Friday, May 18, 2012

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

We just came back from our annual spring trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We love it there - I could move to Lancaster in a heartbeat. There is so much to see in the arts and crafts, folk art, antiques and I could go on and on. I got a load of treasures from Adamstown, had the most wonderful food and this time we ventured a little farther to Mount Holly, New Jersey for a lovely bear show and to Atlantic City, to see the ocean and the boardwalk. I am posting a few pictures here and also a link to my photo album on my Facebook page, as there are just too many to post here.  I hope you enjoy them :o)

My favourite place in Lancaster :o)

Lots of gorgeous furniture

Lovely garden things

Patriotic items

On to my next favourite place :o)

Gorgeous quilts

Upstairs to the Museum Shoppe :o)

 
Gorgeous Folk art

Lovely Scherenschnitte
                                     
  Bud vases made from antique silverware - very pretty

Plowing the field with a few tag-a-longs

                                         Farmland everywhere you look

                                          Peaceful scenery

                                    Entertainment at Kettle Creek Village

                                         Teddies of Mount Holly

                                Gorgeous needlefelted mouse and owls

                                          Paula Strethill Smith bear

Forget Me Not bear

                                 R. John Wright fairies and mice


Two Forget-Me Not bears
                                            Ingrid Schmid bear

                                                     Taj Mahal Casino

                                         Showboat Casino

                                       First view of the beach

                  Neil taking pictures of his favourite site - the ocean :o)

 Gorgeous tapestries inside the Taj Mahal Casi

                                         Sweet covered bridge

                                        Village Hardware- Antiques Market

Amish craftsmanship

                                         Wonderful furniture

                                         Eldreth Pottery

We have a full collection of their dishes :o)

Favourite spot to stop on the way home: NY-PA border

5 comments:

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Thanks for these, I will be heading over to fb. I always get that homesick feeling in my heart when I see your pictures. I did move back, and I realized I missed the desert too much, so I came back.
Still so nice to see and remember though.

Brenda said...

You are very welcome, Joanne. I could move to Lancaster tomorrow - it's such a beautiful place.

customteddys said...

Lovely photos. Yes, I think I could live there along with the rest of you! Hugs, Vicki

Brenda said...

Vicki, we could start a colony lol!

scott davidson said...

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