Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Thanksgiving has undoubtly become my favorite holiday.  Spirits are high, friends abundant and food plentiful.  For me, the "weeekend" kicked off on Tuesday evening as some of my nearest and dearest stopped by for wine, cheese and chatter fireside. The rest of the week made time for more kibitzing, the Thanksgiving meal and the fabulously festive Gobble Wobble Charity event (if I do say so myself!) held at the Reserve.

Here are a few photos of my Tukey Day...
(please note the new corner cabinets that just got installed in our dining room!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

And George

When I mentioned in my previous post that we hit up some awesome antique stores in Charlottesville, it was because I did some major blog research before our departure. Much to Scott's dismay I showed up with a map and store hit list in hand.  Usually during our travels, Scott is at his happy place (the golf course) and I am perusing my happy places (museums, antique stores, garden and home tours, etc...). Not this trip. I loved having Scott accompany me on all my adventures, but I'm quite sure that feeling was not mutual :).

The biggest wealth of information came from the Scout Charlottesville blog.  Whooo-wieeee. This was a little gem of a blog.  I found so many wonderful places to pop into, but I have to say my favorite was And George. Check out their website here. This store was so beautifully laid out with treasures old and new. I loved the style, vibe and.... GEORGE!!

Scott, always the animal lover, and George!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

One Kings Lane....

has great sales today!! I. Want. This. Dog.

But, something tells me Hogie may not like that. I bought this book at the King Family Vineyard in Charlottesville. It is amazingly cute. wine + dogs. It doesn't get much better!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Two weeks ago, Scott and I joined a group of some of our favorite people to celebrate Steve's 30th birthday.  This was one of the most fabulous weekends I have had in a while. Though, I must say, most weekends are pretty wonderful.  From the abundant antiquing, to walking around the UVA campus, to wine tasting (there are 24 vineyards in a 10 mile radius!) , to tailgating on the lawn and visiting Monticello, the whole weekend was an A+.  Sometimes I think we (I for the most part) forget how many wonderful places there are to visit on American soil.  A short plane ride paired with a long weekend and all of a sudden one will feel refreshed and rarin' to go.  Maybe it is because it's election time, or maybe I'm just feeling very patriotic, but I am going to go on a limb and say I'm on a major domestic kick. I am ready to explore America and all our great country has to offer. 

First stop, Charlottesville.