I love Bucks County and it's charming towns. Not the town I live in, particularly - but that's another story.
Newtown Borough is so close I could spit to it from my house (interestingly enough, they discourage that sort of thing) but I haven't walked around there since sometime last summer. "Why?", you ask - "Dunno.", I answer. I have no idea why I don't wander around more, enjoying the gorgeousness around me.
Practically the first thing we did, after hopping out of the car, was to check out Allegheny Art Company.
I've noticed the store a number of times when I've walked around the town (was going to say: street-walked, but that phrase has odd connotations), but never went in. I thought it was just a tiny jumble shop (yea, maybe I should read store signs more carefully), but this time I noticed cards from my favorite, insanely funny card company, Mik Wright, in a display near the door.
(aside: Square-Peg People and this blog are not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned here - just figured you might want to check them out). The store was not tiny at all (and it's not a jumble shop, either) - and whoever stocks the shelves has my kind of humor - gotta love 'em!
After picking up a few cards and funny books (we'll get to art supplies the next time - Oh, they had the greatest paper selection!) we headed back onto South State Street - and found some very interesting signs.
Even very-emotional and often woo-wooey me would have to question naming a business management company something like Cameo Wind (unless that's someone's actual name - in which case -- hie thee to a lawyer's office and have that thing changed!).
But it gets even more interesting!
But the sign has caused me to do a double-take each time (well, remember - I don't get to the borough very often - and I have a bad memory).
I see the LGBT and wonder whether this is a store, a cafe, a gathering place? Then I see that the sign actually says LCBT (ok, now the lion makes sense??) - Lynn Coffee Beans & Tea. And every time I think: did they do that on purpose?