Friday, August 30, 2013

~UNEARTHED~

Every treasure tells a story...
 my newly found treasure was unearthed at our local Goodwill for $1.99
A red ware plate hand crafted in Bird- In- Hand, Penn. signed by it's crafter M. Stoltzfus. Mr. Dog Trot and I have a fondness for Lancaster, Penn. Years ago, while on our first trip to Amish country, we stumbled upon a lovely out of the way Inn.  The owners, David and Linda Stoltzfus, (David grew up in an old order Amish home) quickly made us feel like family. The inn is a working horse farm and home to Himalayan kittens, which Linda breeds...Thanks to Linda Mr. Dog Trot and I have had the pleasure of dining with  Amish families...in the Amish community there are some Amish families who open their home once a week for dinner and scripture...before the meal is served a blessing is offered, hymns are sung and we each tell a little about ourselves ...it is a most joyous and memorable experience...and the apple dumplings out of this world! ...After dinner "we" are invited to tour the farm, dairy barn, and gardens.  As twilight descends ice cold lemonade is served on the front porch, while we watch in delight as Amish children chase after flickering fireflies...it is a most delightful was to end a perfect day...

17 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a great find!

Farm Girl said...

What a treasure to find. Not to mention of that place your visited in Penn. What a nice place. I always enjoy seeing what you have been doing around Dog Trot Farm

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great find with a wonderful story to go with it!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

Being a Lancaster county lover like you I can understand your joy at such a find! Enjoy it! And think of that wonderful place every time you look at it! Maggie

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful find, sometimes we get lucky so always worth checking out the thrifts.

Debbie

annie said...

That's a wonderful treasure and a fabulous story. I have never been to see the Amish in PA. but it is at the top of my wish list. have a wonderful weekend Julie!

Ginny said...

Love the plate. Bird- In - Hand is about two hours west of us, never had the chance to spend any real time there. Just might have to add this to my bucket list.

Jacque. said...

ohmy...beautiful piece and lovely post! How peaceful that must be.

Melody said...

what a wonderful find~ and a great story too!

Earlene Landis said...

Jackpot you lucky girl!!
Have a wonderful weekend this 3 day weekend.
Earlene

Gail said...

How beautiful!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like perfection! What a wonderful find - and at Goodwill no less!

Peacemom said...

Julie, what a lovely find! I've got to admit, we just don't have those kinds of goodies in our Goodwill store here. That's a beauty!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Perfect find! And I enjoyed reading about your associated memories to that area. I want to attend one of their Dinner & Scripture nights! :) -Tammy

acorn hollow said...

A really great find! how lucky to have dinner with a true Amish family.
Cathy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

OMGoodness, I can't imagine a more enjoyable and memorable time you must have had. My dream is to visit the Amish country and surroundings. Hopefully my dream will come true someday.I'm so glad I found your blog..Happy Monday..Judy

Julia said...

Hi Julie, how did I miss this post? How wonderful to have experienced the Amish welcoming you in their homes and let you savour their way of life. It must be a memorable experience for you.

You can be sure that the food would be wholesome and tasty.

I love that treasure Redware plate. What luck to find it for almost nothing.

Hugs,
JB