Tuesday, June 1, 2010

yo yo love

There is a quilting method called yo yo quilting that I love, but it is not something that I have mastered yet, or even attempted for that matter! I think they are just so cute and you can do a great deal with them.

Over the weekend, Steve and I drove down to Charlottesville, VA where we visited some wineries and drove through very scenic countryside. At one point, I don't know where we were, but we drove by a country store. I love country stores, so I convinced Steve to stop. I figured, with the name of Greenwood Country Store, it would have old fashioned candy, big jars of pickles and root beer floats. Turns out, I was wrong.

It was an antique shop! They had the most beautiful things and the prices were amazing. I saw so many things that I wanted to bring home, but managed to refrain, mainly because Steve was there to keep me in line :)

This is my favorite---

These are quilted yo yo's that I mentioned above, and they are in a small white shabby-chic esq frame, measuring 4" x 6"! I'm not sure when it was put together, but the yo yo's look quite old, if you look closely (you probably can't tell from the photo!). It was also a whopping $8. Love! Once I get my sewing room set up, I want to hang a shelf on the wall, and place this frame on the shelf! I have the vision in my head already :)
I also bought a vintage Nancy Drew book, I can't recall which one, off the top of my head, but it is an early edition, and was $3.
The shop had sooo many gorgeous linens, and I am still kicking myself for leaving it all there. They had a set of French blues; a table runner, eight placemats and matching napkins, and was only $8! I am wishing I had grabbed that too!
If you ever find yourself in Greenwood, VA, be sure to stop in the General Store! It is across from the post office on Greenwood Station Road, VA route 690 and nearby route 250.
I love antique shops and need to find some around DC that I can visit!
Are you an antique lover? Where is your favorite shop? If I visit you, will you take me there?


KatiePerk said...

I love the yo you style! I think it is so charming!! I would have loved that store!! Sounds right up my alley! Hope you guys had a good weekend!

Elizabeths Attic said...

Quilting is not something I have tried it looks too complicated for my brain but if you want to visit some lovely antique shops please feel free to fly over the pond to Bolton and I will show you sites you could only dream about....

Annie said...

Ohhh, I'm totally with you about the antique shops. If you're ever in Charlotte, there is a place called Sleepy Poet and it is hundreds of folks that each have a booth with their own personal antiques...it is amazing. I've gotten several tables and fun decorating pieces there!

Yes, I grew up in Salisbury so you came right through on your way to Assateague and Chincoteague. Great areas, they are plain gorgeous!

Iva said...

so cute! Happy Friday! Have a great sunny weekend!