Thursday, July 28, 2011

Antiquing in the Mountains of VA

My in-laws have a cute and quaint little home in the mountains of the Shanandoah Valley.  We finally had a free weekend and packed up the kiddos to head there for a little R&R.  Or should I say G&A, golf and antiquing (golf for Jeremy and antiquing for me).  Once the babies were down for their afternoon nap on Saturday, I headed out in search of some cute accessories (my sweet mom-in-law offered to stay at the house with the babies).

My first stop was the Strasburg Flea Market.  I came across lots of milk glass and snagged one sweet little vase for 6.00 along with an owl I plan on spray painting for a dollar.  Total amount of money spent was $7.35.  Score!

My next stop was the Strasburg Emporium, which is right next door to the flea market.  They have really stepped up their game in the past couple of years, and I was surprised to find one building full of actual 'displays' and a fair share of shabby chic furniture.  While I am not really in need of any furniture, I did manage to snap a few pics of some things I wouldn't mind having if I had the room or need.  

If you can distract your eyes away from the wooden box on top and the antique sign underneath, I loved this desk.  Unfortunately, it was sold.  It would have looked great in my craft room/office!

When I first saw this antique oriental rug I thought it would look great in a mudroom or outdoor space.  I am currently loving it for a smaller bedroom or entryway.

This antique sofa has been recovered and repainted and I couldn't help but picture it in a master bedroom sitting area.  

I loved this tiny little writing desk.  See - clover patterns are timeless!

I LOVED this Mission style sette.  The picture really doesn't do it justice.  I do wish the frame was stained a little darker, but it was upholstered in the most gorgeous worn brown leather.  I think it was around 1295.00.

Reminds me of the interview Mary McDonald did here.  There are so many ways to use a daybed or sette.  Crammed for space?  It would even be nice to combine a nursery and guest room without actually having to use a bed frame.

I found a pair of these gorgeous and lanky lamps for only 110 a piece.  

Now, this stool I love.  It was stained in a rich dark brown, had a leather top, and was studded!

This mod desk had been restored with a fresh powder coat and is an original Norman Bel Geddes for Simmons.  His line of metal bedroom furniture was introduced in the 1930's.  I can picture this in my son's future bedroom: so simple and clean - love.

Last, but not least, I fell in love with this hand carved wooden dough bowl.  It would look perfect on my dining room table.  It was about four feet long and so worn and beautiful.

Have you been to any great antique haunts recently?  Please share - I'm always looking for great places to check out!


  1. There are no great places like this around me right now- I'm hoping to find some when we move. I love that huge dough bowl! I have a thing for wooden bowls, I love them.

  2. I've been several x to that market in Strasburg and it's great. Since you go to the Va. mountains, check out Covesville Store on 29 south of Charlottesville (good day trip from here).

    Bring your big car because prices are amazing!

  3. Have you checked out Class and Trash here in Richmond? I love it!

  4. I have yet to make it to Class and Trash - heard it is awesome!