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Why Chestnut Lane LOVES The Blush Label

Posted by Shelley Blackwell on

                                                                                            I discovered The Blush Label at the High Point Furniture Market three years ago this April.  The booth was small,  but full of bright vibrant pillows, art work and gifts for the home.  As I inquired more I discovered, sisters Christie and Mary were from North Carolina.   Christie, the creative director, designs the scarves...

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Our Feature On "The Local" Blog

Posted by Kaitlin Altice on

Chestnut Lane was featured on "The Local" blog which is by Radford University student Cierra Conner. She features a wonderful blog post about our store and how it is one of her favorite hidden gems in Southern Virginia!  "As a lover of food and entertainment, I am constantly seeking out the diamonds in the rough of small towns of Southern Virginia. Whether you are looking for fashion, food, fun, or adventure, this blog provides some of my best experiences within the area. My time at Radford University has taught me to to seek out excitement and experience as much as i...

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Chestnut Lane is Moving

Posted by Shelley Blackwell on

Chestnut Lane has been located at the bottom of Main Street in Danville, VA for two years this past April.  When we opened, we were a very low key antique, chalk paint and upholstery store.  All sales were through Vintages By the Dan, which connects to us next door, and three (partners) of us were able to come and go as we chose.  My two other partners had young children and were becoming burned out. In May of 2014 I was the sole owner of Chestnut Lane and a lot of decisions had to be made.  I was unable to man...

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Chestnut Lane's IDA and City Development Construction Pain

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The French Polish and Roubo 'Polissoir' for Fine Aniques

Posted by Shelley Blackwell on

    www.chestnutlaneantiques.com Lately, I have been obsessed with furniture finishes.  I have always been very particular about patinas on beautiful antiques, but how to restore that patina without compromising the value of the piece is very important.  I know repairs are necessary on old pieces, but my pet peeve is when furniture is refinished; stripped, stained and polyurethaned!  In my opinion, refinishing often leaves the piece characterless! My sister asked me the other day, "who refinished my furniture?".  I told her, "I don't refinish any of my furniture," so I guess I don't have a refinisher.   I have been...

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