Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pittock Mansion – Part Two

So far I’ve shown you some of the magnificent Pittock Mansion and its Christmas decor here. Now, let’s go on into the formal dining room.

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I think the first words I said as I walked into this elegant room were something like, ‘Oh, I want a dining room like this’! It seemed as though we were invited guests and had just been summoned to dine. Everything was decorated with such precision and beauty. Each place was set with care. (And you know – I’m partial to holly - because I live on Holly Street)!

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At the end of the table a Christmas message waited and on the floor below the chair. . .

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Someone left their shoes!

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The mantel was brightly lit and festive.

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Trees and greenery everywhere.

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The radiator cover under the front window was filled with fun.

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But wait till you see what’s ahead in the Butler’s Pantry!

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Creative elves. . .

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And nutcrackers. Look at this gorgeous wood countertop.

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The Butler’s Pantry opens right into the gorgeous, white-tiled kitchen.

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Imagine looking out the window as you are busy at the work table – downtown Portland and the Willamette River below and the mountains beyond!

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I love this gorgeous stove!

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The kitchen showed signs of work in progress. . .

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But it was obvious the elves weren’t all working!

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There was a lot of playing and frolicking going on. A little sledding here. . .

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And an elfish ‘snow’ angel here.

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A pantry is across the hall from the kitchen.

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In the refrigerator room next to the pantry there was evidence of mischief!

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Elf mischief!

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The sign says -

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Just beyond the kitchen and pantry area, you step through the door into another world. The breakfast room! A cozy, quiet place – away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house. On the table waits a gingerbread replica of the Mansion.

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Across from the breakfast table a built-in china cabinet holds houses of all kinds.

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Then through the door we arrive back in the Grand Hall.

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Our next part of the tour will take us up the Grand Staircase to the bedrooms above where the elegance and beauty continues. Please join me again for more of the tour of this gorgeous, century-old mansion.

5 comments:

  1. How gorgeous these pictures are! Each one could be a Christmas card! So pretty.

    Sheila

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  2. What an awesome tour! Everything is just so pretty and I love the elf making an "angel" in the sugar, lol. How clever!

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  3. Adrienne, I've been enjoying this tour. The dining room did look so inviting and warm--not ostentatious at at all. I loved the mischievous elves, especially making the snow angel. LOL Of course I have two impish elves myself right now with my silly kitties ;-) Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  4. Adrienne, I've been enjoying this tour. The dining room did look so inviting and warm--not ostentatious at at all. I loved the mischievous elves, especially making the snow angel. LOL Of course I have two impish elves myself right now with my silly kitties ;-) Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  5. Wow, thanks for posting those delightful, gorgeous pictures. Hope your hand is improving.

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