Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Latest Chinese craze for dogs!
Do you have a salon cut chosen for your dog??
Have you seen the new trend for China's upper class?  People are transforming their pets into miniature versions of animals or just dyeing them crazy colors.  Its become a huge industry and people are spending THOUSANDS on professional hair dyes, salon cuts, accessories, you name it! It appears the Panda is the favorite though, but they are all interesting.

What are your plans for your dog?  I wonder if a cat would cooperate?

Have a wonderful week and hopefully it won't be so long before one of us posts something for your pleasure again.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

On the Road again

As I'm getting ready to leave for a long weekend get away, I thought it might be fun to show you some of the places I'll be going.

Thursday, I spend all day at thrift shops, just hopping from one to the other.  This is my first stop, Re-Uzit   You must get there early or there's NO parking!  I kid you not.  This is a two story building that I can get lost in.  It's really neat because they arrange it by rooms in a house, like if you want to look at bed linens, you go into the bedroom, kitchenware is in the kitchen etc.  There's a reading room, Christmas room, craft room, whew, I'm all ready tired. Along the way, I'll stop and have lunch in the cafeteria here:   Shady Maple  OMG, you can't believe this place.  I won't do the buffet, if I did, I'd have to roll myself out to my car and it would slow me down!

Friday, I start out the day at Green Dragon, finish up on thrift shops, visit Weavers Country Store and start on some antique shops.  My usual routine is to start at the furthermost store and stay on one side of the road, then the next day, I go to the other side of the road!  I love the antique malls and here is one of the best:  Mad Hatters  which is located in an old hat factory!

Saturday is a flea market at Shupp's Grove.  This one is held both Sat. and Sun, so if it's cold and rainy on Sat., I save it for Sunday.  Continue along the way with more antique shops and malls.

Sunday is a flea market called Renninger's.  This one is only on Sunday's, so if it rains that day, I'm bummed.  But there are a lot of shops inside to visit.  By now, I'm usually exhausted so it's usually an early day back at the hotel.  

Along Route 272 alone, there's so many antique shops, you wouldn't believe it.  It's known as Antique Capital, USA  I was trying to find a map that shows them all!  I think there's somewhere around 5,000 places to visit, so if you plan a trip, make sure you give yourself a ton of time.  Lancaster is only a short 15 minute drive from here, so that's something else to think about!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Want to Make Paper Beads?

I love Pinterest and the blogs!  I've been cruising around and came across this DIY blog post from

These beads are so beautiful and she even has a necklace that includes both the paper and felt beads.  The beads take several steps, but you will have a truly one-of-a-kind necklace or bracelet that is just stunning. 
I'm hoping I can find time to make one for myself, but if not, I have a special friend who makes paper beads and maybe she'll make one for my birthday. :0)

I hope some of you will try these and show us what you've created.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Do You Miss Mary Engelbreit?

For all of us who miss Mary Engelbreit's magazine, here's a little video you might enjoy.

It was also nice to discover she's still painting, working, and has a current blog.  I loved the magazine and hopefully, it will be back in publication at some time.  I hope you enjoy this.