors, including the current Governor. Each governor is represented on this tree with his portrait and signature. Tennessee's Flag of the Governor, designed by the U. S. War Department in 1939, and original ornaments created by Governors Sundquist, Bredesen and Haslam as holiday gifts are also feature on the tree and stairwell garland. (all of this info was taken from the brochure handed out by one of the wonderful volunteers)
Cat is the lady in front waiting for me to finish photos in the foyer so we can head into the dining room. The Kitty Justice is the dining room will be featured tomorrow. BTW You were allowed to take as many photos as you wished as long as your flash was off.