When the itch to get out of town recently struck I decided to gas up my (now much nicer) car and indulge in one of my favorite activities...antiquing. I had been mentally collecting a few shops and dealers I wanted to visit for some time - in, around, and on the way to Washington, DC where I have an old friend I wanted to catch up with. As plans came together for my 'walk-about' - as Mr. H referred to it - this past weekend developed into a personal perfect storm and I headed south on Thursday.
Day 1: Bonny Neiman Antiques. Last year I read about Bonny's shop on Joni Webb's blog Cote de Texas. Located in Summit, New Jersey, it is a short distance from the highway and was the perfect place to break up the 10 hour drive I was making to Virginia.
Here a few things that caught my eye...
This pair of antique doors have a beautiful patina and I was mad for the sconces.
A cute pair of stools upholstered in burlap and I love the Brazilian cowhide rug.
Great vintage house numbers - I have a reproduction from a company in England on my own house.
This vintage bar set came home as a gift for Mr. H.
A pretty set of dining room chairs. I love the seat slips which can be washed.
The color of these blown glass fishing net floats is dreamy.
Bonny also has beautiful things for the garden. I would love this door as a garden gate
And how funny is this vintage, iron lawn flamingo with traces of it's original pink paint?
After Bonny, who is tiny, loaded this rather heavy mirror (pictured here in my Vermont dining room) into my car - by herself - I got back on the road.
I arrived in The Plains, Virginia, at dinner time and spent the night with my dear friend's mother. If you are not familiar with the area of Virginia around Middleburg I highly suggest visiting. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the country and if you enjoy antiquing, it is a great place to 'hunt.'