December 2017

December 1, 2017

Happy Holidays!  Our featured acquisition for this month is the pair of Waterford chairs shown pictured.  Nearby Waterford, Virginia has long been known as the home of a particularly distinctive and beautiful version of the ladderback side chairs and rocking chairs that characterized American 18th- and 19th-century furniture. Waterford chairs are recognized by design features common to both the side chairs and the less common rockers, such as acorn-shaped finials; wide, gracefully arched splats; and splint-bottom seats.  More photos are on the Recent Acquisitions tab of our website at Recent Acquisitions.

 

 

If you haven’t gotten a Christmas tree yet, you may want to try one of the local, cut-your-own tree farms.  Snickers Gap Christmas Tree Farm on Williams Gap Road is the closest to the store, but there are a number of others in the area.  Also consider attending one of the local holiday events.  Options include:  in Middleburg, an all day Christmas festival on the 2nd including a parade, breakfast with Santa, and live music; in Purcellville, free trolley tours to look at decorations on the 8th & 10th, and a parade on the 9th at noon followed by ornament making at the train station; in Hillsboro, a historic homes tour on the 9th, and winter market/holiday craft fair on the 9th & 10th; in Leesburg, a holiday craft show at Ida Lee on the 2nd & 3rd, and a parade the evening of the 9th; and in Lovettsville, a Light Up Lovettsvile competition the evenings of the 18th & 19th.

As for special hours for this month, we’ll be closed on the 24th & 25th for Christmas.  Since we’ll also be closed January 1st for New Year’s, the next newsletter will be out on January 2, 2018.  Have a Happy New Year!

Lynne & Bob McCann

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