On Wednesday morning we drove to Carlise, PA where I made arrangements to meet Teresa from Teresa's Primitive Treasures. She took me to Millersburg PA to meet Patti from Porch Sitting Time and to visit Patti's shop called The Brickhouse Craft Shop. Darn, I wish I had packed my camera, Patti's shop may be small in size, but it's huge in primitive coziness and she has lots of wonderful crafts made by herself and local artists. Teresa is one of those local artists. I fell in love with a mouse pin cushion and a sheep and it so happens they were created by Teresa. Teresa did have her camera with her and took this photo of Patti and me.
Teresa and I know each other from Prim Mart and met for the first time a few years ago. We were also roomies at the Prim Mart Convention in Harrisburg PA 2 years ago. I 'know' Patti from the Prim Mart forum and have been a follower of her blog for quite some time. Was so excited to finally get to meet her. Such sweet ladies! Patti said she had some candle tarts she wanted us to smell in her house (sweet potato pie - they smelled awesome and she gifted us each with one). As soon as I stepped inside her kitchen I had a sense of dejavu - I had seen this kitchen before! Patti lives in an old 1800's farmhouse that she and her husband are renovating. I fell in love with it! Anyway, back to the kitchen. I couldn't put my finger on why her kitchen was so familiar to me until Teresa pointed out that Patti had written about it on her blog almost 2 years ago. Her kitchen is huge with the highest ceiling I'd ever seen and 8 doors!!
You can see it here. Isn't it GREAT?!When we left Patti's Brickhouse, Teresa took me to a place called Hornings Store. They sell Amish made furniture, bulk food, health food, kitchen gadgets and country/primitive style crafts. Wish we had one of those in Pittsburgh! Our next stop was the Meadowbrook Gourd Farm. Gourd heaven! I bought 3 pear/pumpkin shaped gourds. Would have loved to buy more but moths were starting to fly out of my purse....getting low on spending money! lol Teresa and I had a late lunch at Panera Bread and then it was time to meet back up with Tom and Teresa had to get home too. Such a lovely day! Thank you again Teresa!!
Now for that 'chuckle'. Tom and I were just finishing up breakfast at Dienners restaurant before heading to Carlisle. I just took a drink of my coffee when all of a sudden I gasped and coffee shot out of my mouth AND MY NOSTRILS!!! I don't know if Tom said something funny or if I just happened to need to cough with my mouth full..............but it FLEW! Tom said I was like a fire breathing dragon, only instead of fire I was spewing coffee. How embarrassing! And there were no more napkins on our table, I was reaching for something white and he says 'NO NOT THE BILL!!' I covered my nose with my hands which was still dripping coffee and made it to the ladies room without running into anyone.
The last 2 years I've been gradually getting my hair cut shorter and shorter. See how short it is in the photo with Patti above? Well as of Friday it's even shorter. I wanted something more stylish yet easy peazy to take care of. I moose it up a little blow dry it with my fingers and use a little manipulator cream, hair spray and I'm done. Tom HATES it. We went to a party at our daughter Carey's house last night and I got several compliments on it. One of the women is herself a hairdresser, has seen me a number of times with my hair in different lengths and said she just loves this new cut/style, make me look chic and sexy. I told her " will you please tell my husband that!!" So now he calls me Sexy Chicken. LOL
I'm working on a Mammy shelf sitter this morning and later this afternoon my daughter is driving me up to Meadville, PA. My brother's wife's mother passed away on Friday and we are going to the viewing.