Thursday, June 27, 2013

Field Trip Friday - It's Back!

Finally, there was a little downtime last week and the opportunity - and more importantly, willing paricipants (!) - for a field trip.
We didn't have to go far. We went to Middleburg, VA to be precise. It was a central meeting spot for those in our group.
Baileywyck Farm and Shoppes is located on St. Louis Rd. in Middleburg. This is the heart of Virginia horse country for those unfamiliar, and even the drive there was spectacular. The shop is located behind a house and next to Golden Dreams Therapeutic Riding Center. Part of the proceeds from the shop are donated to Golden Dreams.
Before we even entered the barn that was loaded with all the treasures, we posed outside the entrance where there were lots of vintage garden items. I was in heaven already!!
We were greeted at the door by the owner, Lisa Vella. She owns the shop with her brother, Jim Vella.
Lisa is a really fun, enthusiastic person who generously shared her knowledge of the antiques she has, plus some stories about the thrill of the hunt. (The hunt for antiques and treasures, that is!)

This is the inside of the 4000 square foot barn, which was packed to the gills with all kinds of Wonderful. There were beautiful antique furniture pieces, accessories,  chandeliers, and even rugs, so with all the looking up and looking down, I had to make several trips around the place. Though I didn't photograph them, there were many pairs of antique doors which caused me several fits of hyperventilation. My favorite pair, from Brittany had gorgeous ironwork on them. Now to save my pennies and figure out a place for them (I can think of several!)

Not everything in the barn was old. There were room fragrances and diffusers. Also several new pillows.  I especially liked the one above with the double ruffle with raw edges made of burlap. There was a similar one with the ruffle being constructed of four layers of silk whose edges were not sew, but cut with pinking shears. Beautifully rustic!

The Baileywyck Shoppes are located at 21197 St. Louis Rd., Middleburg, VA 20117
The hours are  Thursday - Sunday, 11:00-5:00.  Other days by appointment. (or by chance, as their website says).
Upon leaving Baileywyck we headed straight for a sign we had seen for an Estate Sale. One can only imagine what we'd find at an estate sale in Middleburg! As it turned out, there was a lot of stuff, but mostly yardsale items. I took a picture of this record set and sent it to my friend, asking if she needed any piano music "in an Intimate Mood". She replied, "I'm willing to bet 'The Girl from Ipanema' is on that record"!
It was a hot day, and a girl gets thirsty so we ended our adventure at Cana Winery at the other end of Middleburg. It really is a pretty spot with the loveliest views. You can bring your lunch or buy snacks there. It was the perfect way to cap off Field Trip Friday!