This past weekend my dh and I traveled to Tioga county around 2.5 hours from where we live in Elk County to this lovely town for a small venue.
SDAJ was at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, Pa. for a Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trails showing for the Pennsylvania Forestry Associations 128th annual dinner--- YES their organization's 128th!
At this wonderfully preserved Hotel a small sampling of PA Wilds Artisans were invited including juried artisan Snuffy Destefano of Ridgway, Pa. with his burl bowls and SDAJ.
We also booked a room staying in this lovely landmark.
taken from the website http://pennwells.com/hotel/about-us/
The Penn Wells Hotel, built in 1869, is one of Wellsboro’s most historic landmarks. The current building, which was restored in the 1920s, has 73 character-filled guest rooms of varying sizes and types. Our elegant Lobby and Mary Wells Dining Room transport guests to a bygone era where welcoming staff and friendly locals remain the norm. The cozy and inviting full-service Lounge sits adjacent to the Hotel lobby and offers a full selection of classic cocktails, beer and wine. With live music every Friday night, a drink or a bite to eat at the Lounge is a great way to wind down after a busy day of travel, recreation or business.
|lobby of the Penn-Wells Hotel sporting two PA Wilds juried artisans from Elk County|
|My work and hand-created easels used also at trail |
stops to showcase jewelry keeping the same feel at each retail space
My husband Herb, Snuffy, Cheryl and I had a great time socializing with the Pennsylvania Forestry Association as well as being invited to dine with them in the Mary Wells dining room and Ta Brant Enos, who is our ombudsman plus keynote speaker for the evening.
|Mary Well's Dining room|
I fell in love with a few of the older gentlemen, with their beautiful stories, one could not help it. There were so many knowledgeable and charming individuals to meet and greet throughout the evening, it was a lovely opportunity with sales to boot!
|promo mosaic :) :)|
|breakfast at the Wellsboro Diner|
|to the point menu, simple, a few of their own specialties|
|from where we were sitting by the front door|
|flannel clad locals at the counter|
|from the back of diner|
|love finding parts of our past or grandparent's past especially, still holding their own|
|* I found her and family last Sunday at the http://lumbermuseum.org/ |
on one of her many WILDS seeking weekend traveling destinations
More buyer's markets and artisan venue opportunities will continue to be available through out the region.
Follow the WILD'S events and such on the PA Wilds Artisan Trail,
PA Wilds Artisan's Facebook Page
and PA Wild's Resource Center
If you are lucky enough to see Ta out and about, she is very approachable and loves to chat about our artisans and the Trail's goings on.