I have been so excited since Janet at The Empty Nest announced she was opening her own shop. I have been following Janet’s blog for awhile and have always admired her beautiful creations. Friday, July 20 was the grand opening of her new shop, located at 92 Main Street in Warrenton, Virginia. Since this is not too far away from my hometown, I knew a road trip to
was imminent. A friend and I decided to fly into The Empty Nest today. Getting to meet the woman behind the blog and to see her creations in person was icing on the cake. Here is sweet Janet at her shop desk:
Isn’t she just the cutest thing? For those who don’t live close enough to pop by the shop, I’ll share several photos from my little iPhone camera. First up is the front display window as seen from the sidewalk outside. Janet has arranged a little vignette of a sewing room. Can you make out the sewing machine on the right?
Once inside, the shop is just adorable and filled with the things we all love. Dishes (!), gorgeous painted furniture, aprons, sweet hand-crafted children’s sweaters, cloches, wooden rulers, crystal, tea cups, prints, and, oh yeah, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and much, much more. If you are looking for a gift for yourself or a friend, this is the place to come. Eye candy galore! Take a gander.
I fell in love with this buffet. It really was a good thing we didn’t have room in the car for this. (Not to mention there is no room in my house, but that wouldn’t have stopped me if we could have transported this beauty home.) This is a totally gorgeous piece finished in ASCP Old White with clear wax. Janet left the top in its original finish. Just a stunning piece!
Janet has scattered salvaged window frames about the walls of her shop. Each frame is painted in an ASCP color.
Here you can see one of the ASCP cupboards and part of the ASCP paint sample wall. The Empty Nest will also be carrying Miss Mustard Seed’s new line of milk paints.
As for me, I made my first ASCP purchase today. I have joined the ranks of those who eye every piece of furniture, shelf, basket, and wire stand as a possible paint project.
Let the painting begin! More projects will lead to more paint which will lead to more road trips to Warrenton and visits to The Empty Nest. It’s all good.
Thank you, Janet, for your hospitality and for sharing your beautiful shop and creations with us. Wishing you many years of success at The Empty Nest!