Happy Valentine's Day!
What a great day it was today, it truly is the month of love!
Then a quick little fun session... this is called "Lovely Wild Child" since I couldn't tame the wild hair.
Then it was off to explore and find something fun to do to enjoy this day with the hubby and munchkin. Exploring for us means driving around aimlessly to see what fun we can find. It was in the mid 20s out so I had to bundle up! I didn't mind, I was happy to wear my blush pink head wrap!
As we began our trip, munchkin fell asleep so we had to take a slow drive to allow her to get a good nap in which worked out so well! We drove around and came across Clifton, VA... an adorable little town in the middle of nowhere (says the City girl). As we drove through we noticed an antique shop and decided to stop in to La Bella Luce antique shop. Best. Antique Shop. Ever.... ever!!
This old home turned into shop was filled corner to corner with old and new, chandeliers, Italian imported antique furniture and to top it off they were having a 30% off everything sale. You can tell that they pay attention to details because the first thing I noticed when I walked in were these antique Valentine's post cards from 19 11 and 1913...
The shop has two levels and each room decorated with lovely items:
My favorite room was the one with baby items in it, I fell in LOVE with the baptism gowns here. I wanted to buy them all and keep them all to my self! Vintage Italian baptism gowns, all very fine fabric and lace... they were stunning.... I can't stop thinking about them!
I left La Bella Luce with a few great finds, a vintage hat box with vintage hats, a German children's chair, and some handmade knitted bibs:
I'm so glad I came across Clifton, VA and La Bella Luce... it won't be the last time. I highly recommend a visit here.
Closed out the day with dinner and the munchkin <3
I believe the Month Of Love has a lot more in store for me. Can't wait to share what's to come for Darlene S Photography!