Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sisters Weekend!

Hello all you sisters out there! My sister Tracy and I just got back from a nice weekend getaway without the "boys" and I highly recommend doing so yourself. It was a lot of fun and although it was over in a blink of an eye, it was a nice little break from our daily lives. I posted about where we stayed previously, but let me jus reiterate a little bit. We stayed at a 200 year old stone farm house (Living Spring Farm) a mile outside Adamstown, PA, nicknamed Antiques Capital USA. The house itself was very cozy and inviting and the Innkeeper, Deb was very friendly and open. She lives there full time and made us feel just like dear friends staying for a visit. The farm had a horse, a pony, and two cats. We visited with the animals every day and made friends with most of them. Although Sammy, the pony, gave Tracy a big shove with his head when I tried to take a picture of the two of them. I think he didn't want her stealing his thunder...they both had very similar hairdos. Anyway, Deb made us an incredible breakfast both days and gave us tips on where to go shopping. We are not antique collectors but we do admire anything that has a history. Most of our time was spent pointing out kitchy things and just laughing. The big purchase of the weekend for both my sister and myself were birdhouses made out of salvaged wood, metal, and findings like antique drawer pulls, glass knobs, and hinges. We also bought some vintage books and other things that we can use in our crafts and art. I found a few vintage science books about experiments, zoology, seashells, ants and bees, and butterflies. The illustrations in them are what really appealed to me. I'll be listing some of the things I found on my Etsy shop at One Cozy Nest. Stop by to check them out.

3 comments:

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Hey, you didn't mention that that is a mask I'm wearing. Sadly, it is an improvement!

Kim H. said...

Sounds like you both had a fabulous weekend! SMILE! So glad you both got away!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I didn't know Tracy was so odd- looking . She must have been wearing a mask in the wedding photo she has on her blog .
I left you a comment on your very nice day post because I love clotheslines too . and I LOVE OLD clothespins . OLD ones . The not from China ones . My mother's clothespins .
Glad you two had fun !