Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Girls Antiquing Weekend


A couple of weeks ago Lynn @ The Vintage Nest and I took a trip to Leesburg to do some antiquing
and to see the Christmas Design House at Lucketts Store.  It's always fun to get together with your gal friends and especially if they love antiquing as much as you do.

Our first stop was in Fredericksburg at Swift Creek Farm's Christmas Open House.  Donna does such a wonderful job decorating for the holidays and this year the shop was beautiful and full of wonderful antiques.

In Leesburg we visited a couple of antique malls including the one with the cute pink polka dot silo.  






Next on the agenda was Lucketts Store.  You may have heard of Old Lucketts Store  from Miss Mustard Seed.  She rents space there and sells her antiques and other pretty items she creates.  Each year Lucketts has a Christmas Design House where they completely decorate a two story home on the same property as the store.  Not only is the home beautifully decorated, but everything in it is for sale.





Love this bed!


That evening Lynn and I hit the Pottery Barn, Williams And Sonoma and Restoration
Hardware Outlets.  Can you believe I didn't buy a thing?

The next day we had another full day of antiquing .  On the way to Chartreuse's Tag Sale we stumbled across a big church garage sale where we both picked up some Christmas ornaments. 

Chartreuse has monthly barn sales and they always have really pretty and unique things.  I bought
a large clock face and a demijohn that I will be showing you in a later post.




We headed back to Richmond but not before stopping at two other antique shops.

 It was a really fun girls weekend.  
Boy, I was pooped though!

Speaking of fun...

The ladies At The Picket Fence are hosting a Christmas Blogger Block Party this year and they
have asked me to join them again.  You may remember last Summer's Block
party where thousands of you linked to the party. 

My computer actually crashed from so much activity!   
I will be hosting Holiday Dining on 12/8 so get those dining rooms decorated and tablescapes ready for photographing.  Lets see some wonderful holiday recipes and DIY projects. 

I will be having a fabulous giveaway during the party.  The giveaway item is something I
have worked on for months.  I love how it turned out and I hope you will too.

Please help us spread the word by grabbing the party button from my sidebar.

See you tomorrow night at the Open House Party.

Hugs,
Sherry





  






 

30 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh what a fun girls weekend! There's so much eye candy it makes my head spin! That bed! The scales, the hanging fixutre, the bears, the dresses! It all fabulous!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

My goodnes that sounds like a ton of FUN...my kind of girl's weekend!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Sounds like you had a blast. Great pics. I'm looking forward to the block party.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for taking us "shopping" with you! I loved seeing all the great locations that you went to. It gets me motivated to start thinking about Christmas decorating to see the shops already for Christmas.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness..be still my heart. The desk in the second photo is so beautiful!

Becca said...

What a fun outing, Sherry! If I still lived there, I would've loved to have joined you all. I know that Luckett's was fabulous ... I can only imagine the eye candy there. And, I'm truly impressed you got away without spending a dime at the outlets! LOL. xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, maybe we were there on the same day. I did that same circut of shops with my daughter on the Design House weekend. We had such fun, but it was sooo crowded. We ended at the Leesburg outlets and got a jump start on our Christmas shopping. We were exhausted at the end of the day too!

Diane said...

Looks like you had a great time doing some holiday shopping. Love the pink polka dot silo, the farms I hang around at now seem so boring! Diane

Cindy said...

Wow, you must have had an amazing time!! I saw so many things I loved, but especially the burlap chandelier!

The enchanted home said...

Sherry, how fun!!!!! That pink polka dot silo is a hoot! I can't believe how chock full all the stores were, so much to see, thanks for taking us along...looks and sounds like a blast, my absolute fave kind of day trips.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

This is the BEST kind of shopping! Even if you don't buy a thing, the inspiration you get is priceless!
Best,
Susan

Gina said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend! Lots of eye candy for sure.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You showed remarkable restraint, Sherry! Your pictures show just so many things I would have wanted. It sounds like you had a fun and busy weekend!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I left my best make-up mirror at the hotel! ugh! We had such a great time Sherry and looking forward to the next time. Your photos are wonderful. I put up a small tree last night using the glittered ferns I bought at Design House. :) xoxo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

OMGoodness, that silo is the cutest thing I have ever seen. :D I can tell from your photos that you had a blast!

Hartwood Roses said...

I love all the places you and Lynn visited! Even if you don't buy, it's fun to see and look and take ideas back home with you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Sounds like it was a blast! The places you went to looks like wonderful places to shop.

Grace said...

it sounds like you had a wonderful day, i love Lucketts!!!! The events they have are amazing, i know i will always find something there. ~Grace

Andrea said...

looks like a wonderful shopping day, even if you came home empty handed! I'd love to one day visit all these places I hear about on blogs, but alas, it's a tad bit far away for me, so it will have to be a one day plan =)

Marie said...

FUN! my husband and i visited swift creek last weekend where we bought lots of ornaments and set of twin beds for my guest room. i can't wait to visit it again next year. i went to luckett's over the summer and i'd love to get up before christmas...so many things to do, so little time! loved all your photos!!

Mimi said...

Looks like you guys had a very fun day.

Divine Theatre said...

I wish I could have gone with!
A virtual wonderland!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful images, Sherry!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love all your photos !! Looks like a fabulous weekend you and the girls good for you we all need this some times""
I'm thinking of all the great block party going on for the Holidays so much fun.
XXOO Diane

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! That sounds like my kind of weekend!

- The Tablescaper

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Now that's my kind of weekend Sherry! Friends & Shopping what could be better:)

Jann Olson said...

Wow, love so much of this I can hardly stand it. What a fabulous weekend for you. Excited about the Christmas link party coming up. I will post about it on my sidebar.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Looks like sooo much fun!

xo

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

I would love to be able to go to The Lucketts store one day. You were lucky (no pun intended) to get a chance to go! Can't wait to see your new purchases. I have placed the blogger party button on my sidebar too.

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I am still thinking about how much fun that polka dot silo is. Sounds like a great girls weekend!