Sunday, May 6, 2012

Warrenton Spring Festival

Ok, it's official...Past Reflections Antiques
will repesent at the
Warrenton Spring Festival
on May 19th on Main St. 
We will display a 10x10 tent full of treasures from the shop in our space in front of Jimmy's Market.  There will be a drawing for a nice little something, so stop by and put your name in. 
It should be a GREAT day for meeting new friends and seeing some familiar faces.
Mark your calendars and hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hello, this is just a quick note about next SATURDAY, MAY 5th.

on Falmouth Street is spilling out onto the porch!!

The dealers will fill the porch with great items for you to look at and hopefully take home.

The Town will not allow us to do a Flea Market in the parking lot because the area is zoned Industrial instead of Commercial. The regulations do not address retail in Industrial areas, so my request was denied.
To get around that, we are having a

Saturday, May 5th
8 AM until closing at 5 PM
All sales will run through the shop.
Cash, Check, Credit Cards

Don't Miss the Deals !!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Two New Dealers !!!

Good News....we have two new dealers set up in Past Reflections Antiques.  Let me introduce them:

In the rear of the first room on the right, Crystal has
 beautiful vintage Jewelry

A whole rack of Gorgeous vintage gowns for all of your special occasions

She loves to pack in the Little This and Thats

But...Crystal's space is more than apparel....she has
Carnival Glass, Prints and so much more.

Then in the next room, Charlie shows off exquisite
Kincaid Furniture
Vintage 7Ft Wardrobe
Handstitched Quilt

And, he is not finished bringing in the Smalls !

Not meaning to brag....well, I actually DO mean to brag.... Chuck and Pat have this
One-Of-A-Kind Bookcase

So what are you waiting for, consider this YOUR personal invitation to stop by.

Remember, the APRIL SHOWERS sale starts SUNDAY, April 1 and that's NO APRIL FOOL!!!

Hope to see you soon, Kathy

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Check out the Thrift Store !

Happy sunny and warm day!!  I was out and around this week and found the House of Mercy Thrift Store just off Wellington Rd in Gainesville, VA.  Here is a write-up about their mission:

It is located off Wellington Rd... from Gainesville, pass Balls Ford Rd and Merrifield Gardens then turn left.  There is a small sign that directs you to take the next left.  Then turn left again into the first set of buidings on the left.  In the parking lot, go past the first building to the one behind.  The entrance in the photo is on the backside as soon as you turn the building corner.

Teresa is the manager and she has a great eye for display.  Everything is clean and appealing.  Looking for an inexpensive Prom dress?

There are walls of glassware and smalls....but you don't have to get dirty and dig's set out and easy to see....

Great furniture and tables with chairs, sofas, lamps, rugs... basically everything for your home..

Everything is very reasonably, almost too low, priced !  Oh, and there are speciality items too.  Check out the cactus tables and lamps.....and did  you say you were having a Cinco de Mayo party, well you HAVE to get these for a centerpiece.

Make sure you add The House of Mercy to your shopping list.  They receive items every day.  Tell them you saw it on Kathy's blog!   Happy shopping and stop in to see us!   Kathy

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Think Out-Of-The-Box

Happy Sunny Saturday!  Today I am in the shop and between customers and 2 new dealers setting up, I pulled up my favorite blog sites.

Check out Beyond The Picket Fence.  Becky is the owner of the blog and she found time to scout her favorites and posted about them.  So I am passing them on to you.

Need a new bathroom medicine cabinet?  How about that old worn single wooden chair..what are you doing with that?  Those items are in the link and others.  Check it out!


If you live in the North Stafford, Garrisonville, lower Fauquier county, VA .....there is a new florist open....Forget Me Not Flowers...2390 Midland Rd, Midland, VA 22728 in the old Groves Store is open.  Caitlin Utz, Mr. Grove is her Grandfather, and she has beautiful arrangements. 

Have a beautiful day !     Kathy

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ole Blue becomes Alittle Sassy

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a cabinet made by the husband's grandfather.  He used a piece of wood from here and there and stored his tools in the bottom and mounted a vice on top.  When I received it, my house was going through a blue period, so blue it became and was a perfect little bar in the corner.

Now in the new house, it was shoved into the basement probably never to see the light of day again.

After moving some boxes around, I stumbled on Ole blue and thought about a giving it a new life in the living room.  The door has to go...

The living room is painted a sage green using Home Depot Baer paint.  I bought Baer Heavy Cream and painted Ole Blue all over.  Then applied a light almost dry brush Sage coating.  So she now has shed the blue skin and is a beautiful light green
After a quick sanding on the edges, I rubbed on Martha Stewart's Antique Gold for some sparkle.

The wood on the top was so nice, I left it natural and used Mimwax paste wax on it and after a good buffing, it is silky smooth.
 You can see the streaks of cream showing through just enough ...
She needed a little somthing on the back of the shelves so I found a nice cheap shelf paper that worked perfectly in the room.

And here she is....sitting in the corner of the living room...looking pretty sassy

I wish I had more time for projects ...maybe I can squeeze in one a month.
Thanks for your time and I can't wait to see your project post.

The Very Thing. . .

Hello, here I sit in the Past Reflections Antique shop feeling the urge to blog.  Then I think...why am I doing anyone reading what I have the urge to write...I never know because I do not receive any comments.  So, here I go again..

The other day I was in Haymarket and took a few minutes to visit The Very Thing on Washington Stree.  It is a consignment shop that is LOADED with beautiful items.  Doris Buck is the owner and boy does she have the knack to decorate.  There is a room that's all about Sports, kitchen, Blue items and Green, Sunroom, Bathroom aquatic items, Cat's Meow, comfy furniture....etc.


Look what they did with an old shelf and two window, no glass of course, and alittle paint.  Cute display!

I think I have to have one of these in my shop....

Each room is filled with beautiful items...and did I mention...SO reasonably priced!

If you are in the Haymarket neighborhood, stop by The Very Thing and tell Doris and the girls you saw it here first. 

Hope to see you at Past Reflections soon.....2 new dealers moving in this weekend !

Have a great weekend !

Each room is filled with beautiful items...and did I mention...SO reasonably priced!