After we visited the bizarrely beautiful Roadside America miniature village (post tomorrow), we headed over to Pennsylvania Dutch Gift Haus. Since we didn't feel like hauling the kids out of the car, Mr. Scissors ran inside to check it out. Ten minutes later, he ran out, and out of breath exclaimed, "You've got to go in there. Vintage napkins, tablecloths. Go in and see." I eagerly sprinted in as my kids baked in the hot afternoon sun.
Here is a selection of some of the linens I found for the shop and for my table. Come on, a "London Calling" linen tea towel? I had to get that! And that 1960s flower-power linen tablecloth had never been used. Hopefully life will ease up soon and I will be able to get them in the shop, ASAP.
The geek in me was so into the shopping bag the store owner gave me that I asked for another one just to keep. I liked the printed sayings, "A plump wife and a full barn never did a man harm," and "Kissin' wears out, cookin' don't." Perfect.
Shoofly pie anyone?