Monday, January 17, 2011

A Winter Visit to Matthews House & Garden

Over Christmas break I had a chance to visit one of my favorite stores, Wanda Crossley's Matthews House & Garden, in Upperville, VA. Every time I go it's a visual treat. This time when you walk in, the former church vestibule is an inviting sitting area with a stunning display of branches on the wall. Aren't those gray pillows fab too?
This brass and glass shelf (I'm sure there's a name for this) would be gorgeous on a kitchen island.


A clover leaf table - my new favorite piece in the store.



My daughter was fascinated by these. They're graphite sculptures that serve as artful pencils - the one on the left is a pointed hand.

One more time, just because...
A chicken topiary to greet you on your way in and out. If you plan a trip to Matthews in Upperville keep in mind that Haute Fabrics in Marshall is only a few miles a way (that's the amazing fabric store where I got Kelly Wearstler's Fern Tree for only $28 a yard.) Or vice versa - if you're headed to Haute be sure to visit Matthews.

25 comments:

jessicarsommer said...

That first photo is so lovely. I love grey, gold, black, neutrals... so chic and timeless. can't go wrong...

xo Jessica Rae
{lovely ugly design}
http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com/

Hartwood Roses said...

You kill me whenever you feature this shop!! Everything is absolutely beautiful.

Stitchfork said...

Thinking I could not have left without that glass and brass shelf! Cathy

CareyAnn said...

Wow, I have to say there is nothing I don't love in this store. I would love to leave a pretty leather writing book open with those beautiful pencils and see what my family and guests write or doodle in it. Thanks for sharing this great store with us.
Careyann

monkeygrasshill said...

everything is so pretty. I think the green glasses would have come home with me and one of those cool sculptural pencils-so unique. Pop over, I'm doing a giveaway of one of my 4-in-1 necklaces this week (like the one you showed in your guest post last week.)

Nanniepannie said...

I love your blog, I've been reading it for about a year now and it aways satisfying. You are truly inspiring...your blog started me reading decorating blogs, then starting a blog of my own (mostly gardening). Thank you.
Nancy

quintessence said...

Fabulous!! I love everything in this wonderfully stylish store!! I received a set of similar Moroccan glasses for Christmas - love them.

Debra Phillips said...

YES!!!!

love when you take us along michelle to this fabulous shop. would once a month be asking too much :-)
debra

Antiqueaholics said...

Wish I was nearby! I loved the cloverleaf table and the amazing glass shelf. I just might have to give them a call.
What a fabulous shop.
Patti

Jenny Castle Design said...

OH MY! This store looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing :)

Andrea said...

Ahh-maa-zing! And I too am inreigued by those graphite pencils. So many delicious elements in these pictures!

Lila said...

I love that tin container with the branches. I'm seriously getting me one of those!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Design in the Woods said...

Love those pencils! I've never seen anything like them.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele,
Thank you for sharing these beautiful rooms. The cherry painting, the green glassware, the mercury glass candles and the gray pillows are over-the-top gorgeous.
Hope your week is going well.
Teresa
xoxo

Ann said...

Seriously jealous!
We don't have stores like that around here!

How far is it from DC?

pretty pink tulips said...

This shop looks picture perfect! I love those gray pillows in the first photo...and the chicken topiary is adorable!

I think I need to road trip South of here!!

The Down East Dilettante said...

yum. just yum.

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

I'm with your daughter - those pencils are fascinating. Likewise, time to take a walk through the yard in search of branches. This is something Lauren from Pure Style Home does so effortlessly. Roxanne

Ann said...

So, I am sitting in the chair, receiving my hair highlights and talking with the stylist / friend. She was telling me about her best friend's childhood friend and this shop she has in Va. Then I heard Matthews and, sure enough, it is Wanda's shop! Small world. Gotta love blogging!

Emom said...

What a treat! thank you.....smiles.

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- what an amazing store! That first photo was my favorite- I adore those pillows too! What a great blend of modern and traditional. Please stop by my new blog- I like to chat about inspiring spaces and also great pictures!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I absolutely love the look of that draped burlap on the round table.
Best,
Susan

Nancy said...

Looks like a fantastic place to shop...and just look! I loved the burlap draped over the table.

Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

SHERRY HART said...

Michelle...that first picture with the galvanized bucket and the gold light...well...I can't find the words. The walls...the pillows...perfection.

Marian said...

Wanda Crossley took her many talents to Virginia, and those of us left behind in Ohio have to "shop" through your blog. Keep visiting Wanda and showing us what's in store. We miss her.

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