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Monday, December 20, 2010

Sweet Meadows Farm Giveaway!

Hello Bloggers!

Hope everyone is ready for Christmas! I have a few more things to do and I am done!  Wanted to let you know I am a new Grandma again! This makes #4. Little David Alexander was born Thursday at 11:25am.We are all excited since our youngest grandchild is 18!
We wern't sure we would actually have anything else except "grand dogs"!. No pictures yet. I only have cell phone pics and I haven't figured out how to upload them to the puter  :o( 

Now on to some more good stuff!  Maureen at Sweet Meadows Farm is giving away a pattern of your choice every month for 12 months for one lucky follower of her blog! I love, love her patterns!. I think I already have just about all of them, but I still want to WIN ! LOL. So hop over there and take a look!
That's all for now!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Wanda

Thursday, December 9, 2010

45th Annual Marietta Candlelight Tour of Homes

Hello Bloggers!
Well as promised I have some pictures of the house tour I went on this past Sunday. I must tell you that if you live close enough to attend this tour, it is well worth the trip! You won't be disappointed! I have gone on this tour every year for about 10 years and I wouldn't miss it for anything! Marietta is located along the Susquehanna river just off RT 441 between Middletown and Columbia. (It's midway between Harrisburg and Lancaster) Marietta is a very old town(early 1700"s) there are some absolutely beautiful homes in the town and lots of Bed and Breakfast. Anyway here are a few pics. I always take a lot of pictures of the doors that are decorated.They have a contest in town for the best door decorations.

Love this railing planter.
This picture isn't great but I love this table!
Table display in one of the homes.
This home always has the nicest window boxes every year!
Love this door!
This is a home along Front Street, the oldest section of town. The doors are always decorated great!
This is the Union Meeting House  built in 1818. They have table displays inside that you can vote for the best one.
Table display I voted the best!Done by American Family Weavers.
Tombstones in the front of the Meeting house. The earliest one I could read was 1842.

Civil war Union Forces camping and recruitment in front of the Old Town Hall.
There are horse drawn carriage rides. There are also people walking around town in 1800's period dress.
That's it! I love this tour!
You can check out their web site .
http://www.mariettarestoration.org/

I am hoping to get to the Christkindl German Market in Mifflinburg PA on Saturday. This is the 22nd year for this event. Ther are over 100 vendors, great german food, lots of way cool activities. I will take photos if I get to go!
Stay warm!
Wanda

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Already? !!!

Hello Bloggers!
Hey . where did October and November go? Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I did my one and only craft show the beginning of November. We always do well at this show. We came home with very little. (This is a good thing!) Here are some pictures......












You can see more pictures at my picturetrail site, http://www.picturtrail.com/oldecrowmercantile

My family went to New York city last Saturday. We had a great time. I love the city! Here are a few pics.
                                                  This is Macy's! Of course it's my favorite store!
                                              
                                                       Times Square! Not nearly as crowded as last year
                                                       when we were here.


                               
                                   Naked Cowboy in Times Square! This is the first time I have ever seen
                                    him there! He's not really naked...has tightie whities on!


We did the Top of the Rock tour. This is from the deck of
Rockefeller Center. The city is absolutely beautiful at night.
It's very creepy being up this high! I don't like heights!


This Sunday is my annual trip to Marietta PA for their Candlelight House tour.
This is the most fantastic house tour you can imagine!! I will post some pics next
week.

That's about all from my little corner of Central PA.
Stay warm!
Wanda