Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bloody Battles and LuRay Pastels

My Day in Gettysburg.  Pt. 2

About yesterdays post>  Don't get me wrong> I had a good time in spite of the not-so-hot hotel. I've been in worse. 

  In town... 
 It seems one of the big draws is bullet holes in houses.  

We toured the Schriver House and learned a lot about one family's life during the civil war.

A lot of action took place here.

Below is where the garden was.  George Washington Schriver had a saloon in his basement, and a ten pin bowling alley in the back.  He was considered one of the more wealthy in the area.

When the house was restored, many artifacts were found, including this old shoe (below).  It was considered good luck to hide a shoe in the wall of a newly built house back in the 1800's.

 After hearing the outcome of this family, I would say that there was not much truth to that legend.

All of these things were found inside the house during restoration.

We weren't allowed to take pictures during the tour. But we were allowed to take pictures of the showcased items.  

 Going back in time and being in the same attic where the soldiers hid out and fought through holes that they made in the side of the house was quite intriguing.  

It must have been a horrific time for the people.  

They were a young couple, a new family so full of life, and so ready to start their own business... a saloon and a ten pin bowling alley.

 Yet it was all interrupted by one of the most bloody battles of the Civil War.  George went off to war.  Hettie and the children stayed behind, and their new home soon became a hospital for the wounded with amputated arms and legs piled high in corners. What a sad time in history.

If you're interested in knowing more on the story of the Schrivers... 
 look HERE

Okay, enough of Civil War talk. 

 Then we stopped at a great antique market.

 This bowl was free.  Isn't it sweet?

 I love these LuRay pastels.  Color is always a draw for me....

And how about this cute planter?  

 Jewelry galore.

It was fun.  
And what do you think I came home with?

Mini Japanese porcelain doll furniture from the 30's.

When I was a little girl, I remember digging up a tiny porcelain teacup in the dirt.  

I thought I had found the best treasure in the world...  it was so shiny and colorful and pretty.  I've had a fondness for that type of thing ever since. 

And Rissie will enjoy playing with these.  


  1. Well, it seems your trip was worth while! I love that old timey stuff! Antiquing - what fun! I love the little furniture!!!

  2. Rissie will LOVE the sweet little furniture!!! That family must have been rich indeed to have their pictures taken, most could not afford it and couldn't stand still that long. I love your shopping pictures!!! I'm loving the pastel dishes! I love color and sometimes I love it too much and am not refined enough. I would have bought all the dishes and the hat! Where would I wear the hat? Who cares, I would find someplace!

  3. I love the dachshund planter! Rissie is a very lucky little girl - I always loved tiny doll house furniture/dishes. I enjoyed you sharing the historical house too. Hope you have a good week.

  4. Thanks for sharing all this! I had a fun time with all the old stuff! Never saw a porcelin furniture set, cute.

  5. Oh...Oh....Oh....I GOTS to get my paws on dat planter. I tink it be one of my long lost relatives!!!

  6. I love discovering new places and things. The antique shop looks fun, I too like the pastel colored dishes and the porcelain doll furniture. When I was a young girl I had a doll house and tossed out all the people dolls and used little china animals instead!

  7. We're big history buffs at our house and we'd love to visit Gettysburg someday. I'm going to have to follow your link to read more about that family.

  8. I am so glad you shared your trip with all of us.... you took great pictures; and it sounds like y'all DID have fun in spite of that hotel....

    Being a "girlie" girl I LOVE the tea cups and that darling old hat with the big rose! I collect tea cups and would have to have some of those!

    Glad y'all had a good time!
    Texas hugs,

  9. Bobbi, looks like you had a ball! I too love LuRay. Aren't the colours great! Interesting story on the Shrivers. Must have been an awful time for everyone on both sides!

  10. I love history and would love to visit there someday! It sounds like you had a really fun trip!

  11. Hi Bobbi... interesting post about the Civil War... LOVE the LuRay pottery pieces!... I own just one sugar bowl and I love it!... also love your little mini furniture... how fun!... glad the trip turned out okay!... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. What a glorious way to wile away some hours. I love shopping of this sort; and little treasures are the best! I've enjoyed your Gettysburg experience (especially the old photos).


  13. Hi Bobbi,
    So happy you had a good time!! Those get-a-ways are so much fun! I am so happy you got that chance.
    I can't say anything about the pictures b/c blogger wouldn't load any of them. Some days blogger is just that way...........
    We all should be taking coconut oil pills and cooking with the oil.
    xx, Fern

  14. Beautiful pics! Definitely a better second day than the night before.

  15. I`m from the area,I wonder if you were at the Fayetteville Flea Market? Love those dishes,phyllis


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