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Show #41/7402. Biltmore Lights

The Biltmore Library With A Different Twist

They are usually focused on the late 1800s, early 1900s time period, the time that George first lived here. But this is 1947, and that is because they kind of recreated a movie set for a Hallmark movie that was filmed earlier, this past January. As soon as Christmas ended last year, they were in here filming. So they have dripping tinsel and colored lights, not what one would normally see in the Biltmore Library. But the house was still here in 1947. And they do actually have some archival photography of decorations in the house at that time. This year it is a little bit different look, but it's fun, and, nostalgic. Eric finds it kind of a modern look for Biltmore, if you will. He loves the blown glass, like art deco ornaments. Eric has quite a few of those for his tree as well. So it is nostalgic and it's warm. And it is neat seeing this wonderful property that has so much history but also reflecting different eras. And a tree like this probably actually was in Biltmore at some point in time. It's drippy with tinsel. Anyone who's done battle with tinsel knows it can be a nightmare. This is actually a combination of extra long tinsel strands, but to get the length they wanted, they actually cut up some curtains, some silver French curtains. But keep it out of a draft, because otherwise it'll be a tangled mess. Eric feels they did a great job. What a wonderful expression.


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