Well, we're back home after a wonderful few weeks on holiday in the US! We've survived the storms on June 29 and the 104 degree plus temps and we'd do it all again tomorrow! I hope you can indulge me re-living some of our trip's highlights for the next couple of posts!
We stayed in Front Royal for a brief stopover and I spied this antique shop but it was not opened that day - mind you I couldn't have afforded the crocks let alone have packed them in my suitcase!
Then we had to travel through the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains - very scenic!
My big highlight this trip was to visit Amish country in Holmes County, Ohio. I was definitely not disappointed! Loved every moment of it - we arrived Friday evening of the 29th and heard the storm warnings but we thank the Lord for His protecting hand upon us as the worst of the storm hit further south of Berlin in Coshocton. We only realised how bad it had been when we drove down that way the next morning to go see Roscoe historic village. There were trees down along the road and power was out in the village and people were telling us of homes damaged in the storm.
These are a few pics of Roscoe historic village, really pretty and great shops!
It was just lovely in Amish country! The farmland rolls to the horizon and the farm buildings and barns pepper the landscape and it is not uncommon to follow a horse and buggy and see Amish/Plain folk in the gardens or young people on bicycles!
I have to say we found everyone so friendly and helpful wherever we went and it really added to our enjoyment.
And of course there were lots of store to see in Berlin itself!
One of my favorites - the kids will tell you that they had to drag me out after a loooooonnnnggg time in it!!! - was the Country Craft Cupboard. I couldn't believe how many patterns they have - as you can see by my face!!
I picked up much needed supplies, wool fabric and such and lots of patterns that I will hopefull y find time to make sooooon! So excited to find them!!
The next shop was great too for OOAK prims and handmade in the USA items in Country from the Heart owned by Tammie Weaver who has so many hand painted goods~
I couldn't pass by this cute little bunny especially as it was handmade in Ohio!
One of my favorite finds was this antique Amish bonnet - a beautiful reminder of Amish country!
The stitching in it is amazing and you can see the marks of hairpins inside.
Treated myself to this Buttermilk Basin design pillow~
So the sun set on a fab few days in Ohio - sigh~ So beautiful and so many memories to treasure!
It's good to be blogging again and thanks to you all for visiting!
Looking forward to hearing from you!