Friday, 2 December 2011

MICHIGAN: CHRISTmas wonderland

Pick a colour, any colour and  you'd find a huge collection of decorations of all shapes and sizes. This was just one tiny selection of the blue baubles.

To visit Bronners CHRISTmas Wonderland just outside Frankenmuth, you really need to be a fan of all things festive. It is one HUGE store dedicated to Christmas all year round, with apparently over 6,00 kinds of glass ornaments, hundreds of decorated Christmas trees, figurines, tinsel, Bibles and toys. Everything you could ever need to celebrate the big day. Yet it was one of those places could be totally overwhelming, you could easily get lost within a place that big and the products on offer were not that cheap [$9 before tax which is about £5.75ish], although they do offer free personalisation upon a lot of the baubles and stockings. You could get decorations with your job, your age, your name adorned upon them.

The grounds is apparently home to the chapel where the carol Silent Night was first sung in 1818 [thank you to my trusty facts in my Michigan tourist guide]. It was worth a visit, but I don't think i'd be returning quickly within three months of Christmas, perhaps March when its quiet would be a better. But like everything, American's as far as i'm seeing tend to do Christmas bigger and more brasher then the UK. We put our Christmas tree up on Thanks Giving but I've been seeing them up since the day I landed - you'd never get away with that in the UK.

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit?

18 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for christmas, that place would be perfect, we need one here! X

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  2. Don't you just adore Christmas?? This is the best time of year. Everything is so fun and pretty!

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  3. Oh no, that's too much for me!
    Our family tradition is putting our tree up on Christmas eve, and frankly I like it that way haha

    xo

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  4. love looking at christmas baubles en masse in the shops, they look so much better than spread around at home. purple trees seem to be 'in' here this year.

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  5. Yeah we have purples on our tree with red - looks rather regal and English royalty lol

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  6. I thought about putting up the tree today but didn't have the energy haha Those are some very pretty decor!

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  7. This place looks A-MAZING! Scarlett x

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  8. Wow, being inside that store DURING Christmas time WOULD be overwhelming, but I think it would be a nice place to be if you're ever feeling sad. I don't think anyone could NOT smile and be cheerful being around so many gorgeous festive things! :) It's crazy how pricey ornaments or decors are nowadays.

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  9. I went to Bronners a few years ago and was totally amazed. I brought home so many Christmas ornaments. Very sad it is so far away from where I live.

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  10. Love these pictures, they've made me feel all festive! I'm a new follower and am enjoying your blog xx
    XO Amie
    www.creditcrunchchic.blogspot.com

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  11. Great job here. i love it all.

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  12. Aww I really want to get into the Christmas spirit, but we've just moved into a new flat so no Christmas tree etc :(! xx

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  13. Bronner's is one of our family's favorite places to visit! Isn't it awesome!? We always try to time our visits before Thanksgiving, as it's so packed on the week-ends. But so worth the short trip, if it's Christmas, it's there!

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  14. WOW! that Pegasus is really pretty!!! I put my tree up two days ago, but that's it for me for decor!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  15. Its well worth a visit but I think your enjoyment is based on how well you time your visit there! Was fun though seeing all the Christmas things.

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  16. Thanks for the post and pictures. Merry Christmas!
    Lori Libka
    communications assistant
    Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

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  17. Your welcome Lori, Merry Christmas to you too!

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