I thought I'd give you a fall-filled peek at the orchard where our shop is located, along with a few new items that we have started carrying.
Highland Orchards was just featured by Philadelphia Magazine as one the area's top apple orchards (and there are a surprising number of orchards around here). During the week, you can drive your car into the fields to pick your own apples and pumpkins. But on the weekends, they provide a shuttle to the fields.
Who on earth wouldn't want to take this shuttle to pick apples and pumpkins?! It is the cutest thing ever!
Even the hand-painted sign where you wait for the shuttle is adorable:
On every October weekend, Highland has Fall Apple Harvest Festivals. There's face-painting, hayrides, scarecrow-building, a hay maze and lots of other fun activities for the kids (including a playground that's open all year long).
You'll find Tiny's BBQ set up in the field, too. Hands down, the best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had.
Meanwhile, in our shop, we've been mighty busy teaching kids how typewriters work...
...while their parents show them how long it took to dial a number on a rotary phone.
We've been branching out beyond selling purely vintage items, and have a few vintage-inspired products for customers who may not necessarily love old stuff.
The kiddies love the $4 coin purses:
And the adults love the Lavatory Mists, guaranteed to eliminate soiled air. Abe Lincoln's Log is our best-seller so far.
This pencil case with vintage cameras is one of my favorites:
Along with this shopping bag with vintage bikes. I want that one with the basket!
We also have several new wooden signs, all created and screen-printed in the USA. Most of them can be personalized, too. I hung them in my kitchen to take pictures of them. And now I want to keep them all.
These signs are all three feet long, and printed on wood slats.
I chose "Brandywine" on this sign since we are a few miles away from the Brandywine River.
This one can be customized in the open area at the top:
Pennsylvania can be replaced by anything you want. Our Facebook fans gave a lot of ideas for their favorite vacation spots. "The nude" was my favorite replacement for "Pennsylvania".
Shoot me an email if you are interested in any of the signs (email@example.com).
So, do you have a favorite orchard in your area where you can pick apples & pumpkins?