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Engagement Gifts: To Give or Not to Give

“Grow old along with me.  The best is yet to be.”  ~ Robert Browning O.K., so you have been invited to an engagement party!  To give or not to give is the question.  And if you decide to give, what should … Continue reading

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Virginia is for Ham!

Virginia is not just for lovers after all.  Virginia is for Ham!  And Edwards Hams have earned a reputation for being the best of the best. REMEMBERING A LEGEND The VIRGINIA SHOPPER just learned that Samuel Wallace Edwards Jr. of … Continue reading

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The Photographic Panorama

There are rare occasions when the VIRGINIA SHOPPER gets stumped.   On the prowl for a stellar birthday gift for Uncle John, the SHOPPER stumbled around empty handed and wondered where to turn next. Fortunately, the slump did not last long.  … Continue reading

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The Happy Graduate

“Happy Days are Here Again!” GIFTS FOR GRADUATION Congratulations are in order and The Virginia Shopper has been scouring the state for  most wonderful gifts for the happy graduate. Are you ready? Get set. GO! P.S.  Don’t forget – these … Continue reading

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Does Your State Have a State Animal?

Virginia has a state animal! It’s the Black Bear!  Who knew? Well, no wonder The VIRGINIA SHOPPER’S favorite shop, Virginia Born and Bred, has Sam-the-Bear as a front door mascot  to welcome visitors!  There’s a mini Sam inside too. Virginia … Continue reading

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Good News for Snackers

I know.  You know me as The VIRGINIA SHOPPER, but I am temporarily changing my name to: THE GOURMET SNACKER “Why?” you ask.  Well, it is because I have found the most scrumptious snack EVER!  I mean it.  It’s like … Continue reading

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Gifts of Spring in Virginia!

Spring has sprung in Virginia! O.K. – it hasn’t exactly steamrolled into this part of Virginia, but there are hints. There are the daffodils displaying their brave yellow color.  Their happy flowers flourish in spite of returning snows and wailing … Continue reading

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The Virginia Shopper’s “After” Sale

Everybody loves a sale! And of course, The VIRGINIA SHOPPER is no exception.  O.K. – it was fun shopping for the holidays (depending on your version of “fun”), but the real fun is always AFTER. AFTER all the gifts are … Continue reading

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Birds Love Holiday Gifts Too!

GREETINGS FROM THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER! As you may know, I am charged with wandering the state (mostly online) discovering the nicest things and places to share with other savvy shoppers. That’s the fun of it!  But, what would I REALLY like … Continue reading

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The Vintage Santa Brigade

Holiday Greetings from the Virginia Shopper! After hitting the mega malls on a recent pre-black-Friday-black-Monday excursion, I am now convinced that smaller is better. The mega shops are just that – Mega – meaning too full of tired, worn, same … Continue reading

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