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October 30, 2013

October visit to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Region

A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to see our son and his wife in Pennsylvania.
They live in the Lancaster County region.
They know me well and one of our day trips took us to a neat little garden center called Terrain in Glen Mills, with a great gift shop.
Need I say more?
  I've been wanting some orbs, but I didn't buy any of these, but I wanted to!  Kind of hard to stuff these kinds of goods in a car!

 Great displays of pumpkins and gourds.

I was fascinated by these pumpkins.  Their stems were incredibly large.  This one is about 3" wide at the top!  I'd love to see the plant that grew these!  I learned later that these are called "Wolf" pumpkins.

I wanted one of these crates in the worst way but again putting that in 
a car wasn't going to work- these were probably 30" x 24"

I liked these "aged" urns.  These would have looked great in my gardens!

An outdoor table presentation- they laid a long piece of birch on the table and accented it with the pumpkins, dried leaves and candlesticks.

I did pick up one of these "Cinderella" pumpkins

 These old carts were decked out with pumpkins and mums.  I have one of these but never thought to do this with it!

While we wandered there was the scent of a campfire everywhere.  It was a cool day and the smell was delightful!  This copper fire pit is about 5 ft. across!

The archway stores the wood for more fires.

This old piece of a tree was planted.  What a great way to incorporate a natural element.

This wood trough on an iron stand was a fun piece too.  It reminded me of a giant bread bowl!

  Inside the store I was overwhelmed with everything.  
I could have spent a thousand dollars
in no time!

I didn't take too many pictures.  The green placemats are made of real boxwood.  They were great but too pricey for me.

Lots of display with dishes, home elements etc.
Look at that burlap roll with the stripe!

Great candles everywhere.

These were my two pumpkin picks.  I incorporated them with my fall entryway display.

We actually had snow already- twice last week.

Thank goodness this melted!  Very early for our area.

The next day we went to Litiz which is an neat little town that dates back to 1756.  
We were in a hurry and didn't spend a lot of time here but of course I got some shopping in!


Lots of great architectural details.

We ended the afternoon with a dinner at a smorgasbord restaurant in Ronks.

LOL.... this was us feasting!! 

Actually this was at a working farm, called Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook, that sells
their own lamb, pork and beef.  They give hay rides
and have pens that you can see the livestock.
Great for the kids!

Of course we saw the Amish with their horse and buggies but I didn't take any pictures since they don't appreciate it if you do that.



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8 comments:

  1. I have walked down that very street in Lititz! Very nice quaint area too. Looks like a wonderful trip! Hope your early snow isn't an indication of whats to come this year.

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  2. Amazing garden center! So many neat things to take home. I could spend a pretty penny there too. I'd be in big trouble, because we have a big car, Funny photo of the pig with their snouts in the trough. Gosh, you've had snow already. I'm a Southern gal and just like snow on the houses, shrubs etc. NOT on the streets. :)

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  3. You are quite the photographer, Liz. So many beautiful autumnal pictures to pin!!!

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  4. I love Lancaster County! I used to go almost every year. I need to visit again, I love garden centers, especially in the fall. Miller's has great food. xo

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  5. Hope you had a wonderful visit with your son and his wife. Love that garden center. There are so many good things in your photos. The gourds are amazing! Yvonne, from StoneGable lives in Lancaster. PA. I spent a lot of time with her at Haven. She's a sweetie. No snow in our area yet, but last Saturday we did have a hard freeze.

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  6. That garden center looks amazing! I have a feeling I'd get lost for a few hours in there!

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  7. I did not realize that the Amish did not like having their photos taken. I guess that makes sense, though. I haven't been to Lancaster County in years. It looks like the perfect place to be on an autumn day. I especially like the clever way of storing firewood in the arch. Your pictures of the snow covered pumpkins have me imagining cool weather as I sit in tropical Malaysia.

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  8. Wonderful! I loved this virtual field trip and appreciate you taking the photos to share here. All so charming!

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