... And if you come all this way just to see an old rusty bridge, you simply can't go without walking across the street for a visit to Iron & Lace. Bill & Betty Printy are the artists of the store and though I don't see them there often, I do see them from time to time, especially during local celebrations. I first became familiar with the store due to the classic example of Betty's pottery shown in the picture above. She uses Queen Anne's Lace to make those intricate designs and my mom owns a set of those in the shade of blue shown above. If you ever need to buy a gift for me, stop in at the store and just about anything will work.
But at the top of my wish list right now is the wine rack above that Bill fashioned in his blacksmith shop in the other half of the Iron & Lace building. His ability to turn wrought iron into works of art astound me and make me somewhat envious. I have always wanted to build a house someday and when I do, I will design around the wine rack above. I rarely even drink wine so that gives you some idea at how much I admire his work.
Although this isn't my favorite wine rack in the store, I thought the picture was a good example of both of their specialties side by side.
New to me the last time I stopped at the store during my past vacation was that Betty is evidently branching out to make other things out of pottery. In the past, all I remember were sets of kitchen pottery but on this trip, there were only a couple sets of those and most of the other space was devoted to things like the Nativity set above. I'm guessing some of that was due to a local festival going on the very next weekend. People are much more likely to shell out a few bucks for a figurine or knick-knack than the many hundred bucks it would take to get a set of the fancier pieces of kitchen type pottery.