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Mother’s Day Tea

Posted on 05/02/2014 by Jean Sexton

The preparing and serving of tea is an ancient ritual, with different cultures creating different customs over the centuries, from elaborate ceremonies to a simple mug of the refreshing beverage....

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Cornelia Vanderbilt’s wedding - A sweet discovery

Posted on 04/29/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(3)

Monday's post covered a multitude of details surrounding the wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt and John Cecil on April 29, 1924. Today we dig even deeper into one particular detail that our...

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Cornelia Vanderbilt’s wedding—it’s all in the details

Posted on 04/28/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

Our focus on Biltmore weddings continues with a look at Cornelia Vanderbilt’s wedding 90 years ago on April 29, 1924. Many people say that the success of an elaborate event lies in the...

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“Cupid’s Richest Captive”—George Vanderbilt’s engagement

Posted on 04/25/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The April 1898 announcement of George Vanderbilt’s engagement to Edith Stuyvesant Dresser was a leading topic in newspapers of the era. At age 36 and the only unmarried son of William Henry...

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Fresh For Spring

Posted on 04/24/2014 by Holly Clark

According to George Vanderbilt’s great-grandson Bill Cecil, spring is always a favorite season at his family’s estate. “I like seeing the grounds wake up from winter,”...

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