Monday, April 19, 2010

On A Whim

My recent trip to the Leesburg, Virginia area couldn't have taken place on a more beautiful weekend. The weather was absolutely wonderful. Our first stop for shopping was
On A Whim. A great shop in a barn with a pink silo ~ yes, those are polka-dots on the silo!

There's a small building right next to the barn. It's full of all kinds of pretty things.
dresses, hats, bags ~ fabulous frou-frous everywhere!

Inside the main building was no less delightful!
Scrumptious rooms, little vignettes.
Just pretty to look at everywhere!

Mandy loved the colors in this room!

They even set up shop outdoors. Anyone need a door? Or maybe some shutters?

Maybe a bed frame ~ wouldn't these be the perfect "flower bed" in your garden!

I didn't buy much ~ just this tiny little bag full. But I'm going back again with some measurements in hand and a large vehicle to fill up. I loved this shop!

I wish I had bought this green metal frog ~ I meant to go back and pick it up but forgot to. : (
Here's the little treasures I did buy ~ several postcards and the tiny silver tray!
The cute bird business card holder is from our stop at Cracker Barrel.

I'll be posting pictures from the other neat shops we visited throughout the week. I've been wanting to visit this area for quite a while ~ now I just can't wait to go back!


CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow, Marie! What a great place. I'd get lost there for hours. Wonder how far of a drive it is for me . . . ?

Thanks for sharing!

Ruth said...

Marie... Thanks so much for sharing YOUR trip with all of US!! A must place for all to put on their "Places To Visit List".

Hugs and Blessings..... Ruth ;)

Sweet Annabelle said...

OH! I wish I could visit that wonderful place! How in the world did you end up with just that small bag, even though it was packed with lovely treasures?!

Ann said...

I want to go. What a great looking place to explore. This looks like my kind of town. There's a little town about an hour away from me that has cute little shops like that. I had my camera with me when we went but a lot of the shops had signs posted that no pictures were allowed.

LDH said...

Hello Marie! Your photos are fantastic and the shops you visited are filled with really sweet items!

I absolutely love the postcards you found, especially the "Kindest Thoughts" one with the bird!

Kindly, Lorraine

GrammyGoo said...

So very pretty .....Beautiful pictures, all things lovely!
Blessings, Ella

Scrap for Joy said...

Oh Marie! What beautiful pictures you are tempting me with! I was never in the building with the hats and dresses at On a
Whim...that room looks like so much fun. I must go back without men and boys...I just didn't have as much time as I would have liked to look at evrything there is to see. I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration in the shops. You didn't mention the Pottery Barn outlet...did you go there?
(You look great by the way!)
I can't wait to go back to Leesburg...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Marie, A pink silo with polka dots, how cute is that? You can lock me in that room with all the hats and I would have a lot of fun playing around. There are a lot of other wonderful goodies in that shop as well. No wonder you enjoyed it so much.