Congratulations to Marsha Keel Chasteen, the winner of Noah and Susie, two Amish-made dolls from Lancaster County, PA. Plus one signed copy of Starting from ScratchA Letter from Lancaster County, or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy—either Leaving Lancaster, its sequel, Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish.

Sunday Afternoon Trip to Mercantile Store

My husband headed for the hardware department.

My husband headed for the hardware department.


City Peoples is no ordinary store!

City Peoples Mercantile is no ordinary store!


I love their displays

I love their displays. But my husband didn’t want to wait around as I explored …


Indoor plants are hard to resist.

Indoor plants and these lovely pots are hard to resist.