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Friday, January 13, 2012

Wintry Ohio

This beautifully preserved sleigh hasn't seen any work this winter, so far. It is located in the Pioneer Village at Caesar Creek Park a little north of Kings Island. On Thursday we had a Winter Storm Advisory, but luckily it by passed us. It is freezing out now and a few flurries, but only a dusting and no ice.  We really can't complain...it's been in the 60's and seems to be heading up in temps again. We have soooooooo much water here that if it did snow I think it'd just melt in the wet and freeze or slush.

I have added the new things to my website I posted last week, so they are ready to go to a new home and I added the instructions and picture of the crocheted bedspread you can create yourself under

'Free Embroidery and Other Sewing Patterns' Here  on my website too.



With it so cold outside Cincy has a few things to do inside.............................................................
There is Krohn Conservatory
Where you can visit the desert, the rainforest, or a tropical getaway...all in the same day....................................................






You could also come over to Entertrainment and walk through an awesome display of train vignettes........
The displays start at the beginning of the Train era



 That is a real river running throughout the  whole building which leads to water falls
This is a separate room of season train layouts...couldn't leave out a wintry blast

The buildings are all created with exacting details..I love them as mini dollhouses.


And, I couldn't leave out the 1940's Woolworth building they created. They were working on modern train city, so no pix of that yet.
This  place is  great for all ages..male or female.....they change the displays every so often, but every time you go you see something you missed. There is a room where the train creators work as you watch......a cafe,....rooms to rent for parties......special event and display auditorium......Hobby Shop for trains, dollhouses...even outside train gardens (during the summer). 
Then there is the Museum Center...........................................................................
See the History of Cincinnati



Play in the Woods

or go in the Cave

and, you can't forget to check out ancient Ohio. There is so much more to see here it would take days to  visit.....and it does.

Of course there is no way to forget the Antique Malls to browse......................................................

Ohio Valley Antique Mall

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Grand Antique Mall
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And these are just the two close to home. There are many more only a few more miles away.

Now, in Cincinnati the saying is...'If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes it'll change'.......Well, one day it began at 60 something, but by the next it was 13 with a wind chill of 0...80. On those days I like to sit with my flowers......................................................................................................................





Get out the seed catalogues........................................................................................



and dream of my gardens.....................................................................


or create them...........................................................................






These are just a few things to do in wintry Ohio. On Pink Saturday I think I'll snuggle up with some warm hot chocolate and visit all the pinkiluscious post and then on Monday visit Etsy Cottage Style for their
 to dream of green.....colorful.....warm days.
On Wednesday I'll be at Sue's For Rednesday.................................................

to check out all the redhot vintage goodies.

Oh, and on wintry Ohio days I love to listen to old time radio shows while I embroider...'sew'.......I have placed a new radio show on the vintage.....Listen to Old Time Radio Shows just go to the vintage radio icon on the sidebar of my blog and click it. Remember the Cary Grant movie Topper, well this is the radio show version.  Topper became a weekly show. 'Sew' sit back, relax, go back in time..8o)

22 comments:

Katherines Corner said...

Gorgeous photos thank you for sharing. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter my Pink Poodle giveaway :-)

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Diane

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

okaaay when it's cold outside (anything below 65*) I just wanna sit, sip hot tea and stay warm :))
but wow you do have a lot of wonderful places to visit and things to do ! thanks for sharing all the great photos.
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chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday. I am now your follower.

My PINK is here. Please come and see.

Jenny's Heart said...

I have never been to Ohio, but if I ever do get there, I can see I will have plenty to do!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful flowers and photos.

Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/pink-elephant.html

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Loved seeing all the photos! I'm dreaming of my garden too!
*hugs*deb

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Enjoyed your post....so many interesting places to go when it is cold, but I am afraid I just kind of hibernate waiting for spring!
♥ Jil

Lori said...

I would love to visit that conservatory. Love the trains--wow! And the antique store---I'd go crazy in there. TFS!

Daniella said...

It is true here too Melody. We have had only one snow storm and it was in October! I'm scared! I worry that we will get snow for the entire month of February!!
That museum and antique mall look amazing!!
xxDaniella

The French Hutch said...

My little grandson would love the trains and I would love the antiques. Lovely photos of the flowers.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Thanks for a delightful visit. My grandchildren would LOVE the entrainment - I'll have to tell them about it. Thanks for the heads up on this blustery Rednesday

Maple Lane said...

Hi Melody, I really enjoyed this post. How I would love to ramble in the antique shops!

Jann Olson said...

I loved the tour! I have been to Columbus visiting cousins. We had so much fun. I can see that there is alot more to explore in Ohio. We've had a crazy winter here in Utah also. No snow to speak of. Happy Rednesday!
Jann

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Melody. You sure make my day with your great photos. Thank you for sharing the fun in Cincy. I know how cold and snowy the winter can be. I have to say, I don't miss it!!!!

Thank you for stopping by my friend. It is a busy start to the new year and I hope yours is going well and busy too. Always great to see you!

XO Celestina Marie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody! Love that sleigh, so very charming! Thanks so much for giving us a tour and sharing all the wonderful photos with us. I'm so sorry, I realized that I forgot to ask you how your daddy is doing on my last visit here. Hoping all is well, sending lots of hugs your way.

Happy Rednesday!
Sally

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the idea of listening to old radio shows while being all warm and snug on a snowy day! I also love watching all of the old TV shows too, like Father Knows Best and Dennis The Menace. Way before my time, but still great shows!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Lots of wonderful pics ! I love all the miniatures & ! love trains!Great Post !

Cinderella Moments said...

Fun stuff! I'd be stuck in all those antique shops rummaging for hours. FUN!
xoxo
Caroline

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, what fabulous photos! And I adore the sleigh and the miniature trains!!! XO Cindy

bettyl said...

That's a LOT of photos for one blog post! Love the miniatures.

Coloradolady said...

What great photos today! I had to smile when I saw the woolworth store in the train photos....brought back good memories, we used to have one here and I loved that store! Happy VTT