The Madison Suite Gets Its Crowning Glory

Sep. 24th 2013

Today our seamstresses arrived with the Madison Master Suite’s Canopy for the Full Tester Bed!

Wow what a difference it makes for the bed!

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It really makes the bed look taller than before and really dresses the suite up!

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All we have left to do is add some portraits, pictures and small decor and we will have a finished room!

Thank you to Gates Antiques, most especially Mrs. Jo Gates for putting so much time into getting the details right for this suite! It looks beyond beautiful! Any President would be over joyed in staying here!

Gates Antiques

12700 Old Buckingham Rd  Midlothian, VA 23113

Now I wonder who will be the first to sleep under this canopy!

At this moment, the suite is available for this coming weekend!!

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More Furniture Has Arrived

Jun. 28th 2013

Bright and early yesterday, 7am to be exact, we took delivery of more furniture! 


This time, it arrived from Farmville, Virginia!

Look what we have added to Belle Grove Plantation!


We have chairs and a table for the Riverside Balcony!

Now you can have your breakfast with a view from the river!



A New Mirror!


Another New Mirror


We have two of these new mirrors!


A new sideboard for the Grand Hall 


I love this inlay detail on the sideboard!


Two new card tables to go under the mirrors in the Formal Dining Room!


A Leather Chair for the Library!

Can you see yourself curling up with a good book?


And a Leather Sofa for the Library!

How about a quick book and nap!


A Desk and Chair for the Common Area!


The legs are just beautiful!


And the inlay is just amazing!


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More Furnishings Arrived!

Jun. 10th 2013

Gates Antiques

Today we took another deliver of furniture!

Look what we have now!

Sideboard from Richmond Family

The Sideboard that was owned by an Old Richmond Family has come home to Belle Grove!

English Slant Top

So has the English Slant Top Desk!

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Isn’t it just beautiful?

Framed Mirror

Today was a big mirror delivery!

We got this Gold Framed Mirror…

Two Gilded Mirrors

These two Gold Gilded Mirrors….


And this beautiful floor mirror!

Can you image all the brides that will be looking into this looking glass before their wedding at Belle Grove?

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What Details!

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