It's rare to see the Biltmore Estate blanketed in significant snowfall, so when the skies turned blue yesterday afternoon we headed to see it for ourselves.
Someone built a snowman on this cherub's head!
It used to be prohibited to take photos in the house, but now it's allowed. I suppose people were surreptitiously using their phones anyway and, after all, it's good publicity.
The artifacts in the house are breathtaking enough, but they have some magnificent holiday decorations and Christmas trees this time of year.
So here are some photos for you to enjoy.
The conservatory is festooned with greenery and poinsettias.
The tree in the dining room is too big to capture in a single photo. It is a "real" tree and actually gets swapped out once during the holiday season.
As lovely as it is, I think I was especially taken by the three massive fireplaces at the other end of the room. You seldom see them ablaze.
And now some other pretty trees...
And a final photo of some lovely yellow begonias in the display on the hallway table.
A treasure to visit any time of the year, the house always looks especially ready for entertaining during the holiday season!