Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pennsylvania Countryside Ride

This photo is to the entrance of The Open House Shop off of I-80 exit 78( Brookville, PA. ) on Rt. 36 north about 1 1/2 miles on the right just passed the Quilt Shop that is on the left. The little Yorkie is named Bailey. This website will give you the details and some photos of this shop ~

This little shop is filled to the brim with lots of goodies. Antiques and vintage finds from furniture to buttons, prim towels, longaberger baskets and pottery, good smelling melting tarts (for your potpourri burner) that scents up the shop with a wonderful aroma and olde outside decor, some of which is shown in the photo.

Below is two photos of some *supplies* at the Bulk Country Store that is located at Farmers Inn in Sigel, PA. just 10 minutes from I-80, Exit 78 going north on Rt. 36 ~ turn right in Sigel at the blinking light and go two miles down Rt. 949 towards Clear Creek State Park.

The Farmers Inn has a wonderful homestyle food restaurant with a buffet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, mini golf, a driving range and a wildlife zoo plus Amish furniture and the Amish style bulk food store. And MORE !

This food store has a wide variety of bagged candy, some good *sodey pop* from Kutztown Soda Works, Mrs. Miller's jellies and jams, cheeses and more.

The photo below is of a quilt fabric and gift shop located off I-80, Exit 53 in Knox , PA. only 1/4 mile north. This building was once a General Store way back in 1895.

I found a few goodies at the Open House Shop and at a couple other little antique shops in the area, but it is too dark now to take photos of them. I love finding goodies to tuck in the wall pockets I have been making lately.

This was a very pleasant Saturday afternoon ride with the dh and even the rain held off until we got home this evening.

May your weekend be wonderful !


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Antique Collections

These are a few things that I collect (that collect dust) ! The chickens/roosters were gifts from three different people and are not vintage. The silver colored pie plate came from an antique store in Connecticut. The crock holding the rolling pins and wooden spoons is not a vintage piece. I embroidered the pocket that is on the green checked towel. I have redone this grouping. I should have taken before and after photos. Prior to this look, I had a small quilt hanging from the bar on the shelf and the cupboard top was so cluttered with stuff that it looked messy.

It is difficult to take photos in my dining room with the light and the big dining table in the way. The lamp shade was bought in the quaint little town of Black Mountain, NC in a little prim shop.

This is part of my newest collection that I started. Olde brushes and vintage whisk brooms. I just love the tiny whisk broom hanging on the side of the broom box. The box was made by Sweet Liberty Homestead. On the little shelf is two green wax frogs made by my friend. They are a honeydew scent.

The shelf was a two dollar find in Connecticut and I repainted it. On the bottom shelf is a grass basket that was made by a lady on the street in Charleston, South Carolina. ( it's holding the pears ) The little teapots are McCoy and Hall. I have redone this shelf also. Looking at some of the prim blogs has inspired me to dust :o) and rearrange a few things.