Last Saturday, we went to Leesburg, mainly so Leslie could make me drive around in circles for two hours to find her favorite house, but also to visit Leesburg's salvage and restoration superstore, Victoria's Antique Warehouse.
Victoria's sits right downtown, in an old building that's an antique and work of art itself. The front half of the building is the store: everything here is antiques or repurposed and built from old junk, and it all looks great. Dressers, beds, tables, lamps, and chalkboards, and enough wood to reconstruct a forest. Most of Victoria's antiques come from France. Leslie found an antique French phone that she liked, but we're not sure if it would work with our Verizon plan. Anyway, that stuff's not for us. We needed the junk, the old doors, the busted up furniture. We don't buy the car, we just like to drink the oil.
The back of the building is what we came for. Completely cluttered, stacked up, piled up architectural and furniture salvage. Now you're speaking our language.
|Top: Warehouse, Bottom: Shop|
On our way home, we stopped by the Jot 'Em Down Store, an antique junk emporium on the side of the highway in a little town.
|Jot 'Em Down Store off Highway 50 near Mascotte, FL|
So, we came home empty handed from this excursion, but we had a good time in Leesburg, and there's no telling what next Saturday is going to bring.