From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Annual Design Series

From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Annual Design Series






“The years teach much the days never knew.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson 1974. That was the inception of Bronner’s annual-design ornament series. Twenty-nine years after Wally’s start in the business and 43 years later, the collection is still growing strong. And the process? The history? Take a look …

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Five Things Baseball Teaches Us About Life

Five Things Baseball Teaches Us About Life






I work here at Bronner’s among some really passionate baseball fans. Most of them love the Detroit Tigers. Some call another MLB (Major League Baseball) team their favorite. Others have enough love for multiple teams! All have plenty of love for their children’s or grandchildren’s school and summer-league teams. Yes, baseball is still America’s great pastime!   The game has been played in the U.S. since at least the early 1800s if not earlier.  When the New York Knickerbockers baseball club formally organized in 1845, they wrote down

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Wishin’ You Were Back in Michigan?






Has it been way too long since you’ve been back to Michigan? Irving Berlin’s “I Want to Go Back to Michigan,” recorded by Billy Murray for Edison Records in 1914, captures a love for the simple pleasures that never change in our great state. I hope you’ll plan to visit us again soon! *photos from Grandpa Tiny’s Farm and Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan

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A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe

A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe






Post by DIETRICH BRONNER Dietrich Bronner, product development manager at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, is the grandson of originator Wally Bronner. He has planted deep roots in the thriving Frankenmuth Farmers Market and the farmers-market movement statewide. A LIVING PASSION

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From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Bavarian Parade Floats

From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Bavarian Parade Floats






Before he became widely known as “Mr. Christmas,” he enjoyed the title of “signtist” (also known as a “signtologist”), a catchword coined by sign painters of the time to describe their craft. That background in sign painting and window and booth displays made the addition of float design a natural extension for store originator Wally Bronner!

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For The Run Of It

For The Run Of It






Post by DIETRICH BRONNER Dietrich Bronner, product development manager at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, is the grandson of originator Wally Bronner. Actively involved in the Frankenmuth Farmers Market and the farmers-market movement statewide, Dietrich is also an accomplished chef and avid runner. I was born to run. For me, running is one of life’s purest joys.

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London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!

London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 2 After meeting Kristen in New York, we boarded a Virgin Atlantic night flight for London. If we were going to have to sleep somewhere en route to the city of Shakespeare, we had decided to do it on a plane. We considered it a “cracking” (excellent) way to multitask. After all, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (The Tempest)

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Frankenmuth’s 9th Annual Easter Celebration

Frankenmuth’s 9th Annual Easter Celebration






  Frankenmuth’s 9th Annual Bavarian Easter Celebration, showcasing brightly colored eggs and egg garland displays throughout town, will run through Sunday, April 30. Bronner’s, who has practiced this decorating tradition for several years, has been joined by dozens of Frankenmuth businesses the past nine years. The tradition of decorating Easter Fountains, which is known as Osterbrunnen in Germany, is over 200 years old; to this day many German cities and villages still observe this practice each spring. Here in Frankenmuth,

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