Showing posts with label ky. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ky. Show all posts

Sep 10, 2015

My Ride to the Amish Store #10

Hey ya'll!
Today is Thursday which means time to share some ole' country fence pics. 
And much thanks to  Run*A*Round Ranch Report for hosting the weekly linkup!
For this weeks pics, I thought I'd share some back roads, country pics from the beautiful ride that leads me to our local Amish store. I love dropping in time to time to just see how things are still done without all the modern technology we are so use to.  The shelves are old wooden plank boards that are neatly stacked.  The floors are squeaky old boards that let people know where you are. I just love the ole' timely feeling. My aunt still gets her big ole' country, fresh, brown eggs here every week.
My eggs in a crock. You can leave farm fresh eggs out of the fridge as long as they have never been in one.

Here is some of what I see.
 Heading in towards the area there are tons of fences and winding roads.
Look close and you can see the worn buggy markings on the road.

Up and down hills and banks...

 Just follow the Amish buggy marks in the roads...

Then after about 30 minutes of those views above, I get to turn onto an old, country gravel drive.




 And it starts to lead me right up to the beautiful two story home, barns and silos  and the Amish store sitting right at top.

This is my favorite pic showing the side of a barn where the buggies are stored.

I didn't take any photos of the store or home on purpose because there were people outside working and children playing closeup. And it is against Amish beliefs to be photographed face on since they firmly believe in the Commandments that states, "Thou shalt not make any graven image or likeness of any thing."
And if I were to still take a photograph of them by knowing this, then there would be a burden upon me for doing so.
 
Maybe my next visit no one will be outside and I can show off the cute little country store.


And after purchasing my bag of oats and blackberry jam and my Aunt having her eggs in tow, we headed back out of the quaint, quiet area,



and back into modern civilization.

On our way home....

Crafts from Booth #555

Jul 9, 2015

KY Country Fences in Winchester #3

Today is Good Fences link up day! 
A courtesy of the  The Run*A*Round Ranch Report

Today I am sharing some good ole' Kentucky country fences found on a day drive through Winchester, KY.
Image from Wikipedia
 

 Hope ya'll enjoy'em!

Here's a shot from pretty far away, as I approached.
(Click on photos to enlarge)

And then here a bit closer you can start to see the cute, wooden, black plank fence.

 And then it gets prettier as I go down the bank and the sky begins to be the backdrop for only the fence.
Beautiful!


But then again, I always love anything to do with the country!
~*~

Hope you enjoyed my shots of country fences.
And thanks again to 
 for hosting the Thursday Good Fences Linkup!

Apr 30, 2015

Country Fences in Manchester, KY #2

 Happy Thursday Ya'll!

Thursday is all about fences.
And this is my 2nd fence post share-Click here for my 1st.

So today I'd like to share
some back roads, country fences from a day trip I took through lower Kentucky yesterday.
4-29-2015
Image from Wikipedia
I drove for about 3 and a half hours and ended up in the lower end of
Manchester, Clay County.
First time I ever really drove through that county that I can remember.

It is said to be the Land of Swinging Bridges.

Well, I didn't run upon any swinging bridges, maybe next time! 
But a notable mention is that there really isn't tons of fences to get pics of.

There are tons of barns and old buildings, plenty of steep mountain sides
and curvy roads but not a lot of fences.

These are a few that are close to the Happy Chandler Rd.
 It is named after KY politician, Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr.





 And then we started headed back up, into town again:

 And finally back on my way home sweet home.

Well, that's all for today.
I am going to go restock my Etsy shop with some
hand made earrings.

Happy Crafting ya'll!
~Lisa



I'm linking up today with:

Oct 21, 2013

Primitive Tobacco Stick Grapevine Tree


I recently posted about how to make a Tobacco Stick Tree out of old tobacco sticks. Well, today I'm going to share with you the process of how I take this a step further by adding grapevine. And turning those old, unwanted tobacco sticks into a cute Tobacco Stick Grapevine Tree.
A row of old tobacco sticks after I had washed them. I try to pick close sizes when working with them.

Since making this very first tobacco stick grapevine tree, like this, I've made many more with a few different options now. I prefer the skinnier ones like this:


And here it is when I was just toying with some grapevine on it:

And I started to like it. So I added a few more strands to fill it in. And it started to look like this:
Then I had to add even more grapevine to hid the legs, which I was planning on leaving showing, but it looked weird. And I also started to tie in some sprigs of pip berry garland to add more interest, like this:

 The grapevine garland comes in rolls and looks like this when unrolled:

I didn't want to overload it with the grapevine garland so much that it would hide the tobacco sticks. I think they look kinda cute showing through. Here it is all done with everything except the lights.



And my latest one is now a tabletop version for those spots where we just don't have enough room for the full size. Here is the beginning of my very first ever, tabletop tobacco stick tree without any decorations so you can see the basic frame:

And here is the same one, tabletop version with a bit of grapevine garland just strung on. So you start to get the picture:
I'm still working on this one, :-) 
here's an update pic now:

But here's a few below that I have recently finished and sold:

This one with yellow pip berries was a trial and error. I took sprigs of pip berries and put them on one by one instead of stringing the strands of garland.


I didn't want to hide all the tobacco sticks. 


And here's another shorter, tabletop kind with grapevine, star lights and pip berries:

Small, skinny and plain. Love this one.



I made these to sell in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555,

Here's some other things I've been making too, if you are interested.


Primitive Crafts:

Tobacco Stick Chair




Americana Tobacco Stick Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primitive Barnwood Tool Box

 

Happy Crafting Ya'll! 
-Lisa 




Nov 21, 2011

Peddlers Mall, Morehead, KY



One of my favorite places to shop is at the Peddlers Mall. That's where my Booth#555 originated (at the Morehead Peddlers Mall.) Now Booth555 is located online for easier shopping on eBay.  

What is a Peddlers Mall?
If you are not familiar with a Peddlers Mall it is basically an old building, usually an out of date Wal-Mart building, that has been revamped into a flea market type store. Within the last 11 years they have grown to 20 retail locations  mostly which are within Kentucky and Indiana.

This store is very unique and different from a flea market because each vendor does not need to stay with their booth in order for sales to occur. Customers roam the store, make their selections and pay for their entire order all at the front counters. Each item in the store is marked separately by each vendors' tag. And so the cashiers take extra care, reading each tag and so on, to ensure sales are correct.

Then vendors are paid once a month for their booth sales, minus the booth rent, which is usually around $120 each, and a mere 4% sales fee. I believe. I'll have to recheck that.

A Look Inside the Store
The store itself is very unique. Every ten feet or so, you are presented with booths of various vendors. You see, each booth is rented out separately, so everyone's items vary in detail greatly. You never know what you will find. One vendor may offer antiques while the booth next to it may offer Nascar items. You just never know what you will find. The categories are endless.



Peddlers Mall in Morehead, KY
Our local Peddlers Mall is wonderful. It is located in Morehead, KY. I've been to a lot of them, but this particular one is awesome. I even have my own booth in which I sell the primitive furniture and decorating accessories I make. If you've been connected to me here, I'm sure you've seen some of my posts about re-doing furniture in the primitive style. Look close in the pic. See the red checkerboard (left) on the wall, left of the black shelf? Well, here's a link to my post where I made that. I love re-purposing old items or furniture pieces.



The aisles are always clean. The individual booths, most of them (99%), are very well kept.


The workers are very friendly and accommodating. Overall, it is just a wonderful, thrifty shopping experience. Makes the hunt for treasures all the more fun. Not to mention how much money you save rather than shopping retail!


And here is some various photos of my Booth#555, from time to time. Keep in mind, that we've rented a total of 4 booths at a time in one Peddlers Mall and 1 booth in another. Then we go back down to just one, when the traffic flow ceases. But I've had the same Booth #555 for almost 4 years now. So along with my crafts, I buy and resell anything I can to fill the spaces.
But the hand crafted items and re-purposed furniture is my most favorite!
























Keep in mind, it changes looks on a weekly basis. Most every item within' my booth has a price tag. So I never know what will be here today or gone tomorrow.

And here I am shopping in a booth ran by another vendor:

And here's my Aunt Marlene also doing some shopping:



Do you have a Peddlers Mall close to you?




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