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Monday, August 18, 2008

Charming Lititz

The Town of Lititz
As those of you who follow my blog know, Josh and I recently went on a trip to Southern, Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago. Our goal was to visit Lancaster and see if it was an area we might want to move to. We ended up finding the most charming little town just a few minutes outside of the city. While watching the "Lancaster" channel in the hotel room (hehe...it had a lot of good info on the city and it's surroundings!), I heard about this historic town called Lititz and thought that we must go see it. It ended up only being about 5 minutes from our hotel, so on Sunday morning we drove over for a visit. It really is the kind of town you could fall in love with.
Lititz Cafe
The idyllic setting is filled with tree lined streets, quaint shops and cafes, cobblestone and brick buildings, and friendly people. Josh enjoyed a cappucino from the cafe above. Then we decided to stroll around and get a feel for the place.
Lititz Shops
Since it was Sunday, almost all of the shops were closed...but I enjoyed window shopping instead.
Lititz Shops

Lititz Shops
I also love finding small towns with gorgeous old homes. I have a penchant for anything cobblestone or painted brick. The one below being one of my favorites...

Gorgeous House in Lititz


Lititz, PA

Pretty Porch in Lititz

Cute House in Lititz

Lititz, PA
After wandering down the main road for a bit, we veared off and found the cutest little shop tucked away in a parking lot with some other antique shops nearby...
Archaeologie Store Sign
Unfortunately, Archaeologie was closed...but I certainly enjoyed peeking in the windows and enjoying the beautiful store front decor. In fact, I enjoyed it so much...that this is the current "Vignette of the Moment" on my Romantic Vignettes page. Be sure to stop by to see the rest of the photos of this specially featured store front vignette!
Archaeologie
Look at this stunning urn!
Archaeologie Urn
How I wish I could have gone inside to look at all of their vintage goodness up close...like that table! I love it! Guess for now, I will just put it on my list of "things to do" when we return!
Archaeologie
And I was excited to see the same bird cage that I have in my living room hanging in their window!
Archaeologie

I hope that you enjoyed a little stroll through Lititz with me! And if you are ever going to Southern, PA...it is a must see! And if you get to Archaeologie before I do...be sure to let me know how you like it ;).



Don't forget to check out our "End of Summer" sale going on now at the shop!



Till next time...

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

End of Summer Sale!

Summer Rain

Announcing our "End of Summer" Sale at Painted White!
Now through August 31st receive 25% off of orders of $15.00 or more.

Enjoy these last few days of the sunny warm weather, while browsing through our shop for great deals in all of our collections!

Till next time...
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