Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Good is a Sofa without a Coffee Table?

Furniture By Itself is Just Furniture The VIRGINIA SHOPPER went on the prowl again, scouring specialty shops, furniture stores, and decorator show rooms for ways to complete a home decorating project. You see, I bought a new sofa.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Friday Foto Op – House Mountain

House Mountain, Rockbridge County, Virginia An Ellen Martin Photograph House Mountain stands over 3,000 feet, and can be seen from great distances throughout the County.  Approach Lexington, Virginia from any direction and you know you are close when you see … Continue reading

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Strutting the Strip in LexVegas – Lexington, Virginia

THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER WELCOMES GUEST SHOPPER GURU, CHRISTYL LEE!  Christyl’s letting us in on plans for a fabulous event coming up!   The merchants of Downtown Lexington, Virginia and 3WZ have joined forces to provide an evening of shopping, entertainment, … Continue reading

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Friday Foto Op – Washington and Lee Colonnade

An Ellen Martin Photograph Washington and Lee University Colonnade, Lexington, Virginia This brick colonnade was built in the 1820’s and has been used for administrative and academic purposes since that time. The school was first named Washington College in honor … Continue reading

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Ten Nifty Gift Ideas for the Weary Shopper

 The VIRGINIA SHOPPER went on the prowl again for the perfect gift, and kept winding up in the same place – Gourmet Gift Baskets!  My test was tough but the baskets passed with an A+ rating! Easy to order; Versatile; … Continue reading

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Friday Foto Op – Virginia Military Institute

An Ellen Martin Photograph Friday aftrnoon dress parades are a familiar site at Virginia Military Institute – VMI, the oldest state-supported military college in the country which was founded in 1839.  Ellen Martin photographs are available for purchase in-store or … Continue reading

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Off-Season Gift Ideas

OFF-SEASON GIFT IDEAS Fall and winter are definitely on the way.  But, no matter what time of year, our family and friends’ personalities don’t change.  The VIRGINIA SHOPPER’S formula for successful gift giving is first to determine the personality and … Continue reading

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Pik O’ The Month – Heart-of-a-Child Plaque

If you love children and you want to add a lighthearted touch to your home, this Nancy Thomas Heart-of-a-Child Plaque is an inspired choice – a truly special print of her original artwork mounted on wood. This one is (coincidentally) … Continue reading

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Friday Foto Op – Liberty Hall Academy Early Morning July 4th

Hot-air balloons rising near the ruins of Liberty Hall Academy, Lexington, Virgina.  The Academy, a predecessor of Washington and Lee University, was built in 1793 and burned in 1803. The ruins and their grounds continue to be maintained by the … Continue reading

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