Monday, November 29, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville NC:this weekend, a 'Dinner with Dickens'

Come and celebrate the Holiday Season this Saturday evening in Downtown Asheville, NC.Join in a dinner accompanied by Montford Park Players offering readings from "A Christmas Carol"while dressed in Dickens costumes while you enjoy a five-course dinner.

The venue will be the Asheville Masonic Temple at 80 Broadway in Downtown Asheville, NC. It's December 4th starting at 6:30pm. The tickets are $25 each and proceeds will also be shared with the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford and the Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation.

Asheville NC is a treasure trove for celebrating the Christmas season. Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn is the place to stay while you visit western North Carolina. We look forward to greeting you soon!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville NC: Asheville NC Legendary Inns are "Gingerbread Central"






Holiday excitement for North Carolina has arrived at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! And some of this season's fun is Gingerbread. Scenes from the beloved American holiday poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" have come to life as big, beautiful, professionally designed Gingerbread houses. You can see some of Asheville, North Carolina's best Gingerbread houses at Asheville Legendary Inns: Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and 1900 Inn on Montford. Stay at either of the Inns to see some Gingerbread Houses that will amaze you!

Or see all the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Gingerbread scenes and participate in the Asheville Legendary Inns' "2010 Gingerbread Master-Class and Tour" event. It's every Saturday 'til Christmas. Visit the Inns, all dressed for the holidays with lights, trees, glitter and more. And learn techniques and tips to make building a Gingerbread house a holiday tradition at your home. Award-winning Gingerbread artist Deni Cole from the Asheville, NC area shares her considerable knowledge. You can be a beginner, an intermediate or very accomplished...you're sure to enjoy the fun and the new ideas! For more information: www.ashevillegingerbread.com.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville, North Carolina: Christmas Decorating Update






Lighting up Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast is something I look forward to with great anticipation each year. Garlands, trees, packages, the antique sleigh are all a part of the glittering display.

No snow yet, here in Asheville...but who knows? Actually, I love "designer snow"...the kind that covers the ground and blankets the trees with just enough snow to take wonderful photos, hum a little of the "Nutcracker Ballet" music or "Winter Wonderland"...and then have it gone in about 24 hours! (Perhaps I ask too much...but I can always hope!)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville North Carolina: Signs of Christmas Coming!




Let's pretend it's a snowy evening. Imagine the chill in the air. Imagine Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn with a snowy mantle of white, Christmas trees and lots and lots of (energy-saving LED) lights.
Well, the snow hasn't happened yet this season (at our elevation), but the lights and the Christmas spirit is already in place!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville North Carolina: Further Proof that Christmas is Coming!




The annual "Asheviile Legendary Inns Gingerbread Master Class and Tour" is here!. Starting this Saturday at 4pm and running each Saturday until Christmas: Visit 2 of the Legendary Inns, including Abbington Green, each classically decorated with lights, wreaths and trees of the season. See six large professionally designed Gingerbread Houses representing scenes from the enchanting holiday poem "Twas the Night before Christmas." And come to the "Gingerbread Master Class" presented by award-winning Gingerbread artist Deni Cole. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or more expert, Deni will share tips and techniques for creating a Gingerbread House at your home. A fun-filled and jolly time will be had by all! Check www.ashevillegingerbread.com for details.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville, NC: Christmas is Coming!






We all know the expression, "The calm before the storm"...But Christmas decorating at Abbington Green is just the reverse: It's the "Storm before the calm"!!
I love the Christmas holiday season. For me this is Christmas number 18 here in Asheville, North Carolina. How quickly the time seems to have passed!Each year I can't wait to get out the decorations, and the Christmas china.
Nearly 100 boxes come out of their storage places...not by magic, but with all the help I can get...up and down 3 flights of stairs, again and again and again. Next, the boxes are all put in the Parlor. Next they are divided into groups organized by which room or outdoor area they will be placed. Boxes everywhere! Trees being assembled. Garland and lights on the outdoor banisters.It takes more than 5 days to decorate the Main House first floor and the outdoor porches and decks. 8 full-size trees are outdoors, 2 of those are 9 feet tall. Indoors are 2 more full-size trees: one of those is 9 feet tall. And one of the suites in the Carriage House has a full-size tree in its living room, too. So here is what some of this process looks like! Coming soon: the 'Calm after this storm'!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn: An Asheville, NC Christmas is Coming!

In Asheville, we've begun to slide seamlessly into the Christmas season! This weekend Christmas will be in full swing at fabulous Biltmore Estate, just across town from us. America's largest privately owned home ushers in the Christmas holidays early...so we happily follow suit.
So far we have gotten out all our boxes of decorations, put up seven full-size trees on porches and decks (some are 6.5 feet while others are 9 feet tall), hung yards and yards of lighted garland on our outdoor railings. It takes at least 5 days to decorate the main floor, get out the Christmas china and light up the outdoor spaces. You can see some photos of previous year at our website, www.abbingotngreen.com in the section called "Main House" At the bottom choose the photo called "Holidays".
This year we've gone to nearly all LED lights...energy saving and very lovely lighting effect. Will keep you posted on progress with some pictures soon!