Thursday, August 22, 2013

Chinoiserie in Charlottesville

My daughter and I  just returned last evening from a little junket to Charlottesville which is my notion of living in the country - fabulous shopping, restaurants, and lots of Chinoiserie in a bucolic setting. We stayed and dined at the Clifton Inn and it was lovely. We enjoyed a beautiful suite and a ten course dinner. These are Instagrams I took of it. The highlight was shopping on Main Street in Charlottesville - especially the Caspari Design Store, Oyster House Antiques, and lunch at Hamiltons' at First & Main. I was recognized at Caspari - they are followers of Chinoiserie Chic and we had a tour of the stunning store and lots of new items. Then we buzzed down to Lynchburg for shopping at the new J.Crew Clearance Store that one of my interior design clients alerted me to - very fun.



Oyster House Antiques

And photos by my daughter Kate -


Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

what a fun trip...and I LOVE those lanterns/chandeliers at Caspari! I am dying for one of those in my house right now. Finally caved and bought a "non vintage" one from shades of light. How fun that they recognized you! you're a celebrity!

Karen Albert said...

Beth, this looks like a great trip with your Daughter! A ten course meal, that is a spot I must go to for dinner when visiting Charlottesville. I agree with Heather I have wanted a Chinese Pagoda Lantern for the loooongest time! Thank you for sharing!

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Dean Farris said...

Your blog is so unabashedly pretty, love it!


Merlin said...

Our daughter and s-i-l graduated from UVA...I must go over for a visit. franki

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I went to W&L....going to Charlotesville was like visting the city :) Such a lovely town. Looks like a great trip.

Profler said...

I just found your blog and was thinking where have you been my whole life? Haha. I, too, am obsessed with Chinoiserie decor. Anyway, when I got to your Charlottesville post, I couldn't believe what a small world it is. I live in Charlottesville. Did you know that Oyster House has a warehouse that's open to the public on Preston Avenue? It's amazing. Just wanted to let you know! Thanks for a beautiful blog!