O.K. – It’s not summer yet. I know. But it sure FEELS like summer and LOOKS like it, SMELLS of warm sunny days, and some of these April afternoons are downright HOT.
Needless to say, all this unusual summer weather has THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER out prowling around again for the most fabulous new finds in gifts, gardening and home decorating suitable to the season.
This is a unique, handcrafted,” GourdHouse” that any birdie will love. Bluebirds and finches are particularly fond of calling it home. Even some of the dried insides of the gourd are left just as found in natural cavities and old posts. The Bird Bungalo adds true charm to any garden as house hunting avian guests will agree. Made right here in the U.S.A.
DINING IN STYLE WITH BLUE CRAB STONEWARE
Dovis Blue Crab Stoneware is not only gorgeous, it’s inspired. Jose’ Dovis original designs, after many years of study, have synthesized the tradition of classic Italian majolica, now reflecting the coastal life of the Chesapeake Bay. What does all that mean? It’s BEAUTIFUL! It’s also lead free, microwave and dishwasher safe. And it’s hand painted.
The three most popular soups from Blue Crab Bay are all here in one ultimately delicious box! Crab Norfolk, She-Crab Soup and Clam Chowder are all loaded with the finest Chesapeake shell fish and ready to heat, eat and warm the heart!
This beautiful solid brass sundial has verdigris highlights. Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof, it is the perfect addition to any garden and the perfect gift to mark a wedding or anniversary.
If you love to garden – and even if you don’t – this tote will keep everything you need at your fingertips. Made of lightweight polyester canvas, it comes with 3 metal gardening tools – a digging trowel, a planting trowel, and a garden cultivator. What a gift for Aunt Emma, who can’t wait to get her hands in that dirty old dirt!
The Meritage-Moka is a Picnic Time patented original design that carries just about all you need for outdoor wine and cheese, snacks and summer nibbling. It’s light weight, has an adjustable padded strap for easy carrying, and comes with a bunch of extras right down to the napkins!
No doubt about it, the signs may be ridiculously early this year, but summer days are here again. THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER can’t wait to get ready for all the big occasions – picnics in the garden or by the pool, trips to the beach, lollygagging in the back yard hammock.
And of course, there’s always SHOPPING! The items you see here and many many more are either available online or by phone order at Virginia Born and Bred. If you’re down our way in Lexington, Virginia, be sure to come on by for a visit to the little shop on Washington Street.
‘TIL WE MEET AGAIN…. THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER!