We finally finished moving into Glory Days, the new antique mall in Newburg, MD where we are renting a new space.

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It took us a couple of trips to stock, stylize, and retag our new space, but it looked very inviting when we finished.

bf_before1A lighted display case is included, and we stocked it full of enamelware, a silver platter, glassware, and lots of other kitchenalia, garden ware, and the “man-tiques” (vintage tools and bbq items).

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This beautiful blue & cream German canister/spice/cruet set is from a recent estate sale.

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We finally have room to display our Admiral dresser and the 2 matching Lieutenant nightstands.  We thought they would do well here, since the shop is on the way to many Maryland and Virginia oceanside towns, and just a few minutes from the western shore of the Potomac.

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This library bookcase holds lots of pillows, including a pair of running rabbits and a brown dog.

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Janice made sure everything looked perfect before the shop opened.

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And this cute chick pulling a cart and egg will surely be gone before Easter!

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This past weekend was the “soft” opening of Glory Days.  Greg & I went down on Saturday to see how the first day of business went.  IT – WAS – AMAZING – the parking lot was full, and they were even parking on the side of the highway…

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lots of people were shopping…

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and to our delight, there were lots of empty spots in our booth only 4 hours after the opening.

bf_after5  One of the 3 globes had already sold, and the bird cage and hooked rug sold later…

bf_after4The dog pillow and chick pulling the cart with egg are gone…

bf_after2  And the collection of floral enamelware and a silver tray sold – the entire top shelf of our display unit!

Of course, I had to promise Greg lunch to get him to go to an antique mall with me.  There are a couple crab/seafood restaurants nearby that looked interesting.  We ended up at Capt’ Billy’s Crab House, right on the Potomac River just north of the Nice Memorial Bridge.  It was too early for crab season (mid April this year), but our cod and halibut lunches were excellent.  We will be sure to visit again during crab season.

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We will return to Newburg soon to restock, along with keeping our room at Eclectic Nature current.  In the meantime, we are getting ready for Chartreuse Market Days the weekend of April 6-7.

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