Sunday, August 23, 2015


No…not the end of blogging…but the end of the vacation posts.
I am only going to share bits and pieces of the trip.
And it seems like that trip was months and months ago…so sad how fast time goes by isn’t it?

I started composing this post on Friday and it was a perfect Fall feeling kind of day – I only wish it was Fall for real - it can’t come soon enough for me.
I so want to get my Fall decor out but think it’s just a tad early.  Will have to wait until after Labor Day at least.

I first want to let you all know I put 2 new punch needle on my other blog
 Framed sheep 1

And as I was typing up this blog post and adding this picture an email popped up and IT SOLD!!!
Thanks Linda!

 Birds on old board 2

Pineapple line art

So – I have a purchase to share with you from the Brimfield antique show when on vacation.
I already showed you the butter churn from a shop in Maine, but this is from the antique show.
It’s an 1800’s 1 gallon cream crock by D. P. Shenfelder of Reading, PA.
It was our biggest purchase and with the butter churn, were the only purchases on this trip.
Cream Crock 2

Pineapple line art

While we were in Sturbridge, Mass. we went into the Yankee Peddler shop and sitting on a shelf were some of my designs!
It was kind of surreal seeing them there.
I like the round one – they really changed out that design when they
reproduced it – I never made one with Pineapples all in a circle.

Pineapple line art

Well I haven’t shown you any vacation pictures have I?
There really aren’t many left that are interesting…but I’ll post a couple.

I’m kind of getting thing out of order  but I guess that won’t hurt anything.
So…lets back up to Lancaster, PA …
Before we left there to head north east we stopped at a gourd farm – last Fall we went to a different one and both are so wonderful and so many gourds it was hard to choose.

Gourd Farm 2

Gourd Farm 1

  Gourd Farm 3
I’m going to make some gourd garlands to sell on my site and/or take them to the shop I consign at….either way they will be for sale.
Gourds 2

Lots of nice tiny ones to work with…I think these will be strung on a garland for a mini-tree.
Gourds 1

These larger ones will be used in displays
Gourds 3 
Doug got all the holes drilled in them and also cut my Indian corn into chunks to use.
I have been looking for  whole walnuts, lemon leaves and bay leaves to string with them but no one has them around here so I may have to order on line.
I guess I never thought about it but ‘whole walnuts’ can not be found until near the holidays – who knew.
All the grocery stores we went to said they don’t get them in until Fall. 
Pricing the garlands will be the trick – but then again pricing anything one ‘makes’ is hard to do isn’t it?

Pineapple line art

And also on our way home from the trip we stopped back in Lancaster because it was opening day of A.T. Imports in their new location.
Not sure why they opened when they did because it was LESS than half stocked.  Very little to choose from but I did actually find some of the ‘supplies’ I was needing.
When fully stocked their new location will be wonderful compared to what they did have in the old warehouse across the street.

AT Imports

Pineapple line art

So here I am jumping around again – I can’t seem to find a good flow…lol
We’re back at the Brimfield antique show and who was there signing autographs but Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) from the Munsters.
He has not changed…just got older.
Felt kind of bad for him though – there wasn’t a whole lot of people clamoring to get his autograph.

Butch Patrick 2

Butch Patrick 1

Pineapple line art

I think I will leave you now with just those photos…I am going to do a ‘page’ at the top of my blog with pictures of OLD STURDBRIDGE VILLAGE.
There are so many wonderful pictures and it would be too much to put into a post.
So when I get this posted I will try and get that ‘page’ going.

Thanks again everyone for your sweet and so kind response to my last post.
I seriously think I was having a bad day when I posted it.
I’m staying with blogging as it’s a release for me so thank you all who visit!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Meanwhile…back on the road

I have several a photos to share from the trip and  I’m not sure as I type this if I’m going to continue with another post of the vacation or keep it to just this final one.

So I left off with my last blog post with us leaving Lancaster with our goal of Maine being the furthest point we would go.

We started out on Saturday the 11th and headed north east and stopped in to see a friend, Ellie Edgeworth,  who owns HOME AT LAST.
If you get a chance when you are in that area stop in and say hi to Ellie.
She has a beautiful shop full of wonderful Colonial and Primitive treasures.
71 Mill Rock Road E.
Old Saybrook, CT
We didn’t have a lot of time to visit with her as she was closing early but we did get a chance to see her shop and visit briefly.
Home At Last
Me and Ellie 1 

Being it was peak vacation time and we were not but a few miles from Mystic, CT and other vacation spots, the traffic was horrendous and we knew we’d never get a hotel in this area so we soldiered on for a few hours until traffic let up and then stopped for the night.
The next day we headed on into Maine.
We hit Wells, Maine and I swear it was a sea of people.
We drove up Route 1 along the ocean and people watched. 
There was no getting out along the ocean as there was not a parking place to be found.

During our ride through the towns for the couple days we were there, we found a few antique shops and a wonderful Flower Farm….among a few of the ones we stopped at.

We did see this wonderful piece – can’t remember the name of the place and I didn’t get a receipt either.
When I saw it I thought “Is this for real”…I spotted a butter churn and the price was $65…WHAT?
Well needless to say it ended up in our car.

Butter Churn
It did finally find a resting place on the mantle with the other crocks – we liked it better up there than on the hearth.
It will stay there until Christmas at least.
Crocks on fireplace

This shop was wonderful – it was really nicely done inside as well….and their prices were good too.
Antique Store Maine
We found this great tin mold there – the store owner asked if we noticed the copper underneath the design – which we didn’t at first. 
Very glad we bought it as I’ve never seen one like it.
New mold copper
Mew mold
One thing we were afraid of though was that we would stop at too many antique shops and find things and be ‘antiqued out’ by the tie we got to Brimfield LOL

So after a couple days of driving around we made our last stop in Portland, Maine.
Every day of our vacation was wonderful and hot….too hot for me but our day in Portland was a beast!
101 and humid – I thought I would die.
Temperature in Portland
We did find a spot to sit for a soda at a pier restaurant/bar.
The red you see on me is HEAT…not sunburn!
I felt like I was going to have a heat stroke this day.
Hot Portland Maine
We took several rides while in Maine – there’s just so much to see.
I could have taken dozens of pictures but they would only ‘picture-up’ this post too much!

We did see the Bush compound on Walker’s Point – such a beautiful spot they have.
Obviously none of the family was there or we would not have gotten this close.
There were several cars there though.
Bush Compound Walkers Point

We did take a beach walk in Ogunquit one morning early – and there were people already out setting up umbrellas and chairs claiming their spots.
ogunquit maine beach 1
  ogunquit maine beach 3

I carry a pack of baby wipes in the car and this particular time they really came in handy!
ogunquit maine beach 2

We spotted this wonderful flower farm and bought some dried flowers to hang from the beams in the family room.
Some of the ones we have up there were getting old so it was great to find replacements.
I swear they were giving them away - $6 each or 3 for $12 – got one free!  And they were huge bundles.
Wallingford Farm, Kennebunk, Maine

Look at the sign….CUT YOUR OWN LAVENDAR….Oh yes!
Wish I had but guess what – didn’t see the sign then till just now when I posted this picture…DARN!!!

 wallingford farm Kennebunk, MN
wallingford farm 2

If only we weren’t traveling there would have been lots of flowers in our car this day!
wallingford farm

Not sure about this home – could have been the owners being it was on the same property – I loved the style
wallingford home

Okay – here’s the reason we went as far as Maine….LOBSTER
Not for me - I do not care for seafood at all…but my husband loves it.
Our first stop was at the Pilot House in Kennebunk, Maine

Pilot House 2 

His second meal of lobster was for dinner that night at the Clambake in Scarborough.clambake-restaurant
Clambake 2

See those chicken wings and onion rings…those were mine lol
Clambake Rest. 1 
His third meal was at the Clam Shack in Wells.
I ended up with a chicken sandwich

So after 3 days in Maine we headed on back south west.

We stopped in Newburyport, Mass
Great little tourist area by the water – the shopping area is all red brick and the shops are quite varied.
We walked for a bit and had dinner before heading out to a hotel.
We ate at ‘Not Your Average Joe’s’ – actually the worst meal on the trip!
Not Your Average Joes
Newbury Port, Mass 1
Newbury Port, Mass
Newburyport, Mass 2

I think I had better stop this post for now  - it has gotten quite long and if I haven’t lost you by now I will be amazed! LOL

I also am not sure if I’m going to continue blogging.
I’ve noticed a decline in people that show up – it’s not just here, don’t get me wrong, I’m not whining – but I have seen on many, many blogs I visit where there only a couple comments.
We work hard at keeping our blogs up and trying to keep it ‘fun’…not always easy!

So I will take this next week to decide if I want to keep going with this.

In the mean time – go on over to my selling blog and check out my newest item for sale
Sheep hooked rug mounted on a Primitive board
sheep on wood board 

I do want to thank all my friends who do show up and that makes me happy and it does make it worth it but I’m kind of running out of steam here and the trying to find something to post about is getting more difficult as well…but we’ll see.

Blessings to all