In my husband’s family lineage is an apothecary in old town Alexandria, VA that his Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather owned that was later sold to the city and made into a museum. Recently we were in the area for a friend’s wedding and stopped into the museum. What a treasure to find and explore, and how much cooler to know that my husband’s family is part of its history.
The walls are still filled with hand-blown glass apothecary jars, wooden crates and cabinets that hold a huge array of herbs.
I was especially taken with all the old boxes, drawers and labels.
I’m now on the hunt to find boxes and bottles with the Stabler-Leadbeater imprint on them while I’m out on one of my antique scavenging trips.
** image credits: Michelle Smith