Sunday, April 26, 2015

The beauty of a day at Biltmore...


I spent a lovely day yesterday wandering the grounds of Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., and greatly enjoying the Dressing Downton exhibit. I thought all of you would enjoy a stroll, too.
Let’s start in the conservatory and the gardens around and near it, including the beautiful azalea garden, which was in full bloom...






The palm house was warm and full of gorgeous plants...





And then there was the exhibition inside the house, featuring the actual costumes from Downton Abbey. The costumes were displayed throughout the house in various rooms. The exhibition was very well done, informative and interesting ~ and the outfits even more divine in person.


I admit, I surreptitiously snapped a few photos of the dresses (shhh)...




The magnificent staircase...


Gorgeous wisteria...


And the lovely mountain view from the terrace...


I am linking to:
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Friday, April 24, 2015

The beauty of a Downton excursion...



One of my dearest friends and I are off to Asheville, N.C., bright and early tomorrow to visit Biltmore Estate (one of our favorite places) and enjoy the Dressing Downtown exhibition. The estate has a variety of costumes from Downtown Abbey on display, as you can see from these photographs, and we’re both thrilled to get a look at them in person. (Yes, we’re huge fans of the show.)




I’m so looking forward to seeing the costumes and enjoying a day of wandering, talking and shopping, even if it is slated to rain. Biltmore is always a pleasure to visit and it’s wonderful to have yet another reason to go.
If you are interested in seeing the Dressing Downton exhibition, it runs through May 25. Click here for more information.
Wishing all of you a lovely weekend...

Photos from here

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The look of spring...


I spent most of the day working outside in the yard. I took this photo of our front yard this morning before I got started ~ I do love the look of spring with all those beautiful colors everywhere. And for fun, below, the same photo given the Instagram treatment ~ it reminds me of a vintage postcard. (You can find me on Instagram under ThePinkHome.)


Wishing all of you a lovely day...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully