Along the back of the house are the Red room, the Green room, and the Blue Room. The Red Room, pictured above, features a portrait of Dolley Madison above the mantle. The mantle was decorated with garland adorned with red, white, and blue bells.
The floors of the Blue Room were in a herringbone pattern.
I liked this decoration in the green room. Notice the beautiful trim work.
The East Room is on the opposite end of the Cross Hall from the State Dining Room. This room is used frequently for press conferences and for celebrations. Of course, I noticed the chandeliers. I felt a bit foolish taking a picture of the chandelier, but I thought it was magnificent.
A treasured 18th century nativity set is displayed in the East Room every year at Christmastime.
The East Room featured four fireplaces, with identical mirrors featuring America's national bird, the bald eagle. Decorative eagles can be found all over the White House, from the furniture to the architectural features of the building.
President and Mrs. Bush were in attendance, however they were in the map room taking pictures with guests all night.
It was certainly a night I will never forget, and a once in a lifetime experience. I hope you enjoyed a small view into the White House, Christmas 2008!