“Celtic Culture was founded in 2004 with the mission of bringing a wide range of style forward products from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. The company was founded by Andrew Carr who has traveled extensively in Ireland and the British Isles and has always had a love for all things Celtic. ” from their Website
Just about fifty miles from downtown Pittsburgh, you can find all things Celtic.
Celtic Culture Shop is a gorgeous gem right on East Main Street in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
We saw sweaters, cloaks, wool caps, jewelry, crystal, greeting cards, home decor items, preserves, candies, chocolate, sweets and even Marmite.
It would be a pretty time to drive out to the Laurel Highlands and check out the Celtic treasures, do a little holiday shopping.
The photos were taken in the summer on the day of the Yarn Crawl- August 2019, but just recovered this first day of November, 2019. Thanks for your patience, Andrew.
Dovecote, a vintage boutique in Aspinwall Pennsylvania, located on Brilliant Avenue. What a great address. Brilliant!
Here’s what we discovered –
The boutique is definitely eclectic and affordably priced. Scroll down for more details. There are vintage items, consignment items, handcrafts, antiques, jewelry, home decor and holiday fun. Sports team theme including black and gold potholders and darling onesies with hand sewn embellishment, adorable ruffles.
The felted Mr. Rogers created by Artist Christine caught my eye, and the Pennsylvania ceramic platter would be cool to serve from at a dinner party.
from their website
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. The ones who did what they were supposed to do. Mother Rabbit returning from market. And Peter. Looking enormous compared to the rest of his family.
No one I know, actively collects ceramic figurines these days.
Or wants to dust them.
But they look dear to me. I took them out from behind the glass to photograph them. Peter certainly is larger than his mom.
I know, two cute rabbit posts in a week.
Artist Bill Pfahl’s painting in the background.
Ceramic figurines seem to speak of yesteryear to me. People might have them in their homes but I wonder how recently they were purchased. Do people still buy these and put them on display? Dust them? I am fascinated by what people collect. Especially when I’m trying to pare down and reduce my “stuff”.
I’ve posted about Hummels and Lladros before. You’ve seen my Royal Doulton Beatrix Potter figurines and ceramic rabbits who knit. Perhaps you’ve inherited a ceramic figurine from a relative who has passed. One thing I know is this-my own grown up children don’t want any of the porcelain or China things I have in my glass door cupboards.
One this large can’t be classified a tchotchke, can it? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tchotchke)
Urban dictionary says “look around your home and see what a robber probably would not steal.”
Liberty Avenue Window Display
Here’s the Post-Gazette article by Patricia Sheridan that my friend sent the other morning. Last week V and I toured the Pittsburgh Magazine’s Ultimate House penthouse and two of the condos in the fully restored and renovated old furniture showroom and warehouse Empire on Liberty.
All proceeds were given to Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund.
Just today, I realized I bought a carpet in 1989 at the former Roth Carpet Showroom which is now the available first floor retail space.
An article from Pittsburgh Magazine about the Ultimate House renovation
My daughter and I were toying with some Spring cleaning today. Well, it felt almost like Spring and the sun was out.
Cleaning with an almost 8 month old is the trick!
I dusted her vanity in the bedroom and saw this teacup holding her dangly earrings. The teacup and saucer were a gift from her friend Jenny’s shower.
I washed and dried it and replaced the earrings and thought I’m taking a photo and blogging it. The cakestand in the background holds fragrances and she had a ceramic egg carton with hairpins and buttons. A bit of a kitchen theme?