Fun cultural travel for those who enjoy the fineries in life. Find a Bed & Breakfast, museum or simply mozey out for a drive.


The modern tea traveler loves a good vintage find. Great spots to discover hidden antique treasures in Texas.


Crafters rejoice! Texas quilt shows and quilt stores offer the latest fabrics along with great classes.


Come to our festivals -Travel all around the region to celebrate our flowers, harvests, history and people.


Gracious shops and tea rooms who have a passion for teatime, from Country to Asian to European.

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Bonfires are a Festive Holiday Tradition in New Orleans Plantation Country

December 17, 2014 – 10:35 am | Edit Post
Bonfires in New Orleans Plantation

Louisiana always puts a distinctive spin on its celebrations, and, along the Mississippi River in New Orleans Plantation Country, bonfires provide that unique touch over the holidays.
Christmas Eve bonfires in New Orleans Plantation Country are …

An Antique Christmas, The Gift Of Remembering

December 15, 2014 – 5:47 pm | Edit Post
Antiques for Christmas, Gifts to Remember

by Michelle Lindsey
As the holidays draw near, we look for ways to create new memories while reminiscing about those of our own past. Nostalgia is one of the most power elements in our daily lives …

Holidays Are Drawn Near…

December 12, 2014 – 10:47 am | Edit Post
Tea Anyone

As the holidays draw near, its time to start shopping for all those people on the Christmas list. It may be a little overwhelming if you haven’t started yet, but don’t stress, let Old Town …

Bed and Breakfast Stays

December 10, 2014 – 8:01 pm | Edit Post
Sandstone St B&B

by Virginia Walker Innkeeper, Sandstone Street Bed & Breakfast
No matter where your holiday and winter travels take you; whether“over the river and through the woods” to grandma’s house, or to quaint Texas towns on the …

Celebrating Baytown’s Creative Community

December 9, 2014 – 12:35 am | Edit Post
Christmas Carolers at Baytown

Baytown has a rich history, with its legacy tracing back to the Texas War of Independence and earlier as well as a deep history in the oil and refinery industry, serving as the catalyst for …

First Time Holiday Hostess?

December 5, 2014 – 4:25 pm | Edit Post
Holiday Hostess

Tea Etiquette Q&A
by Penny Ward
Question; This year will be my first time to host our families for holiday dinner. As it gets closer,
it seems a bit intimidating for a first-time hostess! Do you have any …

Institute of Texan Cultures Puts Classic & Contemporary Quilt Artisanship on Display

December 3, 2014 – 6:29 pm | Edit Post
Texan Cultures Quilts at the Institute of Texan Cultures

Quilts have brought warmth and comfort to Texas for generations. From being a matter of necessity to becoming a family heirloom, to a modern work of art, quilting traditions run strong in the Lone Star …

Where a Southerner’s Heart is: Great Houses of the South

December 1, 2014 – 4:41 pm | Edit Post
Long Wood Mansion, Great Houses of the South

by Stephanie Miller
The celebrated houses of the South are like a brick-and-mortar tribute to ideals the South holds dear. The region’s great historic homes represent culture and refinement, education, family, reverence for nature, and sometimes …

Cooking Class At Mosheim Mansion

November 28, 2014 – 11:13 pm | Edit Post
Mosheim Mansion Event - Cooking Class Edible Artifacts

Feature Cookies that are Edible Artifacts
The art of making cookies from detailed elaborate molds dates back over 500 years! In Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland and other European Countries, these unique and exquisitely detailed cookies were …

Add a Few Stars to Your Christmas Celebration

November 26, 2014 – 5:45 pm | Edit Post

by visiting the My Stars!
Antique Quilt Exhibit at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton. The exhibit, on loan through the Texas Quilt Museum, opens Saturday, December 6, in conjunction with the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour in …

Visit McKinney’s Delightful Homes this Winter

November 24, 2014 – 5:18 pm | Edit Post

McKinney’s tradition of opening historic homes to the public during the holidays began in 1973, when the Heritage Guild of Collin County opened their homes to raise money to purchase the 1916 Dulaney House and …

Tea at the Ready, Tack on Tea

November 21, 2014 – 4:40 pm | Edit Post
Tea at the Ready

by Paula Myers
The holiday season is upon us and one glance at the calendar makes it disappointingly clear that there is no time for that lavish tea you’ve been dreaming of hosting this year. The …