Monday, May 26, 2008

Small town visit

Jars of seed at the hardware. Envelopes on another shelf held hand-collected seed for sale.
As I mentioned yesterday we took a drive and poked around a little Amish town. We drove around the county a bit but the weather was not great and we didn't see many people out and about. Speaking of hardware stores and Amish at the same time reminds me of a trip to Ohio Amish country and Lehman's Hardware in Kidron, Ohio. It is the mecca of old-time hardware stores serving the Amish with a whole aisle dedicated to oil lamps for example--replacement globes of various sizes, wicks, metal parts. It's hand tool area is superb. They have a catalog and are online, here.

I really like the colors in this quilt. A small museum in this little town had an exhibit of quilts. There was a fabric store in town with lots of quilting material--not Amish but nice to wander thru anyway. ;-)

A little embroidered purse that Em purchased for herself.

A couple of well worn dollies resting. The purply cape of the one doll is such a pretty color don't you think, especially with the lilac of her dress?

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