Good morning!! Well, I have wood drying on my table, I took pics of my front hall that is getting a redo, and I had an Amish donut!! Al brought some home from the show last night. Poor Al—he is so BORED at the show!! He is probably at the show now, rolling up the sides. So very different from last weekend….not that I’m surprised. This is a very small, low end show…but it can provide some $ for supplies. I’m just glad I’M not there!! Al had a person come in asking if we had a sign that said “If you don’t have a warrant, go away!” That tells you a lot about this show!! Anyway, I’m getting a lot done here at home. I finished everything I wanted to yesterday, so I am prepping more and planning on finishing a big batch of folk art that I got half done at Occoquan. Before I forget…look at these!!
Yep…these are the Amish yummies!! I put a large egg in front so you can see how big they are—Al said when the show closed there was a line of about 30 waiting in line for hot donuts. Sarah,the Amish lady, does 4 shows per year, and people actually come to the show just for her treats. When you buy your bag, the donuts are still very warm and melt in your mouth.
Thursday we went back to Pulaski to the little flea market. I was disappointed because I was looking for specific things—enamelware basins, small old luggage, and old small step stools. The only basins I found were badly damaged and expensive—I DO like them to be chippy, but not totalled!! However, we did manage to find a few nice pieces so the trip wasn’t a total loss. Here’s what we found….
….a very nice watering can (there were DOZENS there—all very expensive except this one ), A nice tea kettle, 2 trowels (again, we saw many of these ), a small slaw cutter, an oil can, a funnel, a really nice square mirror, and 2 different-but very cute roller skates. The funnel and oil can will be for make dos, the skates will have little mice riding them, and everything else will be painted.
So….are you ready for the next store tour? This store is named Personally Yours and is a 2-story wonderland of prim goodness!! Even the entrance is beautiful!!
This is where I got my sampler last year that I just LOVE!!
This year I was looking for a long, over the cupboard door candle holder, but they had just sold the last of them. I’ll get one next time from them. I did get a few goodies I knew they had…
I got three circle star flags that I couldn’t find anywhere, a really pretty penny rug card I will frame, and the bumpy grubby candles I needed for the candleboard I made for myself. Now I can finally finish it! OK….now lets go into this beautiful store!!! Remember..click to enlarge so you see it all, and very picture heavy!! …
Lots of grubby, bumpy cubbies –
I just love this grubby row of drawers…..
And there you are!! I think I missed getting a pic of a wonderful spoon rack done in an old mustard finish—a gorgeous piece. Personally Yours carries everything you would want to accent your prim or colonial home beautifully. They carry a great selection of textiles such as coverlets, paints such Caromal Colours, beautiful lampshades, tin, ( but there is one piece there I want so don’t touch it! ) ,lots of samplers, art, cubbies, painted baskets, and on and on! What I like about this store and the one I featured yesterday, is that even though they are both prim/colonial, there is no overlap—each one carries a different selection from the other! There is no duplication!! Oh, by the way, one of the ladies in Personally Yours has her home in a Judy Condon book ( they sell the series of books ) so you KNOW how great this store is!! They also sell lovely paintings done on antique breadboards. YUM!! Personally Yours is located at 308 Mill Street (the main street of Occoquan Virginia ). Their website is www.pyinc.biz. The ladies are so nice too—so helpful , and you can so tell how much they love their store . Every inch of this store is filled with yummy goods—and very unique goods!! SO, if you are ever in the area of D.C., Woodbridge, or Annapolis, spend the day in historic Occoquan Virginia. Oh, the Virginia Grille is on Mill Street too and their food is delicious!!
I’d like to thank the ladies of Village Americana and Personally Yours for graciously letting me photograph their stores.
Occoquan also has many other wonderful places to explore—there are needlework shops, little bakeries, stained glass shops, artist shops, and little ice cream parlors—plenty of shops to explore for days!! Don’t miss Glory Be! on Mill Street—a sweet little shop with prims and carefully chosen vintage pieces. Marla and her girls are a hoot and would love to help you find a special treasure!! I couldn’t get a pic of their storefront because of all the tents in front during the show—but it is a store you don’t want to miss!!
So…back to work!! Hope you enjoyed my tours—if you do visit the stores, tell them you saw them on a blog!! …and say Hi for me!!——-Jan