Revolving door

Hi everyone!! It seems when our show schedule starts that We are stuck in a revolving door—make product, drive to show, do show, drive home, make product, drive to show etc., etc., etc.,and repeat. We left at 9 on Thursday and made good time to Chantilly Va., which is outside of DC. The weather was beautiful, but I was still a bit sickly (I’m fine now) so I slept a bit on the way. Anyone that knows me, knows I have a thing for windmills—Al even wakes me in time to see them—he knows not to let me sleep through them!!Winking smile


I love seeing rows of them high on the hills. We continued on our way through Pa., Maryland, and into Virginia, making very good time. The skies were gorgeous bright blue and the sun was shining the entire trip.  This is the Allegheny Mountain tunnel…


Entering beautiful Maryland….waves of daffodils……..


Approaching mountains of Maryland. The farther we traveled, the more we saw green in the forests and along the roadways……the mountains took on a red blush from the trees budding….



Outside our hotel….rows of blooming cherry trees………(Cherry Blossom Festival in DC ) Everything was much farther along as far as blooming than we have ever seen down here in past years……


Vendor across from us…Gorgeous jackets—I wanted one until I found out they ran $600—$800 each!! Yikes!! The blouses were $250 each!! She sold half a dozen jackets and a few blouses.


Dark photo—spoon maker……..


My booth……………….


Patti Cobb—sits on floor and chisels Santas from wood during show….interested??? email her at She normally sells out at every show and is very popular. Very unusual product and demonstration!! My bones ache just from watching her!!


Fountain by our hotel………………..farther down were dozens of blooming cherry trees—they were literally the hundreds!!


Rows of blooming cherry trees in the hotel parking lot……..


There were piles of cherry blossom petals everywhere…usually when we do this show they are just budding…this time they were in full bloom and breathtaking!! 

After a rain, the petals were plastered to all the cars parked nearby and were inches deep along the curbs. The trees were like pink clouds.


I hope you enjoyed the tour..our show was fair—We thought the attendance was down somewhat because it was the 100th year of the Cherry Blossom Festival and the promoter raised the price to get in the show to $8 per person. We noticed less families there. Going for lumber today—it never ends!! We’ll be in Buffalo NY next. Have a great week—I’m trying to catch up on all the posts since we left Thursday!!—blessings, Jan


5 comments on “Revolving door

  1. Sheila says:

    Hi Jan,
    thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. I’d seen on the news some of the cherry blossom gathering and it looked like a beautiful place to be.
    Come on out to Idaho, and I’ll show you some windmills in our area! Amazing! not all locals are happy with them, but I’d rather see them and know they are doing good rather than a huge building complex. . . . .
    It’s raining and cool today after a nice two day weekend.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Those little boys are fun but this old grammy gets tired easy! Told my daughter she should have had them when I was younger! lol
    Patriotic decor is one of my most favorite things to create and I’m working on lots more and will get them posted if you’re interested.
    Hope Brian is continuing to improve. Keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. betty crowe says:

    You are one busy couple. Glad your shows are good. Lots of beautiful things, Loved the trip.

  3. Janet says:

    Hi there,

    Loved the pictures. Aren’t the cherry blossoms lovely? It is fun to travel around and see all the neat sites. I love windmills too. You should come out this way we have lots of them just east of here a few miles.

    Love how your booth is set up.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I have found out that my sister is back “home” which is sorta good. But not doing very well cause she missed her meds so her Parkinsons and other conditions are acting up. 😦

    Thank you for your prayers.

    How is Brian doing? I hope he is continuing to improve.
    Still prayin’ for you all.

    Take care, Janet W

  4. Cindy says:

    Looks like you had another beautiful drive to your show. Thanks for sharing some of the booths with us. Love your booth…it looks great!!

  5. Oh….those cherry blossoms are gorgeous! I fear I would have missed the show – I would have been the one walking around in a daze sniffing the blooms. ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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