This post is super, super outdated but I really want to share the wonderful weekend that we had with my family in Pennsylvania the second weekend of September. Work may have gotten in the way of my posting about it, but the glow of happiness from the trip remains with me.
There were so many good times over the weekend that we were there. One highlight was seeing my gorgeous cousin who just turned one. Lilly, you are just so adorable! Her personality is just as bright as her hair (that hair!!! I'm in love!!!).
We timed the weekend so that we could go to a massive antique machinery show/flea market. Glenn & my uncle headed for the machinery, Hope & I went for the flea. Of course :) I only got one thing there, which is sort of a mystery piece.
Anyone recognize that mark on the underside? I think that it may be ironstone, but I can't find anything about the mark anywhere online. We looked at it with my uncle's jeweler's loop and found a very faint WM in addition to the Princess mark. I got a very, very good deal on it and I'd love to know how old it is and where it was made. I should take it to Antiques Roadshow ;)
Later in the day, Glenn & I went to a large antique mall, where I found wonderful things.
I've been in love with everything tartan this past year & this tin is so perfect for fall and the holidays. As a weird bonus, it was filled with hundreds of little black buttons. Not cool vintage buttons, just plain little buttons. Hmm.
I'll tell the truth, I would have probably paid just about anything for this cookie tin. Usually you see cake tins, but never cookie. And cookies are my THING. I need to start baking soon so that I can fill it up.
A wonderful wicker wrapped bottle, found in a dusty corner, and a beautiful English transferware platter, which will eventually make it's way to my re-vamped Etsy store.
My aunts (who live next door to each other -- I keep telling my mom to buy a house on their street so that we could visit everyone at once) had a Saturday night get together so that we could see all of the cousins. There was so much good catching up and so much good Lilly time! And, the food! There is nothing like a Central PA family party for food -- 5 or 6 desserts, ring bologna, dips, more!
That would certainly have been enough wonderfulness, but on Sunday, there was a birthday party for Lilly! A big tea party at their church thrown by her mom and grandmother.
I was kicking myself for leaving my good camera at home. I had to make do with my phone, but I'm glad that I was able to capture some memories of a a great time. Love you, PA family!