Hi everyone!! Because doing shows is our full time living, we rarely go anywhere just for fun. Usually if we do, it is related to work—like going to a flea market. But, last Saturday we ventured not too far from home to see a small craft show. The show was held in Volant Pa.—a small western Pa. village surrounded by Amish farms and countryside.
a lovely amish farm….didn’t see any buggies out, but lots of draft horses out in the fields…
Amish repair shop……also several quilts for sale shops…
The depot—shops are in the different cars….
storefronts…..we used to sell in 2 stores owned by a wonderful lady…we did very well for a long time…
Volant Mills…Years ago I sold product in the mill..did fabulous, then it was taken over by new owners
The water wheel on the side of the mill….
Inside the mill…an old millstone….
Amish selling baked goods, jams and jellies….
We were surprised to see these vendors when we entered the show area—Lynn and Bert were our neighbors behind our booth at Shaker Woods. Some of their product is sold in the Circa Home Living catalog…..and in Williamsburg Virginia….. their website is www.whimsicalworkshop.net —-beautiful folk art creatures and products…..
This booth is the one we went to the show to see….Ginger Cazan. www.gingercazan.com She sells her wonderful redware on ebay and also from her website. It is wonderful—heavy quality, highly decorated, and just beautiful in color. So many choices!! She was so nice too —you MUST enlarge to see the beauty!!
A wonderful paint booth—love the eagle!!
a forge demonstration….
A display of exquisite handmade furniture….
The store that ran this small show was James Creek Gallery in Volant. The store is breathtaking…
Is my Al buying me that cabinet??? Shhh…I’ll pretend I’m surprised!!!
This rooster pillow was all wool…
Look at this painted dough box….the show was advertised in A Primitive Place—so glad we took the time to go see it! I’m thinking of applying to it for next year…
Today another box arrived from Sheila (Seasons of Thy Heart )….I wish you could see the hand stitching on the pillow on the left—a LOT of work…and the americana star with crow has a hanger on the back for hanging on a door—It is so FUNKY!! I love both pieces and she just keeps on spoiling me!! The star is colorwashed and so perfectly prim! Thank you so much Sheila!!
I’ve been so busy painting for our next show…it’s a biggie…four days and no slow down of the economy in the area around State College Pa. We take 2 vanloads to this one!! So, painting Halloween!!…….
We took another load of work up to the store we sell in today—the store is now in the slower summer period. Jane is starting to put out fall goodies now and it won’t be long until the store is hopping again!! —
I hope you enjoyed this little tour—we certainly enjoyed being away from work for a couple of hours!! Now back to the grindstone!! Thanks for visiting and a big welcome to my new followers!!—–Jan