Today, I was fortunate to find more antiques and vintage stuff--pretty ironstone and painted metal! I also picked up 2 new cloches, 2 moss balls, and a wire mannequin to hold jewelry. I thought that was it, but we went back in after taking all these things to the van.Should have known I'd find something else; an old, white painted ice cream parlor chair called out to me. Another exchange at the checkout counter and the chair made it into the van, too.
Chartreuse is a winner to add to the list of super stops! My friend Lydia told me about this place some time ago; it is a group shop in a few buildings behind a private home out in the country. Open once a month for a weekend, my junior shopper and I finally made it over to a sale today.
In a way, Chartreuse reminded me of a hybrid of a couple of shops we went to a week ago. The outside has a mix of cottagey furniture and salvage materials and the insides of the main building and the little cottage are very put together and inviting. In other words, something for everyone.
When you enter the main building, grab a wicker shopping basket and see this:
Upstairs in the barn loft of the main building:And this is only part of what there is to see.
The darling kitty who is at home everywhere:A very sweet experience all around. You, too, can be part of this if you're in the MD/VA/DC/PA area. Check it out!
The crabapples of spring.
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