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Long ago, when I first set up housekeeping, Virginia Metalcrafters was still in operation in Waynesboro, VA. My mom and I would go by the store to browse their beautiful products and frequently she would give switch plates and outlet covers in a pattern I loved to me as gifts.
Sadly, Virginia Metalcrafters is no longer in business. Before they went out of business, many of my rooms were adorned with pretty brass outlet covers and switch plates, thanks to my mom. We built our addition after VM closed and I’ve always disliked the white plastic covers that our builder used.
This summer my cousin’s new wife offered the opportunity to buy VM switch plates and outlet covers left behind by the first wife. (She’s redecorating to suit her tastes in my cousin’s home.) I was so excited to have an opportunity to get more switch plates and outlet covers in my pattern. Our family room now is blinged out in brass.
It’s so sad that these are no longer available. They were never inexpensive, but now they are outrageous if you search for them for sale on-line. My cousin’s new wife gave me an incredible price for the quantity that I bought and for that I will eternally be grateful. Plus, when I see them in my family room, I’ll think of her!
Do you like fancy outlet and switch plates or are plain Jane ones fine with you? I like fancy ones for my more formal spaces but have plastic ones in areas that need frequent cleaning like the kitchen and bathroom.