Kitchen Kettle Village

This morning, Mom and I decided to check out the Kitchen Kettle Village, a shopping district in Intercourse, PA.  *Waits patiently for the giggling to stop*  Only a scant 3 miles as the crow flies from our AirBnB in New Holland, we still had to drive for a bit to get around different corn and wheat fields.  It seems that either Sunday night or Monday morning is wash day, as we passed several houses with line after line of clothing hung out to dry.

Upon arrival, we noted that many others had decided the day before the 4th would be the perfect time to find some authentic Amish goods.  We lucked into a parking spot close to the main entrance into the open aired shopping center.

Our first stop was at Deerskin Leather goods, as they had a sign advertising Minnetonka moccasins.  Mom has just about every color, but she was delighted to find out there were two new colors.  I was able to find a nice new wallet, as well.

Our next stop was a shop near and dear to my own heart.  Aged and Dried sold meat and cheese products.  Mom made sure I didn’t just move in, but we got a couple things for ourselves.  Mmmm, cheeeeeeese.

A little more wandering found us in the Yarn Shop.  The yarns here aren’t the ones you’ll find in major craft stores or places like Wal-Mart or Target.  These are hand made, hand dyed yarns made from wool or alpaca or even a silk mix.  And the colors were amazing.  We both picked out some yarn, with various ideas of what we could use it for bouncing around in our heads.

Finally, we noticed that it was really starting to get busy, so we packed up Red Rover with our loot and headed back to our AirBnB to admire our goodies.

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A pretty good haul, if I do say so myself.  Time to get to crafting.

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