I am attempting another blog entry despite the dial-up here. So far things are moving quite smoothly. On Sunday I'll do a nice long post about my thrifty adventures but this evening I want to share a new place with you.
In the Northern Neck, the name Carter is one that conjures history as old as Virginia. "King" Carter was one of the first settlers in this area almost 400 years ago. His ancestors are still in the area to this day. One family, in fact, has made the small town of White Stone their haven for decades. You may be familiar with one of the Carter clan, Mary Randolph is the author of the famous "Junk" books: "American Junk", "Kitchen Junk," "Garden Junk", and "City Junk." I have them all! Her practiced visual eye and love for all things old have instilled the same love in many of us, included yours truly.
This is her latest book, "For the Love of Old."
I purchased Mary Randolph Carter's book at a wonderful new store in White Stone, VA which is owned and operated by her sister and neice Emily and Emily Carter, mother and daughter who have as fabulous a visual eye as Mary! FARM opened on July 4th. We were thrilled to visit it today:
This lovely old building is full of wonderful things for your home! I had a fun time browsing around, and was interested in watching one of their staff cleaning some old furninture by a little side building. Emily told us they would soon sell "primitive" furniture in that little building too. When we first arrived and opened the door, a black Lab puppy bounded out and greeted us with Emily Sr. racing out after her. The pup bounced down the steps and into one of the adjacent yards where she relieved herself. Emily called her back but she was in no mood to go back in, so my hubby caught her and carried her back in. When you visit FARM beware of the enthusiastic black Lab who might greet you at the door.
I circled the building taking in the delightful details, including these lovely shutters:
And the wonderful use of old oyster shells around the perimeter of the building:
And this sweet entrance! I love the bench painted green and cream:
If you find youself in White Stone, please stop by FARM! I know I'll be back!~~~More later!~~~XXOO, Beth