Wild & Wonderful West Virginia

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ohio & Amish Country Weekend

We decided after much hard work and a very busy week last week that we would play this weekend! On Friday night Don took us all to Steubenville, Ohio for dinner at a chinese buffet. Mom remembered seeing the Steubenville Kroger on the Today Show in June when they were celebrating Dean Martin's birthday (Steubenville's local celebrity). Mom said that there was a huge mural of Dean Martin painted on the wall outside of Kroger. Well, we decided we needed to find out, and GUESS WHAT? She was right!



Then around the corner in the same shopping plaza was another mural...maybe of Lewis or Clark?



Saturday we headed to Holmes County, Ohio Amish Country. The high temperature was 75 degrees and the sky was blue and beautiful. We went to the Amish Fleamarket, Der Dutchman Amish Restaurant, Walnut Creek Cheese and Meats, and to Lehman's Amish Hardware Store. Here are some pictures of what we saw.







The countryside and amish farms like the picture above are so beautiful. To me it was like stepping into a John Sliney picture! LOTS of his art was for sale in the Amish Flea Market. I just loved this hatbox lamp that fit perfect in my new home:



My Mom found this awesome bust of an Eagle and the Liberty Bell. Doesn't it fit perfect on my staircase landing by Don's flag?




Okay, a few pictures of the house....the half bath just inside the front door and the bookshelf at the front door:

Half bath before, during the renovations and now:


I love the sunflowers and the red pip berrys! I even have them in my kitchen. (will post kitchen pictures this week some time) Look close and you will see that we mounted the mirror sideways. We found the coolest mirrored cubbie hole when we removed the mirror. This was original with the house, so I wanted it left uncovered. I floored the cubbie hole with a piece of the blue panel wallpaper, polished the inset mirror and put in my guest hand towels.

Here is a picture of the bookcase.


My Mom gave me the flags from my grandfather and great grandfather's caskets. We framed pictures of both of my grandfathers and placed them on the shelves by the flags. I know how much these flags mean to my Mom. I am beaming with pride that they are now in my home!

Today was rainy and cold...high 61 degrees! My parents and I drove to the City of Pittsburgh and visited "Rockler" a woodworking store that my dad orders from via catalog. It was fun to see the city, drive through the tunnel and enjoy seeing the sites. We also drove around "Oakdale" until we finally find the local commissary at an Army Missle Site! Don't think I will be doing much shopping there. We have a busy week this week before my parents leave to go home next weekend. I can't wait to post before and after pictures of the handrails on my patio! My dad has done a fantastic job of sanding and sealing the spindles. They look great and still have the old wood look. This week we are working on the sitting room upstairs, the guest room, and I am still sorting through my craft room. Can't wait to get it all done and start creating. Take care and have a great week!

6 comments:

Sandy McTier said...

Hey girlfriend,
Love the stacked boxes/light and eagle your mom purchased.
How sweet to have those flags! Your house is perfect for them and I know they are right at home.
Looks like you guys had a wonderful time away from cleaning, unpacking, decorating, wallpapering ~ much needed I'm sure.
Hope you have a fabulous b-day tomorrow. Of course your pressie is sitting on my table and hasn't been mailed yet - I will mail it tomorrow.
Miss ya
sandy

Anonymous said...

terry,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! LOVE ALL THE PATRIOTIC DECOR. I KNOW YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR PARENTS HELP AND SUPPORT. YOU HAVE ALL DONE A GREAT JOB AND YOUR VIEWS OUT THE BACK SHOULD BE ON A POSTCARD. THOSE PUPPIES ARE THE CUTEST, WHAT PERSONALITIES THEY HAVE.
LISA

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Birthday, Terry! I loved your pictures of Ohio, it was like taking a vacation and never leaving my chair! I lived in Cleveland Heights when I was a young teen, and we traveled to Lancaster County Pennsylvania to see Amish Country, lol. Anyway, saw your spot when I was visiting Sandy...she's very talented...again, happy birthday, I'll be back...hope you'll visit me, too
Sandi

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Terry,
Happy Birthday to you!!

Wow, the house is looking great....you all sure have been busy.
Too funny that Don had to do the wallpaper around the window at the landing....he did great and should do more;)
It's hard to believe a year ago we were playing bunco at your house for your birthday and you gave us presents. Have a great day!!!
Doriann

Christina said...

Teri,
Sandy said to stop by beacause it was your bday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & God's blessings on the year ahead.
In Him,
Christina

Kim said...

Your house is more "together" than mine is and we've been in it for 10 years! I'm so going to have to rent your Mom & Dad & you and Don for that matter! It all looks great and thanks for sharing! Maybe now that we're experiencing the "empty nest" I can actually concentrate on decorating and updating! Hope your b-day is great! Hugs ~ Kim