Last week we went to Pennsylvania to the Oaks, PA cash and carry show. It was a wonderful show and I saw lots of great new items retailers were purchasing.
We bought just a few things we thought would sell and I will get them listed later this week on my other blog. I haven’t had a chance to get pictures taken of anything because it has been so busy since we got home.
I have lots of pictures so I’m thinking of breaking it up into 2 posts. I’ll think about it as I type this out…how’s that for not knowing what you are going to post about. Do you do that? Just start typing away until something concrete is formed – well that’s how it is for me today. So if I ramble and get off topic that’s just how my day is going….lots of irons in the fire.
I first want to show you the gorgeous (well, it’s gorgeous to us) pie safe we purchased at Red Fox Primitives ( www.redfoxprimitives.com ). Just a young couple have this business and they do some really fantastic work.
We ended up with a larger pie safe than intended. Been looking for something to replace our plate hutch and this is it.
Done in a distressed Robin’s Egg Blue.
I had some free time on this trip so I set up a meeting with a blog friend. Normally I don’t have free time of my own but Doug and his cousin went golfing so it was MY DAY!
I mentioned in my last post about meeting Kathleen ( http://kskronicles.blogspot.com/ ), well it happened and we had a perfectly fun lunch at A TEA AFFAIR in Lititz. She brought her cousin Linda along and we all had lots to say.
Kathleen and I exchanged gifts – I gave them both a canvas print of an Old World Santa.
Is he not a beauty!!! One of my favorites so far on canvas
(which by the way I am selling – 8 x 10 stretched canvas boards $22, 5 x 7 stretched canvas boards $16.00, e-mail me if interested)
Our first course was a Blueberry Scone with Strawberry jam…I forgot to take a picture of it and the other 2 courses.
After the scone we had soup, then a salad and then the tiered tray came out with tea sandwiches and desserts.
There were 5 different sandwiches. Egg Salad, Ham Salad, Hummus spread, BLT and Cream Cheese/Cucumber.
The desserts were too many to name, but one was a Crème Brulee in a glass. Everything was delicious and presented just beautifully.
We had our choice of any of the teas they had and could switch to a different kind at any time.
Kathleen and myself
At the Cash & Carry show I met Stacee Droit from Arnette’s Santas.
She is just as sweet as you would imagine her to be and soooo talented.
Her Santa’s flew off the shelves. I had 2 customers that had asked me if I had a chance to get them a Santa to do so. We went to her booth and both Doug and I tried to pick out the ones we thought they were asking for and we were lucky to be able to actually get our hand on 2 of them. People were piling them up in their carts by the arm loads. Glad we only had orders for 2 – we would not have been able to fill the customers order otherwise.
On Friday we took a drive up to Kutztown (that’s where we bought the pie safe) and stopped at Sharon Renninger’s Gatherings.
( http://www.sharonrenningersgatherings.com/ )
She has some wonderful Primitive handmade items as well as manufactured item that are very Prim as well.
I found some cotton woven yardage and bought 2 yards of it and plan to make a long runner for our dining room table. I want to put just the pennies on it so it’s going to be quite a project and most likely take me quite a while to complete it.
Here are just a few pictures from her place.
Back home Saturday night, and on Sunday afternoon we met my brother/Gail, my sister Shirley and we went out to eat because our sister is moving to TN on Friday – not sure why, but I guess ‘cuz they can…and want to. I’ll miss her so much but then again, it’s a place out of state to visit now.
After dinner we went over to visit our step dad at the hospital.
He was supposed to join us for the dinner but last week he fell and broke his hip and had surgery on Tuesday. This man is 90 years old and is moving around like he had nothing happen to him. The therapists said he will most likely go home early this week because he’s doing so well.
I will post more later after I take pictures of some of the things we bought – most of it was from Cocalico Creek. I really love that store.