New Additions- August 2020

New Additions- August 2020

We have a few items to report-Three shell bead necklaces and a pair of earrings hand made by Sue Southee of Gemini Dreams available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse First: Sue Southee of Gemini Dreams has brought in a new collection of her hand made jewelry. This batch has a very beachey feel- especially the shell necklaces pictured above and below:A white brown and black shell bead necklace hand made by Sue Southee of Gemini Dreams available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse A purplish black shell bead necklace hand made by Sue Southee of Gemini Dreams available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse [caption id="attachment_3064" align="aligncenter" width="848"]Two pearl beaded necklaces and two sets of earrings hand made by Sue Southee of Gemini Dreams available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse Pearls on the half shell-[/caption] This series goes quite well with my ocean-inspired pottery. The relish dishes, serving bowls and oyster-shaped spoon rests (pictured above) work just as well as jewelry holders and trinket dishes.Two turquoise beaded bracelets and three sets of earrings hand made by Sue Southee of Gemini Dreams available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse Continuing with the beach theme I've sewn one of my peculiar new sculptures to the wall of the store- [caption id="attachment_3061" align="aligncenter" width="848"]Full view of a fabric sculpture by MJ Seal that resembles a giant gray sea fan hanging on the wall at The Virginia Farmhouse "Dormant Form/Winter Forest"- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, jute rope, PVA glue and acrylic, 40" x 51". c. 2020[/caption] It looks like a cross between a dark gray Sea Fan and a patch of one of our local forests in the depths of winter. I'm not sure it really fits in with the theme of the store but it does look interesting- and since there is no free wall space left in my apartment it has no where else to go.Detail of a fabric sculpture by MJ Seal that resembles a giant gray sea fan hanging on the wall at The Virginia Farmhouse Also: We are fully restocked on soaps from The Olive Oil Soap Company. We have just about every scent available and they come in literally every color of the rainbow.A selection of soaps in every color of the rainbow from The Olive Oil Soap Company available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse And: Another air plant has bloomed!A chartreuse green and coral colored air plant with violet flowers in an emerald green hand made flower bud vase available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse I noticed the leaves had started turning red a couple weeks ago and upon closer inspection realized there were little flower buds popping up. The coral, chartreuse and violet hues of the air plant go quite nicely with the pastel emerald green on the hand made flower bud vase it inhabits. We have several air plants for sale here which would make perfect gifts for any plant lover in your life- even novice indoor gardeners. Air plants are very low maintenance- all they need are regular spritzings, an occasional dunk in rain or aquarium water and bright diffuse sunlight.Close up of the pastel purple flowers of a chartreuse green and coral colored air plant available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse *Stay Safe- Stay Sane* Close up of the pastel purple flowers of a chartreuse green and coral colored air plant available for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse

New Additions- July 2020

New Additions- July 2020

We have a few new offerings to report and our buildings face lift is complete!A variety of hand made US Flags and other July 4th regalia for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse First and Foremost: We will be CLOSED for The 4th but OPEN regular hours the rest of July- which reminds me- we have expanded our hours a bit. Our new store hours are 11 AM - 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Next on the Agenda:View of the front of the building housing The Virginia Farmhouse after after completion of the facade improvement of the historic Fravel House The Historic Fravel House (where our store is located) has had a major face lift. Last month we reported on the repainting being completed and this month the beautiful new awnings were installed.View of the front entrance to The Virginia Farmhouse after after completion of the facade improvement of the historic Fravel House And... We have a few new products on the shelves, including:Mini 187 ml bottles of Virginia Sparkling Apple Wine available for purchase at The Virginia Farmhouse Mini bottles of Virginia Sparkling Apple Wine from Widow's Watch Cidery of Edinburg. These 187 ml bottles  hold a glass and a generous samples worth of their delightfully crisp and refreshing, champagne-style apple wine. Plus these bottles are the perfect size for gift baskets and bags.Bottles of Pinot Grigio, Gruner Veltliner, Picpoul, Rose de Syrah and Sparkling Whites Wines available at The Virginia Farmhouse Also new:

  • Ornato's Pinot Grigio from Italy's Veneto Region
  • Hugl's Gruner Veltliner from Austria
  • Picpoul de Pinet from Cap Cette of France
  • Rubus' Blanc De Blanc from France
  • Beauvignac's Rose de Syrah also from France
All of these wines are light, crisp and refreshing- they make great summer sippers- and at a great price. *Stay Safe- Stay Sane*  

New Additions- June 2020

New Additions- June 2020

We have some news and new items to report-Front entrance of The Fravel House in Historic Downtown Woodstock, VA after repainting in May of 2020 First and foremost: You may not recognize our building on your next visit after its dramatic (and much needed) face lift. After a year of delays the facade of the Historic Fravel House (where we are located) was repainted and within the next few weeks will have brand new awnings. Before:The Historic Fravel House in Downtown Woodstock is being repainted After:Front view of The Fravel House in Historic Downtown Woodstock, VA after repainting in May of 2020 And with the Art Sale over  we've done a bit of rearranging-Some of the home goods for sale at The Virginia FarmhouseSome locally made gifts for gourmands-A selection of the locally made stoneware platters, plates and dishes for sale at The Virginia FarmhouseSome of the locally made hot pads, dishes and home goods for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse A plethora of Wildwood Hearts hand made from scraps of wood by Bruce Rosenwasser for sale at The Virginia FarmhouseI completely rearranged the jewelry display-Beaded jewelry by Sue Southee and hand made pottery by MJ Seal for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse I think the hand-knitted goods look a little more put together now-A selection of Hand knitted hats and scarves from Jill Gochenour and Clare Ellisfor sale at The Virginia Farmhouse We have a few new additions to report like Sparkling Apple Wine from Widow's Watch Cidery of Edinburg, VA. This is considered a wine not a cider- it tastes like a nice, dry champagne- which makes sense as it is produced a la methode champenoise. It does not taste apple-ey. We are tentatively planning on have an official tasting this July.Bottles of Sparkling Apple Wine from Widow's Watch Cidery of Edinburg, VA for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse Also new: "Our Mountains- The View from Shenandoah County". This guide from the folks at the Mountain Courier is full of helpful information about our regions geology. It also has full color illustrations and topographical maps.Copies of Our Mountains a guide to the mountain ranges of the Shenandoah Valley for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse We have Face Masks by Dawn 2.0- this batch of cloth masks are larger (they fit my face unlike the previous masks) and come in a variety of different fabrics- like the cat and dog patterned ones pictured below:two Face Masks made with dog and cat pattered fabrics for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse And with some wall space cleared out I had some room to display a couple new hand made (by moi) mirrors in hand made (also by moi) picture frames- like this gold and black number with an eggshell veneer which measures 11 3/4" x 13 1/2" on the outside of the frame- just $50 (!). That's real 24 kt gold leaf on the corner ornaments to.A hand made mirror in a hand made frame by MJ Seal woth eggshell veneer and gold corner ornaments for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse Detail of the corner of a hand made picture frame by MJ Seal for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse Back in Stock: -Guacamole and Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Nana's Cocina. -Ramp and Heirloom (Plain) Ancient Sea Salt from JQ Dickinson Saltworks Bags of Guacamole Flavored and Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Nana's Cocina for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse*Hang In There*Jars of various salts from JQ Dickinson Saltworks and stoneware pottery by MJ Seal for sale at The Virginia Farmhouse

New Additions- May 2020

New Additions- May 2020

We actually have a few new additions to report in this strange season-Face Masks made by Dawn Steed with a plethora of fabric patterns available at The Virginia Farmhouse First: We've just gotten in a batch of face masks hand made by local lady Dawn Steed. These 2 layer masks are made with a variety of fabric patterns and go for $5.00 a pop.Bottles of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chambourcin from Cave Ridge Vineyard available at The Virginia FarmhouseAlso New:

  • Cave Ridge Vineyard's 2017 Chambourcin, 2014/2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Petit Verdot
  • Georges Duboeuf 2017 "Wildflower" Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Muse Vineyards' 2018 Rose- on sale for just $15.99
three bottles of Muse Rose Back In Stock:Bottles of Sake, British Beer and Ginger Beer available at The Virginia Farmhouse Fuller's London Pride Jars of Plain and Ramp Salt from JQ Dickinson Saltworks available at the Virginia Farmhouse Heirloom (Plain) and Ramp-Flavored Salt from JQ Dickinson Saltworks Oh Yes- and we have plenty of options for Mother's Day Gifts.view of the bloom of an airplant in a hand made vase available at The Virginia Farmhouse Like this happy little airplant in a hand made flower bud vase by MJ Seal. The pastel lavender and coral hues of its flower go quite well with the verdant green glaze of the vase-Close up view of the bloom of an airplant in a hand made vase available at The Virginia FarmhouseClose up view of the bloom of an airplant in a hand made vase available at The Virginia Farmhouse And there are plenty of other hand made and locally sourced goodies to brighten her day like these Wildwood Hearts from Bruce Rosenwasser- Which reminds me- The Art Sale will continue through Mother's Day and we still have a few prints of works by Shenandoah Valley Artists left like this one from Helen Jean Smith-Print of a painting by Helen Jean Smith depicting walnut gathering at the Mill of Forestville, VA And please follow us on Instagram (@thevirginiafarmhouse) and/or on Facebook (@thevirginiafarmhouse) where you can keep up with all our new additions in real time (well almost real time:) and we are also posting daily (or almost daily) pleasant distractions- images of local scenery to help get your mind off of current events- like this: Anyway- *Stay Safe-Stay Sane*

Update

Update

As you may have guessed the trip to France this April is off. So....Bottles of "Farmhouse" Red and White Wines from Cline Cellars available at The Virginia FarmhouseIn an attempt to make the best of a very bad situation we will remain OPEN for the month of April - as long as circumstances allow.We are (currently) well stocked on locally sourced necessities- like eggs (limit 2 dozen per customer), bacon, honey and cheese as well as tea and coffee. I am making a point of sanitizing high traffic surfaces (door knobs, handles, etc.) multiple times a day. And while we are never particularly crowded we understand those who don't want to come into shop- so we are offering curbside pick-up. Our hours have been reduced a bit- now just 10-5 Thursday through Saturday. The rest of the week we are OPEN by appointment- simply call us at (540)459-9006, text us at (540)481-4355 or email us at thewoodstockfarmhouse@gmail.com. We are happy to open the shop for your personal shopping convenience- just Please give us a heads up (i.e- don't let us know 5 minutes before 🙂  )And we still have plenty of wine, cider and mead. *Stay Safe* Oh yes- and the art sale is being extended until the end of April! Happy Shopping

New Additions- March 2020

New Additions- March 2020

We have a few new additions-3 hand kitted caps made by Jill GochenourIncluding these lovingly hand-knitted tamo-chanters from Jill Gochenourcolorful hand knitted tamochantersWe also now carry an assortment of her other  hand made and very functional outerwear like these "shawl-ettes"-2 miniature shawlsAnd these colorful scarves- a large purple and pink scarf and a green and black infinity scarf Also new: Shenandoah Vineyards' Chardonnay and Riesling.Chardonnay and Riesling from Shenandoah Vineyards are now available at The Virginia FarmhouseThe Chardonnay is lightly-oaked and pleasantly buttery with a refreshing acidity on the finish. The Riesling is dry, crisp and citrusy. And..... The Art Sale will continue until the end of this month. We still have a few Helen Jean Smith prints left (framed and unframed) as well as an assortment of artwork from other Shenandoah Valley artists. A painting of a shady forest floor peirced by sunbeams painted by MJ Seal"Woodland Scene IV- Sunbeams on a Mossy Forest Floor"- Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on board in hand made frame, 14" x 11". C. 2017 *This is my favorite of all the realistic woodland scene paintings I made- from a slight distance it's like looking through a window into the cool shady depths of one of our verdant local forests on a mid-summer day. Originally $115 this piece is now just $57! Including the beautiful, hand made frame it's housed in.A painting of a forest in a black and gold Dutch-style reverse frame both made by MJ SealAlso.... Don't forget: we will be CLOSED for most of the month of April for our trip to France (fingers crossed)- so stock up now!

New Additions- February 2020

New Additions- February 2020

We have a few new additions to the wine rack and the Art Sale continues-New wines from across the country and the world available at the Virginia Farmhouse We scored some really great close out deals this month so the racks have been replenished with new offerings like:

  • Boet Le Roux Old Vine Columbard- This white wine from South Africa's Swartland Region is light, crisp and citrusy with hints of pear and melon.
  • Fantini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo- A medium-bodied red from Italy with floral notes, a hint of spice and a pleasant acidity.
  • Figaro Tinto- a rich and jammy Spanish red with hints of black plum and tobacco.
  • Georges Duboeuf Cabernet Sauvignon- This full-bodied red hails from France- it is fruit forward with a spicy finish and velvety smooth tannins.
  • Siegel Special Reserve Chardonnay- A Chilean Chardonnay is crisp, light-bodied, full of tropical fruits and hints of citrus.
  • Uvaggio Vermentino- This Californian white wine has a very floral nose, bright, citrusy flavor and a refreshing acidity with some mineral notes.
Back in Stock: Guacamole + Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Nana's Cocina.A painting of a forest in a Wenge veneered frame both hand made by MJ Seal And the Art Sale continues this month. Pictured above: "Woodland Scene II- The Forest Floor in Late May"- Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on board in hand made frame, 10 1/4" x 8 3/8'. This very textured and impressionistic view of one of our local forests is housed in a beautiful hand crafted frame. The frame is veneered with Wenge wood- a tropical hardwood from Africa that has an interesting cocoa and ebony striated grain pattern. With frame it is now just $40.00 (!). Pictured below: "Winter Landscape- 2/26/18" - Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on board in hand made frame. 15" x 10"An abstract winter landscape painted by MJ Seal This soft, abstract landscape was produced through a painting process called "decalcomania" in which thinned out glazes of paint were spread across the board then wax paper was pressed into the still wet paint and peeled off. The resulting patterns left in the warm gray and white paints create the illusion of a wintery landscape with perhaps a field in the foreground and a forested mountain or hill in the background. Originally $150 this piece is now just $75.00.A painting of a snowy forest in a golden oak frame both hand made by MJ Seal Pictured above: "Winter Landscape Study- Snowbound Forest"- Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on board in hand made frame, 10" x 14 3/4". This elegant and graphic view of a snowy forest is only $67.00. The golden oak frame provides a pleasantly warm contrast to the 10 cool shades of gray making up the painting (yes there are no true whites or blacks in this piece- only a handful of gray tints). Pictured below:"Proudly We Hail"- By Elizabeth Strippy. This print of an original watercolor depicts a snowy day in Downtown Woodstock. It is signed and numbered by the artist. Now only $15 it measures 18" x 13".Print of a watercolor depicting a snowy Court Square in Woodstock, VA A detail of a framed puzzle map of the Town of Woodstock VA Pictured above: A close up view of a framed puzzle map of Woodstock, VA. Just $30.00 this charming little piece of home decor measures 19 1/2" x 13". In the print racks we have tons of illustrations like of these three chicken varieties pictured below- now only $3.00 each.Prints of illustrations of several chicken varieties Also.... We will be closed for the month of April for our trip to France- so drop in and stock up now!

Art Sale!

Art Sale!

Our Big Art Sale has begun-A painting of a Shenandoah Valley Landscape in a black and gold frame both made by MJ SealFrom Now until the end of March all Wall Art will be 40-50% off! This is a great opportunity to add works of  Shenandoah Valley Artist's -like Helen Jean Smith, Eric Schauer, R. Byram and KB Getz- to your collections. *Framed prints from The Woodstock Gallery are 40% off- like this charming view of the Blue Ridge Mountains by R. Byram:A framed print of an original painting by R Byram depicting Virginia's Blue Ridge MountainsAnd this print of a watercolor by Elizabeth Strippy depicting a bird's eye view of the Shenandoah River-A print of a bird's eye view of the Shenandoah River painted by Elizabeth Strippy*All original paintings, signs and mirrors by MJ Seal are 50% off- like this very textured, impressionistic view of a local Valley forest-Painting of a sun dappled forest floor in early summer by MJ SealThe black and gold cassetta-style frame it's housed in was also made by MJ Seal-Painting of a forest in a gold and black cassetta-style frame both made by MJ SealSome of his more recent work is included in this sale such as this illustration of a red maple tree- Painting of a Red Maple tree by MJ SealIt's hand made, reverse-style gilt frame is both modern and classic-and really pops of the wall!Corner of a gold frame made by MJ Seal This sale includes a variety of loose and matted prints like this stylized scene of walnut gathering at the Forestville Mill by Helen Jean Smith-Print of a painting by Helen Jean Smith depicting walnut gathering at the Mill of Forestville, VAAnd this print of a painting by Gregory Clair-A print of Gregory Clair's painting of Cardinals on a maple branch titled A Touch Of GoldAll prints are signed and numbered by the artist and depict local scenery, flora and fauna in styles from photorealistic to primitive to impressionistic- there are 3 large racks filled with them - so you are sure to find something to suit. And at 50% off there are no excuses for not adding to your collections!

The Countdown Has Begun-

The Countdown Has Begun-

You have less than two weeks before the big day- but don't worry we have plenty of options for last minute gifts!Bottles of "Farmhouse" Red and White Wines from Cline Cellars available at The Virginia Farmhouse First for the wine lovers in your life we now carry "Farmhouse" Red and White Wines from Cline Cellars of Sonoma. The red blend is rich and full-bodied with cherry and plum notes and a hint of black pepper. The white blend is light, crisp and citrusy with hints of peach and lemon curd. And for cider lovers we just got in "Farmhand" from Old Hill Cider-"Farmhand" Hard Cider from Old Hill Cider at The Virginia Farmhouse The candy table is well stocked and we have a couple new additions from Nancy's Candy like "Old Fashioned Lemon Drops" and "Chocolate -Covered Brownie Bits".Chocolate covered Brownie Bits and Lemon Drops from Nancy's Candy available at The Virginia Farmhouse For the foodies we have Flavor Pourfection's new infused white balsamic vinegar, "Lemongrass Mint". We also have a variety of their gourmet oils and vinegars in cute little sample bottles- which make great stocking stuffers.Sampler bottles of infused olive oils and gourmet vinegars from Flavor available at The Virginia Farmhouse And we have plenty of other locally made goodies for those on your list (or yourself)Spice Blends from The Shenandoah Spice Company and Firefly Hot Sauces filling the shelves at The Virginia Farmhouse Birdseed Wreathes from J & W  Farm are back- Makes a great treat for your feathered friends or a gift for birders.All Natural Birdseed Wreaths from J & W Farms available at The Virginia FarmhouseAnd for your shopping convenience we will be OPEN on December 24th until at least noon- possibly a little later (you may want to call for hours on Christmas Eve). Happy Holidays!