Philadelphia Flower Show, Orchid Extravaganza 2020

Walk through an astounding array of flowers from February 29 to March 8, 2020.

It is not too early to start planning on attending the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show whose theme this year is A Riviera Holiday.   This show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event having started in 1829.  So you … Continue reading

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

All Aboard for All Railroad and Train Buffs

A vintage train winds through the bright green scenery in Pennsylvania.

Who would have thought that the Brandywine Valley and areas nearby would be a treasure trove of museums and vintage trains for the railroad buff.  Ride the Rails on a vintage train –  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, November … Continue reading

Underground Railroad

Photos of important people involved in the Underground Railroad including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas.

The Brandywine Valley in Southeast Pennsylvania was a major route for the Underground Railroad. The underground railroad was a network made up of homes, churches, and farms where slaves intent of becoming free could be secreted on their journey from … Continue reading

Costumes of Netflix The Crown Now at Winterthur Country Estate

Mannequins displaying the dress and robe for the coronation ceremony.

Many thanks to the Chester County Visitors Bureau for arranging for hospitality professionals  in the Brandywine Valley to attend a private showing of the new exhibit at Winterthur, “Costuming the Crown”.  This exhibit is all  about Netflix’s highly popular show, … Continue reading