After the Rain

On July 30, historic Ellicott City was devastated by a flood. Buildings, businesses and homes on Main Street were damaged and destroyed. Two lives were lost. It was a time the town will never forget. There are many things I love about Ellicott City and one of them is the love and support the people have for this community. There has been an incredible outpouring of help in every way. Rebuilding Ellicott City was never a question. You can’t keep this wonderful community down.

The Antique Depot sits on Maryland Avenue, right off Main Street. For this reason, the building survived. However, the hard rain found its way in and flooded the basement. Two of my booths are in the basement so I lost many display cases and inventory. Once we were able to get in the building, we salvaged what we could and brought everything up to my first floor booth. The basement was cleaned, painted and looks amazing. The owner worked hard to convince the county to let us open the store and on September 2nd, The Antique Depot was open for business. Main Street remains closed but customers can reach us via New Cut Road and College Ave. And we’ve had wonderful love and support that I know will only get better when all of Ellicott City is open for business again.

In the meantime, we’ve been working hard to restock our booths and rebuild our vintage business so it’s also better than ever. We cleaned and repainted our metal shelves (now purple!) and our formerly black shelf pops in black and white.

Check out the pictures below:

The damage to my booths after the flood

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My first floor booth packed with salvaged stuff.

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The clean, painted basement and starting to restock my booths.

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My salvaged and now purple shelves!

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My beautiful newly painted shelf! I love this piece and was so happy it survived 🙂

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There will be so much more in the coming weeks so check back for updates on our booths. We are excited to get our business in the best shape it’s ever been.

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

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Toys, glass, crates and a prayer kneeler!

Wow, it’s been a long time. Even though I haven’t posted, we haven’t stopped picking, shopping and selling. Spring has been tough with crazy weather, more illness and thoughts of moving. So with our home sold and searching for a new one, it’s been challenging.

Auctions are always a stress reliever and we go almost every week. I’ve also found some cool stuff at our local thrift shop including an awesome prayer kneeler. Toys, glassware and crates are always staples for us and we’ve found some great ones. Check out the sampling below:

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We’re heading to an auction later today and I’ll be digging in our storage for more vintage goods to price. It’s all part of the fun of this business. Hope you’re enjoying whatever you love. 🙂

As always, thanks for looking.

Vintage is always awesome!

Hi everyone! It’s been a long time and so much has happened in the past three months. Christmas and New Year’s came and went in a flash and Brian and I spent most of January sick with pneumonia. We also suffered through a nearly three foot blizzard. 😦

February has been catch up time for our vintage love and business. We started going back to auctions and cleaned and restocked our neglected booths. I have to say that I missed the excitement of winning bids at the auction and scoring awesome new stuff. I’ve also been enjoying my time in my booths and looking forward to an awesome Spring.

Take a look at some of our new treasures and the transformation of our booths:

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I hope you’re having a great year so far and remember–vintage is always awesome! Thanks for looking. 🙂

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and are getting ready for glorious Christmas. Brian and I have been busy and our spaces are ever changing. Auctions, flea markets, bazaars, estate sales–we’ve been to them all lately. We put out our popular surprise bags for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and they were a big hit! We’ll be putting more together for this coming Friday and the annual Midnight Madness on Main Street.

Check out our current booth pictures:

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If you’re in the Ellicott City area, come down to Main Street, have some dinner, watch the tree lighting ceremony, listen to the beautiful voices of the carolers and shop for all kinds of treasures until midnight! Take care and as always, thanks for looking 🙂

Time for Autumn Treasures

Time goes by fast and now that it’s Autumn, I don’t want to miss the milder weather, the lovely golds, reds and oranges of the leaves and fun and spooky Halloween. It’s also a great time to hit all the great festivals, flea markets and auctions. I’m looking forward to it all!

We’ve been adding to our booths weekly and planning ahead for the best holiday of all–Christmas. Check out some of our new treasures and current booth pictures.

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Here’s two of my flip projects. I love how they turned out!

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I hope you enjoy this beautiful time of year and thanks for looking. 🙂

Rescuing Vintage

So here we are at the end of July–summer is going by fast. Brian and I have braved the intense heat and humidity at the weekly auction to find new awesome treasures. We were also in the mood to give new life to an old cabinet. I’ve been working hard in our booths and while they’re packed with amazing stuff, there’s still room for more. I’ll never tire of rescuing old pieces and turning them into treasures, of giving cool vintage items a chance at a new home. Maybe you share this passion and if you do, then you understand how I feel.

Here is the transformation of our old cabinet:

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I love the bright red and almost kept it for myself! Check out current pictures of our booths and some of our new treasures:

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What do you think? Anything catch your eye? If you have a passion for vintage, please share. I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, enjoy your days and as always, thanks for looking. 🙂

End of June

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of June. It’s been a tough month for me–I lost my beloved cat Nash of 15 years. He is at peace now but I’m having a difficult time without his sweet face and loving purrs.

Brian and I have still managed to attend some auctions and I’ve been doing a much needed clean up of our booths and our inventory. There’s still much to do but for now I wanted to share some current pictures of our booths and some of the treasures we recently acquired.

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Fabulous 1970’s mushroom kitchen set!

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Vintage train toys!

And here’s a few current booth pictures:

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Check back soon for more pictures of awesome treasures and our ever changing booths. Hope you’re having a good summer so far. Thanks for looking 🙂