Saturday, November 6, 2010

family time is the best when you include fancypants restaurants and lots of wine

The hubs and I took a trip to Biltmore and my parents came along this time. We left early Saturday morning and stopped at Bloomfield's on the way up to Asheville. I love this shop. It has tons and tons of china and serving pieces for cheap!

One of our china patterns (yes we have more than one) is Woodland Hunting Dogs by Spode. I didn't realize we were missing the Beagle and the Yellow Lab so I got two of each dinner plate bringing up our total on dinner plates to 12. Next trip I'll be working on adding to the salad plates!

We also got two more serving pieces in our everyday china, Colorwave by Noritake. They were 50% off all ready marked down prices compared to what you'd pay at a department store like Belk. 

3 quart baker

2 quart covered casserole

Biltmore was gorgeous surrounded by all the fall colors. It definitely looked a bit different compared to all the snow last time we were there. Picture time!

my awesome parents

quick picture while waiting for the boys to bring us lunch


I *might* have purchased this hehe

Daddy looks so good in a newsboy cap

Mary Poppins?

mmmm wine

just a couple of wine-os

We had a great time seeing the mansion and an even better time at the winery. They really know how to get you there. They take you on a tour of the winery which ends at the wine tasting where they let you taste as much wine as you'd like for free. They then set you free in the shop where before you know it you've purchased a case and then some of wine - ha!

We ended the evening with dinner at the Bistro. Oh-Em-Ge y'all. That dinner was on the same level as our dinner at Mesa Grill in Vegas. It was to die for. Even though we were beyond stuffed, we went for the dessert anyway. Best decision of my life.

hot chocolate with homemade marshmallow, chocolate creme brulee, chocolate sea salt caramel, and chocolate mousse with a wafer bottom aka what heaven will be like

Perfect ending to a perfect day!

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos! The Biltmore has been on my to-do list for a long time, thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a wonderful time!