Thursday, September 19, 2013

Amish country-America's Heartland

Just took a trip to northern Missouri to visit my BIL and SIL's.  During the afternoon the girls did some shopping while the guys worked in the barn.

Their is a large Amish community around Jamesport and Jamison and we visited a new store.

In this center they have "Oakridge Furniture".  Handmade furniture made by  the Amish are plentiful.




The waving Petunia's fill a huge planter in the front of the building--glorious in pink.

A dazzling large spool with purple petunias.




My two sister-in-laws enjoying some of the rocking chairs made my the Amish. The chairs are made from composite wood---SO COMFORTABLE.

Notice the swing on the left--we all wanted to take one home.


Don't you love this one.
 
 
They have a section of homemade quilts from local artisans for sale.



A wonderful fabric section.

All of the aprons were so pretty--are you ready for Christmas?
 

 
 
 
The front of the store displays a few examples of beautiful quilt patterns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
What a wonderful day we had, and this tag says so much. Everything made with love by hand.
 
Linking with Oh The Places I've Been  and
 
 
 
Ann 
 

 

18 comments:

Terra said...

Oh, my kind of store, handmade things. I want one of those rockers, they look pretty and soothing to rock in, and maybe I should get a large front porch first. LOL

LV said...

Thank you so much for letting me enjoy the works and sights of Amish. They are so talented. Wish I could come to this area. I have always wanted to go to PA where there are so many beautiful things. Getting too old for that now. Glad you had this opportunity to enjoy the area.

xinex said...

What a wonderful trip! I would have loved to take one of those quilts home...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful experience. I never realized there were Amish in the Heartland. I only think of them in Pennsylvania.

Thank you for being a part of "Oh, the PLACES I've been!"

- The Tablescaper

Jana Last said...

What a lovely store! All of those beautiful handmade items look amazing.

Noel Morata said...

It's nice to still see well crafted items, I love those rocking chairs

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness... what beautiful flowers, rockers AND quilts! I would love to have one of those quilts:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Looks like a great place to browse and sit! Visiting from Oh, The Places I've Been and from my blog....thanks for visiting me!

Patty Antle said...

I would have loved that trip. I love the Amish. They are so interesting and talented.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I love handmade anything! I do wish we had places to go to close by, but we don't. Love that rocking chair and all those quilts. The Amish are amazing people and I love their food, too!
♥ JIl

pinkkandy said...

Blessings on this ordinary day...looking forward to the freshness..the crisp cool air as it stirs the falling leaves and my heart for cozy peaceful days ahead!I love all things Amish

travelwithintent.com said...

Amazing quilts.

Indrani said...

I have a weakness for hand crafted items, and there is such a wonderful display of items here. Great shots!

ImSoVintage said...

I love all things Amish. Everything they make is done with care and love. xo Laura

Betsy Brock said...

I'll take a rocker and a quilt! And I want those petunias in my garden! Lovely!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann,
I love going to Amish communities, so pretty and peaceful. I live in Central Missouri! Thank you for visiting my Big Bed, Little Bed post and for leaving me such a nice comment!
Have a great weekend,
Gina

Mary {The World Is A Book} said...

We passed by an Amish community in upstate NY a few years ago and loved all their craftsmanship. Those rocking chairs and swings are beautiful. I wish I had bought one of their quilts. What a great trip you had.

Poppy said...

Hi Ann,

So nice to meet you!

Your excursion to Amish country sounds wonderfully fun and rewarding! Love those rocking chairs, especially the branch-y wood stained one, so unique!

Thanks for stopping by Poppy View and introducing yourself!

Hope to see you again, soon.

Happy Autumn!

Poppy

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