Submitted by Caring Transitions of Richmond, VA
When Darcy and I first accepted this job, we had thoughts of it being the ultimate treasure hunt. We were not disappointed. The property dates back over 200 years as a spring resort. The original hotel is no longer standing but its foundation serves as the property’s sunken garden. There are two additional cottages on the property in addition to the main house. The house and the cottages were full. And not just full….full of wonderful, fun, and special things.
We were all hard pressed to choose “A” favorite thing. I easily could have chosen 10, or 15. The whole sun room I wish I could add onto my own home, would that count as one thing?
Rebecca’s Favorite: The Noah’s Ark Scherenschnitten. My mother is German and this paper art form is very popular in Germany. I can remember my Oma having a few framed pieces in her house that my mother and aunts made as children. A close runner up for me though, was a yellow Snoopy lunchbox in mint condition. I used that same lunchbox for years in elementary school. Hearing the plastic snaps open, I could smell the peanut butter and jelly (with an undertone of crayons!)
Darcy’s Delight: The Antique Buggy Seat. Darcy thinks it’s really fun and different.
Rhonda’s Rhapsody: The Antique Youth Bed. I personally was shocked that Rhonda chose the youth bed when there is some of the best cast iron at this sale I have ever seen. But, the bed is beautiful, and I cannot fault her choice, I like it too. I can blame her however for surprising me with her choice and not being ready with the correct photo!
Maggie’s Choice: The tole painted thread table. I am being to suspect that Maggie has a sewing problem. I am surprised that she did not pick one of the several beautiful quilts we had at this sale
JoAnn’s Absolute: The frilly and sassy red and white apron. This apron was meant for high heels, pearls and martinis. Out of all the great vintage clothing we found (It was like discovering Jackie O’s closet), the apron seemed to sum up how entertaining at home and dressing up was truly an art form (and a fun one at that)!