a diamond in the rough
October 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
Living in DC, which I consider to be an extremely urban city (only New Yorkers would probably disagree), street and flea markets are a dime a dozen. You can find “shabby chic” on many a street corner, or even in your neighborhood Target now – it’s definitely losing its appeal. A year or so ago, my good friend Kristin, a Frederick, MD native, introduced me to Chartreuse & Co. – one of the greatest local finds ever! On the third weekend of every month, three barns in Buckeystown, MD get filled with amazing pieces of furniture and antiques crafted by local artisans. It is a truly one-of-a-kind place, a place with beautiful furniture and decor for literally astounding prices. Two of the barns are packed to the gills with furniture – desks, bed frames, armoires – that still needs restoration. The third barn is occupied by about 20 local vendors who have set up “rooms” displaying their beautifully crafted or restored furniture and displays, laid out in an Anthropologie-like setting. This barn is where I usually spend all of my time, the other two can be overwhelming.