One might expect a Texas dance hall to be full of cowboy hats and boots, line dancing, and old, timeworn guitars—but only two of these things can be found at The Broken Spoke—one of the state’s most beloved institutions. Pay visit to the restaurant and dance hall to find out what has kept the floor… Read more »
After a trip to Paris, artist Barbara Kolo was inspired to invest more time into her painting and adopted the style of pointillism seen in her work today. Kolo uses thousands of colorful dots in her paintings—which she says represent natural light—that come together to create an incredible, abstract image.
With strings of rainbow lights and blue tinsel lining the shelves every year, it’s rare to find real, old-fashioned-style Christmas decorations in the stores. That notion is what prompted Joyce Byers to start making her own. We spoke with Byers about how her small business turned into a Christmas decoration enterprise that has managed to… Read more »
One of the most popular rooms in the Byers’ Choice Christmas Museum is the Nativity Room, featuring dozens of nativity sets from around the world. The sets are made up of pieces from owner, Joyce Byers own collection, as well as donations, including a set made in Italy at the end of the 18th Century.
Byers’ Choice Ltd., a holiday decoration manufacturer in Chalfont, PA, is also home to a popular Christmas-themed museum. The museum features many of the company’s famous figurines, including a Dickensian section, with characters from popular Dicken’s novels.
Take a behind the scenes look at how Byers’ Choice—a beloved holiday decorations store and museum in Chalfont, PA—creates their one-of-a-kind caroler figurines. Each figurine is sculpted and painted by hand, giving each one a unique quality that people have come to expect for more than thirty years.
For 50 years, the town of Leavenworth, Washington has celebrated the holiday season with a festival of lights. Leavenworth welcomes more than 20,000 people each day of the festival to explore the more than 12 miles of string lights throughout the town, and to partake in all the exciting winter activities and attractions.
In the 1960s, after decades of economic downturn, the town of Leavenworth, Washington started to become a booming tourism center—due in part to its transformation into a Bavarian-themed wonderland. The Enzian Inn, one of the most famous spots in Leavenworth, has helped carry on the magic for more than thirty years with its Bavarian architecture,… Read more »
Professional food blogger and canning expert, Marisa McClellan, shows us how to make a quick batch of delicious strawberry jam that goes wonderfully on toast, biscuits, and anything else you can think of!