Shopping in Old Town Alexandria on Small Business Saturday
I love Old Town. I bought my first condominium on the fringe of Old Town behind the Masonic Temple. That was almost 40 years ago now and the expansion and development of the area between the heart of Old Town which borders on the Potomac River and the Masonic Temple is a great example of planned development and an architectural vision. Photo by David Zanzinger.
They have joined the historic look of the Old Town Waterfront with shopping, offices, hotels and apartments.
I have eaten at the Morrison House and it is excellent.
Old Town has blocks and blocks of a great collection of boutiques and favorite chain stores like Anthropologie. Old Town was ‘comfortably’ bustling with shoppers for Small Business Saturday.
It is a healthy walk from the Masonic Temple to the waterfront. We hopped on a Trolley and got off at M and M Fine Art and Antiques who were advertising a clearance sale to make room for new inventory. A great collection of beauty in a very small typical townhouse style shop. Here are some outstanding pieces that were hard to photograph because there were things in front of them and on top of them.
Italian Pietre Dure table 46″ diameter.
Mixed Metals Table with Cherubs. I am purchasing this beauty tomorrow.
Lovely mahogany inlaid end table with a center drawer.
Empire fainting couch.
Next Stop Random Harvest. Antique accents, comfortable upholstery, contemporary lighting and accents.
Love this side chair with the lovely painting on the back.
Topiaries are a favorite holiday, anytime accent.
The best bow of the season so far $12.
We had lunch at a new sandwich, salad and sushi restaurant, The Waterfront Market. My salmon and kale quinoa salad was delicious. View of the waterfront.
The Torpedo Factory ‘Aethenium’ – A combination artists working studios, stores, and galleries.
Old Town is a great place to shop, eat and visit. I am fortunate to have it near me and I am so excited about my fabulous purchase. The wall design for room the table will be in; mirrors, aluminum leaf with shellac, verre eglomise, and of course ornament.