March 11, 2012

F is for Frankenmuth!

We took the girls to the Bavarian town
of Frankenmuth this weekend.


We dined at Zehnder's and stayed at their elf-themed hotel.

One of the most famous attractions in the town of Frankenmuth is Bronner's.

This world-famous store has EVERY single kind of Christmas decoration you could ever want. As a little girl, my parents used to take us here to buy Christmas decorations for my Grandparent's retail clothing store. It's filled with aisles and aisles of Christmas decorations and gorgeous holiday displays (all for SALE).

Truly beautiful eye candy.



There is literally every kind of ornament
you could ever dream up.

Yes. A few of these spider ornaments came home with us for our Halloween tree. If we wanted, we could have even purchased our very own bunny suit for Easter!

It is truly a magical Christmas place.

Even in March.


XOXO

25 comments:

Lee said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend!
Bronners is overwhelming...I try to make a list so I don't go on overload and leave without anything.
A little birdie told me you came home with something special~hope to see it later in the week.
Thanks for sharing the terrific pictures!

Courtney said...

What a fun weekend treat. My parents went there a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

My Vintage Mending said...

Huge sigh of green envy. I would have had to go through once to see it all before I decided on my purchase. Looks amazing. From the gnomes to the mushrooms. Those spider ornaments are super cute. This store would be reason enough for me to have a tree up all year. This is a catalog I love to get every year. Smiles...Renee

vintage grey said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with your family! I have never heard of this place before, so thanks for sharing! It looks like so much fun. xo Heather

Janet said...

Really looks like a fun place to visit! Everything seems so charming!
Blessings,
Janet

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a fun place...wow! Way over the top, but my goodness it looks like you could find any decoration you every wanted.

Donna said...

I love Frankenmuth, Kim! Sounds like you all had a great time. I didn't know about the elf hotel, I am loving that amazing pool! And Bronner's is amazing, isn't it???

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

KIM!!!!
I have seen Bronner's featured on HGTV and some of those Extreme Christmas shows on other cable channels. Every time I see this store, my mouth waters! LOL!
Now you know me and that I would be in heaven just to visit this store!!!
Lucky you!!
Thanks so much for your visits and always kind remarks. I did shoot my mouth off a bit on the last post but it was something I wanted to say for quite sometime. LOL!
I'm good now, got it off my chest! LOL!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my word! What a fabulous weekend with the fam! That place looks amazing. You always find the best places to visit!

Hope you have a great week!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I have also seen Bronner's featured on HGTV, I have always wanted to go there. What a fun weekend, it does look like a little slice of Bavaria, I would love to visit someday. Those umbrella ornaments are adorable.

GardenofDaisies said...

That looks like such a fun place to visit! The elf hotel with the toadstool pool would be soooo much fun for little kids! The bunny suit could have been fun! ;-)

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

So fun that you could share one of your childhood memories with your girls. A few years ago we came across a vintage amusement park called The North Pole in NY. It was the sister park to one in Colorado I had gone to as a child. It brought tears to my eyes to see my kids on the same vintage rides I had gone on as a child.

Joanna B said...

So jealous that you go to go to Bronners! Looks like everyone is having a great time!

Rosie said...

Oh, how I would love to go to Bronners. I saw all about it on tv once. What a wonderful family time you had.

Nellie said...

What fun! It looks like everyone had a great time!

Corey Moortgat said...

Looks like so much fun! We used to go to Helen, Ga (a similar German-town) when I was a kid, and we went again last summer with my own kids! And I got married in Leavenworth, WA (yet another one), so these kind of towns have special meaning to me. I've never been to Frankenmuth though- will have to check it out one of these years!

Corey Moortgat said...

Looks like so much fun! We used to go to Helen, Ga (a similar German-town) when I was a kid, and we went again last summer with my own kids! And I got married in Leavenworth, WA (yet another one), so these kind of towns have special meaning to me. I've never been to Frankenmuth though- will have to check it out one of these years!

DearHelenHartman said...

WOW. It just looks magical from that neon sign to that Christmas wonderland.

Cheryl G. said...

What a magical place!
I love those mushrooms!
Looks like you had a great time!

Diann said...

This is one of our all time fav places! We try to stop there several times a year. We go past it on the way to our cabin. Great fun and wonderful pictures Kim!

Diann said...

This is one of our all time fav places! We try to stop there several times a year. We go past it on the way to our cabin. Great fun and wonderful pictures Kim!

Carol said...

Yummy Zenders! I was coming home after taking my daughter back to MSU yesterday and saw a big billboard for Bronners and made a note to myself that we must go there soon!

Pam said...

That looks like such a fun place for a little vacation and not that far from me. OK, probably under 500 miles. I would go nuts in the Christmas store!

quilt'n-mama said...

What memories this brings back. We went to Frankenmuth when I was a child visiting family in Michigan. We went to the Christmas store, walked the covered bridge and ate at Zenhders! My parents actually bought a couple of the irons to make those oh so yummy deep fried treats you get there... Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

How fun!! I love little places like this :) And an elf themed hotel?? Awesome!