It’s time. It’s finally time!
Yes, I know you’ve been feverishly waiting at home, wondering how you’ll ever leave your house because the December 2017 Inspiration post for Pretty Palettes is. not. up. I offer you all my apologies–but before you get angry or throw that lap-full of beads you’ve been working with while binge watching holiday movies straight at your computer screen, just wait. I’ve got something wonderful in store!
You can shop the Halcraft Collection in our new online store!
With the Halcraft Collection now available online, I wanted to be sure to use our new selection of beads in this month’s Pretty Palette!
Hop on over and take a look around. We’re pretty excited about our new digs.
Now come on back and let’s get this month’s Pretty Palette blog hop started! This past November I had the opportunity to visit the largest privately-owned home in America. It was the home of George Washington Vanderbilt II: the Biltmore Estate. Found in the rolling countryside outside Asheville, NC, the Biltmore’s 178,926 square feet of space take you from this amazing atrium to a dining room with its own pipe organ to a bowling alley in the basement where a servant would reset pins by hand after each bowl.
The entire day was filled with amazing sights. I just had to share this tree from the master’s bedroom with you. The lights on the tree flicker like candles and the gold leaf on the walls adds to the perfect warm glow.
After my walk through the main home & stables–it took about 5 hours to take it all in!–I visited the conservatory. Despite the fact that it was late November, I found it filled to bursting with blooms! And it’s where I found our December Pretty Palette.
Against the wall was the one of sweetest hearths I’d seen all day, even including the grand triple fireplace in the main dining room. It had dappled and peeling white paint, stark white orchids, lush green ferns, and the reddest poinsettias with evergreen fronds tucked in all around.
Every once in a while, it’s nice to be traditional with a holiday color scheme.
Let’s review the rules for all of you Pretty Palette veterans as well as the new folks!
Your Bead Gallery Pretty Palette beads are now easy to order online! I’ve listed them in order here; just clicking the link will take you straight to the product on our new site. Welcome & enjoy!
Thank you for visiting! I look forward to seeing your projects at the end of the month! I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you managed to combine a Pretty Palettes project along with checking a gift off your holiday list. Happy beading!
I tried to find the white oval open shells but it looks like the links brings you to an oval that only has a small opening? I’ve been looking for exactly what s pictured here and round open ones for years. Please let me know if you have anything like that. thank you.
The palette is lovely–as are the beads that you picked out! I’m excited to play with these colors. :)