Monday, October 18, 2010

Second Trip to Amish Country

This weekend I headed back to Amish country to pick up several items that I didn't grab on my first trip and then once home wished I had.
But before I show you those things I have to tell you the other reason for going back.
Carmen over at WAXED OUT CREATIVE LIFE and her husband were traveling back to Sugarcreek this weekend. They live several hours away from me and since Sugarcreek is only 1 1/2 hours away I hated to miss the opportunity to meet them.
Here we are standing outside of a little shop that I always stop at. Can't remember the shop's name but they sell outdoor furniture and playsets and inside they have tons of country accents for sale at very reasonable prices.
Carmen and I are standing outside near the animal enclosure. My kids always want to feed and pet the goats as well as play on the swingsets at this place.
As for the goodies I picked up on this trip:
Pillows, table runner, berry candle and candle ring all for Misty. Items that she wished she had gotten on our first trip.
For myself, I grabbed this purse...
and this cookbook from my favorite restuarant.
I couldn't pass these mums up!
The flower beds over in Amish country are still so bright and full. Most things are dead and drab looking here at home but not over there.
I got 4 of these ( 2 purple and 2 yellow)
I couldn't pass them up at $3.99 for the purple and $6.99 for the yellow.
I also grabbed this huge one for $6.99 too!
I forgot to take a picture of the quilted throw that I got for my Mom but here is the horse welcome sign that she picked up for me.
I had hubby hang it at the front door.
I've got a good many pictures of the beautiful Ohio countryside but I'll save those for tomorrow.
Hope you are having a great day!


Michelle said...

Oooh! How I'd love to look through that cookbook! I so enjoy the Amish and their ways. I'm a huge Amish fiction reader too! Glad you had a great time!

Carmen C. said...

ACK, I was having one BAD hair day, LOL!!!! Your mums are awesome, they are HUGE just like you said!!! I LOVE the purse, did you pick that up at the flea market?? It was so wonderful getting to meet you, and I hope we can go again:)

Tammy N said...

And here I live in Ohio and have yet to make it to the Amish Country. Your purse is super cute!!☺

Brenda said...

Awesome stuff! The mums are beautiful! That is so cool that you got to meet Carmen. She seems like a sweetie!


Mama-Bug said...

Looks like you had a great trip Jessica! I like all the goodies you got, especially the welcome sign. Hey at least you didn't have a headache this trip!

black bear cabin said...

those mums are lovely, but im afraid its a little too late to plant them here. :( if youre lucky, they'll come back next year too...mine often do :)

Anita said...

Hi Jessica, Wow you picked up some great treasures. No wonder you went back. Great prices on the plants as well and they're lovely. Kind regards, Anita.

Farmchick said...

I love all the treasures you picked up. The flowers are beautiful....mine will soon have snow on them.:(

Come say hi!!