Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Shop the Past at Virginia Antique Malls

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Shopping for antiques is a bit like going on a treasure hunt. You arrive at your chosen destination, sift through the wares of the past, and hope to stumble upon a vintage piece that suits your needs. Virginia boasts a large number of antique malls, vintage stores, and collectibles shops, each of which lies near an Inn Virginia bed & breakfast to complete your antiquing adventure:

The Factory Antique Mall in Verona, VA is “one of the largest antique malls in America.” Whether you’re on the hunt for books, dolls, glassware, or jewelry, you’ll find it and more at the Factory Antique Mall. This Mall also happens to have a Country Café within its walls for those who need a bite to eat while shopping. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes Bridgewater Inn and Cottage, Montclair Bed and Breakfast,

Antiques and More of Appomattox displays a host of products with everything from candles to toys to furniture. With its location in historic downtown Appomattox, Virginia, you’ll feel as though you’re browsing through history. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes Babcock House and Carriage House Inn B&B.)

Williamsburg Antique Mall in Colonial Williamsburg is a charming “niche in the antique community.” Search through historic clocks, hard-crafted furniture, and individual booths set up by specific antique dealers. As with Verona’s antique mall, this one also offers an eatery, La Petite Tea Room, complete with soup, sandwiches, and desserts. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes Marl Inn B&B, Magnolia Manor, and York River Inn B&B.)

“Entering the Middleburg Antique Emporium is like stepping into a tastefully decorated Victorian home.” This establishment boasts around 45 antique dealers with both American and European wares for your purchase—sterling flatware, Brass Fireplace Accessories, china, porcelain, and more. (Nearby Inn Virginia lodging includes the Briar Patch B&B Inn, Berryville Inn, and Goodstone Inn.)

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By Tara Stoll

Vintage Route 1 Tour and Downtown Community Day

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

U.S. Route 1 in Virginia dates all the way back to 1918, and in an effort to commemorate this piece of history, downtown Fredericksburg provides a Community Day that overflows with celebratory activities—tours, displays, exhibits, vintage cars, and more. “Historical images, text, newspapers and in-depth research will show you a side of Fredericksburg that you may have not known was there” (Vintage Route 1).

Tours of the route take attendees down places such as Lafayette Boulevard, Princess Anne Street, and Riverfront Park, while exhibits will educate viewers about the Civil Rights Movement in Fredericksburg, the nearby tourist homes and drugstores, eating establishments, and, of course, Classic Cars.

The tours are not the only part of Community Day, however. There are a number of other activities for both children and adults alike. Stop by Virginia Partners Bank for free coffee and donuts, or try a Root Beer Float Special at Fizzlebottom Café. Made in Virginia will be offering free food and wine tasting, and Jabberwocky will provide fun and fascinating archaeology activities for kids.

And what celebration would be complete without live entertainment? Enjoy Willie Nelson Favorites by Lou Rosgen, music and hula hoop demonstrations at Populuxe, a vintage fashion show, and live radio broadcasts.

Start and end your Vintage Route 1 festivities at a nearby Inn Virginia B&B such as Lavender Heights. (If you’re interested in other Route 1 B&Bs in Virginia, we recommend Grace Manor Inn in Richmond and Scents of Cedar B&B in Peteresburg.)

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By Tara Stoll