On Sunday, I was in Leesburg, VA with my friend, Jeni. I'd heard that its great out there but I'd never been. Jeni shares my enthusiasm for all things shabby and vintage so when she invited me, I jumped at the opportunity.
Jeni snapped a rare photo of me with the caption, "Melanie done snapping pix. Guy with his hand on his head, realizes he can't fit all this stuff in his car." Pretty funny.
Rather than traditional antique stores that are entirely antique and vintage items, the stores we visited were a mix of antiques in addition to new items and refinished items so there was a little of everything.
The first shop we visited was called On a Whim.
Monogrammed guest towels ...
Not the best photo, but I loved this moss wreath.
These chairs had me thinking of my own chair that still needs reupholstering.
I almost bought this wire cloche. Since it was the first store we stopped at, I passed on it.
I absolutely loved this chandelier!
Had to take a photo of this hobnail milk glass lamp. I like that they combined it with a modern shade, but the shade seems a little short. In any case, I wish I could have added it to my collection, but the last thing I need is another lamp.
Pretty blue hardware ...
I saw quite a few green displays ...
I'd love to do something like this for Spring.
How awesome is this room? The chandelier, rustic table, blue walls ... beautiful!
Another beautiful room in The Design House that is only open one weekend a month. I can't believe they actually redesign the entire house - 3 floors - every month. That mantle is incredible.
Another "almost purchase" was the tiny cloche. Unfortunately, both had cracks. While I don't mind imperfections, these seemed like they could have gotten worse and broken the pieces completely.
The blue sideboard (console?) and owl prints caught my eye here.
We passed these chairs to and from the Design House and I thought the shape was so unique.
I don't think my camera captured how beautiful the fabric was.
That was about it. We didn't have nearly enough time to explore and as it was I had to race to make it to my dance rehearsal. I loved it and can't wait to do it again ... hopefully, when we have a lot more time!