Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year and Winter Hours

It has been a wonderful year and we have much to be thankful for. Here's to Best Wishes for 2012.
For January and February the retail store goes onto a winter schedule of shorter hours. The shop is open Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.  Wholesale buyers needing other hours, please call ahead.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Eve Brunch

To wish you all a Merry Christmas - Patti is hosting yet another Christmas Eve Brunch this Saturday from 9am til 2 pm.
There will be lots of sales thru the week between Christmas and New Years.

For the months of January and February the shop will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays between 9-5 . It's time to clean, do inventory, and stock up on new things for Spring.

Wholesale will be open other hours also but please call ahead (717) 432-4337. If you do not get an answer email Ree - at ingrandmasattic @ live. com
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Merry Christmas,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's begining to look alot like Christmas

Ready for the holidays? Here are a few pictures from our Open House.

I'll be back later this week with more pictures and a famous Dutch Snicker Doodle Cookie recipe to share with you.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lancaster Area Christmas Open House Tour

We will be hosting our annual Christmas Open House Tour Thursday November 17th thru Sat November 20th to start our holiday season. Joining us will be 19 shops within a twenty mile radius. The tour flyer is avalible on our events page for you to print.
Here at In Grandma's Attic, we will have locally made pumpkin rolls, sandtarts, and fresh baked cookies. New this year will be a room featuring Sharon Palmertree of Treehouse Primitives. A few of the other artist that are represented here are Homespun From The Heart, Heartland Collection, Herbal Star Candles, Ree, Susan Burd, and Carly's Cottage.
With over 45 local artist creating handmade in America items for the shop, we have a large selection of gifts and Holiday decor.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Featured Artist - Karen from KM Primitives

Original designer of the Candle Hugger and Chair Backer

Karen lives in the southeast part of beautiful Wisconsin with her husband Doug.
They have three married sons and five grandchildren.
She is a retired Graphics Designer so it's only fitting she started designing for a passion.

Karen started sewing Penny Rugs for pleasure and then was told by someone she should start selling them. She did her very first craft show right here at IN GRANDMA'S ATTIC.

From the craft shows she started consigning her products and finally took the step to open her own website and the rest is took off and has been a very huge success since.
Karen has a love for designing and sewing with Wool and Wool Felt and stitching by hand and it shows in her products.

Here are just a few of her best sellers

All of her Penny Rugs and decorative Primitives are made to order so when the order is placed it is MADE JUST FOR YOU!

You can find some of Karen's products right here IN GRANDMA'S ATTIC so if you are in the area stop on in...there are so many more things to see - like President Lincoln and Washington Cupboard Prints, Americana items and more.

All designs are KAREN'S OWN ORIGINALS and HAND STITCHED by her alone
Visit Karen at:
You can also read her weekly musings at My Colonial Home Blog:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Gathering and Yard Sale Oct 1st

This summer has just flown by too quickly. We have been busy decorating for autumn and next Saturday Oct. 1st will be our last yard sale event for the year. Come by to shop or bring your wares to sell, we can always find a place for another vendor. (Please call the shop to let us know that you would like to set up.)

Happily two more kittens have been adopted out this month. If you have been wanting to add a new loving pet to your home..we still have lots of cuties to choose from.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Help Us Save the Kitties

One of Patti's goal this year is to rescue a colony of cats that has been "over populated". We have healthy cats of every size and color. Please click on the "Love Our Kitties" tab for more pictures and information.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New patterns by Homespun from the Heart

In our Handmade in the USA Wholesale room, we've been running a theme - It's Raining Cats & Dogs. So many requests come in for cat and dog items that we decided to play on a theme! Cindy Markovcy, owner of Homespun from the Heart, supplied us with some cat and dog dolls and tree toppers, ornies and some other handmades. She has published 3 new patterns from some of those items - so if you would like to make your own, you can buy these patterns in "e" or printed format on her website.

This one is for Raggedy Ann or Andy finish plus 4 different pets, 2 dogs and 2 cats:

She also released the cat and dog tree toppers with ornies into 2 patterns (and, for a limited time, you can buy both at a discount on her website):

If you are a pet-lover like so many of us out there and love to sew, these patterns are a great way to get started on some Christmas gifts! You can get them at today!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Our Spring Yard Sale

Yes, it looks like Spring has arrived at last! We are getting things together for the annual spring yard sale. It will be Monday May 30th from 8 a.m. til???
If you are thinking of setting up to sell, now is the time to call Patti to reserve your space.
I'll get some pre-view picture up here in a couple of weeks.
Mean time.... Happy Mothers Day to all you :)
Hugz, Ree

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Carrot Cake - Easter Dessert

Here's Patti's favorite best ever Carrot Cake Recipe. Handed down from mothers to daughters in Lancaster County.

Carrot Cake
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup flour
1 cup coconut
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 can crushed pineapple ( do NOT drain)
Mix thoroughly. Pour into greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins.
Cool and top with cream cheese icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

1 - 8oz. package of cream cheese softened
1/2 cup butter softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
Beat well.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Springtime from Cottontail

Here is Cindy's Mouse of the month for April...Mr P Cottontail.
I had time to take a few pictures this past week
Some great Easter yard stakes.
Lots of gray agate....
and look at this bowl and spoon rack that Daryl made.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Lucky" wishes you a Happy Saint Patricks Day

Handmade in the USA, Cindy Markovcy Of Homespun From The Heart has recently started a new series "Mouse of The Month Club" here at the shop. "Lucky" is the March Mouse.

Is he adorable or what? We have been taking orders and Cindy is catching up quickly. Wait til you see April's Peter "Cottontail". I'll be posting him about the end of this month...stay tuned.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ready For Spring!

We are back to our normal hours Monday thru Saturday 9-5. Come by for a visit and see whats new to chase away all the winter blues.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who's looking for a bargain...

Who's looking for a bargain...

As the snow has been flying Patti has been busy doing inventory, cleaning and marking down prices to clear the way for new spring items. Going on now we have a 40% off sale in our basement room. Many items for all seasons.