April 2018

April 1, 2018

Happy belated Easter!  Now that it stays light so late, you may not be thinking about lamps, but the flowers on the beautiful lamp below make it a perfect topic for a spring newsletter.  The first thing to notice about this piece is that it has been electrified; while this may offend those who want to keep items in their original state, it certainly makes it more useful in a modern home.  This lamp dates from the 1870’s and the roses it is adorned with are typically Victorian.  This may be a library lamp, but can you imagine how nice it would look over a dining room table?  If you have a foyer with a high ceiling, alternatively it could be a focal point upon entry.  Some of the other lamps we have available can be seen on our website at http://irongateantiques.com/lighting/.

 

 

With the arrival of spring, there are many things to do in Western Loudoun.  For example, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville is having their Annual Cherry Blossom Celebration on the 7th, with live music, craft vendors and a food vendor from 1:00 until 5:00.  This is a free event, which is always nice!

Are you a dog owner?  If so, you may want to have your pet in training for the Frisbee competition to be held on the 14th at the Dog Days Bloom Festival at Great Country Farm here in Bluemont.  Afterwards, both dogs and their owners are invited to celebrate at Dirt Farm Brewing with Brews & Bones.  Sounds like a fun day for the entire family!

With Leesburg’s Flower & Garden Show scheduled for the 21st & 22nd, it seems like there’s something going on every weekend . . .

Lynne & Bob McCann

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