Holiday Highlights Part 2 - Occoquan & lots of photos!
Hello again, and first off let me thank everyone for their visit and comments on my last post!
We're home a week now and it has been tricky getting back into any sort of a routine and normal sleep pattern as well as coping with the rain that never seems to go away here, even for 'summer'. You can be sure it's a nuisance when laundry needs to be dried and I love hanging clothes out on the line to dry.
So thanks for indulging me last time around and here goes with pt 2.
This is when I have to thank Jan from Life on Buttermilk Hill. It was through her blog and her trip to the craft show in Occoquan Va. that I first heard of this really picturesque little town. I knew from her pictures that it was a 'must-see' place and I was not disappointed. Thank you Jan for helping me out!
It is so pretty along the river and I loved seeing the old buildings~
One of the first shops we entered was a lovely prim/country store, 'Glory Be'.
I didn't take pics inside as I was so busy chatting to the store keeper, a lovely lady who has relatives living in Northern Ireland and I was so surprised to discover one of her relatives was a History teacher in my high school! I remember him well!
I did buy this fab star as it matches the bag I got last year!
I also thought these were perfect for a summer basket display~
Another fantastic store is 'Personally Yours', which is in the building formerly used as the town bank~ Inside, the rooms were filled to the brim with gorgeous primitives, and accessories:
I loved the way even the old bathroom was put to good use to display more treasures!
I absolutely want everything in this bedroom!!!lol! Another antique store was Village Americana, well worth a visit. The furniture was beautiful - sorry to say I lost the few pics I took apart from these - the wallpaper upstairs was amazing - pineapples!! And in another room~ As a treat for the kids and parents!! we headed in to Georgetown to DC Cupcakes which we'd seen on Food Network. There was a line outside up the hill but it moved quickly
Lots of chocolate cupcakes to choose from! They were so good! Hope you enjoyed the visit and made sense of it all!
It's a pity I can't rewind as I'd love to go back and do it all again! Thanks again for stopping by! Best wishes