Pennsylvania Adventures

A few weeks ago my friend Molly had a week day off of work, and we decided it might be the perfect time for one last Summer day trip through Pennsylvania. We started off heading towards thrift shopping around York PA, and then circled upwards to Lititz for lunch. We ate at the cutest place called Tomato Pie Cafe. Molly had taken a trip with her husband earlier this year to the Lancaster area and this was one of the places they had eaten at. We sat out on the patio since it was such a mild day and both ordered the iced aloha coffee (look at that foam!) I ordered the namesake tomato pie with rosemary potatoes which was delicious. Molly had a tomato pie omelet (sort of like the pie wrapped up in eggs?) Everything was so good, and the town is really cute. We were on a bit of a schedule to hit all the thrift shops we wanted to before they closed, so we didn’t get to spend anymore time there besides lunch, but you can read about Molly’s previous trip there here.
After lunch we continued on to the Hershey PA area and stopped in some thrift shops a long the way back home, making somewhat of a circle. One of the thrift shops just happens to also be a bologna outlet and their mascot has always made me smile. It was a fun day and I ended up with lots more temporama dishes (some day I will have a whole set!)

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10 Responses to Pennsylvania Adventures

  1. robyn says:

    Every time I see that pattern of dishes in your top picture it makes me kind of sad. We were over at one of our best friends’ house and they had those plates and I told them how much I LOVED them and it turned out that Matt’s mom was just getting rid of them and offered them to our friends. The plates we have now are also a set that she gave us and look like this: I’m guessing that she thought that since these were newer they were more valuable than the ones she gave our friends, but I’m so jealous and think “THOSE SHOULD HAVE BEEN OURS!” In the meantime, Matt’s mom goes to the Salvation Army and Goodwill, and whenever she sees more plates of the pattern she gave us, she buys us more! Ugh. I’d love to sell them all at a garage sale and start collecting a pattern that I actually like, but I’m afraid she would get her feelings hurt.

  2. I love visiting Lancaster. I will be there again next month. Tomato Pie Cafe sounds like a great little place. I’ll have to look it up and see where it is in proximity to where we’ll be staying. Fun trip!

  3. Persephone says:

    I like the little Amish man mascot. I miss Pennsylvania!

  4. Rebecca says:

    ooh looks like so much fun! those are some cool thrifting finds!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks Rebecca, it was a fun day :)

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Persephone, isn’t he so cute :) Im just glad they haven’t changed him after all these years.

  7. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jessica, I highly recommend it! I love the Lancaster area, just so many cute things to do and see, have a great trip!

  8. Heidi Kenney says:

    Oh Robyn, that is the saddest story!! Oh and how hard to not want to hurt her feelings, but I can see what you mean the ones you linked are not really my style either. You could tell her your saving that pattern for special events and really love this pattern and want to collect it for everyday use? Thats a hard one though!

  9. Kim Campbell says:

    A bologna outlet?! Awesome!!

  10. Heidi Kenney says:

    Kim, Funny huh? It’s really just a few cold cases near the register-but such a funny idea.