Friday, February 26, 2016

Christmas at Biltmore by The Biltmore Company | Book Review

(This was the only image I could find to use, and it's definitely much darker than the actual cover.  Just so you know.)

A short review of a short book!  You could certainly call this a coffee table book.  Lots of great pictures and photos; short vignettes of stories and historical facts.

Hubby and I got this book while on our babymoon back in December.  We went to the Biltmore for their special Christmas festivities.  :)  We'd done it once before, and we recommend it.  They do cool candlelight tours in the evenings during the holidays.

Anyway, this book is illustrated with gorgeous photos of the house all decked out in Christmas finery.  Since you're not allowed to take personal pictures inside the house, this book is a must-have if you want any.  There are also all these fun facts about Christmas at Biltmore when the Vanderbilts still lived there, and tidbits about the work that goes into the decorating.  There are photos taken in the early 1900s, and some quotes from some of the Vanderbilts' holiday guests.  Then, at the very end, there are even a few pages that tell you how to reproduce some the Biltmore's signature decorations (like fancy bows and themed trees) in your own home!

*I own my copy of Christmas at Biltmore.

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