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The Right Desk For Writing

Posted on 12/14/2013 by Holly Clark

Edith Vanderbilt's younger sister Pauline was both an avid letter writer and a frequent visitor to Biltmore. Pauline’s letters to friends describe the time she spent at Biltmore in...

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Designing A Welcome Home

Posted on 12/12/2013 by Jean Sexton

Once you pass through the entrance way “Vestibule” into Biltmore House, you have entered a special place for Biltmore Floral Designer Mary Quirk. This is the first space that guests...

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Eugenia and Her Ornaments

Posted on 12/02/2013 by Leeann Donnelly

We are fortunate to have treasured stories from people who lived, worked or visited Biltmore throughout our history. These colorful recollections give us real clues to what life was like at the...

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O Christmas Tree!

Posted on 11/30/2013 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(4)

For nearly 40 years, Biltmore’s engineering team has handled the logistical challenges of carrying a 35-foot-tall tree through Biltmore House and raising it safely and securely in the...

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Employee Christmas Tradition

Posted on 11/26/2013 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(1)

When Edith Dresser became Mrs. Vanderbilt in 1898, she added a special note of hospitality to holiday entertaining each year by organizing grand parties for estate employees. She ensured that all...

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