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Christmas Craft: Wine Cork Reindeer

Posted on 11/17/2017 by Amy Dangelico

It’s always fun to add new holiday decorations to your overall design, and this season you can recreate a classic figure with a fresh, new twist. Reindeer made from wine corks and twigs are...

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Now This Is a Desk Job!

Posted on 11/16/2017 by Jean Sexton

Although her day-to-day responsibilities may include anything from cleaning 100-year-old china to inhibiting biologic growth on outdoor statuary, when Genevieve Bieniosek, Furniture Conservator,...

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Mr. William A.V. Cecil

Posted on 11/01/2017 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, owner of The Biltmore Company, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his home in Asheville. He was 89 years old. William A.V. Cecil was the youngest son of...

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Labor of Love: Cathy Barnhardt Looks Back on 40 Years of Christmas at Biltmore

Posted on 10/26/2017 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

Now in its fourth decade, Christmas at Biltmore has become a beloved annual tradition for both staff and guests of Biltmore. It is a holiday experience like no other, with more than 50 hand-...

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Christmas at Biltmore by the Numbers

Posted on 10/26/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

This year, our Floral staff has gathered inspiration from stories about George and Edith Vanderbilt welcoming friends and family to interpret this year’s theme of “A Vanderbilt Christmas....

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