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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quick trip to Pa., beautiful flowers and an awesome find.

I go to Lancaster, Pa. at least twice a year and never get tired of it. I love the peacefulness there
and riding through the country seeing all of the amish people working in the fields, and especially love the little sweet amish children. It is hard to get pictures of them, since they don't like their pictures to be taken. My best friend Sheila and I made a quick trip there Thru. spent the night and came home yesterday. When we go in the Spring, we go to several amish greenhouses, they are just lovely and have such reasonable prices. I also bought a beautiful flower arrangement in an old milk tin, and a few little treasures. I love little lights and was able to buy a few timer lights that I love.
  I didn't know until a day or so before we left for our trip that my one niece and her husband were also going to Lancaster this weekend and staying in the same motel that we did. We had to pick on them and wrote a silly note and put on their car that they were being watched. Then we happened to run into them when we went out for breakfast and the waitress seated them straight across from us.
 So we were able to visit with them, (wish I would have taken their photo). When we left the diner we had to play another joke on them, we had the windshield wipers stitcking out from the windshield  of their vehicle and put a sign on the truck just married, they have been married 6 years I think.
We laughed like a bunch of teenagers.I haven't laughed like that in along time.

My best friend Shelia and I

We wrote "Just Married" on a bag and put it on their vehicle

I bet those windshield wipers got alot of attention

New table runner that I bought, it has a feedsack emblem in the center.

Americana arrangement in an old metal milk container.

One of my timer lights

Bunting flag I put over my kitchen sink, I have a large one for my porch

Flowers from the Pa. greenhouse

flower that I need to plant

My daughter and I went to a local greenhouse today, basket she bought me for Mother's Day

More flowers that I need to plant in containers.

Cabinet my hubby bought me today at a yardsale for $20, it is made out of old barnwood from KY.

Another one of my little timer lights


  1. I'm glad you had fun in a little corner of my home state. I'm itching to visit Lancaster soon too.

    Beautiful flower oh and I LOVE that cabinet. What a great buy hubby got for you.

  2. Lancaster is just wonderful... glad you had so much fun and got so many great items!

  3. My favorite place! Great buys and sounds like you had lots of fun! Love what your hubby got too 😄

  4. I live in Lancaster too! I know where you were shopping! But, the thing that cracked me up the most was the wiper blade prank you did! I do that too!!!! When my hubby and I first met working at a Bass Shoes Store, that was the big prank there. We were always doing it. Um, still doing it! Love it! Well done! Great finds too. Love the runner. Did you get it at Kings? Must find that! Glad your trip was a good one! And great find by hubby! Woohoo!

    Blessings, heather

  5. What fun you & your friend had .. & what great treasures you came home with! I grew up in Pittsburgh & lived part of my married life there but never visited Lancaster. Really need to do that one of these days : )

  6. My best friend in I go to the Amish Country in Ohio at least twice a year, and I also go with my mom and sister too, they are such fun trips, and what a find on the piece of furniture! great find!!!

  7. Ohhh Lecia, you are funny! It's great to laugh and have fun with a good girlfriend. Love everything in your pics - wish my hubby would come home with a cabinet like that! I've wanted buntings for my porch forever, love them. Thanks for sharing ~*~Lisa

  8. Lecia wish I could see the look on their faces!!
    Pretty flowers and a wonderful getaway to sooth the mind and spent with a good friend.
    Your hubby got that cupboard for 20.00!!!! WOW!
    Enjoy your day

  9. Morning Felicia, what a fun day, so special. Also you sure scored some wonderful goodies there, love the cabinet, what a steal, Blessings Francine

  10. Ooooh, I am so jealous you got to go to Lancaster again!! LOL How funny about the pranks you two played on your niece! that's hilarious!
    Looks like you found a bunch of really nice prim decor! LOVE that Americana arrangement esp.
    How cool that hubs found such a neat cabinet! Way to go!! and love that it came from KY!! ha

    Have a great day!

  11. What a lucky dog...wish I could visit Lancaster. Made me laugh at what you did to yoour cousins. You found some nice goodies. Janice

  12. Sounds like you had a "fun" time! A merry heart doeth good like medicine. So many wonderful "finds". I always love to see your decor- really like the feed sack table runner, Have a good week. Blessings~Sara

  13. Sounds like fun! Isn't it great to have a friend that you can do crazy things like that and enjoy each other? Your flowers are beautiful. I am new to your blog and your newest follower.


  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful time ~ laughter does a body good!
    Wonderful finds ~ so love the flowers ~ can't wait to go shopping for some.
    Awesome cabinet your hubby found at a great price too!
    Prim Blessings

  15. Oh what a fun trip! Glad you had a great time and you weren't tooooo naughty!!!!!
    That is one terrific cupboard and I love all your other goods also.

  16. What a fun trip. Gal pals are the best.
    Hubby got a great buy!
    Hugs :)

  17. Sounds like you had a lot of fun and great finds! Love the cabinet your hubby found, he's got a great eye!


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