Colorful Kitchen Stuff


Colorful Kitchen Stuff … © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

Three pots, two bowls and a plate … a colorful collection of hand-made pottery items in the sunlight of an autumn day. Found at one of the intriguing old buildings at Old Bedford Village, in Bedford PA, one of my favorite spots for spending the day and getting some snaps. The image was hand-painted, digitally, and very loosely inspired by one of my own photos which I took there a few years ago.

I’ve written about Old Bedford Village here in my blog previously, but at this point, due to The Hack (which still gives me shivvers!), I’m not sure if any of the previous posts survived.  So if I’m repeating myself, please forgive me.  In fact, there are a couple of images and stories from Old Bedford Village that I really should make sure are here … whether they survived or must be revived, I think they’re worth my looking into.  Must put that on the to-do list!!

Anyway, Old Bedford Village … which IS (as of this writing) open this summer and fall, is a fabulous place if you’re ever in central Pennsylvania.  It’s south of Altoona in, of all places, Bedford. It’s a sort of mini-Colonial Williamsburg and is as charming as can be.  The differences between it and Williamsburg are many, but if you like the idea of strolling back in time through homes and shops and schools and churches … then this is the place for you.  

The buildings are actually the originals which were saved from destruction and gathered up from the local area, reconstructed and reassembled into a lovely little town. In addition to visiting the village, various activities are held there throughout the spring, summer and fall … there are re-enactors, craft demonstrations and more.  With this virus mess, best laid plans could go awry at a moment’s notice, I guess.  So if you plan on a visit there, best to check with the folks onsite.  The website for Old Bedford Village is: … and make sure you check out the calendar of events!

Have you been to Old Bedford Village or a place like it?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!





I'd love to hear your thoughts!