Treasures From The Past Make Special Holiday Memories

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Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, SRES

Crazed ShoppingAs the folks cram the malls and strip shopping plazas, tussling over the latest and greatest technogeek goodies, the most human-like dolls and figures, the currently cool video games and the finest of clothing, sports gear, cooking appliances and Lord knows what else, there is a quieter, simpler path.

There are treasures to be found for the sensitive and caring shopper who might be looking for something just a bit different, perhaps more thoughtful, more personal.  It probably isn't the place to be looking for a gift for the teenager, or the internet guru all families seem to have.

Consider an institution that seems ubiquitous in our country these days - though some wonder how they survive.  I speak of the Antique Mall - those weird out-of-the-way former warehouses or small factory buildings that have been given a new breath of life as repositories of the memories of our pasts.

In our area I find that Laughlintown Antiques Mall, just a couple miles east of Ligonier on US30, houses an extraordinary collection of treasures from earlier times.  The choices are vast - crystal, china, jewelry, furniture, fine art, pottery, ceramics, primitives, toys, treasures all.  It isn't "old".  It is a special memory, a moment of romance from the past, chosen carefully by you for a very special someone.Compass Inn

Don't limit your Holiday cruising to the malls.  Expand your horizons.  Seek the unexpected down a quieter road.  And while you are at it, make it a point to stop at the historic Compass Inn in Laughlintown.  Decorated with a passion for traditional celebrations, the Inn's Candlelight Tours on December 11th and 12th give us an honest and faithful look into our region's history.

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Vance Booher

Serving Westmoreland County PA & The Laurel Highlands

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

vancebooher@howardhanna.com   724 875 7535

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