Today’s training was in the form of antiquing. It has been a tease for me to drive past the many shops en route to Shenandoah National Park, or as we head back to Arlington after a day of hiking. I was so excited to dedicate today to exploring a different side of Rappahannock County!
Along with my fellow designer Lauren, I paid a visit to Ginger Hill Vintage Finds & Antiques. What a great shop! Prints, etchings, tables, a Charlie Harper and various accessories came with us; a camera card full of images may likely warrant another trip. A marquetry salesman’s chart is a totally cool find, as is the Japanese lacquered box with fern fronds. And the Italian leather bookends. The winner is the Charlie Harper.
Copper Fox was our next stop today. We got to pick up Lauren’s coffee table and a French ’50’s pot with excellent tomato red glaze. Many pictures were taken to share with our colleagues, with high hopes for purchasing a beautiful hook rug to hang in the stair hall of a home in Leesburg. This beauty is 72″ long!
Dan from Ginger Hill said to visit the River District Arts collective next to Copper Fox Antiques, so why not? An old apple storage building that has been converted into the Torpedo Factory of Rappahannock County with a cafe, a Virginia foods shop, and a bunch of working artist galleries. All local good stuff. Fantastic lunch and discussion over heading back to Ginger Hill to buy two more tables. We got them.
Check out my van before heading back to Arlington. Virginia pickers were we.