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It really is the ultimate for someone like me (addicted to all things home and decorating):  I currently have a tent city of spectacular finds nestled throughout the grounds of my home.  It is, truly, AWESOME!

As the trucks rolled in today, I was like a kid in a candy shop!

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Yes, today I believe that happiness can be bought.  And I’m lookin’ right at it.

I figured if I could peak under the truck tarp, I could peak into the tents.  Here’s some of what I found:

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All that, and Annie Sloane dropped in to see us (more about that later . . .)

Thanks for reading,

Virginia

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We’ve been pruning and mowing, hauling and decorating, all in anticipation of the 20+ dealers who are arriving over the next 2 days as we prepare for Market Days – our first ever – this Saturday and Sunday.

I have to admit I’m a little nervous.  We’re all so excited to see what they bring.  Can you imagine anything more thrilling than a flea market coming to your home for the weekend?  Talk about shopping heaven!!  I know I’ll have to control myself. . .

A little order goes a long way, so here’s what we’re doing (you’re getting the early scoop) –

The shopping starts at 9AM on Saturday, noon on Sunday.

Wear your flea market attire; bring your big ole bag (and the truck!).

Bring cash (everyone accepts it).  Only some of the outdoor dealers will accept checks.

We’ll have a special outdoor (in the corn crib) credit-card-only check out, just in case you come upon that amazing piece that breaks your cash budget.  But be prepared for lines and waiting for this service. 

Outside items must be picked up by Sunday at 4pm.

Overflow parking is available next door at St Thomas More Academy.

Here’s some images of the great stuff that’s in the Chartreuse & co barn, which will be chuck full, by the way.  I’ll be shooting pictures of what the outdoor dealers bring as they set up over Thursday and Friday.  Stay tuned!

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Check out page 103 of the April issue of Washingtonian magazine. It’s official: we’re a ‘hidden gem’ of the Washington, DC area! Whoo Hoo!

Thanks for reading!
Virginia

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Katie R., a long-time customer,  sent these photos of her Chartreuse & co treasures in her home.

Click on image to enlarge:

Picture 1: The pop of blue from the candles and the pitcher draw your eye to the buffet-top vignette.

Picture 2:  I love using pretty little chairs like this in halls and on landings.  They are so welcoming and so pretty.  And, to me, a lovely chair is a piece of useful sculpture.

Picture 3:  Just love the playful placement of these frames and mirrors.  Design tip:  Always have fun with your decorating!

Thanks for reading,

Virginia

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Have you seen Flea Market Style magazine? I knew I would love it when their first ever issue (just a year or so ago) featured a map of the USA with all the best huge flea market/vintage sales in the country. I just wanted to jump in the Suburban and hit every one of them!

And how do they follow such a trove of information? Why, by listing all the best ‘occasional sales’ in the USA by state. Grab your copy, your GPS, and hit the road.

Check out p. 14 for Chartreuse & co!

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I just knew you’d all love what we created this month!  The crowd and the reaction was all we’d hoped, and more.  We’ve been busy today bringing fresh things in, and we’ll all be starting off our morning bright and early tomorrow, bringing truckloads of fabulous new items into the barn.

Here’s a slide show of some of what’s in the barn right now:

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See you tomorrow!

Thanks for reading,

Virginia

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I’m blown away by how spectacular everything looks in the barn tonight!  Everyone’s been in, adding fresh flowers, pillows, all those final touches you put on a space before company comes.

So here’s a slide show (it takes a moment to load because there are so many pictures in it!) of your final peak at what’s at Chartreuse & co this weekend:

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Come see us this weekend, Fri/Sat 9-4pm, Sun noon-4pm.  Details are on our website:

www.chartreuseandco.com

Hope to see you this weekend,

Virgina

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I love decorating.  So when Kristen Tydings of Visitation Academy asked me to decorate a small suite of rooms for brides and their bridesmaids (Visitation provides a spectacular locale for weddings in it’s early 19th century building and gardens located on 5 walled acres in downtown Frederick) I was intrigued.

“Sure, I’ll throw some furniture in here.  Love the high ceilings, original casement windows, wood floors,” I responded.

But I struggle with doing things only half way.  So 3 trucks, and many measurements, drawings, and lists later, the empty rooms were reborn.

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It’s all open to the public Sunday, February 19 from 1pm-4pm.  All of the items are available for sale, but not for pick up until the open house is over.   Plan to spend some time there, it’s 5 acres of beauty, and they’ll have music, food, flowers, the whole nine yards on Sunday.  Think of it as a wedding reception without the family drama!  Have fun.

Details about Visitation Academy Weddings is at www.facebook.com/VisitationAcademyWeddings.

Virginia

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While I’ve been preoccupied by my bedroom redo, the creative crew at the barn have been totally rethinking how beautiful their spaces can be.

Here’s a slide show of what The Robin’s Nest is up to: (followed by a brief how-to)

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Robin’s gone all-out-glam.  Hard to believe this is a barn wall, isn’t it?  How did she do it?

1.  Install a plywood floating wall.  This step ensures a perfectly flat surface (the stucco barn walls are not).

2.  Paint the wall a solid color (in this case a pale grey, but you can make it any color you want as your backdrop to the design).

3.  Get an amazing brocade stencil (see Robin of The Robin’s Nest for details), and create it, not with just one color of contrast paint, but with a whole series.  This extra detail is what gives this amazing treament its exceptional quality and depth.  Robin used white, medium grey, metallic silver, and metallic gold.

4.  Stand back and be wowed by the results!

Virginia

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Here’s what’s in the barn right now.  There’s more to come as everyone transforms their spaces into shops within a shop!  So cool.  I’ll post more soon.  Enjoy.

Virginia

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