The weather has been so cold. I know it’s winter, online but I want to stay inside where it cozy and warm. Brrrr. It had been a while since I went antiquing, no rx and I needed to buy new items for my store.
This past Sunday I went. I grabbed a banana, my purse and keys. Oops, no gas. First stop, the gas station. I had to fill up. Yikes, $60! What’s up with that! It’s a half hour’s drive to the Pennsylvania turnpike but I was enjoying the ride and getting out of the house. I put the radio on. I love Gayle King’s radio show. You know her, she’s Oprah’s friend. Don’t you just love her! Another half hour and I’ll be there. I hate paying the tolls too. Four of them! I was there, finally. On my first stop my eyes nearly popped out of my head! Oh my gosh, there right in front of me was the most wonderful early carrier with original blue paint. Had to get it!
Then I found some wonderful early, and rare, LINEN string balls. I love the way they look in an old rye basket. Such soft beautiful colors.
The Lancaster County farms are so beautiful no matter what time of the year you go, but seeing them covered in white snow for as far as the eye could see, was too irresistible, I had to have a photo. The roads were narrow and I couldn’t stop for fear a car would come around the bend. Keeping my eye on the road, I grabbed my camera, held it up to the driver’s side window, and just pushed the button. I was surprised when I got home and down loaded it, that it turned out so good.
I made a few more stops and then headed on home. It was getting late and I was happy with what I found. Some items are in the store now, but I have a few more to do. I’m tired, and it’s going on 5 o’clock. It’ll have to wait until tomorrow.
I found a new antique co-op in Narvon, Pennsylvania. I remembered they have some very nice things, so before heading home and wanted to be sure and stop there. You never know what you might find. I couldn’t wait to get there. It’s an old building that was used for drying tobacco in the 19th century. I took photos of it last year and planned on writing about it but never did. I think I deleted them. Wish I kept them.
I also found an early brass hanging lantern from an old church pew, early glasses and a Lancaster County 1823 deed with the best calligraphy handwriting, old lye soap, and more.