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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Visit to Georgia's Governor's Mansion

Walking toward the Governor's Mansion on West Paces Road in Buckhead.
Yesterday was a cool but beautiful day in the Atlanta area of Georgia. We have had so much rain and dreary weather, it was glorious just to get out of the house. A group of neighborhood friends and I traveled to the Governor's Mansion in the tony Buckhead area of the city and took in a delightful tour of the public spaces and holiday decorations.
The Governor's Mansion is the official home of Georgia's 82nd Governor, Nathan Deal, and his wife, Sandra. The Mansion, a three floor, 30-room, Greek Revival style home built in 1967, stands on approximately 18 acres in northeast Atlanta. It was designed by Georgia architect Thomas Bradbury and officially opened on January 1, 1968. link to website
We joined a group of people at the front door waiting to get in and enjoyed looking over the grounds.
The pace of the tour was very leisurely which worked out fine on such a great day!
We were VERY impressed meeting the Governor's wife and she welcomed everyone entering the home - what a nice touch!
One of two trees in the formal dining room.
Mantle in the formal dining room - we loved the huge cones in the fireplace well.
The trees were decorated with many natural items such as these cones and the dried hydrangeas. All the trees were natural resulting in a wonderful woodland smell throughout the house.  
Gingerbread house in the rear of the foyer. 
Colorful formal living room.  I, of course, loved the chairs! 
Extra tall and broad breakfront - one of the nicest pieces in the house. 
More great chairs!
A collection of antique baby carriages were shown throughout the house. All the trees also had these large artificially-lit candles which looked very real. 
Tree in the lower reception area.
As we were leaving, we saw the area for demonstrations of woodworking and other traditional crafts.
This was a very pleasant visit I will want to repeat and only my second trip to tour this lovely home in over 25 years in the Atlanta area. We as a group were very impressed!

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