My wife and I make our annual pilgrimage to Virginia to have our anniversary-ish dinner at The Inn at Little Washington, one of the finest restaurants we can not quite afford. To save money on the rest of the trip we stay in a Fairfield Inn and look for less expensive activities to fill the days. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier are some of our favorites.
If you don’t buy anything, looking at antiques can be a semi-satisfying way to spend an afternoon. We have been know to occasionally indulge in such activities, much to the dismay of friends with different work ethics.
These pictures are from one such outing. Some interesting shops are actually in Ruckersville between Charlottesville and Orange (Monticello and Montpelier), Virginia, right on US 29.
One of the things I noticed just tonight was two pieces with similar yet very different legs. They really look like variations on a theme, one a more refined version of the other. You figure which came first.
First there is this server:
Then there is this chest:
Here are the legs, you decide which goes where.
Not identical but related. Or so I think. It’s my blog.
I was impressed by this large and unique form of corner cabinet:
There must have been French in the area:
And this unique chest on chest is linked to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
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As part of my ongoing research of things that don’t matter, there are 1133 servings of sugar in a 10 lb. (4.53 kg) bag.
The more you know…