Today we drove to Middleburg, a small town between Leesburg and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was established in the mid eighteenth century and is said to be like England - mainly because of the farms and rolling fields for horse and pony grazing which surround it, polo fields and the fact that it has a tradition of fox hunting.
There are many historic buildings in the Main Street. Some are traditional inns but many which were built as houses are now business premises.
One of the first shops that we saw was this thrift store, which we visited, of course! The goods on sale were indicative of the area - saddles, riding boots and horse ornaments and pictures!
There were many tourist shops - it is a popular weekend destination and also surrounded by Virginia vineyards. This store though was an excellent butchers and deli - one item in particular caught my eye..