Monday, October 16, 2017

Exploring Antique Shops and Kitchen in Ruckersville

A customer of mine suggested that I check out Jack's Shop Kitchen in Ruckersville up Route29.
The first floor is a gourmet lunch spot with a chef. I had the turkey cobb salad that was yummy.




This is three shops in one building, the eat in on the main floor. Number two would be
the antique shop on the second floor called Green House Shops.








The third shop is an antique shop in the basement called Gateway Antique Center, more shared antique booths with very unique booths, each turn of a corner reviles more great treasures.


And on my way home going back up 29, I had to stop in to Ruckersville Antiques, a large upscale
antique space with a beautiful display of all kinds of goodies, anything from furniture, to jewelry, to
silver.



What did I buy?


This beautiful small French chair for under $20.00.

This vintage mirror for under $20.00
This beautiful blue hand made vase for my Mom for her birthday in November.
 12 pieces of Limoge dessert and luncheon plates for under $14.00.
Mini hand porcelain vases for under $3.00.
A porcelain painted cake knife and two really funky lamps, with a two way light.
Top light bulb under the shade and the lanterns also light up.
Great day for shopping, well worth the trip!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

One Last Shot

Forgot the bets shot of the whole gang.

Birthday Celebration at Pippin Hill Winery

Last Sunday my family celebrated my birthday and my daughters
birthday at Pippin Hill Winery down 29 near Charlottesville Virginia.
the views are stunning.

A real Passion Flower Vine.
Mom waiting on the porch as they set the table and everyone arrives.
Endless views.
Everyone enjoying lunch and good conversation, the food is amazing.

Above you see my son Edmund, my sisters Beth and Helen, my Mom and my daughter
Ellie. Below, this is what 55 looks like, I have taken better pictures.

And her is what 24 looks like.
Pictures of everyone outside on the steps.



Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall Marbleized Pumpkins and More

I have been following a blog, Simple Details, on how to marble pumpkins.

The blue ones turned out better than the orange ones and it is easier to do with smaller
pumpkins. You drop a little nail polish into a bucket of warm water and dip the pumpkins into
it and there you have it. The pumpkins are half off at Michaels and I got the nail polish at
Target.
Here are my Fall porch decorations. the door basket I made came from the Dollar Store
and the pumpkins with garland came from Big Lots. And this beautiful Mum came from
my mother and sister.
One big decision I made after submitting my financials to a bank was that after almost
two years at The Factory Antique Mall, I am not making any money. I am actually losing
money, so I am slowly pulling things out.


My lease is up at the end of November, I probably spend more out there on purchases
and rent than I make. Time to make changes, save a little money.