Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Touches at the Biltmore

With Thanksgiving now behind us and the
Christmas season upon us
Today we are heading back to visit the
Biltmore  for Christmas...

Monday, November 20, 2017

A Little Nordic Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home tour here at

French Ethereal !
When I was thinking about what kind of theme
I wanted to create for this Christmas I kept coming back to all of the beautiful snow scenes
that I've seen over the years in lovely magazines ~ 
pictures of homes from all over in Europe...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Buying a Crystal Chandelier ~ What to Look for

WHY am I perched on top of a chair
and taking measurements in our
"Little Prairie Home"
you might ask??

I am finally going to add in a beautiful
crystal chandelier!!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

An Evening Stroll through America's Downton Abbey, Biltmore Estate

Today I thought I'd share
Biltmore Estate as the Vanderbilt family
would have seen it
on a lovely fall evening walk...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Twilight in the Rose Garden at Biltmore

Racing the light
with the swiftly sliding sun sinking down to bed
for the night...

Monday, November 6, 2017

Just a Quick Post ~ Updates from NC Trip

Just a quick update...

I was waiting to share a ton of beauty from the lovely
Vanderbilt estate ~ the Biltmore ~ with you which would
include pictures from my phone...
I lost my phone the last night I was in North Carolina
then I searched high and low in the
International High Point Furniture Center
for over an hour asking vendors and suppliers
if they might have found it, to no avail...

The arboretum at Biltmore Estate and rose gardens.

I had sooo many photographs of rooms and roses
to share with you
but that's also why even though it's bulky and heavy
I've been bringing my big Canon with me on trips ~
just for this very reason that once in a while
I get klutsy and lose things.
I left my phone one of the restrooms and it was found
but the designer didn't turn it into Lost and Found
or Security
so a warehouse person at the IHFC now has it and
is mailing it to me but it hasn't arrived yet.
Not sure that it will, sadly...

Love this pale pink rose! sigh...

Thankfully I had taken all the photographs of the rose
garden with my Canon and I am sharing just a few of those photographs here with you today!

This is Mary Rose, a David Austin rose ~ I had this growing in my last garden at our Big House in California.

Tomorrow I hope to share the rest with you and
take you on a tour of the gardens.
Might even draw out a garden plan for you!
Thinking of my next garden ideas...

Later this week I'll be sharing an inside tour of
Biltmore Estate.

Truly ahead of its time!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Setting an Elegant Thanksgiving Table with Pansies and Pumpkins

Setting an elegant Thanksgiving table with your favorite china is one of the simple joys of celebrating
with friends and family.

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