Sweet Home, Carolina!

19 Mar

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I am going home to visit my family, in good ol’ North Carolina. Home, sweet, home! So I thought I would share just a few of the things I love about North Carolina.

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This is a picture of geese on Lake Norman. This is where I grew up, pretty huh?

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I LOVE the Biltmore House, in Asheville, NC. I went, for the first time, this Christmas to see the beautiful decorations. It was amazing. All the beautiful decor was a treat for me, and my husband even liked the audio tour that revealed all the history behind the house. I was so excited that we BOTH enjoyed ourselves.

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This was my husbands favorite room, the library. There were so many books, and the room was so beautiful. Check out the painting on the ceiling.

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The grand hall was decorated for Christmas. It had the biggest Christmas tree I have ever seen.

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This was my favorite room, Mrs. Vanderbilt’s bedroom. The damask was a flocked velvet, so beautiful. The picture is nice, but just doesn’t do it justice. It amazes me how this looks like a room I would see today in a magazine. The historic preserves recreate the rooms exactly the way they were, using pictures, scraps of wallpaper, and anything else they can find to reveal the original nature of the rooms.

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This was Mr. Vanderbilt’s bedroom. They had separate bedrooms because it would not be proper for female servants to enter a man’s bedroom and male servant to enter a woman’s bedroom. You can get a peak at the original clawfoot tub in the mirror in the bathroom. Look close.

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One of my favorite things about North Carolina, are the beautiful azaleas. Biltmore has a huge azalea garden. I haven’t been to see them yet, but I hope to this spring.

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One of my favorite places to visit is Mrytle Beach. It is known for it’s world class golf. I’m not a golfer myself, but I love the wide beach. It is very commercialized, but I don’t mind having lots of things to do. If you like a quiet beach trip, the outer banks is another great place to visit in NC.

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4 Responses to “Sweet Home, Carolina!”

  1. Gina March 21, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Hey, just found your blog from a comment left on bloomacious, and thought I’d stop by (I love finding new blogs!). You’re so lucky to have gone into the Biltmore- I’ve only been able to drive onto the property before finding out the steep admission price!

    And I agree- NC is wonderful! I’ve got family there and everytime I go, it feels like home! =)

    • designfabulous March 22, 2009 at 2:22 am #

      Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you get to go inside the Biltmore some day. It is a steap price but I thought well worth it. Thanks for your comment, I love hearing from people.

  2. charmaine March 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm #

    Hello! i love this post, so pretty. i’m a southern girl also, but i’ve never been to North Carolina. i’ve always wanted to visit. i love the images of the geese. i also want to visit the Biltmore House, the rooms are so pretty. i hear North Carolina have some of the best bed and breakfast. i have to visit this place.these images are breath taking. i also love your blog. i’ll be back to visit. thanks for sharing. have a wonderful weekend!

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

  3. charmaine March 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    wow! Katrina, thank you for the nice compliment. i too feel the same about your fabulously beautiful blog! have a good day!

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

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