Monday, 30 July 2012

Holiday Highlights Part 3 Lanaster County

I promise this will be the final post about our vacation! I love visiting Amish country so much my hubby was good enough to take us to Lancaster County - there's nothing like driving through the fields of corn dotted with barns and silos and Amish buggies!

Weavertown one room schooolhouse~

Of course there are so many great shops to visit along the way, like Bird in Hand

Strasburg is so pretty and in a prim store there I had to take a pic of this fella!
And of course there is Intercourse and Kitchen Kettle Village and the Stagecoach shops~

The Dutchland Quilt Patch in Ronks is great to browse through and pick up some gifts even for Christmas!
And what need I say about the Amish bake shops? The cakes are out of this world!!! Yummy!

I love the red flowers and tin jug so they came home with me
and so did a family Heirloom Weaver table runner in lovely greens and reds for Christmas

as well as some odds and ends - needfuls - but my longsuffering husband isn't so sure!!lol!
Well that's all folks and thanks for stopping by!

Best wishes


  1. I love Amish country south too..thank you for sharing such lovely pictures
    Huds xxx

  2. Hi Christine. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful USA. I just went back and played catch up with your last two posts. Looks like you had a wonderful time and have many memories to keep with you.

    You've made me homesick to jump in my car and drive to Lancaster for a couple of days.


  3. I would love to be able to go there! My kind of get away!

  4. Girl~ You were so close you could have stopped for'll be in lancaster tomorrow for market it's about 1 1/2 hours from me.I love all the pretty views and the simple way they live too.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Lancaster County is just so lovely - wonderful people, fantastic shopping .... your pictures brought back such happy memories of 3 trips I've had over there - I just want to revisit again and again! Thank you for lovely blog!

  6. I hope to be able to go East and visit someday. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. I am so happy you got to spend some time there. It is hard to come home and get into a routine again:) I love your tin with the red flowers. I would have picked it up too. They would have had to roll me out of the bakery. I could eat stuff like that all day. Oh yummy. Glad you had a great time and made it home ok. -Steph-

  7. Oh Friend
    You were so close to me
    I love Lancaster too.
    What fun. I love your red flowers and tin.
    And especially your red/green table runner.
    Hugs & JOY

  8. Hello Christine. I also love Lancaster. I am fortunate enough to visit there twice a year ( I live in Pittsburgh) and my next trip will be in early Oct. Love your 'needfuls'!

  9. It all looks like the best kind of vacation. I love all of the treasures that you got to take home.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have so enjoyed hearing about your holiday. As Ihave stated before Mr P.and I Love amish country. Since you visted both the Berlin,Ohio area and the amish in Pa. Do you have a favorite? We have been to Berlin two times and have talked about going to Lancaster but do not want to be disappointed. Any suggestions?

  11. I'm packing right now. We fly back home tomorrow :( :(. When were you in Bird-in-Hand? Were you there at the same time we were (July 12-20?)


  12. Good for you, I really like the things you bought!

  13. You got some great finds!! Loved your photos!!

  14. I love the Lancaster area--so lush with all the farmland. I think I would have brought a strawberry pie and lemon pie home with me!! The goodies you bought look like they were necessities to me!! :) --Jan

  15. How fun living through your vacation with you, thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures. Sounds like the perfect vacation but I think I would be dangerous in those shops, I would buy way too much!! I like what you bought! Thanks again for sharing!
    Be blessed,

  16. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us! I enjoyed seeing all your pictures. My parents usually go to Lancaster every year camping, we really need to go with them sometime.

  17. I love Lancaster! I'm hoping we can go back sometime this fall. We took my hubby's brother and wife there in the spring when they came to visit us from Alaska bc she had never seen any Amish! We had such a lovely time. Your pictures are great. Hope you're having a nice day!

  18. Gorgeous Lancaster~ wonderful pics~ oh, my look at the Amish Baked goods~ oh, it has my sweet tooth going crazy~
    love the Weaver table runner~
    thanks for sharing~

  19. Hi Christine, I enjoyed reading about your vacation. I do get to Lancaster every few weeks and my wish has been to get to the Craft Cupboard in Berlin. I would have spent a small fortune on patterns.
    Thanks for posting all the beautiful pictures.

  20. Lancaster looks so beautiful! Keep on posting more pictures, I love them!! :)


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