Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday Again

Here I am again on Tea Cup Tuesday.  Be sure to visit the other sites after you visit me.
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This week I made a quick trip around my own antique shop and found some pictures of tea cups
to show you.  Hope you enjoy them.
 This is a child's tea set, possibly from the 40s or 50s.  You can also buy a full adult size set of dishes with the golden wheat pattern.  Homer Laughlin was one of the companies that made that set.  This child's set was made in Japan. Wouldn't it be fun to have both sets.

 This is a bone china set, made by Queen Anne.     
Pretty blue pansy like flowers

Another bone china set.  This one is called Winter and is made by Dutchess.
And finally here is a cute set to use as you serve tea.  On the bottom it says Holland.  

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at items in my shop.

Monday, June 6, 2011

BlueGrass in the Endless Mountains of PA

        If you follow my blog or know me personally you know my husband and I both enjoy attending BlueGrass Festivals.  This is something we discovered later in life and I guess we are making up for lost time, attending as many festivals as we can.

This past weekend we went to the NEPA Bluegrass Festival.  It is held in Tunkhannock, PA which is in NE Pennsylvania, hence the title I imagine.  Tunkhannock is located in an area called the Endless Mountains. It is beautiful country and makes for a great place for a festival.

Lazy Brook Park is the venue for the event.  Although I couldn't find much info on the web, I have been told that the area was formerly a small subdivision or neighborhood  that was flooded a few times.  It was finally decided to remove all the houses and turn it into a city recreation area.  The streets are still there, some of the planting from the former houses as well.  It is nestled right on the river so that enhances the place.  I don't know if it has flooded recently but if it did it wouldn't take long to get it back to the beauty it is.

It is situated on Tunkhannock Creek which feeds into the Susquehanna River.  The creek seems a "small" name for the size.  But it is lovely.

Here is our camper set up in a shady grove.

And here is a picture of the stage people setting up for the concerts to come.

We were pleased to be able to see one of our favorite blue grass groups, Aspen Run, perform.  We have followed them for a number of years and actually were at their first festival appearance several years ago.  They just get better and better.  

Another group that played at the event was

Larry Gillis & His Hard Driving Bluegrass Band

They were quite a few more groups performing but I was generally too busy listening to take pictures.  I will "try" to do better at our next festival.