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Monday, November 14, 2011


Bungalow Chronicles—I was delighted to find accent furnishings in the Amish countryside in southern Pennsylvania. Forgive the somewhat under exposed image, but I was so thrilled to find this butcher block island in a Craftsman style that I forgot my photo skills. This island piece will fit beautifully in any craftsman bungalow. This particular shop is in Intercourse, PA, where we found many original pieces that were low priced and finely crafted. The problem, however is shipping. It’s darn hard to get that buffet to our home in San Diego via horse and buggy. Also, ask your Amish shopkeeper if the piece you’re interested in was fashioned in USA.

Lapp’s Coach Shop
3572 West Newport Rd
Intercourse, PA 17534

Top of the Tank is an occasional series on life in historic North Park, one of the nation's most diverse and architecturally significant neighborhoods with special emphasis on the Arts & Crafts Era (1890-1920).

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