This past weekend I traveled to Richmond, Virginia where my hubby had a tournament.
Yes, tis the season and let the games begin!
I had the over the moon pleasure of meeting up with a fellow blogger friend,
Lisa of Celebrate Creativity.
Many of you may already know Lisa. Lisa with such amazing talent in so many things
which includes jaw dropping photography.
Lisa picked me and my friend Merry up from the hotel where we were staying
and took us to a most charming shop of vintage and all things beautiful.
The shop was named Gather. Originally, it was a General Store (The Hallsboro Store)
that was built in 1850, in Midlothian, Virginia.
I was totally taken back by the wonderful items in the shop.
Items from vintage to reproduction, to amazing original art,
fantastic clothing, (of which Merry and I bought) and
pretty much all things beautiful for the home.
The gorgeous original artwork was created by the owner, Melissa Carr.
The above photo was taken from the upstairs window.
Beautiful grounds of which many weddings are held.
The day was definitely a bit dreary with rain off and on.
I had no idea that I would be taking photos that day . . .
so the trusty iPhone had to do.
I could not leave without quickly taking some photos…..and quickly I did!
Fabulous chalkboard art created by the owner.
This was the menu from a rehearsal dinner at the “Gather”
Beautiful clothes and I must say that I bought every color they had
in leggings with the exception of one. As my friend Merry said, they feel like butter!
They were soooo comfy and a bargain at $13.00 !!!
A table of wonderful soaps …. You can find great French soap in those containers.
I just realized that I forgot to go back to that area and get some soap!
Loved the pink French soap!
As you come up the stairs (yes, the shop has two floors of treasures),
you will see a vignette of sleepwear, pillows, throws,
and one of the beautiful paintings by the owner, Melissa Carr.
How wonderful is this “Bakery” sign! .. wish I had a place for it!
Beautiful things for your dining and kitchen needs.
Each room had so much to take in … beauty everywhere.
Speaking of beauty….take a look at this gorgeous wall of flowers!
Would have loved one of these vintage dress forms,
however, we drove the wrong vehicle on this trip.
I think that may have been done on purpose!
And . . . I spy things in these photographs that I did not notice
when I was there! I find that happens to me quite frequently!
Now after hours of shopping and touring this incredible shop,
we had to take a break and sit a spell on the front steps.
From left to right:
ME, my friend Merry, and Lisa of Celebrate Creativity.
It was truly a wonderful day of shopping and friendship!
I will be very busy this week preparing for a major yard sale this weekend,
purging things from every nook and cranny of this house to get ready for “downsizing.”
Wishing you all a most beautiful day! It has been non-stop rain here for days!