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 …

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 …

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 …

Antiques Abound at Canton’s First Monday

November 19, 2014 – 3:58 pm | Edit Post

by Stephanie Miller
Shoppers who love antiques find endless possibilities in the 450-acre treasure trove that is Canton’s First Monday.
Held the weekend before the first Monday of the month in this convenient East Texas destination, First …

Terrell Invites You to Christmas in a Small Town

November 17, 2014 – 3:59 pm | Edit Post
Christmas in Terrell, Historic Home Tour

Some of Terrell’s loveliest historic homes, decorated for the holidays, are featured in the December 6 “Christmas in a Small Town” tour.
Terrell, a city just outside of Dallas that was incorporated in 1874, has lovely …

Celebrate All Along the Festive Trail of Lights

November 11, 2014 – 8:57 pm | Edit Post
Louisiana Festival Trail of Lights

Louisiana’s festive Holiday Trail of Lights brings you a not-to-be-missed calendar of events.
Light festivals, music and parades, historic homes and charming shopping districts, museums and performing arts, and even a German Christmas Festival. The …