Friday, March 30, 2012

Simple Early Doll with Pin Keep Box

Meet Emmaline, a dollie with her own pin keep box.

She will be listed on TDIPT Mercantile tomorrow night after 9 p. m.

Hopefully, the sun will shine tomorrow so that I may take more photos of her and the other creations I have made for the April 1st update.

May you have a wonderful warm spring weekend !


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Antiques and Aged Ambience......

The best prim booth at the Dairyland Antiques Mall in Reedsville, PA on Rt. 655 off Rt. 322.. Yep, I had permission from the owner to post on my blog.. she is a sweetheart ! These photos were taken yesterday.

Rt. 655 is another one of my favorite roads in PA. Quaint little villages, Amish folk, farms, small shops, quilt shops, etc. Even signs with Bible verses on them ! I love it ! They could use a few of those signs in D. C.

My dh and I took off yesterday for a quick road trip, more or less, but took time to dine at Duffy's Tavern in Boalsburg on the way back from Reedsville and Belleville, Pa.

To find a decent quilt shop with the fabric that I like, I have to travel approximately 95 miles one way. At least there are a couple of antique stores on the way. There is a nice antique mall called Dairyland Antiques in Reedsville on Rt. 655.

This is the view I had when dining ~ looking at the well used fireplace ( they do still use this when it is cold outside ) , the timeworn and scorched floors from a fire in 1934, and the aged brick walls and, also, the stairwell going up to the loft.

There are numerous fireplaces within Duffy's Tavern.

I have posted photos of Duffy's Tavern before a couple of years ago or so on my blog. So, I have tried to take different photos.

The tavern was built in 1819 and was once a stagecoach stop.

It is located in Boalsburg, ( home of Memorial Day ) ,not far from State College on Rt. 45 off of Rt. 322. The food is good ~ soup, sandwiches , salads and wings and things.. tavern type food.

The ambience is priceless ..

Have a great warm spring day !

Blessings and Hugs,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring , Robins, Warmer Weather... and Washington D C

The forsythia bushes are coming out in their yellow splendor in Washington, D C as were the hyacinths and daffodils, etc.

Some more photos from the Smithsonian that I took on Saturday. The photo above was inbetween the buildings in a garden type setting not far from the Space Museum.

A silver tree ..I think this was in the Sculpture garden.

Thomas Jefferson's bible that he created.

I saw my first robin yesterday, but my dh saw them a few days ago..

It was 65 degrees here yesterday and sunny ! Great for it only being the first part of March..

So off to work I go.. have a fun day everyone !


Monday, March 5, 2012

Amazing Antiques .....

Yes, this is Abraham Lincoln's top hat ! I have to go back to get a better photo of it.

Washington's dinnerware.

Adam's dinnerware 1797-1801

Polk's dinnerware. 1845-1849

Now this dinnerware above that was Lincoln's is just perfect for a President! It is timeless.

Reagan's was classy, too.

Clinton's dinneware.

I think this is President Grant's carriage, if I remember correctly.

Doesn't this dress remind you of Scarlett ?

Nancy Reagan's Gown. I love wearing a red dress, too !

Caroline Harrison's gown below. two different views of it.

At the American History Museum, they had part of a house cut away so you could see how it was built and a view of some of the rooms inside as they would have looked way back when.

But the only photo I was able to get was of the painting.. too many people around to take a proper photo.

The dinosaur room.. my friend is on the right edge of the photo above.

Smile !

A little gold nugget, anyone ?

My favorite dinnerware of the Presidents' table would be Mary Todd Lincoln's. Just perfect ! Boy, did she have good taste !

There were so many people in this area of the gowns and dinnerware, it was very difficult to take photos.

The Star Spangled Banner is also displayed at the American History Museum. It is the flag that Frances Scott Key wrote the song for in 1814. ( The war of 1812. ) You are forbidden to take photos in this area of the flag.

Below is a link to see the flag I saw at the museum and some info about it.

It seems the best time to go to popular historic destinations is during the week, Monday thru Thursday.

More photos tomorrow if I get a chance.

I thank the Lord for safe travels we had on Saturday and pleasant weather considering all the storms that were around the day before.

Prayers for the people affected from the storms/tornadoes last week.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nice antiques and artifacts...

These items were used to wash clothes some years ago.. Love that huge wooden bucket.

My friend and I went on a do as you please Smithsonian day trip to D. C. yesterday.
It was a fairly warm day with some blue sky and blooming spring flowers about inbetween the buildings !

What an enjoyable, educational day ! This is only a part of my photos and will share more tomorrow if I get a chance. Lots of items there in these buildings that I did not know were there .. so stay tuned for more photos..

The cafeteria in the American History Building.. we had lunch with a lower view of the Washington Monument.

A beautiful light blue stone.. I think this is a diamond.

Marie Antionette's earrings.. nice antique !

Topaz in its natural form , polished , cut, etc. This is my birthstone. I don't care for this washed out yellow color.. not my favorite..

My friend who went with me to D C.

The Natural History Museum.. this is where the Hope Diamond and the Dinosaurs are housed among other natural artifacts.

The Smithsonian Castle.. Impressive.. built in 1855.

Union Station.. full of shops and eateries and folks coming and going on trains at a fast pace with those tagalong suitcases. A fun place full of energy and full of history.. it was built over 100 years ago. Impressive.

A blue sky view of the Capital with construction on the grounds of The Mall as they call it. The Mall is a wide strip of green grass and walk ways more or less from the capital to the Washington Monument.

A distant view of the White House

Washington Monument.. built with two different colors of stone..

The Capital Building.. impressive

The Leaning Capital Building of D C .. darn photographer must not have had any sleep the night before.

Will share more photos later or tomorrow..