Monday, August 2, 2010

I scored again!

I have to share yet another unbelievable find - a shop in the middle of nowhere choc-a-block with treasures!  It was a complete fluke that it was open when my husband and I drove by at the weekend.  Bill, the owner, is the nicest guy and his shop is his passion.  He only opens on Friday's (sometimes!) Saturday's and the occasional Sunday.  He bought the property 10 years ago after his wife saw an ad in the local paper saying that the previous owner was retiring and selling the shop and all it's contents.  They had never done anything in the retail trade before but once they laid eyes on this property - well, that was it.  They both gave up their jobs and lovingly restored every floorboard, door, stair tread, completely rewired, updated the plumbing, and put in air conditioning.  Bill was so gracious in telling me the history of the property:  Originally the local tavern, it has undergone very few changes in its 150 years.  An amazing place to say the least.
If you're in the Virginia area - stop by - it will be well worth it!  And tell them Anji sent you

Highland Antiques and Collectibles
1618 Zachary Taylor Hwy
Mineral Va 23117

Hope your week is going well! 
Mine is as I, at last, have my son home from college in Vermont for a few weeks.  I missed him so much!  More on him in the next few days.  I will upload one of his new songs that will definitely get your foot tapping!


  1. Wow!! Now that's my kind of place!!!! Lucky Duck! Can't wait to hear your son's song! How cool! Love, Jamie

  2. Oh my goodness, this place is like a dream come true!!!

  3. Oooh,I love that store.TFS.I'll be back for your son's song!Have a wonderful wek.

  4. So did you have anything left in your checkbook after leaving this little piece of heaven, oh my stars! What a treasure!!!

  5. oh and enjoy your visit with your son. Its so hard went they leave home :0(

  6. What a treasure chest!!! It looks like you could spend weeks going through it all - I hope the prices were reasonable. I think I can understand why he is so fond of his 'nest'!
    Have fun with your son - I know what you mean about the missing part - I would love to have mine back again and replay some of those all went by far too fast....

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