Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Weekend trip

Hi Blog friends,

This spring weather sure is unusual this year. The weekend was cool, cloudy and little rain. Then Monday sunny with high of 82, but really breezy. This morning it’s cool 50’s and rainy.

This past weekend we got to go to PA for a few days and I was so excited ~ I spent Saturday visiting some of my favorite shops in Lancaster. Really there are 2 prim shops that are a must for anyone who goes to Lancaster. They are off the beaten path but worth the hunt.

First is the Olde Mill House Shoppes  located on Strasburg Pike.

olde mill

It’s a beautiful 19th Century Mill with barn. It’s filled to the brim with wonderful furniture, accents and accessories for the home. Click on the name above to go check out there website, but it’s nothing like visiting this shop in person.

The second must visit is Country Creations. It’s a 100 yr. old dairy barn filled full of furniture, floral, quilts and so much more!


I purchased this Betsy Ross flag for $10.00 on sale at Country Creations.


Then I went down Rt. 30 to two other favorites of mine. Jake’s Country Trading Post where I found a beautiful hooked chair pad that I’m going to either turn into a stool pad or a wall hanging.


I also picked up some little goodies to go in my swap package I signed up for with Samantha at Samantha’s Accessories. So I can’t show ya them.

Then I stopped by In Grandma’s Attic on 30. It was chocked full of Easter and Spring goodies. Picked up a few goodies here to.


How cute is this hand sculpted paper Mache crow with pineapple!  I just had to have him. I was told by the shop owner it was made by Deb Long in New Jersey.


This bunny was only $2.00 so he had to come home with me too!


Then I headed on to Quarryville and had to stop at my favorite store for fabrics. The store is called Good’s Store and it’s run by Mennonites. I love there fabric dept.


I got different ticking's, high grade cheese cloth and some bells to rust.

Then I stopped at another place in Quarryville called The Storekeepers House. I couldn’t leave without bringing this little cutie home with me.


That’s my trip to Lancaster, so if you get to visit Lancaster this summer or anytime, take time to visit these shops ~ at least the first two. They are well worth a look.

I did manage to get all the dolls done last week. Remember the picks with all the bald heads! lol.

Here’s the raggedies completed. Much better! So cute!



Mammies all done.


Craft show dollies.


I love how this sweet garden angel turned out. It’s my own design and she is quite big at 16” tall. Look at the little birdies!


Well as I said I signed up for a swap and was partnered with Samantha’s mom Sandy over at The Old Country Cupboard. I’m excited to swap with Sandy. I have some things in the works to get done this week, so I better get busy!

Thank you for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to.

I also what to thank all of my friends for crediting me when they signed up for Margie’s giveaway over at Hungry Hook Primitives, I truly appreciate your kindness.

Blessings, Jean


  1. Your dolls are adorable and sounds like a fun shopping trip! I am planning to go back to Ohio amish country very soon, I can never get enough of it:) Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

  2. Wow, what great finds! And your dolls.... too cute! Have a great week! Tina

  3. Thanks for the vicarious shopping trip (drool!)! Your dolls are great! ~*~Lisa

  4. So glad you had a nice trip. You got some awesome goodies!!! I love all your new dolls, you have to quit tempting me. I love everything you make Jean, you are one talented girl!!!! You and Sandi will have an awesome swap, I love both of your things. Hugs, Lecia