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Gather to shop or eat!

On a peaceful quiet road in Midlothian there is a place that everyone should visit.  Gather located on Herndon Road in Midlothian is the most perfect outing!  Nestled on the train tracks in rural Midlothian in an 1850 house Gather sells a variety of  items.  Melissa Carr, the owner, sells plates of all colors, shapes and sizes ,unique vintage birdcages, eclectic gifts and her own beautiful artwork.      IMG_2338 One of my favorite items in the store is a farm table locally made right here in Richmond.  The top of the table is removable to make the table easier to move, much easier to get outside for al fresco dining!  Genius!  Gather has many versions and many colors of this table.   IMG_2340 I was so at peace when visiting the store I said to Melissa I wish she offered lunch and she said she does!!!  Just call the day ahead and she will have a box lunch waiting.  Cold drinks are also available in a vintage cooler, perfect for bikers.  Just a gem of a place.  Melissa has such an eye and informed me that Gather is now available to rent for special events either inside or out on her delightful patio surrounded by vintage chandeliers and what else but a 53 Cherry Red Chevy Truck. -SgARDtdgg7MSkq4quXgUr2F5rDyDB95vx99kG1MojI There is no sense of urgency here, nothing hurried in this shop!  I invite you to visit Gather  and you will actually feel that you have nowhere else to be and nothing else to do!  Perfect for a lazy summer day.  So head to Gather either to shop or eat.  Ask for Melissa and TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY


Baby at Fraiche on the Avenues!

Finding beautiful baby things in Richmond is tough these days but Fraiche on the Avenues is helping with this problem.  With the addition of Rickshaw Designs, founded by a Richmonder out of San Francisco, you can go in and find THE cutest items for baby! Rickshaw fabrics are so breezy and easy for baby to wear, especially on the beach. Fraiche also carries items to decorate a nursery from mirrors to artwork! IMG_2174  Soaps, lotions and blankets make excellent gifts.    IMG_2176 IMG_2175 Rickshaw Designs baby is exclusive to Fraiche on the Avenues.  And on those 100 degree days Rickshaw bloomers are my personal favorite.  Seeing baby in just bloomers and a sun hat is too much!!! So if you are struggling to find cute baby things in town head to Fraiche and you will not be disappointed.  TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY IMG_2173


Einstein at Bohland & Graham


New at Bohland & Graham!  What a stunning painting of Albert Einstein.  Details below.


Oil on canvas
48″ x 36″
Einstein at Princeton, 1954
(This painting is based on a famous AP photograph of Einstein at Princeton University  in 1954.  He lived at Princeton from 1936 until his death in 1955.  During that time he worked at The Institute for Advanced Study,  )

Bohland & Graham is a gem of store located at 2605 West Cary St.   Stop by and find more fabulous antiques, art and curiosities in addition to this fantastic painting.   See owner Liz Ughetta and………………..TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!  —CHENEY


Father’s Day Belts

Relaxing on the beach this weekend I couldn’t wait to settle in with my Garden and Gun!  I am a magazine lover and enthusiast.  Nothing makes me happier than when I am reading a national publication and I see something that is available to me right in my home town!  This happened in the latest issue when I saw a gorgeous belt that I thought would make a great gift, especially for Father’s Day.  To my surprise it was handcrafted near Charlottesville by Marcus Wiley and can be procured at Ledbury here in Richmond.  With all of the horse racing going on this month and Father’s Day around the corner,  head down to Ledbury to pick up a beautifully crafted handmade belt like one of these from fellow Virginian Marcus Wiley. free union HR shirt




Scouted under one roof!!!

One of my favorite places to go when I need a hostess gift, a birthday gift, something to spruce up my house or even a new outfit is The Shops at 5807.   Leigh Johnson and Anne Brasfield are excited because  ”5807 is the best it has ever been with over 20 great shops under 1 roof”! One of the reasons is that there are so many choices in the home decor department.  With Verve Home Furnishings already a mainstay, the addition of JMD Home as a new pop-up shop at 5807 does not disappoint.  Janie Molster explains that she “will be offering a full range of home furnishings to include upholstery, lighting, artwork, antiques, and linens.  We are excited to be able to extend our brand beyond our client base and to offer contemporary and traditional interior furnishings to an ever-evolving Richmond market.”   JMD new logo med But JMD is not the only new addition to the line-up!  Another retailer from the Baltimore area is back.  Tracee Martin’s Occasionally Made returns better and bigger than ever.  Tracee has a huge selection of giftware with a trendy twist.  If you like color and accessories this is the shop for you.   OM Collage med One last thing to check out while there is Pam Nooney’s fabulous Wanderlust Collection!  She has expanded her jewelry collection to trendy vintage-like clothing!

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How easy is it to shop at the Shops at 5807.  Everything you need is under one roof!!!!!!!  Stop by and……………. TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!



Showing Off Your Garden From Inside

It was a soggy start to Historic Garden Week here in Richmond.  But the sun is shining on the last few days and we want to remind you that it is just as important to highlight your garden from inside your home as it is from the outside.  Did you know that Specialty Drapery does more than just custom make beautiful drapes and curtains.  They are also a pro at shades, blinds and shutters and these are a GREAT way to bring the outdoors in while staying safe from the sun!  So in honor of Garden Week remember that you can enjoy your garden from inside just as well as from outside!  Enhance your view with products like these from www.specialtydrapery.com today!

Hunter Douglas Silhouette  window shading

Hunter Douglas Pirouette window shading Lafayette Allure transitional shades

And, don’t forget… tell them SCOUT sent you!