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Monday, March 2, 2015

Downton Abby at Biltmore, Visit and tatting

The Biltmore in North Carolina and a view of the beautiful dresses right before the last seasons episode of Downton Abby on my television in the USA. 
My tatting work for this round of Renulek  doily, so you can see how good this lace displays at the Biltmore.

This is my daughter holding up a Downton Abby apron.

This is one dress I could take a picture of, the others from the show where in the house, and pictures were not allowed :(  The giant stables were turned into a gift shops.

a toy store, notice "the dish that ran away with the spoon"

Hey diddle diddle 

I did finally finish this round at home today and I choose all grey. 
This round of the baby bonnet went fast and had to leave four repeats off, for the neck to start.

All the dresses were wonderful and had a great time with my eldest daughter.  Now waiting for the next Year of  Downton Abby
I think some of the show may be filmed from here!

18 comments:

  1. I'm in love with that gray round! Beautiful colors and so dainty. I will remember those colors when I'm making doilies. I would never think to put those colors together, but it looks great!

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    1. Thanks, I thought I would go out on a limb with the grey with and variegated color and I lucked out :) My other daughter helped me decide and we were going to add an ivory round but decided against it. but it still might work in future.

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  2. I'm in love with that gray round! Beautiful colors and so dainty. I will remember those colors when I'm making doilies. I would never think to put those colors together, but it looks great!

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  3. How nice that a display of the dress used in the filming of Downton Abby, it will be back here in the autumn I think. We are far advanced to you and the 5th series finished just before Christmas plus we had a Christmas special. I did see one dee that had some tatting on, but I can't remember who was wearing it.
    Your Renulks mat is looking lovely, the colours are unusual and look beautiful together.
    Your baby cap look lovely
    Margaret

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    1. The Christmas special is what I just saw and thought that was the end of this years? And Now I will have to watch it all again to find the tatting :)

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  4. So beautiful! Your doily is beautiful and what a pretty smiling girl!

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    1. Thank you that is my first daughter, we had a good time :)

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  5. I would love to see a Downton Abbey display! The gray is perfect on the doily, not a color I would have thought of using... something to keep in mind!

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    1. Yes, I like it too, I figured that grey was a neutral color and would work for that reason but Handy hands has two more shades and I think this is the middle one.

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  6. Your doily looks so beautiful!!! :)
    The baby bonnet is so precious looking!! :)
    Your daughter looks like an angel!! :)

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  7. Picture Perfect !!!! Everything !!!

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  8. Had a wonderful time with you, mom! You have become so good at tatting, I am intimidated to really try! Thanks for spending the weekend here.

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    1. I had a great time too already miss you !

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  9. Had a wonderful time with you, mom! You have become so good at tatting, I am intimidated to really try! Thanks for spending the weekend here.

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  10. Hi Carollyn, your works are very beautiful! I like theme.
    I like also Biltmore.I did' n know that there was a place with this name, I know very well Baltimore, my daughter lived there until the last year.
    Compliment for your blog.
    regards
    sabrina

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  11. I used to live in Baltimore Maryland over 20 years ago and love it and one of my children was born there. I am glad you saw something new it was a home of one of the richest men in our country long ago and this is the name they gave it the last name or surname of the man was Vanderbuilt they slowly lost there fortune but no one has money to keep up the house so they charge the public to see the grandeur.

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