Here is a fun adaptive reuse for you: old milk bottles (vintage and antique) make great little vases for your kitchen windowsill!
I am not the first person I am sure to discover this new use, but I thought I would share anyway! I love my roses and I have found these three old Mill bottles at different times and they are the perfect size for my kitchen windowsill! These are smaller milk bottles – a quart or half-gallon would not so easily fit on my windowsill.
This is yet another reason why I love growing my own flowers – I could have a little tiny bouquet anytime I want as long as something is growing and blooming!
I happened to like that oak tree very much. But then you came along and had other ideas this morning with that whiplash crazy thunderstorm.
I am really sorry I hadn’t ripped the poison ivy off it yet, but sometimes I don’t get back into the woods enough with all of the gardening I do.
But seriously, Mother Nature, we take really good care of our trees and well this morning you just were wind and lightening vicious. I know I am VERY grateful nothing landed on the house, but I really liked that tree.
And now we have to clean it up. And I don’t think we can save what is left.
Maybe you are telling me the tree canopy needs adjustment, I don’t know.
But easy on my woods. This is the second tree this spring. And you got some of my little saplings today too.
Patch is reporting a fire at Church Farm School. I hope everyone is O.K. There are also trees down all over after the storms. My sources tell me Building 139 (cottage) with a quick knockdown by Sta. 5 &6. Will post updates as I receive them. Single building at 1002 Cottage Lane is what I was told.
POSTED: 06/08/16, 6:02 PM EDT|UPDATED: 50 SECS AGO
WEST WHITELAND >> Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Church Farm School at about 1 p.m. Wednesday following a brief but intense lightning storm.
A passerby traveling on Route 30 called 911 after seeing flames and smoke at a cottage residence on the school’s campus. The cottage, which can hold up to 18 students, was unoccupied at the time. The Church Farm School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 4.
West Whiteland Fire Chief George Turner said the building was likely struck by lightning during the storm Wednesday morning and smoldered in the attic of the building until flames erupted from the structure a few hours later. Turner said most of the damage was done in the attic.
Hmm People’s Light and Theater want to build a bigger bread box err banquet facility? Does that mean the food and service will improve? We gave up on the restaurant and trying them for holidays as it was not worth it no matter how lovely the setting.
Swedesford Square Apartment? Jesus H Christ East Whiteland are you TRYING to become King of Prussia overnight?
And Linden Hall? Why should they get waivers from anything? They can’t even restore one historic structure. Putting mesh fencing around it is not saving it. And those townhouses are tragically ugly and cheap looking.
Devon Horse Show in years past. 2009 or 2008 I think. Maybe earlier.
I have not really said a word for days as the tawdriness of Nouveau Devon and the 2016 scandals and incidents have swarmed around local news outlets and social media. Yes, I have posted links to published media reports based on police reports and interviews with them, but I haven’t said much. Truthfully, I have been somewhat dumbfounded by all of these bizarre incidents.
I used to love Devon. I stopped loving it a few years ago when things started to change, because the people running the show started to change. That made the vibe start to change. And when the coup happened in December 2014, well that pretty much was enough for me with Devon.
Devon circa 2012
But then these people also kicked up a fuss about a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker honoring the Devon Horse Show. That pretty much made them horses asses. They might own a lot in some cases, but they don’t own local history do they?
I did not attend Devon this year. I was asked, but I just couldn’t do it. To me it seems such a mockery of what it once was. And well, it seems that this year the seams are showing and it is falling apart?
Devon >> As the 120th Devon Horse Show began it was hit with a lawsuit from the former vice president of the Hospitality Committee claiming that horse show officials wrongfully took back the skybox that she had bought for $20,000.
On Thursday a Chester County judge upheld an injuction telling horse show officials to let the woman use her skybox.
Trish Hueber, of Penn Valley, paid $20,000 for the 1B skybox in April 2012. She also paid $1,800 annually in maintenance fees to the horse show. However, this year after she responded to a letter that requested the maintenance fee, her check for the 2016 maintenance fee was returned and show officials told Hueber that she had violated rules and no longer had the use of the box, the suit said. Horse show officials also contended that the $20,000 she paid in 2012 was a charitable donation, rather than for the purchase of the skybox.
After Hueber’s lawyer, Cary McClain, sent a letter regarding the skybox requesting proof that there had not been an agreement or a tax return showing the charitable contribution, show officials removed Hueber from her position as vice president of the Hospitality Committee, a committee that she had served on for 29 years.
Okay a widow and had served in executive capacity on a very important horse show committee for essentially 30 years? And is this the only box story? Nope , but it is the first one to go to court, isn’t it?
Devon circa 2012
Then there was the whole drunk and disorderly of it all. And a Chairman behaving in a reportedly very un-Chairman like manner?
Tredyffrin police issued a citation to the CEO of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair early this week after he was alleged by police of creating what they called a “physically offensive scene” and “placed himself in danger.”
Wayne William Grafton, 67, of the 1100 block of Ryan Road in Unionville, was charged with public intoxication.
According to a citation issued by the Tredyffrin Police Department, the incident occurred May 31 at 10:20 p.m. along South Valley Forge Road outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show grounds.
According to the citation, “defendant did have glassy, bloodshot eyes, odor of alcoholic beverages.” The citation goes on to describe Grafton’s speech as being slurred.
The chairman of the Devon Horse Show was charged last week with public drunkenness…The Tredyffrin Township Police Department on Saturday morning confirmed Grafton was charged with a summary offense of public intoxication, but it declined further comment.
….Grafton, reached on his cellphone Saturday afternoon, said: “I haven’t received a citation. … I can’t comment on something I haven’t seen.”
“I’ve never been drunk in my life,” he said. “Maybe that’s the story.”
These published media reports are based on public court dockets so is the Tredyffrin Police Department making this up? Sure doesn’t seem so, yet basically that is what is being inferred? See yesterday’s Daily Local article:
TREDYFFRIN >> Several days after Wayne Grafton reportedly received a citation for public drunkenness outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair grounds, he told media outlets the reports were false.
“Tredyffrin police officers never talked to me, and I never received a citation from them,” Grafton, the chairman of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, said in a follow-up phone conversation on Monday. “That’s all I’m going to say.”
The Tredyffrin Police Department confirmed in a follow-up phone conversation Monday after the Daily Local News spoke with Grafton…Copies of the police report along with accompanying online court documents are available at http://www.dailylocal.com. The court document can be viewed by clicking here.
Devon circa 2011 or 2012
Meanwhile, rumors still continue to float around surrounding confrontations related to all this nonsense like Friday or Saturday evenings? Is that true? Or is this all just being made up?
And then there are the comments all over social media about how people are feeling about the show:
And then there were all the comments about the uptick in alcohol at the event as a whole, and how is it a horse show needs so much booze? Especially when people are caring for very expensive animals and equipment and people DRIVE home after the show and fair is over each night? Comments like the couple I am posting below and many others including ones where people are describing being at the horse show with their kids watching drunks stumble by? How is that family friendly? And if someone has had too much and falls off say the Ferris Wheel or stumbles into the ring when the Clydesdales are thundering by, then what?
And I already discussed “Ladies” Hat Day so no need to rehash that except for all the comments floating around about things like event gate crashers that day? And how is that fair that they elbowed women out of the way who PAID to attend the event, in many cases a tidy premium? And when women approached event organizers they were told that Devon doesn’t like to turn people away? Huh?
Comments about the jump in prices like:
And this which pretty much summed up how Philadelphia and the Main Line has changed along with the horse show:
Also heard a lot of vendors were not happy this year and they are locked in for what? Two years at a time and it’s expensive which is why the retail costs were reportedly so much higher this year in the shops?
And when they kept reporting “record attendance” and the live feed showed empty stands, what about that? People said the whole thing felt different this year and that it was sparsely attended a fair bit of the time so what about that? Is that all made up too?
Ok here is the current board:
Look I totally get that things and events have to grow and evolve to stay current and survive, BUT Devon Horse Show did this to themselves and maybe just maybe they all need to stop denying things like bad frat house party behavior and just own that they need to regroup and figure this out….before Devon is lost for good?
Or is that the plan? To let the show degrade to such a point that there really is no show and then what?
Yes, people aren’t going to like this post. They will say I am being unfair and disloyal to Devon. I am not. This stuff has all happened and is all documented and everyone is talking about it.
It’s time to bring back old Devon. The event that had panache and style. Everyone always cocktailed at Devon but it did not use to be such a reported free-for-all, did it?