Friday, October 14, 2011

Just In @ R.H. Ballard

We've been busy little bees here at the shop & gallery.  I get really excited with all the new products coming in every day. Here are a few of my favorite items now in the shop!

Large Demi John surrounded by Mercury Votive Holders and Boule Glass Candle Holders

New HOBO Bags & Wallets: a beautiful architectural element (window frame) hangs from our French Tray ceiling ceiling and onto a vintage 1930's kitchen table.

A lovely, pear-scented "From the Garden Soap" sits upon a one-of-a-kind, hand-hone Rappahannock Granite Soap dish created by a local stone mason here in Washington, Va.

Pam Older Designs: some stunning necklaces and earrings created by American jewelery designer Pam Older, blends well with new metallic clutches from HOBO.

Long time favorite Hostess Gift: Robin's Egg Soaps and Nest Dish

Our towering display of Le Jacquard Francais Tea Towels: This towel display really sets then tone for the shop -  unique, colorful and inspiring! I found this enormous herb drying rack at a local business, The Copper Fox, located in Sperryville, VA.  We refurbished it (it was rusted and had decayed bolts) so that it now easily revolves and holds 48 different styles of my cherished French towels.

 My current favorite lamp find! A company located in North Carolina creates these unique lamps and tables by using truck and machine parts, old gates, discarded metal and other industrial materials. I am a big fan of industrial furnishings and I am always on the look-out for unusual designs that can be worked into traditional or modern settings.


  1. Joanie I just love, love, love your shop! I would love to own a shop like yours! So fun. That lamp is me also and would fit right into my home. I am a lamp junkie. :)

  2. Thank you, Karen! Our shop is a labor of love and your sweet comments are appreciated. These new (vintage) lamps are cool yet sophisticated. Happy to hear you like them as much as we do! xo~ Joanie