Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Look What I Found!

Last week I wrote about The Home Educator and received lots of comments from blog friends who said they would love to find one like it. Well, yesterday I did. This one is not quite as old as mine but has great vintage illustrations and is a good buy at $38.00. If you are in the area, it can be found at the Antique Crossroads in Hagerstown, Maryland.

In the same shop, I found a case Shawnee Miniatures. They are the first I've seen since I blogged about them in February. Unfortunately, the dealer knew their value (they were priced at $18.00 each) so I didn't add to my collection on this trip.

My favorite part  of our trip so far was our side trip to Harper's Ferry, which is located in the mountains where two rivers, the Potomac and the Shanandoah,  and three states (Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia) come together. It was at Harper's Ferry where John Brown made his stand against slavery, setting off a series of events leading to the Civil War. It is now a National Historic Park and has, thankfully, not been commercialized. Here are some photos taken at Harper's Ferry...

I loved seeing the dogwood at Harper's Ferry. Growing up in Connecticut, we had dogwood trees all along our driveway and they were beautiful when they bloomed each Spring. In southern Maine, where I live now, it is too cold for dogwood and I miss seeing them. The dogwood here has been in full bloom all week and is beautiful.

Today we are off on a day trip to Antietam. I'll keep my eyes open for vintage bargains along the way!


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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

i very rarely can find the minatures! Cant believe you found that many in one spot!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your trip sounds like so much fun...Keep sending those photos!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the photos of your trip! Wow that is pricey for the minitures but they are so cute. I guess I'm lucky with the three I have. hugs, Linda

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Hi Cheryl! This is my first visit to your lovely blog. What a wonderful tribute to your sister. The two of you clearly shared a special bond. I'll be following along. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. And right now, you are in my neck of the woods here in Maryland! Enjoy your travels!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

In NJ we had a dogwood tree in our backyard, but here in the Houston/Galveston area I'm afraid it's too hot and a dogwood would require a lot of TLC. I wish I could have one too.

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, I'm going crazy for those Shawnee miniatures! Pricey, but so sweet.


MeMeSue said...

So glad your enjoying your Spring Break. The views are beautiful!

Hugs Sue