Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Visit to Basket Accessories

My friend, Diane, owner of Basket Accessories, ordered some patriotic/Americana signs and blocks for her shop in Intercourse, PA. She is planning to fill this shop with American made, Americana items. Lou and I always try to make the trip to deliver her orders so we get a chance to visit with Diane and her husband since we don't see them very often anymore. While doing the Basket Accessories Roadshow, we were together usually every other weekend. It was a quick decision to take the ride to Akron on Friday, which is where the original Basket Accessories shop is located. We had a great time catching up and ended up having dinner at The Green Dragon. If you are in Lancaster County on a Friday you may want to visit the Green Dragon which is an Amish Farmer's Market with fresh meats, vegetables, flowers for the garden and bakery goods. There are also vendors with all types of items for sale. Tupperware, used books and toys, furniture, wrought iron, Aunt Annie's Pretzels, and flea market vendors.

If you visit Lancaster, PA, you should stop by the Basket Accessories shop in Akron or in Intercourse. For Longaberger collectors you will find painted and unpainted lids, plastic protectors and liners. At the Intercourse shop you will find Americana items, hand crafted furniture, and many wonderful craft items. At both shops there are beautiful Amish made baskets and wrought iron. Also you can shop online at

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