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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Smithfield Saturday

Pin It Now! This year we wont be traveling for Christmas. So we decided to go all out. Got the real Christmas tree, the halls are decked, presents are getting wrapped, Department 56 village is out and the lights are hung! So we decided to take a trip to Smithfield, Virgina in search of the perfect Christmas Ham!

Off we went today to shop, Main Street, downtown Smithfield...colonized in 1634

I fell in love instantly. This is it, we may just have to retire here in Virginia and move to Smithfield. Antique shops, restaurants, an inn, a theater, a bakery, a coffee shop, ice cream shop, marina & water front, old cobble streets, gorgeous Victorian homes, 200 acre Castle Park what more do you need?

Our first stop was Taste of Smithfield to check out the hams. Want a Smithfield Ham for one of your holidays? You can check out their website, request a catalog, I did!

lots of nice specialty items too

I fell in love with Laura and Lucy's on Main Street. They had a beautiful shop, loud classical music playing, so warm and inviting inside. Here are a few photos of my favorite things....

Laura and Lucy's
333 Main Street

Smithfield, VA 23430


Raw Amethyst

Nippon Chocolate Set

Shabby teapot

Horse grazing, pencil drawing

little flower painting on wood

Knit Mitten Garland...adorable

Christmas Tree made from Vintage Jewelry

*** More info on Windsor Castle Park****
"Windsor Castle Farm was originally part of a 1450 acre parcel patented in 1637 by Arthur Smith and is situated on a knoll overlooking the Pagan River. The farm was purchased with the intention of preserving the rich historic heritage of the Castle, as well as providing a passive public park on the estate grounds. The park features over

4 miles of a woodland trail system, orchards, picnic areas, a dog park, a state-of-the-art kayak and canoe launch, fishing pier, scenic overlooks and the Windsor Castle Historic Site. The purchase of 162 acres of farm was made possible through the generous contribution of Mr. Joseph W. Luter, III. Another 46 acres was gifted to the town by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McMurran."

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