Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Visit to Gordonsville, Virginia

We spent the afternoon today Christmas shopping and exploring a new area - lovely Gordonsville, VA which is just outside Charlottesville, VA not too far from Orange, VA (home of James Madison's Montpelier).  Gordonsville is very small but charming nonetheless.  It would be fun to combine  a trip to Gordonsville and Orange and to stop by some of the many near-by wineries.  Horton and Barboursville are very close. 

Not much was open today but the town looked elegant in its Christmas decor.

Even the visitor center was well decorated.  The entire area exuded charm and sophistication as only the Virginia hunt country can. 

We ventured into this great gift/antique/lamp/home decor store that clearly was run by someone who loves dogs and horses.  In fact the owner's family once owned a store in Princeton, NJ for over 40 years so she has it in her DNA to pick out things that customers will like.  I picked out a few goodies that would good under the tree.  You can find out more about this great store on her web site.  If you need any last minute gift ideas, well I have a few.

This pillow is large, long and narrow, hand-painted.  Looks great!

Remember all of ranting about Rebecca Ray designs (see my earlier blog posts about her)?  Here it is and it looks even better in the store.

The jewelry, placemats, and other "stocking stuffers" were just delightful. Santa are you listening?

Here are a few more last minute ideas for the procrastinator Santas out there. 

This horse shoe cheese board is great.

This vintage picture would go well in almost any decor:

And this fox lamp was one of my favorite things in the entire store:

Here is the store's web site in case you need to call and pick up a few more gifts. 

Enjoy these wonderful days before Christmas. It will be here before you know it.  Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


  1. That store looks AMAZING!! Love all the goods....and what the town might lack in size it seems to more than make up for in beautiful elegant decor and charm!

  2. Gordonsville has WONDERFUL shops and a world-class French restaurant!! The entire Main St and downtown is a historic district with a beautiful park that was built by a famous landscape architech from Paris. They also have a famous BBQ restaurant. We've traveled there many times from Richmonnd and we love it!


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