R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery

R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Washington: Hours, Address, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery Reviews: 5/5

R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery

R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Award-winning boutique shop & gallery located just steps from the Inn at Little Washington. A shopper's paradise. Two floors filled with an artful mix of fine gifts, French table linens, vintage objects, women's accessories, children gifts, home decor, regional & international fine art, sculpture, one-of-a-kind rugs.
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Hotelie H
New York City31 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
My husband and I stumbled upon this shop while walking randomly from the Inn at Little Washington. The shop looked very cute and once we entered, I basically bought the entire shop! The owners- Husband and wife were lovely and very helpful. They had very good quality french glasswares, cheeseboards, and even Christmas ornaments! Definitely a must place to stop by while in town!
Written October 29, 2021
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travellin45
Vancouver, Canada92 contributions
Aug 2017
Amazing collection of French and British creams and soaps and lots more! Very nicely presented and well worth a visit!
Written August 11, 2017
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hscpa22
Roanoke, VA21 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
My wife and I were staying at the White Moose Inn and walked next door to this store. L ots of different interesting gifts and home wares. The owner was very pleasant and showed my wife some very nice comforters, which she purchased. Lots of items with a slight French flair. Gifts from the French region as well. A nice shop to frequent and enjoy.
Written July 30, 2019
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Mama Mia
New Jersey236 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I visited Joanie Ballard at the shop for the second time this past week....from New Jersey. When visiting the area almost 4 years ago, I purchased an amazing and interesting birch wreath that is always a conversation piece when folks approach our front door in the Fall and Winter. I signed up for their emails when there in 11/15 and have purchased several items since via the internet or a phone call, including a gorgeous and large Le Jacquard Francais tablecloth.
I realized once the tablecloth arrived that it was not the finish I wanted (my error), and Joanie could not have been more professional and tolerant about exchanging it, once I mailed the return back. There was no hesitation...she wanted me to be happy. You simply don't forget people who do business with you in that way!
I bought via email and had the Ballards hold a small piece of art last month; when we returned to this gorgeous part of Virginia this week, we stopped in to retrieve it. We ended up also buying an adorable wool Himalayan cat bed -- and we HOPE our quite independent cat will come to appreciate our generosity. :-) Beautiful store. Great service. Wish they had an outpost in NJ, but buying online is so easy!
Written July 20, 2019
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GAIL S
Washington, VA3 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Love Ballard's! A great variety of high quality products - I especially love the totes they carry - I have one of the ikat print bags which has been my trusted carry-on whether for a weekend when that is all I need to a two week vacation when it holds all I need/want to have by my side on the plane.
Written September 25, 2016
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Tim Larkin
Olney, MD9 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife loved the window decorations and when we went inside, it was beautiful throughout. Wide variety of very nice gifts and books to choose from. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Written October 14, 2021
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judy p
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Selection of unique items. Fun experience. Friendly and helpful suggestions for gifts. Attractive arrangement of items. Lots of selections for kids. Inviting outside, too, with flowers and benches to sit on and rest.
Written October 3, 2021
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Bj1005th
Washington DC, DC149 contributions
Dec 2020
Stopped in the store to browse. They have a ton of Unique items including kid and pet stuff. Great art gallery downstairs too. Walked out spending a fortune.
Written December 5, 2020
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ValleyFor
Phoenixville, PA465 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
You will not be disappointed. This place is a dream of a gift shop. Definitely worth a peek as you amble over from the Inn.
Written July 19, 2020
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Tomsopinion
Oranjestad, Aruba102 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Joan and Robert run a wonderful gift shop just a few steps away from the The Inn. They have a carefully curated collection of French, European and American items. We were shocked yet delighted to see Napoleon’s bumblebee insignia champagne glasses. We have a set we bought in Corsica at Napoleon’s birthplace and hoped to find more during a trip to France. Alas, that trip is no longer necessary (OK Paris is ALWAYS necessary but not for these glasses) because Joan has the original manufacturer AND she has matching 12 and 16 oz glasses plus others which we had never seen before. So we enhanced our champagne glass collection, added 12 oz glasses and a few other items like those wonderful French table linens and placemats that wipe clean!!! So when the sloppy kid of guests spills stuff it’s no longer a teeth clean clenching activity like with table linens.

Do NOT get carried away with the wonderful gifts and ignore the gallery! Robert has gorgeous art displayed there with a range of artists that is just lovely! We unexpectedly bought a delightful painting totally on a whim and based on an
idea we learned years ago - when it’s something you like, you have to go for it. There’s no coming back or an Amazon solution.

Joan and Robert are delightful people and have been in business for I think 22 years. Their success is due to their great taste!

Bravo Joan and Robert! We really will be back!
Written August 20, 2019
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Dear Tom, Thank you so much for your kind words about our shop & gallery. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely wife. We are delighted to hear you both had such a memorable experience while visiting our town. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Robert and Joan Ballard
Written August 21, 2019
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  • Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM