Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Building Character: a Lancaster city treasure

You may be thinking that this is a post about how to build character while shopping in Lancaster.
Wouldn't it be great if shopping produced character?! Other than patience. Or self-control when restraining oneself from buying that fabulous dress that is WAY out of your price range!!
But that's not quite the direction I was thinking of taking this. I wanted to introduce you to a favorite new spot of mine, which my sweet sister introduced me to: a place called Building Character, located in downtown Lancaster. What a discovery it was!!!

It's a warehouse of over 40 shops filled with an assortment of vintage, handmade & recycled items.
It's a one-of-a-kind experience, and a blast to browse through this treasure trove!
Some stands had a collection of vintage furniture and reclaimed items.
There were a few pieces that I would have loved to have brought home with me!
Unfortunately, I'd already spent my allowance.
Hence, the character-building...aka: self-control!

The best part of this experience was sharing it with my sister, Fredi, mom, sister-in-law, Rachel and our kiddos! Fredi discovered this through a friend who is a vendor here
and knew that I would love it as much as she does.

The displays were so creative!
Loved this old washstand filled with handmade pillows.
My sister's co-worker created these items, and they were adorable!

I wanted this dresser! Isn't the finish fantastic?

I was drooling over these vintage cash registers, telephones and a fan that I also found.
If you love thrifting for antiques, you would love this place!!!

They even had thrift stores with clothing in this building!
Those weren't my favorite, but we browsed anyway.

Upstairs, there were lots of old windows, shutters, doors and corbels.
Oh, the possibilities!!!

The displays were tastfully designed and a feast for the eyes.
Do places like this inspire you as much as they do me?!

The only problem with finding this spot is that I now want one right here in Harrisonburg!

There's a Ladies' Night Out planned for March the 15th, with free mini cupcakes, live music, wine and free chair massages!!!
Anyone else interested in making a trip to Lancaster?!
Happy Tuesday, dear friends!

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally in if you go up for the ladies night out!! Us girls and our shopping trips! ;)