Here’s a quick picture of me at the 2011 Ohio Renaissance Festival on Highland Games Weekend. This lovely photo was take by our good friend Shawna of Shawna Dorris Photography. As you can see I’m dressed in a kilt! I found this neat kilt at a great place online called Stillwater Kilts. This is Black Watch Tartan Thrifty-Kilt model priced at just $29.95. I thought it was very reasonably priced. Especially since I don’t go around wearing kilts on a daily bases. The quality is excellent made from nice washer friendly materials. The large Velcro straps ensure that this kilt isn’t falling down. It is very comfortable! No I didn’t go full commando. It was too cold for a kilt as it was. I also purchased the nice belt and sporran from Stillwater as well. If you’re in the market for a affordable high quality kilt don’t hesitate to take a look at Stillwater Kilts.
My wife, my friend David and I went to the Fort Boonesboro Hammer In Blacksmith event yesterday. We got a chance to watch a team of blacksmiths put together hardware for a wooden box. It was nice to see people practicing an age old trade. It’s not often that you run into someone that calls themselves a blacksmith. It is a dieing art. My friend David Poff is trying his best to learn the skills of the trade. He hopes someday to be able to make Mid-evil armor and swords. After watching some of the work being done, I too took an interest in learning more about the trade. Dave has been taking some blacksmith courses offered by Berea College. I think I might tag along to his next lesson.
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Today I took a side trip to Morehead, KY to meet my mom. We had a little bit of time to kill before she went back home. I remembered, while going to school at Morehead State, there was an antique mall in nearby Farmers, KY. So we decided to pay them a visit.
The store is housed in an old schoolhouse built in the early 1930′s. Now re-purposed as an antique and craft mall, the building houses thousands of items for sale. Mom and I had plenty to look at. She quickly pointed out some of things her parents and grandparents had while she was growing up.
For example, we found an old kitchen gadget used to chop up eggs. It reminds you of the infamous “Slap Chop” you see on tv. However it is not near as automated to use. We also found many of the dishes and bowels like my grandmother had. There were old toys and trains. Baseball cards, sports magazines and other sports memorabilia. There was stuff everywhere.
All of the items were placed on consignment by varies people in the surrounding area. Everything was tagged with the price and vendor number. Prices were very reasonable for what the items were. If I had extra room and cash, I would bring more home. It’s a good thing I don’t.
If you find yourself in the Morehead, KY area, be sure to check out The Old Schoolhouse Antique & Craft Mall. You’ll never know what you might find.
Find it on: Google Maps
Images from caverun.org