Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TDIPT Mercantile October Offering

Whew ! She is finally done and she has completed her photo shoot. Now all I have to do is the description and list her by tomorrow evening when she will be on the Mercantile website.

Eleanor is loaded down with lots of goodies for the first feast. She looks great hanging or sitting by a trencher full of autumn gatherings. Nope, the trencher with the veggies are not included. :o) The antique trencher was a gift from a friend.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Autumn ~ Moonshine

Happy Autumn ! It is here ! In all its splendor and Libby's Pumpkin is back on the shelves in the grocery stores ! YEA ! The other day I made a pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. Next is a pumpkin pie ! My favorite !

This was taken a couple nights ago from my back porch. Not a great photo since I evidently didn't hold the camera steady as it is a tad blurry. The moon had an orange cast to it ~ looking every bit like a Harvest Moon.

That is the (farmer) neighbor's corn field below the tree line under the moon. I am surrounded by corn fields, pastures, dairy cows and barns ! ( Actually, probably not a good thing as I have had allergies all summer long. )

May you have a pleasant autumn weekend !


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Smicksburg, PA Apple Festival

This is the entrance to The Drying Shed, a prim shop that is housed in an old farmhouse. They have another shop in *downtown* Smicksburg.

My friend and I decided to enjoy the nice fall weather and take a ride to Smicksburg. There are a few prim stores, a restaurant and a winery nearby.

Taken near Smicksburg where a huge group of Amish folks reside. As you can see, this area is definitely farm country. Well,actually, Pennsylvania has quite a bit of farmland all over the state.

This photo was taken at the Windgate Winery not far from Smicksburg. My friend is standing behind the wagon.

This photo was taken in a little village called Coolspring between Brookville and Punxsutawney ( The Weather Capital ). The white building is a little general store. My grandmother was from this area.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just a Little Magic Potion

This sweet prim little witch will be listed on ebay tonight. She has an antique vintage blue glass container that she is using for her potion bottle and she is standing on her SPELL BOX ! I conjured up the stencil design! What is that saying.. necessity is the mother of invention... or something to that effect.. Since there is no Michael's or any other crafty store nearby, I just made my own stencil design for the top and side of the box.

It is a pleasant, but cool pre autumn day here in Pennsylvania ! Hopefully, I will have a chance to get out and enjoy it !

Have a fun day !


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lewisburg, PA

Before I get into helping my dh paint the house, I thought it would be nice to take a break first !

So we went to Lewisburg, PA. that is along Routes 45 and 15 in Pennsylvania.
Getting there is even enjoyable along Rt. 45. This is my most favorite road in Pennsylvania ! The absolute most wonderful tranquil, peaceful and quaint highway to drive along. Make sure you have someone else drive so you can take a gander at all the old homes, farms, log homes, brick homes, big old farm houses, little quaint towns .. along this road.

I took some photos of the old log homes that are along this stretch of road , but since I do not have permission of the owners who live in them, I best not post them.. and one of the homes is for sale ! They are located in Aaronsburg.

The above photo is an inside photo of the 125 shops complex. In this old refurbished woolen mill, there are an array of shops.. It is set up like a little town inside. You can find some great deals on Longaberger baskets in a few of these shops if you are a collector. Also, there are antiques, primitives, country decor, tea towels, curtains, candles, framed prints, folk art, seasonal decorations, and lots more.

This round barn is along Rt. 45. Isn't it great !

This Country Cupboard Restaurant is located in Lewisburg along Rt. 15. It has a Pennsylvania farm style country type food buffet, plus regular menu items, a huge gift shop, lamps and lighting, candy, bakery, farm style canned food, kitchen items, a small greenhouse, clothing, heritage lace, seasonal decor and more !

The cranberry orange relish on the buffet was delicious ! Psst.. the apple butter needs a little cinnamon in it, though. The ham and bean soup was good, too. Also, the turkey, homemade macaroni and cheese casserole, and the blueberry dessert....all yummy !

Okay, back to work I go..

Have a fun day !

Monday, September 6, 2010

Autumn Harvest 1621 ~ Give Thanks

Fall is in the air ! The leaves are starting to show their spectacular splendor, and the vegetables are ripe and ready for harvesting. ( As you can see from the above photos :o) )

I just finished this little gal this morning. She is a special order for a customer.
Now, I am going to have to help my dh paint the house.. A work in progress... Painting the doors and garage doors.. six doors and two garage doors plus the posts on our back porch..

So, my doll making may be put on hold and or limited for a while. Also, windows need to be cleaned and curtains washed before the s n o w starts flying ...

For those of you who do not sew ... making these dolls and accessories do take quite some time.. and add some more time on to it with searching the internet, stores , quilt stores .. and most of the stores in my area are 1 1/2 hours away for supplies. If I told you how long it took me to make the faces on my dolls you would not believe it....

But I do enjoy it and it is a creative outlet. And I am thankful for my ability to be able to do this. Thank you, Lord. And I thank all my customers for their interest and support !

May your Labor Day be relaxing and enjoyable and safe!