Daria (daughter) says:
After filling two cake orders for the same day last week, I haven’t had that much time to myself to just have fun & relax. So, mama bear decided to come down for a visit on my day off to spend some quality time doing what we love…..going to antique shops ❤ She found a pamphlet that had some antique shops & places that refurbish & up-cycle old materials that the ordinary mind may not think to put together. These people are truly extraordinary with the materials they use to create their finished product!!
For my dining room, I’ve been looking for a medium-sized dresser or buffet table for storage & one that can be used as a backdrop for pictures of my products that I will be posting for this blog! So we were on a mission!
We decided to explore a place called Building Character. It’s 10,000 square feet of historic warehouses with 45+ shops in downtown Lancaster, PA.
IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!
I found everything I could have ever wanted and more!! As soon as I investigated the old dresser that caught my eye with the dove tail locking drawers, I knew right away that it was made very well!! I love the back of it as much as the front! They used an old fence that they up-cycled & painted in black & red to support it, instead of just using a plain piece of flat wood. In place of drawer handles, they simply made pull handles of twine knots…..too adorable & such character!!
Also, mom got me the cutest little table to put at the end of our hallway. I dressed it up with a lamp & some mementos to be able to see every day ❤
After all of our shopping we were famished! We found a wonderful Asian Fusion and Sushi restaurant called Oka. Since it featured Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food, we were in heaven! I love to try Pad Thai in different restaurants…..each place has a unique flavor! This one was the maybe the best ever!
Mom had the Pineapple Snapper with asparagus and a sweet/sour mango sauce. She said it was delightful!
Check out our food pictures on Instagram @gfdoubletalk (or link on the right hand side of our blog!)
We do well in this type of restaurant because they use rice noodles and as long as you stay away from the soy sauce, you are usually okay. We do, however, always ask about the ingredients used in the dishes and tell the server about having celiac disease!
Lancaster County has such amazing shops, so if you ever travel to PA, you will not be disappointed passing through this area! Between antique shops, Amish bakeries, local produce & farmers’ markets…..you will never get bored! Plus, Dutch Wonderland & Hershey Park are not too far away to visit with the kids=)
Can’t wait to get a little less chaotic & start taking blogging pix!!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!!
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