How to decorate a mantle for Christmas

Mantle decorated with green, gold, and white.

So many people ask where we buy our decorations or how do we do our decorating that I’ve decided to show step by step how to decorate a mantle.  The same steps can be used on a window, a stairway, … Continue reading

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

Bright lights on Christmas trees are silhouetted against the dark sky at Longwood Garden's holiday festival.

“A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania begins Thursday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And no, even though we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving in the Brandywine Valley  it isn’t too soon to start … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Colonial Christmas at Colonial Plantation in Pennsylvania

Wearing a white gown topped by a red velvet cape trimmed in gold white, Father Christmas stands on the porch of the farm house.

Christmas at the Colonial Plantation in Media, Pennsylvania   December 5, 2016 from 11 AM – 4 PM Longing for an old fashion Christmas this year.  On December 5, 2016 be sure to visit the Colonial Plantation in Media, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

Yuletide at Winterthur

The Marlboro Room at Winterthur where the family gathered to unwrap their packages.

The Brandywine Valley is blessed with a multitude of beautiful attractions during the Christmas season.   Everyone knows of Longwood Gardens, of course.  Other du Pont estates in our area include Hagley and Nemours Mansion and Gardens.  The  One of the most spectacular … Continue reading