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Rust and Refind is at Rust and Refind.Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 11:37pm
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The #rustandrefindartisanmarket is OPEN this week on Wednesday and Thursday, from 11-4! This will be our last open days until our Christmas Open House on 5-7 November (we close all next week to prepare!) We are starting to incorporate Christmas decor but still have Halloween and Fall decor for your last minute decorating. There will be a sale at Rust and Refind off fall greenery, Halloween decor, etc. (some exclusions). Come grab it before it’s gone and we go full Christmas!.
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We are fully stocked with diy products, too! New inventory and more.
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Rust and Refind is at Virginia Military Institute.Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 12:28pm
Virginia Military Institute
A few architectural pics from VMI and Lexington on this #traveltuesday .
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Those doors! The entrance to the VMI Museum was unassuming …no signs except off to the side. I hesitated at these simple but massive, wondrous doors. What I wouldn’t give to have a pair like this in my future home. I think if someone video’d me, it would have been hysterical to watch my hesitation on my face….”these doors?” “Enter Here?” Just opening those doors was awesome (and hello, that hardware). The view on the other side was just as unassuming and spectacular all at once.
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And, who doesn’t love old street and building signs? This millinery sign caught my attention right away. I wish I could replicate that somewhere. I did have to explain millinery to Mr. R&R, though. Sigh…another “art form” that lost its popularity. I would love to see hats on men come back in style! Yes, men do wear them today, but not en masse. Not like until the 40-50s. Who is with me?
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Rust and Refind is at Interstate 81, Virginia.Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 8:52pm
Interstate 81, Virginia
Part two of the #emptynesterlife #wingitweekend ... shop dog Cara and Mr R&R each got their fave pics. All within three-four hours of the DC area, the #81corridor offers so many brown sign adventures .. both nature and military related.
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✔️ Virginia Military Institute and the Stonewall Jackson House and exhibit at VMI Museum.
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✔️ Oak Grove Cemetery previously known as the Stonewall Jackson cemetery.
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✔️ #nationalddaymemorial in Bedford VA (town famous for the most number of townspeople killed in WWII). Absolutely stunning memorial!.
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Weaved in between the military site visits were the lovely drives, Natural Bridge, Lexington and Buchanan (that bridge)! Spectacular fall weather made this the perfect weekend getaway ! My 30-year old flannel (that was complimented by several young ladies who took our pic) has another epic tour to its wear. Cara hiked, swam, ate well and hammed it up for several passerby’s along our walks and visits. Mr. R&R ate and drank well, has decompressed and has several souvenirs and books coming back. He’s happy to have checked off several VA historical and natural brown sign sites ! Now on to the Tennessee ones on a future trip.
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Thank you for allowing us to share our trip .. we highly recommend! Now back to work Tuesday. **oh, and yes, we have a car full of goodies headed to the shop... got to squeeze in a buy on the way back home!
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Rust and RefindMonday, October 25th, 2021 at 4:20pm
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Rust and Refind is at Natural Bridge State Park.Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 12:04pm
Natural Bridge State Park
Part one of our full agenda “brown sign” tour today! Nature visits first, but Mr R&R got a huge fill of civil war and militaria visits, too! He’s very happy!. And that flannel I’m wearing? It’s my 30 year old comfy I bought when American Eagle was like LL Bean...and that you know fall is here when I break that out!
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Blue Ridge parkway here and there as we weaved through the Jefferson national forest. After our Lexington morning filled with the military visits, we headed to Natural Bridge, which has been on our list for a long time. So. Worth. The. Wait. 🍂 A beautiful fall day to enjoy Mother Nature at her finest. Shop dog Cara had the best walk and dip in the water.
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On to historic Buchanan after for the walk across the famous bridge. I didn’t make it a third of the way before I headed back. It’s beautiful, but the swaying over the James River was a little much for my stomach to handle. The maximum three person warning had me from the start.
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This is an easy #wingitweekend I’d recommend ....scenery and views have been a wonderful respite from the daily grind! Recharged our batteries and ready for the next blitz...bring it on!
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Rust and Refind is at Grand Caverns.Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at 12:07pm
Grand Caverns
Happy Sunday everyone! Mr R&R, shop dog Cara and I decided to do a #wingitweekend and play hooky this weekend before the Christmas frenzy at the shop starts.
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We decided to head south on 81 and hit the “brown sign”sites. Those historical and natural wonders we add to our list every time we head south on 81 (which is a lot) and always have a purpose and time limit on those travels so no time to stop. Until now. Why we waited so long I don’t know! I earned many credits with Mr R&R for the ✔️New Market Civil War Museum and battlefield! Amazing. The Virginia “LOVE” sign was the coolest one we’ve seen. John Wilkes Booth’s personal travel trunk, President Lincoln’s Ford theater ticket, revolutionary through Vietnam war artifacts are all authentic and the private collection of one man. ✔️The Weyers Cave/Grottoes now called Grand Caverns were splendid! Stalagmite/stalactites that look like Pisa tower, nativity scenes, praying hands and that wonderful cathedral hall are breathtaking. Our fall hike in the beginnings of a glorious autumn 🍂 setting made my happy explode and shop dog Cara was particularly thrilled ... she and mama love water. The scenery and views are truly beautiful and a great way to decompress. .
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The day ended with a visit to the ✔️Devils Backbone Brewing Company ... all that fall made us thirsty. 😆 🍺 #ilovefall #virginiaisforlovers #love