After spending several full days in Nashville visiting with old and new friends, taking all the Scrap Etc classes and even a couple classes at Scrappuccino, then driving the roundabout way home yesterday from Baltimore to avoid the DC beltway in heavy rain, and finally picking up my son at the other airport at 1 a.m., it felt so good to sleep in this morning. But more deadlines are looming and Debby Schuh is visiting in a couple days, so I'll show-and-tell about the Scrap Etc event as soon as I have time to unpack that special suitcase.
Meanwhile, since it's still raining today, I thought you might enjoy seeing what I saw yesterday despite the blowhard rain. On the "northerly" route home from Baltimore which took me through Brunswick, I stopped by a newly relocated antiques store called Newberry's. Previously Ekster Antiques and Uniques in Leesburg, the relocation allows Caroline Verschoor and her husband much more display space all on one floor in the old J.J. Newberry store. The old tin ceiling is freshly painted, the creaky wooden floors slope this way and that but allow lots of vignettes, and there is a distinct French flair among the rehabilitated objects. Above the 4,000-square-foot first floor, the emptied upstairs apartment level offers the possibility to create even more vendor space.
The gloomy day diminished the light but did not detract from Newberry's special atmosphere of elegantly shabby chic, with found and refurbished antique chairs, cupboards, tables, and artfully arranged accessories. Lots of old silver and cream ware, too. Enjoy!
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