Some of Bucks County’s best artists, decorators and community groups have come together once again to design lush, imaginative and meaningful holiday décor throughout the National Historic Landmark Home of Pearl S. Buck, open to the public for guided tours daily beginning November 8th until the end of the year.
Within this spectacularly beautiful stone farm house, room after room will overflow with the very best in interior designs for the holidays, artfully decorated trees, and lovely vignettes crafted to celebrate the magic of this time of year.
One imaginative installation will be from Cherry Mint Design. In the office of Pearl’s publisher and husband, Richard Walsh, these designers will interpret the story of Pearl’s award-wining novel, The Good Earth. The entire room will be decorated for the holiday season, but the focal point will be a Christmas tree, decorated to detail the phases of the main characters’ lives. The lowest branches will illustrate the meager times while the top of the tree will illustrate their affluent times. Items from the story will be used as ornaments, including pewter pieces, red eggs, Chinese bells, burlap, farming equipment, strands of balls to resemble pearls, and red strips with well wishes. Additionally, strings of pearls will span the ceiling, calling to mind the very essence of the author.
As Pearl was a social activist, caring deeply about many issues, we carry her activism forward in this event by inviting local organization to create décor with a message. Be sure to check the Pearl Buck dining room, too, for a great installation by Bucks County Gardens, sponsor of the event.
In total, 29 artists, organizations and community groups will decorate the beloved author’s home, making it one of the region’s greatest annual holiday traditions.
Following the tour, guests may cast a vote for their favorite decorator until December 7th. The winner will be announced at the Community Open House Event on December 9th from 6-8 PM. Last year’s Festival of Trees winners were: First Place: Ashley Kay Design; Second Place: Princeton Doll; Toy Museum; Third Place: Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs; Marni James Interiors.
November 8 through December 31, 2016 (except Dec 25)
Pick your tour time:
Mon–Sat 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Sun 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie PA 18944
Drop in, or call to reserve. Check in at the International Gift Shop.
Members: complimentary with your membership card (or sign up when you arrive!)
Other tours available by reservation only:
Décor Tours (does not include historical interpretation)
Mon—Fri at 3:30 pm; $7 all ages
Reservations required. Call 215-249-0100 x 110
Dec 2, 9, and 16 at 7 pm
Adults: $16; Seniors: $13; Students: $8
Reservations required. Call 215-249-0100 x 110
For More info: www.PearlSBuck.org/Festival
Milk House – Kenneth L. Barndt, Pearl S. Buck International Inc.
Mud Room – Lansdale Library Association, International Spring Festival
Kitchen – Park Avenue Home Staging & Redesign
Dining Room Silver Side – Bucks Country Gardens
Dining Room Bench Side – Byers’ Choice Ltd.
Living Room Piano, Foyer & Window – Bob Witmer Agency, State Farm Insurance
Living Room Fire Place – Eric & Christopher
Living Room Organ – Deserving Decor
Pearl S. Buck Landing – Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking
Pearl S. Buck’s Bath – Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority
Pearl S. Buck’s Bedroom – Filipino American Assn. of Bucks County
Treasure Room – Usborne Books & More
Yellow Bathroom & Nursing Station – Lily’s Hope Foundation
White Bathroom – Harambee Foundation
John Walsh’s Bedroom – Doylestown Historical Society
Edgar Walsh’s Bedroom – QNB
Boys Room Landing – Asher’s Chocolates
Large Library – Soroptimist International of Indian Rock
Large Library Landing – Budzynski Ballet Theater
Library Half Bath – HomeStarr Realty
Small Library Fire Place – League of Women Voters of Bucks County
Small Library Window & Left Bench – American Red Cross of Lehigh Valley Bucks
Small Library Center Bench & Window – Eclectic Domestics
Small Library Right Bench – American Heritage Federal Credit Union Perkasie
Breezeway – Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs
Pearl S. Buck’s Office – Preeclampsia Foundation Lehigh Valley Promise Walk
Richard Walsh’s Office – Cherry Mint Design
Secretary’s Office Half Bath – Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Association
Secretary’s Office – Tyree Dworak
About Pearl S. Buck International
Pearl S. Buck International® provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.
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One Liberty Observation Deck offers tours Mon-Fri at 11a.m. and 3p.m. and Sat. and Sun. At 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Free with admission. These 30-60 minute tours give visitors an overview of the iconic sights they are seeing from 57 floors above and expand on the music, sports and culture that make up the City of Brotherly Love.
*Tour times are subject to change. Please refer to the website www.phillyfromthetop.com for the most current and up to date information.
One Liberty Observation Deck is open daily morning, noon and night. Visit www.phillyfromthetop.com for more details.
Beef/lamb gyros with fries. Spanikopita appetizer Greek Specialty Entrees &/or appetizers Greek Salad Greek Pizza
Wine-down Wednesday’s featuring wine specials for $3 all night. We also have a American Idol contest every week. Come out and have some fun and wind down from a hard day at work!
Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show in an open air wagon ride (weather permitting). The Holiday Light Show starts November 19 at 5 pm! Kick off the season with Santa landing at 11 am on November 19. Open daily until January 8.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.presented by Acting Naturally is a feast for the heart, mind, and soul. This theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run. With non-stop song and dance, the Story Tellers tell the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. The Gods sing and dance as they puppeteer their lives in this family friendly, upbeat Caribbean musical on Saturday, November 15th at 7:00pm 125 Upper Holland Road, Richboro Pa 18954
Open Mic Night Hosted By JD Malone – FREE
Great night to meet new and old friends. Come Wine & then Dine, enjoy the fireside dinning then Drinks at the full Bar, outside patio too.
Get ready for ‘Witching Wednesdays’, throughout October!
We invite you to come along with us on a 2-hour nighttime stroll through Bristol Borough’s Olde Town. Your ghostly hosts will entertain along the way,informing you of historic happenings, introducing you to their (late) friends and spinning spooky tales ripped from Bristol’s celebrated past!
The Ghost Walk will be held on all four Wednesdays (October 5, 12, 19, 26) and this year we’ve added one more on the final Thursday (October 27). We start promptly at 7:30 — meet us at the Bristol Wharf, behind the King George Inn. Tickets available online, via our website. Space is limited, so don’t wait!
Tired of your workout routine? Try bellydance! Join an ongoing class each week at New Hope Arts. Learn isolations, core strengthening techniques, and a vocabulary of moves you can dance with others, without a choreography. American tribal-style bellydance is a fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and classical Indian dance moves. Call 267-981-6948 for more information. Classes are $15 each for drop-ins, $85 for a series of six, and $140 for a series of 12.