4.15.2011

Surprise! A Stately Give-Away for You

I'm so excited to announce my very first give-away on this blog.   I've talked about the beautiful and majestic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC all week, and now I'm going to give you the opportunity to see the estate for yourself.


Photo Courtesy of the Biltmore Estate


In partnership with the Biltmore Estate, I'm going to give-away TWO ESTATE DAY PASSES
Estate admission includes: 

Photo of Tulips in the garden (courtesy of Biltmore Estate)

Every season is gorgeous at Biltmore. Currently, the Festival of Flowers is underway at the Estate.  In April, 100,000 tulips in the Walled Garden and around the estate, will shine in hues of purple, orange, yellow and white. By May, the show continues with irises, peonies, and acres of azaleas, with summer blooms soon to follow.   This is Biltmore's 26th year highlighting its Festival of Flowers.  The festival runs through May 15th.





http://www.neustadtcollection.org/

On July 1, Biltmore will welcome Tiffany at Biltmore, an exhibition of 45 stained glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and The Tiffany Studios. The exhibition will fill The Biltmore Legacy exhibition hall in Antler Hill Village through Oct. 23. The exhibition, known as “Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art,” comes to Biltmore from The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City. It is an in‐depth look at Tiffany’s efforts to produce lamps that balance artistry with utility and profitability. It features 45 stunning lamps in an array of colors, sizes and decorative styles, and includes tools, materials and period photographs to demonstrate how the lamps were made. 

Tiffany-inspired designs and events will spring up across the estate during the exhibition:
  •        The Horticulture team is planning a large-scale Tiffany-inspired design in the Walled Garden. They are in the process of designing  a 40-foot dragonfly pattern for that area. Also, they will create a “living” stained glass wall six feet tall and 30 feet wide populated with plants that mimic Tiffany colors.
  •       The Floral department is creating a “growing” Tiffany-style lamp in the Winter Garden inside Biltmore House
  •          Biltmore resident blacksmith, Doc Cudd, is creating large wrought iron Tiffany-style “lamp stands” with frames on top where baskets of Tiffany-colored flowers will mimic lamp shades. These will be on display in Antler Hill Village, as a prelude, of sorts, to entering the Legacy building, where the exhibition will be housed.
During opening weekend of the Tiffany event – July 1-3 – the estate will have activities for visitors in Antler Hill Village, which is right outside of the Legacy building where the Tiffany exhibition will be held.  Each of those days, there will be face painting, a balloon artist, glass blowing demonstrations, stained glass demonstrations, live music and kids’ crafts.  This will be a great weekend for families!

And of course, Biltmore is absolutely stunning in the fall and during the Christmas holidays.  Christmas at Biltmore will begin November 4, 2011. 

Filled with greenery and soft lights, George Vanderbilt's Library takes on a warm glow during the Christmas season in Biltmore House.
Your two Biltmore Estate Passes will be good for one year from the date they are issued so you will have plenty of time to plan your trip to the Biltmore Estate and Asheville, NC.  A winner will be announced on  April 25, 2011

How to Enter

Join the Blog's Facebook Page
or if already a member of the Blog's Facebook page,
 Post a Comment on this post to tell me to enter you in the Biltmore Estate Give-Away and that you joined Facebook or are already a member of the blog's facebook page.
After viewing the Estate's website, tell me in your wall post what season you would like to visit Biltmore and what you would enjoy seeing most.


OR
If you already follow my blog in Google Friends or want to follow my blog through Google Friends
 (There is a follow link at the top of the blog and on the right side of the blog.  Google is a great way to follow blogs if you read a lot them)
Follow My Blog then Post a Comment to this post and tell me you are following my blog and want to enter the give-away.
View the Estate's website, tell me what season you would like to visit Biltmore, and what you would enjoy seeing most.

If you are a blogger then you can earn some bonus entries:
Blog about this Give-Away: 5 bonus entries
Facebook Promote this Give-Away: 1 bonus entry
Tweet about this Give-Away: 1 bonus entry
(Twitter Name: Hinessightblog)
The Biltmore Estate Give-Away will End on April 24, 2011 at 8 pm  EST.

And I'm hooking up with Design It Chic Today for the Friday Boost My Blog Hop.


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26 comments:

  1. how exciting! my best friend's family lives in asheville and i have always planned to visit..if i won this i would have even more reason to go! i would have to say i'd like to visit in the fall or spring!

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  2. What as fabulous giveaway! I could just imagine having such a (drool worthy and awe inspiring) library to curl up in with a good book--and luxuriate in front of the fire place. ahhhh, bliss!!!

    I'm so excited to be a new follower of your blog! I hope you'll stop by mine sometime soon :)

    Emily

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  3. Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and follow back when you have a chance. If you’re ever interested in a blog makeover please let me know. Take a look at my portfolio and packages when you get a chance. I’m also hosting a blog hop today as well. Come add your blog when you get a chance if you haven’t already. Hope you are having a Sweet Week.

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  4. Hi! I'm following you from B.M.B.F!
    I hope you visit me and return the
    follow:0)

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  5. I am a new follower and LOVE your blog-please enter me in this amazing giveawawy! I would love to visit the Biltmore in the spring time! If you get a chance, please visit my blog and become a follower!!!

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  6. I would love to go in the Spring to see the gardens...or in the Fall to enjoy all of the color...but mostly I'd just want to wine taste! GREAT give-away!

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  7. OMG...how could I have missed this giveaway!!!!! I have a huge Theresa Pennington painting of the Biltmore hanging in my home. I have never been, but have always wanted to go. The Vanderbilts other estate 'Vanderbilt Mansion' in Hyde Park, NY was a teenage hangout of mine. I grew up in Hyde Park.
    PLEASE enter me and I an a fan on Facebook and already follow your blog.

    I'm all excited now

    Janet xox

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  8. PS....I'm desperate....any season is the right season!!!

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  9. I'm a follower!! I think I'd spend all day in the gardens ... it's just beautiful!

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  10. I also love your blog- wish I could watch THE wedding with you! :) Please enter me in the give-away!!! My husband and I spent our 9th wedding anniversary in Asheville and visited the Biltmore and it was beautiful. . . BUT. . . I would want to go at Christmas. Both Mark and I LOVE Christmas and Christmas decorations. I've seen pictures during the holiday season and the house is spectacular!! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit!?!

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  11. I'm a follower! I'll bet fall at the biltmore is so beautiful with plenty of opportunities for me to practice my photography on acres of changing leaves. Cony b

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  12. Hi! So glad I found your blog through a friend.
    Please enter me in your give-a-way. I would love to visit the Biltmore Estate in the Fall. It just seems like the perfect time to see the real beauty of the grounds.

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  13. I liked you on facebook as Tracy Suzanne.

    Hugs….Tracy :)
    Cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Hey Leigh, I'm a new facebook fan. Please enter me into your grand giveaway. It ends on my hubs birthday and this would be an awesome gift.

    Thanks and Happy Easter. Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I visited the Estates website and I would love to visit anytime of course. Each season in North Carolina has it's own reason for being awesome. Fall is spectacular but I would love to see the Estate in it's grand Christmas finery or prehaps the spring when the gardens are, I'm sure, most vibrant.

    Be blessed...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I just tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/tracysuz/status/62038331281780736

    Be blessed….Tracy :)
    Cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Just shared your giveaway on my facebook page here:
    http://www.facebook.com/Cottonpickincute/posts/220399097974588

    Be blessed….Tracy :)
    Cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Post entry #1

    Leigh I'm your newest follower and posted your exciting giveaway on my blog. You can see it here:
    http://www.hinessightblog.com/2011/04/surprise-stately-give-away-for-you.html?showComment=1303626256330#c5733182061744691482

    P.S. I'm also having a giveaway ending on the 29th.

    Thanks again...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Post entry #2

    Leigh I'm your newest follower and posted your exciting giveaway on my blog. You can see it here:
    http://www.hinessightblog.com/2011/04/surprise-stately-give-away-for-you.html?showComment=1303626256330#c5733182061744691482

    Thanks again...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Post entry #3

    Leigh I'm your newest follower and posted your exciting giveaway on my blog. You can see it here:
    http://www.hinessightblog.com/2011/04/surprise-stately-give-away-for-you.html?showComment=1303626256330#c5733182061744691482

    Thanks again...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Post entry #4

    Leigh I'm your newest follower and posted your exciting giveaway on my blog. You can see it here:
    http://www.hinessightblog.com/2011/04/surprise-stately-give-away-for-you.html?showComment=1303626256330#c5733182061744691482

    Thanks again...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Post entry #5

    Leigh I'm your newest follower and posted your exciting giveaway on my blog. You can see it here:
    http://www.hinessightblog.com/2011/04/surprise-stately-give-away-for-you.html?showComment=1303626256330#c5733182061744691482

    Thanks again...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. I like the bright feel and the way that the first pic brings nature Thanks for sharing this!

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