Mrs. Obama and nearly 100 volunteers decorated the White House to holiday perfection.
The famous, glassed-in East Colonnade features a large wreath in each window, made from oranges, dried flowers, and other fruits.
The star of the State Dining Room? This white chocolate gingerbread house with miniature chocolate furniture, a marzipan replica of Mrs. Obama’s vegetable garden, and a not-quite-to-scale Bo.
Mrs. Obama carried the red theme into this stately room.
Taking its name even more literally than usual, the Green Room is decked in environmentally friendly style, with recycled and re-used materials. The trees here are made of recycled newspapers and magazines, folded, glittered, and decorated with ribbons.
The China Room, anchored by a place-set dining table, symbolizes the gathering of family and friends for the holiday. It also features one of 19 Christmas trees scattered throughout the house.
It’s clear that the Obamas love Christmas trees. There are so many. Practically one in each window.
The Booksellers area takes on a whimsical children’s theme, complete with an oversize version of First Dog Bo, made out of pipe cleaners and wire frames.