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It’s been a long time since I posted here. And I’ve been meaning to and I have pictures and thoughts and so much to share. So I’m sitting here today, three days after another devastating flood destroyed my adopted hometown. Words are hard. They’ll never express the feelings, the heartbreak, the anger over what happened this past Sunday. And the pictures and videos that I’m sure everyone has seen–horrifying and unbelievable. A brave man lost his life. Residents lost their homes. Business owners may never recover.

I love Ellicott City for its history, charm, inspiration and its strength. The people who live here are strong, courageous, intelligent, creative and work together like a family. They did after the 2016 flood and they will now. We will all support each other and keep our faith for this special town. I believe Ellicott City will survive and recover. Nothing, not even another devastation like this, can make us abandon the home we love.

I’m a small business owner based in The Antique Depot right off Main Street. There was flooding in the basement but no other damage. The dealers in the basement will recoup what they can, clean-up, and start again. I did it two years ago and they will do it now. We will all be there for support.

There are many fundraisers happening if you’d like to help Ellicott City’s recovery. Check out pages on Facebook and Twitter.

So I wasn’t going to post pictures of my latest finds and my booth, but I decided I want to remember going into The Antique Depot just a couple of hours before the flood. We brought in a gorgeous library card cabinet. We went to The Phoenix next door for lunch. It started drizzling when we decided to go home, not knowing what we avoided. Our friends and some customers were trapped on the second floor until later that night. So many scary stories. Please keep Ellicott City and its people in your thoughts and prayers.

Here’s a few pictures:

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Thank you for reading, looking, and keeping Ellicott City in your thoughts and prayers. I will post an update soon.

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Winter Treasures

It’s February and in Ellicott City that means cold! We aren’t fans of below-freezing weather with snow and ice, but at least we can say Spring is next month. 🙂

We hit a fantastic auction this past weekend and scored some awesome vintage collectibles. Some are already on the shelves and we’re working on pricing the rest. I love getting new treasures and refreshing our booths.

Here’s a look:

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We love our new stuff and there’s more to come! Also, I’ve released my first novel on Amazon! Historic Ellicott City inspired this story and many others. If you’re interested you can go to https://www.amazon.com/author/patriciakirsch and check it out.

If you’re cold this winter, stay warm, shop vintage and always have fun. 🙂

Thanks for looking!

Vintage Madness!

It’s December first, the day that I truly welcome the Christmas season. This year, it’s also the day for Midnight Madness in historic Ellicott City. The shops will stay open for your shopping pleasure until midnight and you can enjoy special sales, refreshments and listen to the groups of carolers along the way. It’s a beautiful time and we go every year. Our booths are ready for the occasion too. Have a look:

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It’s vintage madness at The Antique Depot and our booths! If you’re in the area, come on down and have some fun. And enjoy this joyous time of year.

Thanks for looking. 🙂

A look before Halloween

I love Autumn and I love Halloween. I don’t have a costume picked out yet, but I need to work on that! For now, I’m offering a current look at my booths. We’ve been attending auctions and stocking up for our Christmas shoppers. After Halloween, the holidays come very fast.

We’ve been loving all the unusual, cool stuff we’ve been finding and we’ll continue hunting for more. Here’s a look:

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So what are you going to be for Halloween? Have fun and thanks for looking. 🙂

Welcome Autumn

Summer is a memory and we welcome Autumn today. Hope your summer was both fun and productive, like ours. We’re looking forward to milder weather, the beautiful colors and the coming of the holidays. First comes Halloween which I’ve always loved and still look forward to.

We’ve been busy finding the coolest stuff to pack our booths with. Auctions have become an addiction and we love it! We also love our new space on the main floor and we’re making improvements to it every week. Check out some current booth pictures below:

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Check back for more pictures as Halloween approaches. Until then, enjoy the beautiful season and thanks for looking! 🙂

Mid-Summer New Space

It’s been a hot, humid summer but a good one for Moonglow. We finally moved our booths to the first floor of The Antique Depot! We loved our basement booths, but when the space next to ours opened on the first floor, we happily took it, and now we have one big booth! We love being on the main floor and the openness of our space. We immediately sold stuff that had been lingering in the basement. And it’s been fun designing and displaying things in a different way.

And we haven’t stopped hitting auctions, estate sales and our own stock at home. We’re always trying to put out new, different and fun treasures for everybody.

Here’s a look at our new space:

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Check back for new treasures and more pics of our new space. We’re loving it. 🙂

Take care and thanks for looking.

 

Fun Stuff

One of the things we love about our business is the fun we have going to auctions and hunting for fun stuff. And one of the most difficult things is selling the fun stuff. But if we kept everything we thought was cool, we’d be on the next episode of Hoarders.

Here’s a small selection of fun stuff:

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Check back for more fun stuff because there are more auctions to attend and much more in our garage! Loving this life. 🙂

As always, thanks for looking.