Hard to see, but there is a Santa light figure at the back, as well as a lit tree in the center. You can see off to the left that the colors are starting to change to gorgeous around here. Another week and we should have prime leaf peepin' coverage.After Bronners, we made the trip downtown - sorry - didn't get any photos. We had a nice lunch, and explored the general store, which still offers candy that's hard to find elsewhere - like slow poke suckers, necco wafers, and horehound lozenges. None of it for a penny anymore, though - lol.
They also have other general store type sundries like lace doilies and curtains, miniature doll house accessories, and other unique items. There are many other things to do in Frankenmuth to choose from too - besides the tourist shops that sell woolen alpine theme items and for some reason - purses (three stores at least), there's a german cheese haus, a beer distillery, an old fashioned taffy confectioner, a museum, horse drawn carriage rides, as well as a paddlewheel boat tour of the surrounding area.
But the newest built portion of Frankenmuth, and the whole reason why I go there - is River Place, which is the home of BEAD HAVEN.
ALL THREE of the buildings in the photos above make up one beautiful (but a tad expensive) bead store. The have some of the most unique big chunky focal pieces, many of which I've used in my designs. I found almost everything on my list - but then, as suspected - I went astray. How can you not with that many beads to choose from?
Here is the haul that I brought home. Many of the strands of czech glass were actually on sale for 50% off! BONUS! I got a couple nice pendant pieces, and found some cool magnasite buddha heads, and some vintage lucite lily flowers (pricey but unique). They have some of the best czech glass anywhere - and it's all laid out by color - just like a three room rainbow.
so you can bet - photos soon of the creations!