I traveled to Charlottesville to attend a wedding.
First stop: Richmond, Virginia. I had heard about the great decorative arts exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and was not disappointed! The museum had some of the best Art Deco and Art Nouveau furniture, jewelry, ceramics and silver that you will find anywhere. And their Fabergé collection is also impressive. The southern-style food in the museum restaurant was delicious, and the exhibits were designed so you can easily see the collections. Pictured here are a few of my favorite pieces.
Then on to Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia. Our trip coincided with a home football game. Charlottesville is a small college town with excitement, good food, great architecture and lots of history. You can visit Thomas Jefferson’s house, Monticello; James Madison’s house, Montpelier; and the UVA campus. Or you can tour the mountainous countryside with vineyards. But I had shopping to do! Terry’s birthday was soon and I wanted to get a present—an antique of course. Charlottesville has lots of used clothing stores and “vintage” furniture stores. Many are off Allied Street where you find the Heyday Antiques and Vintage mall.
Here are a few items that caught my attention in the two cities.
First, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: