May 10, 2011

My Favorite Local Faire

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
Quaint and beautiful little house. Actually it is an 1800's tavern. It is a part of the Landis Valley Museum. If you ever get to Lancaster County, PA. be sure to visit the museum. What it is is a small village built in the 1800's by John Landis and his family. These two pictures are of the tavern.

This building is just behind the tavern. Beautiful stonework. The Pennsylvania Germans are an industrious bunch, of which I am a descendant.

Every Spring they host an Herb Faire during Mothers Day Weekend. It is my favorite faire to visit. For many years it was the only place locally to purchase heirloom vegetable plants. They really do taste better than the newer varieties. Try them if you haven't.

This Celsiana rose is one of the oldest varieties known. I was told it's first recorded appearance was in the 1500's. Three years ago I purchased this rose and it is now four feet tall with some canes growing to 8 feet and into it's neighbor a Crepe Myrtle. The fragrance is amazing.

The vendor selling these old roses is dependably at the faire every year as so many others are.

This is so much fun. It is the kitchen in the tavern. All day they demonstrate cooking.

How would you like to cook in this kitchen?

Making Bread.

How about this state of the art 1800 toaster?

I didn't notice the electric cord till I got home and looked at the pictures.

The fire for the oven is out back.

Honey, would you run outside and put another log in the fire

so I can bake the bread.

The homes in this village are beautiful.

Notice the man making and selling brooms by the fence.

Most of the homes are opened for viewing.

The building above is the General Store. It is stocked with antiques of the era.
Each home has a knowledgeable host inside to tell you the story of the home.

These next few shots are of the home of John and Elizabeth Landis founders of the village. The brick beauty above is the Landis home.

Lovely fireplace in the parlor.

The kitchen, love the colors.

One side of the home is a combo of brick and stone.

Looking down the street toward the faire.

Beautiful old shutters.

We had so much fun and I did purchase the Graham Thomas rose that I was searching for. What joy!

Hope you enjoyed the tour.

I am linking to these fun parties this week:

Foodie Friday

See you again soon.

~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Karie said...

What a beautiful little place. You are right the homes are darling. Would love to visit. Thanks for sharing. Your photos are wonderful. Karie

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fantastic faire...I'd love to go! The homes are just lovely and I's love to see some of the demonstrations. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day, Ahrisha!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Arisha,
I really enjoyed the tour! Such a lot of history. Loved the homes!
I am reading a book about the Amish right now who of course live in Lancaster Co., PA.
Your yellow roses in your previous post are gorgeous! Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful week.


yvette said...

What a beautiful picturesque village, a step back in time, with all those beautiful wares. I would so enjoy cooking in that kitchen. Imagine the aromas while the bread is baking! Thanks for dropping by my blog, glad we've crossed blogging paths! yvette@twistedvines

Kathy said...

Hello Ahrisha! So lovely to see you! This would be my kind of faire too! Wish we had something like that in this old town! The homes and the old buildings are so well kept! Love seeing people sharing the way things were done - giving an appreciation to the past! Thank you for sharing this with A Return To Loveliness,

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh I would LOVE to go to an herb fair! There is so much wonderful history on the East Coast. I will definitely visit this place when I make it out to Pennsylvania - in a few years. Enjoy your rose!

very merry vintage style said...

Looks like fun! The rose vendor sounds like someone I would definitely like to visit! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love Wednesday party!

Jocelyn said...

Love the pictures! What a quaint village. Thanks for sharing these great homes.

Jocelyn @

AsylumTanya said...

I live in the southwest so our history looks so different. Thank you for sharing!

LV said...

I have always wanted to go to this area. Now I can say I saw some of it through your lens. I truly enjoyed the tour with you.

The French Hutch said...

hi Arisha, I certainly did enjoy the tour. The tavern is very quaint. Thanks for including a little history with your photos, very interesting. I'm sure the MD Faire was so much fun. I love doing these type events on weekends. I have several vintage roses growing in my gardens. They are my favorites. Wow, didn't our ancestors have a hard time cooking their meals, I don't know how long I'd last in that kitchen in the heat of summer.
I sure enjoyed the tour, and hope to travel to that area in the future.

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

I love being introduced to new places and seeing them through the eyes of others. Thanks for sharing this special place.

The Fajdich Times said...

What a great place to visit. The tour was wonderful. Enjoy your weekend.....don't forget the blackberry in your "American in Paris":)

Barbara F. said...

Ahrisha, I am visiting your blog from Foodie Friday, love your name. I love Lancaster County and spent many happy days visiting. This is just my kind of thing to do on a lovely afternoon. Do they have faires in the summer or fall? I'll have to keep this in mind for next year. I am now following you. xo,

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I love visiting these places, but boy am I glad I live in the age of modern technology.

Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful place...and the faire looks fantastic.


Oh, I just love places like this. When I was a kid in Astoria-Queens, my father would take us, my 2 brothers, mom and me to Mistic City up states, NY and evryone would dress in 1800's cloths and all the homes and restaurants and stores where from that I love this. Thank you for hosting. I'm also at: FTS.

Lori said...

What a wonderful step back into time. But I think I would need all of my modern kitchen appliances and tools. .lol. I loved the pictures. I am a new follower of your blog and hope you'll visit ours soon!


Rettabug said...

Thank you for taking us with you to the " Herb Faire"! I enjoyed the tour & am very interested in the roses. I'm glad you found the one you wanted. I may check into finding the Celsiana rose, as I would like a climber to go up the Gazebo supports. Wouldn't it be nice to have that fragrance inside, while dining?

Lancaster reminds me of our Hudson, OH...very historic, Western Reserve-Williamsburg styles. Love it!

Diann said...

This looks like a place my hubby and I would love to visit! What fun. I am your newest follower!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a fun place to visit - Thanks for sharing your trip there.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Lynn said...

Looks like a great place to visit and a fun day! Glad you found the rose you wanted, icing on the cake:@)

Kathleen said...

Looks like a fun day. We have a place here on LI, Bethpage Restoration Village. I taught school for 33 years, so I have been there a lot for field trips. Very similar. In the Fall they have a Fair with entries of vegetables and flowers grown here. I loved seeing all that.

lvroftiques said...

Oh what a wonderful faire to attend! I would've loved that! So rich in history. I bet you could sense the steps of those that had gone before you. Gives me shivers! (And in this case that's a good thing! *winks*) Vanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OOOOH I want to live there! What great homes and great pics, and a great little fair too!

thanks for the beautiful pics!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a wonderful post! This is an event that I would have thoroughly enjoyed, not to mention the opportunity to buy heirloom seeds! My husband has family in NJ, so we get to PA a good bit. I'm going to keep this Museum in mind. Thanks.

Sue said...

Love attending these fairs- I enjoy seeing how people lived during those eras. I would have needed a housekeeping staff if I lived during that time- I enjoy creature comforts too much. *grin*
~ Sue

Unknown said...

This is a fun post. Thank you for commenting on my blog, I am now a follower here too. You asked if my cup had a mark and says: Adderley Fine Bone China England # 836. Take care! Trish ~

A Few Pennies said...

A charming little town--would love to visit there someday--your photos are beautiful.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! What a darling town! Oh those were the days!


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Ahrisha!
So excited to come by and see your blog and that you are also from PA! I grew up on the other side of the state, but my Godparents lived in Harrisburg and so I spent much time in Lancaster!
My mother is a diehard early American furniture collector and raised her three girls to love the architecture, the history, and the period pieces from our country. Lancaster is like living in a museum!

(Dated a Lancaster guy all through college too!)

Thanks for finding me today.
Will love looking around here I can tell!

Tanna said...

Ahrisha, I can certainly see why this would be your favorite local faire!! Beautiful old homes and buildings!! I do so love the old ones! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find my way here! blesssings ~ tanna

Faye said...

I would love to visit there some day, such a nice thing about these blogs...we discover places we never knew existed. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Anonymous said...

First, thanks for stopping by my blog & for the sweet comment!
What a beautiful and exciting place, I loved going inside the homes with you, thanks for sharing!


Richard Cottrell said...

What a wonderful old village. What a treat. The people there do such a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.And thanks for stopping by. Richard at My Old Historic House

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Hi Ahrisha! Following back from Foodie Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comment.

What a great tour! I love the colors and the architecture of all of those buildings! Those colors in the Landis' kitchen are all through my house.

(I looked a little closer at the pic above the one with the cord and there's a torchiere lamp in the back corner of the kitchen ~ I doubt they had lamps like that back then either! LOL)

Have a great weekend! Stop by and say hello any time!

~Mrs B :~)

Uniquely Ella said...

Hi there, nice to meet you. Thank you for viseting my my blog. I'm loving this cute faire, would love to visit Pennsylvania, it looks so beautiful. So different from were I live. Looking foward to enjoying all of your blog post.

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, thank you so much for the beautiful tour!!

Donene said...

I love Lancaster county! I wish I could go to the faire, it looks fantastic! THanks for visiting and your nice comments!

Bohemian said...

Dear Ahrisha, these homes are fabulous, I especially love the one made of local rock... there is just something about a rock home that has always appealed to me. I was Blessed that this ole' House had a lot of rock work on the home and surrounding walls.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog and your compliments on my latest creation... and oh, how very sweet of you, a surprise!!!... I can't seem to get my e-mail to link up with yours on your profile so I'll just give you mine and them you can send me a PM...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Sue said...

It's enlightening to see how people lived in the past, but I'm a thoroughly modern girl and would not want to have to live that way now!! LOL I've been on lots of field trips to places like this- the kids are always fascinated with the demos. :-) Thanks for sharing! ~ Sue

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I wish I had known about this place last summer! :)

If you have a chance, please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday!

Louisette said...

Beautifull pace and house, pleasure for walking on your lovely blog, greeting from Belgium

Richelle Nicole said...

What fun! I would love to attend a fair such as that. I love older homes and that village was fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Gagnon said...

Hello Arisha, I really enjoyed the tour! Such a lot of history. Loved the homes! I am reading a book about the Amish right now who of course live in Lancaster Co., PA. Your yellow roses in your previous post are gorgeous! Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful week. Blessings, Sandi