You can't go to Asheville, North Carolina without visiting The Biltmore Estate.
It's the largest private residence in the USA.
The Biltmore was built in 1895 and was the home of George Washington Vanderbilt II.
I loved the Wintergarden right inside the front doors.
And the Great Hall.
We were lucky as they were having an exhibit with the costumes from the movie, "Titanic".
A beautiful home and beautiful costumes.
I was attracted to the piano on the right and the wonderful Victorian paisley scarf that covered it.
I've been collecting antique paisley just like this!
It has been almost 30 years since my last visit and it was fun to share with my husband and sons.
This was Kate Winslet's dress that she wore at the very front of the ship with her arms outstretched.
After touring the house, we toured all of the gardens.
It was a lovely day for walking and enjoying the countryside.
The daffodils were blooming and the conservatory was stunning!
Once you walked inside the conservatory, you're struck by the warmth, colors and fragrance.
Big and little delights around each corner.
Such stunning orchids
And exotic flowers.
I drank up as much springtime as I could knowing that we were returning to the cold
and that spring at home was still some time away...
I have many of my mother's needlework finishes to share and a few of my own as well.
I'll be back soon with those!
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.