Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peddlers' Village

This Saturday I ignored dust balls and laundry, the to-do lists, the green-and-red storage containers in my spare room and all the wonderful Christmas-y posts in Blogland that remind me of how much I am like Mrs. Ebenezer Scrooge, and headed to Lahaska, Pennsylvania with my dear friend Toniann for a stroll around Peddlers' Village.  



I have been coming here since the early 70's.  The village is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  There are lovely shops, all kinds of activities, various festivals for each season, costumed performers, great restaurants and pleasant music.  December 1st-2nd was the Christmas Festival.

Since I am not in a really talkative mood today, I will let the photos do most of the talking.






Colonial style wreaths and swags made of pine and fruit decorate each shop




Marshmallows roasting on an open fire

Inside the quaint bake shop, there are gingerbread houses waiting to be decorated





This is one of my favorite shops in the village.  These soft wraps were a great deal.  My friend bought one for her mom.


Elves were everywhere





Hot cider 





If you find yourself in the area, Peddlers Village is a wonderful place to spend a day.  They also have a very charming inn right there.  



My next post is how we started this day off.  

Joining Outdoor WednesdaysSweet & Simple Fridays, Seasonal Sundays, and Sunny Simple Sundays.  Thanks for hosting.  

xo 

34 comments:

  1. I would have walked away from my housework to go with you! It looks like Christmas in your town! It's warm here but I know where my coat is! lol Sweet hugs!

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  2. Hi Barbara, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. The village is fantastic. The bakery is amazing. I love your country and i like very much your photos ( for me it' s like to see an american film...i love them too!!!)
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  3. Oh, how I love Peddlers Village! I really looks wonderful during the Christmas season. Loved each and every photo. Can't wait to see your next post.

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  4. What a fun day!! Looks like a great place to spend the day. And, I bet those dust bunnies were waiting on you when you got home, weren't they? ha

    Judy

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  5. That looks like a great place! I don't blame you one bit for leaving everything behind & enjoying the day at Peddlers Village.

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  6. I would enjoy a visit to this village with the old fashioned flair; the hot cider prepared on the street, the wraps, the gingerbread houses. Hey, it all looks good.

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  7. What a fun trip! I liked seeing the wreaths/swags and the carolers. Hope your week is going well.

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  8. Love Peddlers Village and it looks like you had a great day! The warm wraps look like a great gift and I'm smiling ear to ear at the thought of taking home a pre-assembled gingerbread house to decorate:@)

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  9. Hi Barbara; wished I'd been there too; looks lovely and festive and could get anyone in a good spirit--sometimes you just have to get away and enjoy. Have a great week--patty

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  10. In my opinion you made the right choice. Those dust bunnies will wait. This looks like a great outing. I've never been to Pennsylvania. Hopefully one day.

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  11. This is exactly the kind of thing I love to do to get in the mood for the holiday, but this year, being "under the weather" didn't allow for it. This just looks wonderful-I'm jealous!

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  12. What a fantastic place to visit! I'd love to go, too!

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  13. I love this place Barbara and love the pictures!!!

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  14. It looks like a great place to spend the day; a lot more fun than housework.

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  15. Dearest Barbara,
    Oh, I loved to see all these pictures; I just skimmed the link page. the village seems fantastic♡♡♡ Yes, worth postponing housework(*^_^*)

    I DO hope our Dec. is a merry one; visiting father every day, haha.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  16. Oh such fun - I would LOVE to spend a day there! Sometimes that is what we need to get in the jolly Christmas mood.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  17. That's my kind of day! Those wreaths are great! I hope you got in a better "Christmas Spirit' after that!! Hugs, Liz

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  18. What a delightful place ~ so glad you and your friend went and got these wonderful photos ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  19. What a great place to get you in the holiday spirit. Joni

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  20. What a great place to get you in the holiday spirit. Joni

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  21. Barbara, I LOVE this!! This is definitely my kind of place to visit. I clicked to enlarge all the pictures so I could see all the details. :-)

    I love the big shop windows and the lace curtains in the bakery window. Do they sell Byers Choice carolers there? I've always wanted some of those. My MIL has a pretty collection of them.

    This looks like a great day trip and thanks for sharing it with us. I might have to Google Lahaska to see how long it takes to get there from NC. :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  22. What a lovely place to put you in the mood for Christmas.
    I think the town is charming and I love how they decked out the windows and those gorgeous wreaths. Hot cider sounds wonderful, while strolling around town.

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  23. What a delightful way to spend a day. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

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  24. Oh my, that looks like a place I would LOVE to visit! No wonder you walked away from housework!! That would put a person in the Christmas spirit.

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  25. I love Peddler's Village, we used to go to the Christmas Festival every year and then I got MS and it is too hard to walk that anymore. I miss it so much we used to go to every event they had.

    Cynthia

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  26. Thanks for stopping by today Barb. I appreciated your comment very much. xo

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  27. I haven't been to Peddler's Village in years, Barbara and it looks even better than I remember! This is a fun kind of place to visit this time of the year to get us all in the Christmas spirit! Thanks for all the wonderful photos!

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  28. Oh, this would definitely be on my list of holiday must dos! This looks wonderful. What beautiful costumes. That plaid coat with the ruffle on the hood - wouldn't that be fun to have and wear. I love the cider cooking out on the walk. Thank you, thank you for taking me along!

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  29. Barbara, I would love to run away from the dust bunnies to such a wonderful place! And I was thinking that those were some very long sticks that they had to use for roasting marshmallows!

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  30. My friend from childhood wanted to spend a day together and suggested we visit Peddler's Village. We are heading there week after next. It has been a while since I was there and looking forward to strolling around. You photos have made me even more excited :)

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  31. Looks like a wonderful place to spend a day. I think my favorite would be the bakery. Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us, it makes me want to go there. What part of Pennsylvania is that? Or I could probably find it via Google. Mary

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  32. Wish I was up at Peddlers Village!! It's way too hot down here in Georgia!! What a fun place to visit!

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  33. I am SOOOOOOOOO glad that you went as I'd much prefer THESE pictures over your dustballs :)

    I have some dustballs too! :)

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  34. Thanks so much for sharing Peddler's Village on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

    Jody

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