First up, Stylish Patina! Stylish Patina is a cute little barn tucked back down a little gravel road in Frederick, MD. They are usually open the third weekend of the month from 10-5PM. I love that they are a one story building and have enough space to maneuver an umbrella stroller. Stroller friendly establishments are always a plus because that means I can corral the 2 year old in a stroller while I carry the baby. Besides that I LOVE, love, love the variety they have. All of their "booths" have their own feel, colors, and unique styles. I love the fact that they are not afraid of color either! As I said earlier I didn't make any purchases on this trip....:( no extra funds in the budget right now, but I was more than happy to accompany my mom as she made some purchases.
|My mom purchased some of these ironstone plates for a steal of a deal, $3.00 each!|
|I was so tempted to buy this yellow apron! It would look fabulous hanging in my kitchen.|
|My mom also purchased some silver plated dessert forks. She's been collecting mismatched ones recently! I can't remember exactly how much they were, but I know they were a great deal! I think between $1 and $2 a piece!|
|Isn't the wood and metal crate with the blue vintage tins so cute?|
|Bright, cheery, and sweet! Perfect!|
Please go visit this lovely barn!!! They are a very welcoming bunch!
And don't forget, they have Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on site.
Next up, On A Whim!
***Photo from On A Whim's web page. Photo cropped and watermark added to credit On A Whim.
You aren't going to drive past this barn without taking a second look! That pink silo is begging you to come and check the place out!
On A Whim is located in Leesburg, VA. They are open 7 days a week, Monday+ Tuesday-11:00 to 4:00PM, Wednesday- 10:00 to 4:00PM, and Thursday through Sunday 10:00 to 5:00PM. They have one main barn and two small side buildings to explore. While you might be able to use an umbrella stroller on the first floor you definitely will not be able to get it upstairs so I would recommend if you are bringing children that you plan on carrying them or having them walk. Do remember though that there are many breakables so you will have to be monitoring little hands!! Mine likes to touch and flip over the price tags like she sees mommy and grammy doing....yikes!
On A Whim is also a chalk paint dealer. They have a wonderful display in the upstairs level of their barn!
Last, but certainly not least, The Old Lucketts Store!
***Photo from The Old Lucketts Store web page.
This three level house plus out-buildings is Located in Leesburg, VA and is home to many vendors including none other than Miss Mustard Seed herself. If you have ever hoped to see Miss Mustard Seed's work in person, The Old Lucketts Store is the place. Marian has a space on the first floor. I keep hoping one of these times we might actually get to run in to her! She is such an inspiration and the rest of the place is filled (to the brim) with talented work and beautiful accessories! If you're bringing little kids plan on carrying them around because due to the multi levels and jammed packed with goodies vignettes you would not even be able to think about using a stroller! A necessary hazard of so much goodness I guess. :) The Old Lucketts Store is open 7 days a week from 10:00-5:00PM. While it can be difficult to navigate The Old Lucketts Store with children the old building is one of my favorite parts of Lucketts! It is so fun to wind up and down stairs and in an out of the rooms and hallways peeking at all the treasures. Tucked on the first floor my mom found some more vintage desert forks for $1.00 each! What a bargain! I fell in love with a chippy gold, rather large (probably 6 feet tall x 4 feet diameter) spiral staircase stand. It was fabulous. Ahh, there are just so many treasures to find.
Well, that wraps up the weekend shopping tour! I hope you are close enough to visit yourself!
If you aren't please leave a comment letting us all know about similar stores in you area!!
*****Please stop back and check out my post on Wednesday! I will be filling in for Stacey at Embracing Change and will be sending you to her to see my custom curtain tutorial after my Wednesday's: Want this look?*****