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Celebrating the New Year - Past and Present

Posted on 01/01/2013 by Darren Poupore

With 2012 clearly in the rearview mirror, many of us are reflecting on the events of the past year before looking forward to the promises of a New Year. If we were to look further back, into the...

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Easy Ribbon Wreath for the Holidays

Posted on 12/10/2012 by Cathy Barnhardt Comments(3)

This is a favorite decorating project around here! A ribbon wreath is an easy and inexpensive project for the holidays. It is a great way to repurpose ribbons from past celebrations, making an...

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George Vanderbilt's Special Christmas Gift

Posted on 12/07/2012 by Leslie Klingner

In the days around Christmas 1897, George Vanderbilt was travelling abroad preparing for a trip to India with his good friend, William B. Osgood Field. By late December, they had taken up...

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68 Trees in One House? Of Course!

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Leeann Donnelly

Wondering what it takes to decorate Biltmore for the holidays? It’s a study in arithmetic and herculean effort. Biltmore House and all of the buildings around the estate command a team...

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Gingerbread House Traditions

Posted on 12/03/2012 by Leeann Donnelly

The holidays are filled with traditions and when the Christmas season arrives, we have many we look forward to at Biltmore. One of our most popular is the annual tree raising. Santa delivers...

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