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Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Wreaths

George and I have been to Biltmore several times  ---and have enjoyed visiting the Conservatory to see their Christmas poinsettias, orchids, amaryllis  and many other plants.  This year,  I started looking at all of their beautiful wreaths all around the Conservatory area (inside and outside)... SO---today,  I'll share some of these beauties with you...  I love wreaths --so it was fun looking at all of the creative things they did when making these wreaths...

Can you choose a favorite or two????  I had trouble --but will tell you my favorites at the end of this post.... Get a cup of coffee and sit down and enjoy seeing these gorgeous wreaths.  Be sure to click on them for enlargements.






























Well----what do you think?????  I like the 3rd one ---but I'm not creative enough to appreciate the chipped-paint door..  I think it detracts from that wreath...  SO---my favorites are the first one with the ferns and the last one....  Which ones did you choose?

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Hugs,

56 comments:

Anne Jeffries said...

I always enjoy your Biltmore posts. This one is especially beautiful with its clear focus on the wreaths of the season.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love them all but number three is my favorite too. I like the shabby chic, paint chipped door too. I used to have an old table that would match it.

Ms. A said...

I think I like 6 & 9.

Ginny said...

They are all pretty, but I must say after scrolling a couple of times...my favorite is the header.

Our photos said...

Nice photos of the wreaths.

eileeninmd said...

They are all beautiful wreaths, Betsy! Way too hard to pick a favorite. Have a happy weekend!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good morning Betsy ~ What a great holiday post. #4 is my favorite.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

diane b said...

I like the one on your house on your header.

Jo said...

They're all beautiful, Betsy. But I like the first and third ones the best. Have a great weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Snap said...

I love when you and George visit Biltmore! Always great pix. My favorite wreath -- the one that smells the best! ;)

Linda Gross said...

Nice variety of wreaths! Perhaps 2014 will be the year Bob and I make a return visit to Biltmore. We are planning (hotel reservation made) to be in Maggie Valley, NC in May 2014 :-)

linda m said...

I love them all but the third one is my favorite.

Sandra said...

I like one and the last one because of the windows behind them..

Out on the prairie said...

I need one of those, I couldn't get in the mood this year to make one.

The Furry Gnome said...

I like that third one with the chipped door behind it. It's so unusual. I presume it's a living wreath with growing plants?

Beth said...

My favorite is the second set of double door wreaths. I like their earthiness with a touch of glamour.
Someday I hope to get to Biltmore---maybe in two years when I'm retired and can travel in the off-months.:>)
btw I enjoyed your sweater comment on my post about adult blankies.

Janice K said...

I'm not sure I can pick a favorite...All I can say is they make anything I have ever created or bought look pretty shabby.

Jim and Sandie said...

I would pick number 3 also because it is so unique. But I think it would look better on a different background. however, having said that - they are all so gorgeous I would take any of them if they gave them to me.

David said...

Betsy, I'm not really into wreaths...but my wife is! (For me, too much expense for something beautiful that is soon discarded) However, my favorites from your blog are the one with the artsy chipped paint door and the last one. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Snapper II said...

Beautiful.

Rose said...

They are all beautiful...love the one with the hens/chicks! Would never have thought of that. I really don't know which is my favorite...

Small City Scenes said...

They all are beautiful but I think I like the more traditional wreaths. I like the 3rd set with the Magnolia leaves. When I worked at Emery's garden we made fabulous wreaths that we sent out all over the country. It sure was fun. MB

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I like your header and side bar words and pictures. Thank you for all of them. My favourite wreath is the unusual one with the tropical plants hanging on the 'shabby chic' door. I didn't notice the door until you mentioned it and I took a second look. (My brain must have been concentrating on the lovely wreaths).

I Am Woody said...

My favorite was the third one. I didn't even notice the door. Had to go back and look after reading on :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a decision! They are all beautiful. I think I'd choose the 2nd one because I love the red ribbon in it, but I'd have to remove those long thingys hanging from it!
Have a nice day! The weather is going to be wintry here.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I think I had the same reaction to the one on the chipped-paint door. It's a beautiful wreath, but not very well displayed. These are all lovely, though. Someone has some serious wreath-making talent.

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
they are beautiful wreaths indeed, I do like the ones you have picked, to be honest I would be happy with any one of those wreaths on my front door! x x x have a lovely weekend x x x

Happyone said...

I like the last one best though they are all pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can't possibly pick a favourite. They are all lovely.

Jeanne said...

They are all so pretty but my favorite is no.7. Must be the best time of year to visit Biltmore. Maybe I'll make it there some day!

Neal said...

They really do have some beautiful ones.

Terry and Linda said...

I enjoyed your "Focus on Wreaths) Betsy! Wouldn't it be fun to actually work there? I think I could really enjoy working with all those plants!


That fireplace is stunning! You and FarGuy are amazingly talented people!
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Daisy said...

So pretty and creative! Great photos, Betsy. :)
Have a nice weekend!

Susie Swanson said...

These are gorgeous. I love all of them but like you my pick is the third one too. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Hugs and love xo

Betty Manousos said...

good morning, betsy,

these are all just lovely! it's really hard to pick a favourite.
gorgeous photos as usual.

big hugs!

Beatriz said...

Hello Betsy!
the second picture is my favorite, without a doubt! More natural without many decorations ..... remember the delicacy of nature and the simplicity of Christmas!

Have a nice weekend!

Bia

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Betsy,
I love all your Christmas decorations. These beauties are awesome ones. May you send me one?
I've got your post at my blog.
I am very sorry to hear the sad news about the passing of George's daddy. Please, offer my deep condolences to your dear husband from Poet Starry.
Thank you so much for visiting me!
I truly enjoy going through your most amazing photos and stories.
Merry Christmas to you, sweet Betsy, George, family and beloved ones!
Big Hugs & All the Best,
Starry.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think I like the last one...but, it's the window treatment that really makes it stand out.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ps...love the lighted tree in front of the Biltmore...AND---love the name Bay Lee!!! Highly unique and so pretty for a girl's name.

Janie said...

My fav is the one with the oranges, Betsy. Hope your Christmas preparations are going well.

Kay said...

They're all beautiful and creative, but I was drawn to the fern one the most, too.

Fun60 said...

The second one did it for me.

Fun60 said...

Went back to double check my favourite as I got the number wrong. So after recounting I like the 1st 3rd and 9th.

Beth Edwards said...

wow, so many design. i can not pick a favorite. they are all so different & fun. we need to get back to Biltmore ... such an amazing home & gardens. ( :

DeniseinVA said...

The Christmas Wreathes are awesome Betsy. What a lovely variety!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The third down was my favorite but they are all pretty.

Grandma Bonnie said...

They all are so very pretty. I think the last one would be my favorite.

Donna said...

I liked them all!

Chatty Crone said...

Someone goes to a lot of work to decorate that mansion. I think my favorite - and I did like them all - was number 4. sandie

Pam :) said...

It's hard to decide with so many beautiful wreaths to choose from. Each one is lovely and unique, just like you, Betsy.
If I must pick one it would be the first one.
Hugs :)

Carletta said...

I like simplicity so three is mine too. I love peeling paint as well so the door works as well for me.
They sure made some lovely natural wreaths though.

Bouncin Barb said...

Hi....So glad we crossed Google+ paths..lol. These wreaths are stunning. Love your photos. Can't wait to see more. BB

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Hi Betsy-I am glad to have found you. All the wreaths are beautiful so it is difficult to pick just one! Thank you for sharing and all the best to you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Boy do those peeps at the Biltmore know a thing or two about creativity!! I love them all….wish I could have one on my front door. :)

Ann said...

Next to impossible to pick a favorite here but I favor the ones with pine branches in them. Some of the others are interesting but not necessarily my taste.

Pat Tillett said...

They are all beautiful. I also think I like the third one best. Maybe because it's still living.