Saturday, November 19, 2011
At this time every year, there is a Weihnachtsmarkt in New Braunfels Texas to benefit The Sophienburg Museum and Archieves. Treat yourself to a shopping extravaganza with unique decorations, specialty items, fabulous gifts and antiques. Select from a wide array of retail merchants and artisans.
WHAT IS THE SOPHIENBURG?
In 1845 Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels and a group of emigrants set out from Germany to find a new home in Texas. The Prince chose a site on the Comal River because of its abundant water, lush vegetation, and "a good omen." There he and his band of pioneers founded New Braunfels.
For his personal home Prince Carl chose a hill overlooking the beginnings of the town and began his plan to build a castle on the site. His home was to be called Sophienburg — Sophie's Castle — for his fiancée, Lady Sophia, Princess of Salm-Salm. However, when he returned to Germany to bring Sophia to Texas, she refused to leave. In a move that baffles native Texans to this day, Prince Carl chose his fiancée over Texas and stayed in Germany to marry Sophia. He never returned to Texas.
Today, the Sophienburg Museum and Archives resides on the hill chosen long ago by Prince Carl.
For the last couple of years at the Weihnachtsmarkt, The Sophienburg Archieves group has started a competition. They asked all of the local flower shops to donate centerpieces to decorate Sophie's Cafe. The attendees of the Weihnachtsmarkt are able to vote on their favorite centerpiece. The centerpieces are then auctioned off at the end of the Christmas market. This year not only are attendees able to vote, but Facebook friends can cast their votes as well.
There are our designs....
Design Number 1
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
PLAYFUL theme. Taylor has a great love for birds. And they will be displayed throughout the entire day.I have another great story to tell.... We are so lucky in our industry as floral artist's to be able to meet great people in love and help them create an atmosphere with floral that will reflect their style and personality on their spectial day. Taylor and Joseph's upcoming wedding is going to be a FUN, whimsical and