I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and were able to celebrate those who serve and have served our country, with those you love! We had amazing summer weather here in Virginia. On Saturday, I visited a few antique stores in Virginia and Maryland looking for a few items for our new home. By the way, we bought a house!! We are very excited. After eight years of somewhat nomadic behavior, we are settling down. It doesn’t feel real yet. Maybe when we have the keys it will be different. Anyway, so I was specifically searching for a kitchen table, dining table, coffee table and a dresser. My husband has been using a dresser with broken drawers for the entire time we have been married and it’s time to make a change. He would have bought a new one long ago, but knew that I wanted to pick it out so has been waiting patiently. Eeek. Bad wife! After a successful trip, I was able to check two items off the list, but unfortunately, a dresser was not one of them. Double eek! (Don’t worry honey, I will not let you down!) I found a small round white table and chairs for the kitchen and a cute shabby chic coffee table that are both in need of a little TLC, so I have not posted photos above. I will share the before-and-after with you soon though…promise.
On Sunday, the Mr. and I went to a local winery called Paradise Springs winery in Clifton, VA and sampled a few really nice wines. We brought home a Sommet Blanc. Normally, we drink red wine, but the crisp sweetness of the wine was refreshing and will be great on a hot day…like today maybe! Nah, I think I will wait for a get together with friends and share. ;) Needless to say, it was an enjoyable weekend and a much needed break. I think all weekends should be three days, right? Who’s with me?!? Ok, back to reality.
Here is a list of the antique stores that I visited and recommend:
- The Old Lucketts Store – there are a few houses on the property so make sure to check out The Design House which is an interior design showcase. Let’s just say I was ready to move in!
- Beekeeper’s Cottage – located next door to The Old Lucketts Store (see photo of stairs above) this shop has a mix of antique furniture, jewelry and home décor.
- Really Great Finds – located across the street from The Old Lucketts Store, this shop has a plethora of outdoor décor from iron gates, to horse heads to aluminum letters, but don’t forget to go inside too.
- On a Whim – You can’t miss this place. They have a silo painted pink with black polka-dots that makes me crave watermelon.
- Rust & Feathers – Gorgeous pieces that have been refurbished to make a huge impact.
- Sweet Clover Barn – Great finds and great prices!