With wedding preps in full swing, so are choosing places for the guests to stay. Mom and I completely fell in love with the Ragland Mansion (historic Petersburg, Virginia) after our tour on Sunday. Originally built in 1857 by Reuben F. Ragland (a descendant of high Welsh aristocracy), this 10,000 square foot antebellum Italianate has been restored as a bed and breakfast inn. Mom is pictured out front and I’m in the front room. Claudia, the “inn keeper,” shared with me her for “vintage” wares. She proudly showed me a lovely dresss from the 60’s she recently bought from an estate sale at “Kimberly Anns.” Now, Kimberly Anns has an ever changing mix of everything from household goods to fashion of days past. Mom and I had never been, so we quickly departed the mansion in search of the estate sale. We had a blast! I ended up with 20’s era cufflinks for Ralph and several pairs wonderful earrings for myself…one of which might be my “something old” in the wedding. We ended the day with a cafe aulait pit stop across the street at The Demolition Coffee Co shop – located in adorably refurbished historic building. Oh…peep the fab wig on our “mounted friend!”
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