Traveling through Virginia and love antiques? All along I-81 and old route 11 are some great antique and consignment shops. There are 5 right here in Christainsburg just minutes from The Oaks Victorian Inn. Two blocks down the street is Antiques on Main. I go every couple of weeks just to see what’s new, or should I say old. They have lots of furniture, cut crystal, silverware, African art, old post cards and more. We bought several of our crystal cutlery rests there. Down the hill in the Cambria section of town is the Cambria Emporium. It’s two floors of antiques and local art. If your looking for ‘smalls’, plates and glassware you’re bound to find something here that you absolutely must have. A couple weeks ago I discovered The Salvage Junkies. It’s a great place to dig for the kind of stuff you see on American Pickers.
We also have a couple of great resale shops in town. The Designer Consigner has fine furniture, art, antiques and household accessories. Three years ago when shopping there the owner approached me with a deal I couldn’t pass up. Back in 1985 someone painted a picture of The Oaks on a china plate and somehow it ended up at Designer Consigner. Had to buy it! Another great resale shop here in Christiansburg is The Upscale Attic. They are right next door to where I get my hair cut so I’m in there at least once a month. You can find some really high end stuff for a fraction of the original cost. Last month I bought six cut crystal champagne glasses to use when serving breakfast smoothies. If you’re on Facebook, they post photos of new consignment pieces when they come into the shop.
In addition to these 5 places we can recommend lots of places within less than an hours drive from The Oaks. Hope you’ll come stay with us and Happy Hunting.