So this is my Squashapenny Junction Recap, Part Deux! Remember this amazing place I blogged about last week? Well, there was soooo much to talk about, I thought it would be best to split it into a two-part series. That way I didn’t totally overload you with all of the amazing eye candy! Just in case you forgot, here’s the main building from the front of the property that holds lots of vintage treasure! One thing I forgot to add, was that the owner of Squashapenny also sells a lot of these items as movie props…how cool is that?
Directly across the street is this beautiful farmhouse. I can’t even tell you how much I love this house!!! With the green shutters and that wonderfully welcoming wrap around front porch!! (I think there’s a cold glass of sweet tea calling my name on that porch somewhere) Anywho, apparently it was the original hotel for the town since the railroad tracks are located a stones throw away from the home. This house was also constructed around the 1860′s (same time period as the general store building). Today, it is now a private residence…
Next to the old farmhouse is this charming brick building that was the town’s original bank. This building was not constructed until 1920. Today, it has become a high end antique store that houses some serious americana collectibles. It wasn’t open when I was there visiting, but I drooled while peeking in the window. There were hobby horses and hand painted signs and lots of other amazing early american antiques. The sign on the window said “by appointment only,” so don’t plan on just popping in this place.
When the Mr. and I came out of the general store building, we thought that we had seen all there was to look at. The shop owner told us there was more around back and boy was she right! We walked through the side yard and found this wonderful iron horse sculpture and old tin shed.
Once we were inside, we were surprised to see less wacky general store type merchandise and more items that reflected a primitive, early american style. Most of the merch in this building was not tagged, so I’m guessing you’ve got to name your price with the shop owner. One item that I fell in love with was this early hobby horse…hmmm…I’m detecting a bit of a horse theme…
This photo reminds me a lot of my own kitchen! I love old baskets, firkins and any kind of early cupboard. This cupboard was probably the top half to a larger pantry. The firkin in the foreground is in excellent condition and I loved the two-toned paint. Firkins are very hard to find in the south…maybe because majority of them were destroyed during the civil war? If you’re looking for a firkin, my recommendation is to head to Pennsylvania where they seem to be at every antique show and shop. Anyway, this one was a really nice size but lacked a price tag.
This building was small, but packed full of small cupboards, chairs and other early american primitive antiques. I loved the color of this red cupboard sitting next to the dark green file cabinet.
Here’s another corner of the building…
So pick a pretty day and head to Doswell, VA where all of these wonderful items are waiting for you! You will feel as if you stepped back in time…and if you place your own penny on the train tracks and wait for a train to come by…you can make your very own Squashapenny!
Let me know if you visit and what you think!
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