As part of an event that honored families of government employees who are overseas, the State Department invited Martha Stewart and her expert crafters to decorate several rooms at Blair House, the President's guest house, for Christmas 2009. Inspired by the rooms' colors and decor, Hannah Milman and Anduin Havens headed up the transformation of the entrance hall, dining room, and Lee drawing room into glittering celebrations of the season.
Martha joins Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who hosted a Christmas event for families of government employees who are serving overseas.
In the dining room, the original Blair House is rendered with gingerbread and Jolly Rancher candy that was melted to form stained-glass windows. Cookie-trees embellish the front. Pink feather trees are decorated with ornaments of candy canes, ribbon candy, and varying shades of pink balls.