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Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make our Spring Market Days a success! We had so much fun catching up with all our wonderful customers last weekend. The lawn seemed to have a steady steam of traffic, despite the weather, and we are so thankful for everyone who braved the rain to come out and support the event. From the comments we received, it seems a good time was had by all! And from the full arms headed back to the cars, it looked like everyone found lots of wonderful things they needed to bring back home.

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Another big thank you goes to our vendors, both our regular house vendors, and our vendors who traveled and set up to be a part of the market. It’s always wonderful when we can offer a large variety of items, and we love all the new pieces we see every market. We found quite a few goodies ourselves, and that’s always half the fun!

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Our last thank you goes to Tim Roy, without whom we could not manage to hold events like this. Whether he’s handling parking so that it doesn’t turn into a nightmare, carrying large pieces of furniture like a pro, or helping customers with prices, he’s always there to save the day. Tim even serves as our security, staying at the manor overnight to make sure that all the merchandise in the tents remains secure. While today may be his 60th birthday, he certainly can keep up with the 20 year-olds when it comes to endurance, and we are thankful for him! And we’re glad he got some much needed rest when the market had concluded.

If you missed the market, don’t worry! We will be having another one in the fall, so you have time to make room in your home. In the meantime, we’re open six days a week and have lots of amazing pieces. Our vendors are quickly restocking to get ready for our birthday celebration next month! Thank you again for helping make the market so wonderful! We really do have the best customers!

Time to Make a Market!

It’s coming upon one of our favorite times of the year – our Spring Market! Next weekend, May 6 and 7, our field will be filled with fabulous treasures, and the house busting at the seams with amazing pieces ready to head to their new homes. In addition to our wonderful Deep Creek Vintage vendors, we will be joined by other great local artisans and dealers of antiques and collectibles. If you’ve been looking for a reason to come spend some time at Deep Creek, you’ve found it!

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Saturday we’re opening early for people to come shop until they drop! We will be open at 9am and will remain open until 5pm. Sunday we will be open from 10am until 3pm. Grab a friend, grab a truck, and come spend your weekend with us May 6-7. This event will be rain or shine.

 

We are always so appreciative of all our customers who come year after year to our markets. We’re glad you enjoy them as much as we do! Tell a friend, and see all the new things we have for you this year. We’re working hard to get the house in order, and there will be new vendors this year, too. Can’t wait to see you soon as we make a market! Don’t forget we’re easy to find from I-95, and an easy drive from Richmond, Charlottesville, or Washington, DC.

Fredericksburg’s Best Kept Secret

We’re always amazed at how many new people walk through our front door each week, shocked to hear that we’ve been in business for almost four years. We can always spot new visitors because they walk in and their jaws drop. Many stop dead in their tracks. And we hear quite frequently, “How did I not know you were here?” While we might be slightly hidden on the hill, we certainly don’t want that to stop people from knowing about us! There is a lot to love about Deep Creek Vintage.

If grand old houses are something the pique your curiosity, then put Deep Creek on your list of places to visit. Did you know that portions of the house date back to 1750? There is a lot of history within these walls. From the original mantles to the exposed brick,this grand old lady has stood the test of time. We even give ghost tours from time to time, where more of the history of the house is given. Come join us for one…if you dare.

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So beyond the house, why should you know about Deep Creek Vintage? Well, we’ve filled all 5000 square feet with amazing finds, treasures you won’t find anywhere else, supplies for the DIY fan, and so much more! We’re more than just your average antique store. One thing that our customers continue to rave about are our wonderful price points that make things accessible. We want you to be able to leave with a special find each time you walk through the door.

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We’re so thankful for all the wonderful customers we have found during these four years, and for each one of you who has found us, and told a friend. If you have yet to come in, come see for yourselves what makes Deep Creek Vintage different. We’d love for you to see one of Fredericksburg’s best kept secrets. We promise it will be the first of many trips!

Spring into Something New

By now you know that our Creative Cottage is open, but do you know all the wonderful happenings occurring behind that door? Now that winter is leaving, it’s a great time to venture out and try something new. And we have lots of great opportunities for you to have a little personal time, enjoy some time with the girls, or even plan an event with someone special.

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Here’s a look at some of the upcoming classes at the cottage:

*Essential Oils Make and Take          Sunday 3/19/2017 2:00-4:00pm

Make and Take Class – This class is for those who are eliminate chemicals from their daily lives. We will learn about how to make household cleaners and personal products with recipes containing Therapeutic Young Living Oils and non-chemical products. This class provides awareness and an opportunity to understand how you can gain a cleaner less toxic home for you and your family.

 

*Floral Design Basics                             Tuesday 3/21/17 6:30 – 8:30pm

Using fresh flowers you will learn some of the basic fundamentals of floral design.  Also, get great tips on care and ordering from your local florist.  You get to take home a tea cup arrangement that you have designed yourself.  All supplies included, even the tea cup.

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*Flip, Whisk, Stir                                  Friday 3/24/17 6:30 – 8:30pm

Need a fun way to organize that kitchen clutter?  Using paint and stenciling we will create a Flip, Whisk, Stir wooden caddy with mason jars.  All supplies will be provided.

                                                       

*Spring Collage Blocks                        Sunday 3/26/2017 2:00 – 4:00pm         

Using a variety of techniques as well as, paint, paper, and more we will create a seasonal project you can proudly display.   This is great class for any skill level.   All supplies will be provided.

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*Vintage Look Transfer Sign             Tuesday 3/28/017 6:30 – 8:30pm

Create a vintage inspired sign using your choice of French Country or Farm House transfer.  Applied to a wooden background, you will finish this using a distressed technique. All supplies will be furnished and you will leave with a completed project.  (Transfer will need to be selected when you sign up for class.)

 

*Stenciled Pallet Clock                          Thursday 4/6/2017 6:30-8:30pm

Turn a piece of pallet wood into a background for a functioning stenciled clock.  This class will give you a good foundation in stenciling.  Your choice of paint color and stencil. All supplies will be provided.       

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*Beginning Soap Making                      Sunday 4/9/2017 1:00-4:00pm

Learn the basics to soap making, and take home a bar of your own.  You will also learn basics of fragrancing with essential oils.  This workshop is offered by Susan of Grow in Grace Farm. All supplies provided.              Cost $45.00

If you’re interested in trying a class, don’t wait, because space is limited and they do fill up quickly. Give us a call to reserve your spot! Our number is (540)623-3258, and we’re open every day except Wednesday. Come create with us!

Garden Goodness

Although the temps may have dropped back down today, it will soon be gorgeous out again, and a fabulous time to pull out those boots, gloves, old jeans, and hit the dirt. It’s time to create your garden paradise!

While there many be a few green thumbs in residence at Deep Creek, one thing we can all do is help you to incorporate elements that will make you yard go from builder’s standard to simply unique. Sometimes all it takes is the addition of a few interesting elements to create this change.

We know that sometimes it just takes a beautiful frame to truly set off a picture. The same can be said about your flower beds. To make them truly unique, consider a headboard and foot board, or if you just want a backdrop, add a headboard behind it to draw your eye in. This can work especially well if you are planting ivy, or another climbing flower or plant.

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The garden is a wonderful place to wander and spend some time. Consider have a permanent resident with a garden statue. The juxtaposition of the hard concrete with the flowing lines of a garden creates a wonderful image, and it adds visual interest and whimsy as you pick a statue that matches the look you are going for. Whether you’re looking for a quirky gargoyle, a loyal canine, or a beautiful goddess, a statue can help your garden stand out.

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These are just a few ideas! We covered a lot more about two years ago, and have loved seeing how you implemented them into your homes. Check them out here:

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While the porch is a great place to look for garden accessories, we have lots of great items throughout the store that you can use. Come get your supplies, then send us photos of what you create! See you soon at the manor, and get ready to spring into spring!

 

Trends for 2017

The new year is well underway, and with it, there will always be new trends in home decor. So what is 2017 already showing to be hot? And how can you easily bring this year’s best trends into your home? Let’s take a look!

As for color, green is expected to be popular again. That’s wonderful to hear, because it’s one of our favorites here! If you’re looking to take on a painting project, all of our paint lines carry great shades of green, from rich kelly greens to bright farmhouse hues. And if you’re looking for some vintage accents, we have wonderful pops of color for you, as well! Green has always been popular for those who love the rustic look, but it’s also great for glassware. No matter how you choose to incorporate it, we can help!

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As for metals, copper is back! We know that it’s easy to add a touch of elegance with copper, and homeowners are realizing they love the look, too! From copper molds to fabulous pieces to decorate the mantle, you can’t go wrong with this fabulous metal.

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Farmhouse still tops the lists of styles people are gravitating to, and it’s no wonder with a style that’s not only comfortable to live with, but easy to personalize. It’s a great way to add in solid pieces made to stand the test of time, but also incorporate a little whimsy into your decor.

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What trends have you noticed? What is your favorite? We’d love to help you give your decor a little boost! Come in today and see what’s “new” in the shop. We’re open six days a week, and it’s a beautiful time to take a drive. See you soon at the manor!

 

Spring is coming….

It may be hard to believe since it was only 20 degrees this morning, but spring will be here before we know it! We’ve had a few beautiful days (and it’s supposed to be gorgeous again this weekend). It’s making us restless for this cold weather to take it’s leave and for spring to arrive in all our homes. What does spring mean for you?

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We know some have already started their spring cleaning. It’s a great time to get rid of those things that no longer bring you joy and figure out how you can add a pop of color here, or a touch of whimsy there to give a room just the right touch. What room in your house is in need of sweeping out more than just the cobwebs?

Winter is wonderful with its creamy whites and ivories, but it’s always nice to see the color return. It doesn’t have to stop with the the flowers in your garden though. Bring them inside (or find high quality arrangements) that help to continue to the trend throughout.

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Not a floral fan?  Spring means new life, and nothing livens up a room like bright colors. Afraid to be too drastic? Even just a little piece here and there can make a big difference.

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What’s your favorite way to invite spring into your home? We’d love to hear about some of your decorating ideas! And for ways to try these tricks in your own home, come visit us at Deep Creek Vintage. We’re only closed on Wednesday, and we’d love to see you!