I have a (hair) client who’s moved to this area from Texas & she mentioned she was opening a French antique shop in Middleburg. So I have been patiently waiting for it to open. I happened to have some free time the other day so I drove out there to see how it was coming along. She (Connie) was in Costa Rica on vacation but the shop was fully stocked & ready to open its doors any day. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek since I tried the door & it was open….they were sweet enough to let me look around & take photos. I also met Connie’s partner in this new venture, the great Kathy Alexander who owns Rousset Antiques & Textiles here (which is now part of The Gray Door) in Houston Texas. FINALLY…..one of Houston’s great antiques textiles dealers is in Virginia…I cannot contain my excitement!!! I love antique tapestry pillows & fortuny….exactly what she specializes in….& of course French antiques. I discovered while talking to her that I had actually purchased one of her pillows a couple of years ago from 1st Dibs! What a small world! And how am I going to save any money with all these gorgeous finds so close to me now???
The shop is called Foxfire Gallery & Antiques and it is located in a gorgeous building on Main Street in Middleburg Va
Come inside with me…..take a look around
The shop is full of French antiques, tapestries, pillows, lamps, fortuny lampshades & artifacts
This vignette was in the left window
This was in the right window
Kathy told me this knole sofa in the next picture had been in her husbands family for many years and had even made it through hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. It’s now covered in a luscious vintage Fortuny…and the pillows are also Fortuny
Her daughter was lucky enough to have this in her apartment ( before it was recovered )
There was a huge trunk nearby full of her beautiful pillows. Did you know she is good friends with Becky Vizard of Bviz ( also famous for her antique pillows )
Here’s some more of her pillows…
And some beautiful tapestries & fortuny lampshades
Chandeliers & sconces
Artifacts & sculptures
Mirrors & bufets
This next vignette had me drooling!
I want this pair of antique wingback chairs slipped in a Rose Tarlow fabric…..gorgeous!
And before I left, Kathy pulled out this fabulous huge strip of vintage Fortuny. She had 3 of these I believe….I was thinking what wonderful window treatments these could be…
She wasn’t selling these though… Can’t say I blame her. Make sure to check out this fabulous shop next time you are in Middleburg…. You won’t regret it!!