Asheville, North Carolina is home to a favorite place of mine, Biltmore. Neal and I visited Biltmore last month so that I could see the fashion exhibit that is currently on display throughout the house. I was working on a feature story for the next issue of Classic Sewing and wanted to see the re-creation of Cornelia Vanderbilt’s incredible wedding dress.
As we were touring the home and the exhibits I was not only drawn to the beautiful fashions but to the amazing floral arrangements featured in every room. The entry foyer of the house had an amazing floral wedding cake display that greets every guest. As I wandered through the tour, I was inspired by the combination of floral colors that the artist had selected.
Upon inquiry, I was told that every week the floral department places new arrangements in every room open to the public. Some are asymmetrical while others are very balanced. I was so excited to be close enough to appreciate the artistry of these designers.
Isn’t it amazing how a flower can change a room? I have written about this before, but it is so true. A single blossom can brighten the room.
If you are near Asheville, stop in and see the wonderful exhibit Wedding Gowns in Film and enjoy a floral tribute to spring. See www.biltmore.com for more information.
What is your favorite spring flower?