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Discover Fauquier August 2017
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For Sally DeLuca, the seeds for opening
Crest
Hill Antiques & Tea Room were planted in
her youth, when her mother, grandmother, and
aunt gave her tea cups as special occasion
gifts. Sally continued to collect tea cups (which
she still owns and uses), which later led to
collecting tea pots and sets.
"I've always liked putting together collections
and displaying them in interesting ways,"
Sally says. Over the years, she has collected
various items, including bird figurines, gilded
picture frames, angels, and more. She admits
that the element of the hunt is exciting. One
such hunt has been ongoing for well over a
decade! Sally discovered that Hall China's
"Nora" pitcher (also used by her grandmother
in Sally's youth) was created in just six colors.
Her quest will continue until she finds them in
cream and salmon!
Given her upbringing, it's no surprise that
Sally eventually became an avid antique
collector and tea lover. When she opened her
store in The Plains in 2007, the antique shop
and adjoining tea room were immediately
compatible. Not only do the antiques--a
gorgeous variety of vintage furnishings, china,
silver, crystal, jewelry, art, and books--blend
seamlessly with the tea room, the ambiance
is so inviting that it attracts a steady stream of
regular customers.
In addition, Crest Hill Antiques & Tea Room
has become an Anglophile "resource" for local
residents. Sally has organized several trips
to England, which include antique shopping
expeditions, tea room hopping, and much
more. She also began offering a variety of
programs, such as workshops and book
signings, that attract additional guests who
then find it difficult to resist the shop's charm.
As Sally celebrates the shop's 10th
anniversary, she eagerly expresses gratitude
for her loyal customers (now considered
friends) and staff. She credits the latter, which
includes bakers extraordinaire Deany and
Diane, and shop staff Bobi, Claire, Mady,
and Barb, who provide the exquisite food
and inviting atmosphere to all those who step
inside. To learn more, call
(540) 253-5790.
Sally DeLuca
Crest Hill Antiques &
Tea Room:
Collecting Memories and
More for a Decade
~ Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire
FOCUS
oN BusiNess
"Whether it is with our time or with donations,
my team and I consider it an honor and
a high priority to give back to our community."
· Liberty HS Wrestling Tournament
· Fauquier HS vs Liberty HS Basketball Game
· Renters Insurance Seminar
at The Oaks Apartments
· Renters Insurance Seminar
at Mintbrook Senior Apartments
· WARF Open House
· Kettle Run HS Students Signing Safe Driver
Pledge during Prom Season
· 3rd Annual Easter Egg Round Up
Fauquier for Families
· Fauquier Community Food Bank
along with Chick-fi l-A
· Remington Fire & Rescue Spring Bash
· Fauquier HS Students Signing Safe Driver
Pledge during Prom Season
· Warrenton Spring Festival
· Relay for Life at Fauquier HS
· Father's Day Antique Car Show
· Warrenton Town Limits
· July 4th Pet Parade in Old Town Warrenton
· And more to come for the remainder of 2017!!
Community starts
with neighbors
who care.
Carmen Rivera, Agent
251 W Lee Highway Suite 237
Warrenton, VA 20186
Located in the Warrenton Village
Shopping Center next to Chipotle
Bus: 540-347-1566
www.carmenriverainsurance.com
Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 7pm, Sat: 9am to 2pm
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why I'm proud to support the Residents of Fauquier County.
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