A few weeks ago B and I had an adventurous day exploring our way through Pennsylvania. It may be the state we live in, but its a big one and that means there is always a lot to explore!
Our adventure actually started because on instagram someone had tagged Molly
& I in an online auction that looked like it had a bunch of cotton spun cupcake picks. I was curious so I looked for the auction online and saw it was just outside of Lancaster. We decided to take a chance and bid on the auction, which was currently at $12. We bid $15 and waited. We were actually out to dinner together when the auction ended and I cannot tell you how excited we were to win it for $15! I actually bid on a few more items from the auction since there was a lot of craft supplies, and I knew I’d be making the trip regardless.
So the day for auction pick-up arrived and you needed to show up between 5 and 7pm. B and I headed out in the morning and slowly made our way toward Lancaster. Some of the places we stopped along the way were…
– for coffee & donuts. You choose your donut flavors and they make them hot and fresh for you.
the Haine shoe house
– they even have a little shoe shaped dog house!
The PA Fabric outlet
– Where they had a bunch of older Lizzy House fabrics for under $5 a yard!
Weaver Nut Co.
– which is a huge candy store, we got lots of fun stuff
and a used book shop, thrift shop, and antique store…
Then at 5pm we arrived at the auction house. This was my very first time doing an auction besides ebay, and was quite exciting. You go inside and pay for your lots, then they had flyers up explaining where each numbered lot was located. So many people were there picking up their stuff, it was crazy. B and I headed to the basement and I was so excited when I saw the lot of cupcake toppers was even better then I thought. The online photo was very hard to see, kind of far away, and there were many more toppers then appeared. Once I got back into town I drove over to Molly’s house so we could sort and split it all. I took some better photos of the toppers by themselves and I’ll post those tomorrow.
Earlier this month I talked about a little adventure we took into Pennsylvania. One of our stops was a place in Duncannon PA Called The Old Sled Works
. It’s a antique shop, a vintage arcade, a soda shop, and more! They have a little yarn store tucked inside, an area that sells handmade crafts, and a little mini museum about the Sled Works, it was a lot of fun!
Our favorite area was clearly the working arcade. Not only was it fun to play the games, there was so many beautiful old graphics and logos to look at.
We found some treasure to bring home from the antique part. Not this vintage doll sized changing table, but it was too cute not to take a photo.
We had such a good time that I cannot wait to go back. The only disappointment was the soda shop portion was closed. When I asked about it out front they said it’s only open on weekends, but just a head’s up, a friend of mine went on a Saturday at 4:10pm and the soda shop was closed. They told her at the front that is closes at 4 even though the store is open later. So if your going for ice cream (and you should be-look how freaking cute that area is!!) then maybe give them a call to make sure that part will be open. Their website doesn’t list anything about the soda shop having different hours, so a call will be the best bet. Otherwise, I highly recommend it as a stop if you’re going to be anywhere in the area.
On one of our past Thursdays we took a little day trip up to the Harrisburg PA area. Our first stop was a really cool antique shop called Old Sled Works
in Duncannon PA (that needs a whole post of its own!) We had lots of fun even though we were a little disappointed to find out the soda fountain inside is only open on weekends. Especially because the day we went the air conditioner was being repaired and it was hot hot hot!
After we left there we headed toward Harrisburg to check out The National Civil War Museum. Thats where the photo of that view comes in! It was very interesting and of course perfect for our little civil war buff.
We ended our day with our very first visit to The Melting Pot, an “all fondue” restaurant. It was so much fun! You start off with a cheese fondue with veggies, apples, and breads to dip. The next course is a fondue broth and we went with the vegetarian dinner option. It included things like veggies, ravioli, and tofu. Then they also set out all of these various little dips to pair with your cooked vegetables. Of course you finish off with a chocolate fondue. We went for the s’mores variety and they flambé the marshmallow topping, its all quite exciting. Its a long experience too, I think we were there just over two hours but it was the perfect way to end our fun day. I can’t wait for an excuse to go back.