Monday, April 23, 2012

Lady on the Hill

with.mama.and.sis I adore the nickname given to the Biltmore.  The structure is really quite stunning.  And it does seem to be a graceful lady of a house.  You feel permitted to love it as you tour the inside, because you learn of George Vanderbilt's legendary kindness.  So you can unapologetically love the beauty of it all.  Anyway.  I took so so many photos.  Not so many of the house exterior (you can't photograph the interior), but the several of grounds as I have for you below. I took even more of the conservatory and dozens of intoxicating greenhouse blooms which I'll share next. I could have kept snapping for another few hours. Above is me with mom, and Eleni, my sissy. Enjoy the rest.

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If you've been waiting for more in depth info about the fall needleworks workshop, here's a pdf:

Needleworks Nashville

The info pdf is also now located at the shop page where the event will be on sale Wednesday morning.
xoxo, Anna

26 comments:

  1. The grounds are the best part. And the greenhouse (the orchids!). This makes me want to take another trip up that way.

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend time with your mom and sister. (That wisteria is gorgeous.)

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  3. I love the Biltmore! In fact, a photo of their Diana statue served as inspiration for the fabric painting that I made at your workshop at the TAEA conference at Aarrowmont! I posted about the painting on my blog. Thank you and Biltmore for the inspiration!
    http://lydiaburchett.blogspot.com/2009/11/diana-goddess-of-hunt.html?m=1

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  4. Oh wow that looks absolutly beautiful!

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  5. I believe I will add that to my 'bucket list'! Thanks for sharing (and aren't you women all just gorgeous!!)

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  6. So nice that the three of you had this little trip!

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  7. This is incredibly stunning. I'm glad you had a wonderful time! :D

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  8. I have only seen the Biltmore once and had to hurry through it, but I was stunned by the beauty of the house and of course the grounds. Such a treasure.
    Meredith

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  9. ok...nothing to do with the biltmore, but make sure they give you the spicy peanut butter popcorn at the oak bar. holy smokes, that was yummy! and all of your workshoppers are in for a treat - the hermitage is wonderful!

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  10. love that rose clematis tangle! ... and the circular motif on the stone stair rail would make a nice fabric design-yes?

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  11. Annie C10:59 PM

    wow, Wow, WOW!!! I wish I lived closer! So much EYE CANDY!

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  13. Jacqueline6:36 AM

    The Biltmore is beautiful, and what the Vanderbilts did to encourage handcrafts in that area has impacted what we know today. My best memory of our trip there was my 9 year old girl, with upturned face, listening to the audio tour and absorbing it all. She can identify all of the statues in the path under the wisteria!

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  14. I am pretty sure I would have driven to Asheville just to meet you! I live in NC, and I have visited the Biltmore a few times. It's such a lovely place. Where did you find your dress? I love it!

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  15. I was there with my mother in the summer of 1982. I loved it all but I have to admit that at 15, my main concern was the cute boy who was also being forced to tag along with his parents. I remember I was wearing turquoise capris with black polka dots and black jellies. It's probably time to go back; sans the big hair.

    If I'm not mistaken, there was a concession stand of sorts across from that first picture you've posted. I've heard the Biltmore has changed dramatically throughout the years; I really should go back.

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  16. Anna~
    What beautiful grounds! I've heard of the Biltmore, of course, but have never had the pleasure of going there.
    Oh! I'd give my teeth to be able to attend your Needleworks workshop!!!! Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to go this time... would it cost less if I slept with Leo???? *SMILE*
    Much love~Achaia xo

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  17. PS-- I just wanted to clarify, Anna, that I think your Needlework class is TOTALLY worth it!! I can think of nothing more wonderful than learning stitching under you. It's just that my budget probably won't let me go. I'm saving up though, in hopes that you'll have another one next year!!
    Wishing you every success!
    xoxAchaia

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  18. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place. I thought it was in Europe. I would love to attend the Needleworks work shop! Pennies though you know. And I have two munchkins under the age of two :)A thought... Would there be any possibility for future workshops (at any scale) to win scholarships?

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  19. Anonymous5:00 PM

    pretty ladies, pretty photos.......!!

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  20. Exquisite grounds at Biltmore! Just beautiful. We can feel the air through the photos. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. It was a dream come true for me to visit the Biltmore 2 years ago. Now I think of it while watching Downton Abbey. Such a lovely picture of you with your family.

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  22. Gorgeous! I've only been to Biltmore once, over new year's. It was a different kind of beautiful, decorated for the holidays (I tried, but lost count of the number of Christmas trees) and with freshly fallen snow. I would love to see it in another season, and of course spring is amazing in the South.

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  23. Crazy-- we were just there! The Biltmore's gardens were gorgeous indeed. (As are your photos!) In fact the entire area around Asheville took my breath away. Check it out: http://www.alt-mama.com/1/post/2012/04/asheville-part-2.html

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