Don’t you hate it when you are supposed to be Christmas shopping but you only find things you want for yourself?
That happened to me the other day when I visited a wonderful store called The Lamington General Store.
This establishment is on a peaceful road in the middle of horse country, just a mile or two from the Trump National Golf Course.
The Lamington General Store sells antiques, home decor items and local artwork.
I always love these old sleds!
I have been looking for a mirror just like this for my mantel.
I had no idea this place had so many beautiful things!
The owners informed me that these mirrors are from old windows and a local man restores them and inserts the mirrors.
I took measurements from a few. If one doesn’t fit over my mantel, I want to find a place somewhere in my house for one!
Besides the lovely mirrors, the store had many pieces of pottery and items from local artists.
And while I shopped, the friendly owner kept my son busy chatting…while he explained to her how to play Angry Birds on my phone!
And although I didn’t come home with a mirror, I did buy a couple darling ornaments and this cute pine cone made out of some kind of natural material. It will go perfectly in one of my island-inspired vignettes.
After the holidays when I can justify spending money on myself I plan to head back to this charming store. But for now, it’s back to the serious Christmas shopping. That is, after I rest from my morning-into-afternoon mimosa “sipping” Cookie Exchange party! (Luckily we were able to get the kindergartners off the bus and continue our gathering into the afternoon!) I think I need a nap…
Do you have any charming country stores near you?