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Monday, October 7, 2013

Southern Girls

I didn't end up teaching Gypsy her new trick.  Instead, the Mister and I spent the weekend in Lexington, Virginia visiting our #2 and attending Parents Weekend.  Gypsy stayed with her big sista, #1, and I sent her the instructional video for her consideration.

Several weeks ago, my #2 called me from college.  There was excitement in her voice.  She told me that a new store opened in town and I was going to "literally die" when I see it.  Breathlessly, she told me it is a home accessory store furnished with everything that will make my heart go pitter patter.

My girls know their old Mom pretty well.  She was spot on - my heart skipped a beat as I browsed this exquisite store of lovely things.  

Southern Girls is owned and operated by Susan Moffet and her mother, Janice Chappelle.  I had the pleasure of meeting Susan, her husband and darling daughter.  Susan was kind enough to allow me to snap some photos to share with you. 

Southern Girls .... you had me at your darling storefront! 

#2 chatting it up with Susan's daughter.

I really wanted this adorable apple wreath, but the Mister said it wouldn't fit into my suitcase.  It would if I threw his stuff out! 

Lovin' this chair and its pleats.

That painting of the cow is headed to my new house.  The Mister just doesn't know it yet!!

These are maps that are framed and I love the way they are hung.  So eye-catching.
The Mister owns thousands of dollars worth of equipment that enables people to hang things evenly and straight. Between you and me... nothing helps.    

These are all brass hands.  I wanted to get the one with the outstretched palm to remind us of our girls who tend to beg ask for money quite frequently!!

Great color scheme!!

No truer words have been said...

Fabulous artwork!!

I could live in this store!

Susan had samples of the peanuts at the register.  Let's just say I walked by quite a few times...

#2 positively fell in love with this headboard made from an antique mantel.  When she asked for the price, Susan told her it wasn't for sale.  I heard a sigh of relief from the Mister over in the corner.

Sumptuous pillows and rugs.

These light fixtures were hung over the register and the yummy peanuts.  They are antiques and were used at one time for olive picking.

Susan and her sweet family.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Lexington, stop by Southern Girls and feast your eyes on all the darling accessories for the home.  And don't forget to try the peanuts!!

May your day be filled with unique, lovely things!!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. I want to go there now! What a wonderful store! Hope your relo plans are proceeding well. I don't know if it's good or bad that you haven't said any more on the blog:)

  2. My hubby is thankful that shop is not within driving distance (well reasonable driving distance) right now!! Love!!! So glad you enjoyed your weekend with #2. Our #2 arrives Wednesday evening and I cannot wait!!! (will have to send you a pic of the darling monogram scarf her roommate/sorority sister bought her for her birthday).

  3. My kind of store, I would love to go there sometime! You would have room in your suitcase for the apple wreath if you did one of 2 things 1) have your own suitcase...I never share with my husband or 2) buy an extra suitcase for all the wonderful things in the store!

  4. Fun shop...I love stores like that a bit of this and that, thanks for taking us along:)

  5. Katie- That is exciting. What a great place. I hope they have great success there- xo Diana

  6. enjoyed the tour of the store and hoping to get there one day. I'm studying that door thingy, trying to figure out how they did it. More pictures if you have them please?

  7. What a fabulous store! I'm so glad that Susan and Janice allowed you to take pictures so you could share them with us. Such a fun adventure on your Parents' Weekend!

  8. hey nice post meh, I love your style of blogging here. this post reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Get Dating Girls Now .
    keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.


  9. Such a cute store! I love all the horse goodies! I just sent you an email about lunch, hope we can get together!

  10. I NEED TO GO THERE....NOW!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Isn't it fun when our daughters show they know us and what we like - and when they like the same thing even more fun!

  12. Oh this is the sweetest shop!! I want to go! :)

  13. Wow Katie! So fun and YES! I could move in. Love those shutters and the art work ~ gorgeous wood pieces too. Thanks for the virtual tour!! xxL

  14. Oh how I wish I lived closer! So many beautiful pieces!!!


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