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I have recipes in these seven Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these seven Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these seven "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

My Hoosier Cabinet

My Hoosier Cabinet
I love decorating my hoosier for the different seasons.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Visit to the Amish Country

My best friend Shelia and I made our Spring trip to Lancaster Pa. last week, we were able to spend two nights. We had the most enjoyable time. We always enjoy riding in the country and looking at
the amish farmland. We went to probably 5 amish greenhouses, everything was so lush and beautiful.
 We also hit several primitive shops. It was such a relaxing and fun trip. I will show some of my purchases. Sorry I didn't get any amish photo's except one. It is hard to get pictures of them especially
since the amish don't want you to take their pictures.  I go there at least twice every year and I never
get tired of it there.
Amish plowing their fields.

Chicken wire lamp

Old Glory Banner

Small bathroom trash can

Some of my greenhouse purchases

Americana table runner

Burlap valances with stars

Bigger look of dining room

Hoosier with Americana runner and canvas print above hoosier.

Canvas print

Americana table runner

Americana table square

Chair for porch

Star arrangement for porch


Janet said...

Wow! I just love all those things. I really like Americana and Amish decor.

Things have been so wild around here that I haven't gotten to get started on any of my projects. :(

I hope it changes soon. :)
Have a great week, Lecia
Take care, Janet W

Cindi said...

Hi Lecia, good hearing an update from you! I love all of the things you brought home with you. Number one on my bucket list is to go to Lancaster sometime! Have a great week!
Be blessed,

Prims By The Water said...

Wonderful goodies! We have a small Amish community here in teh Thumb of Michigan and they often travel on one of our busiest roads. It makes me nervous because it is quite hilly and folks driving are not able to see them if they are going down the hill until they are right there. Janice

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What wonderful finds Lecia, looks like you had a wonderful trip!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I was just in Lancaster last week also (the 22nd) with my husband and sister. We like to stay at the Soudersburg Motel, a 'family tradition' since the early 80's. My sister tried to get photos of the Amish working in their fields or in their buggies but we were in the car and the photos didn't turn out. Although she did get one of a parked horse & buggy when we stopped at a hardware store.
LOVE your home and your newly acquired Amish goodies.

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness I love your purchases! The valances in the pics are awesome and I spied a certain little Patriotic pretty :)
How special to have a dear friend to share time away together.........
I'm ready to start planting up my (many of them) pots and planters. May 1 is usually my starting date since I buy myself an anniversary geranium! Weather is warming and I'm moving slow but determined to get outdoors.
Enjoyed your pictures Lecia.

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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.