2002 Spring Home and Garden Services Guide

 Vol. 10, No. 15

April 11 - 18, 2002

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Bay Avenue Antiques
owners: Joanne and Kevin Fayette
Come to Bay Avenue Antiques and enjoy a shopping experience with multiple dealers’ inventory and displays for your home and garden. Appraisals, clock repair and refinishing services available. Find us on the corner of 7th and Bay avenues, next to the North Beach Post office.
410/257-5020 • 9132 B&C Bay Ave., North Beach • Hours: Th-Su 10am-5pm

Bittersweet Hill Nurseries
owner Hildreth Morton
Herbs have been the passion of Bittersweet Hill for 40 years. We have hundreds of varieties, from the famous four — parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme — to the more obscure, including salvia, Cuban oregano and dark opal basil. With our herbs come expert advice on how to grow and preserve them, plus some interesting history and uses.

Bittersweet Hill Nurseries also offers aquatic plants, pond equipment and supplies. Our expert staff helps you add to your current pond or create a whole new water feature in your yard or deck container. We hold clinics and host guest speakers to lecture on aquatic life and other pond concerns. We also sell bullfrog tadpoles and ornamental fish.

At Bittersweet Hill Nurseries, a sale always means a new friend and a new commitment. We are nestled in the rolling hills of rural Davidsonville, just off Route 50. Stop by and stroll around.
410/798-0231 • 1225 Governor Bridge Rd., Davidsonville • Hours: 9am-6pm

Calvert Homestead ~ The Lyle Simmons House
owner: Barbara Burnett
Visits to Calvert Homestead are seasonal rituals. This season Barbara and the girls have been working hard at making some wonderful changes in the barn. Select from one of the many wreaths, swags and arrangements — or place your custom order.

Freshly harvested pussy willows, new spring potpourris and rosehips, a great assortment of dried flowers and our original tobacco stick relics are just a few of the items that will send any season home with you.

Our greenhouse is opening this month with fresh herbs and perennials. To nourish your garden naturally, we sell mushroom mulch by the bag or truck load. To personalize your garden, see our unusual garden art.

The Historic Lyle Simmons House, our lovingly restored 1920 country home, offers you a country retreat. Country charm combines with modern conveniences for your own retreat or special occasions. For meetings, celebrations, bed & breakfast or respite, you’ve a place to come to in the country.

While visiting please take time to reflect and experience our labyrinth.

Ask about our classes, lectures and other programs offered through out the year. But most important, just enjoy your visit, relax and wander the farm. No rushing done here. We are here to help you in any way possible.
410/535-3786 • 4555 Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick • www.flowersandherbs.com
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Sa 8-4

Chesapeake Antiques
owner: Patsy Visnansky
There’s something for everyone at this multi-dealer shop displaying furniture, glass, lamps, mirrors, toys and Victorian accessories, fishing and kitchen collectibles and much more. Layaway available. Shop till you drop, relax on our boardwalk, then indulge yourself at one of our fine local restaurants.
410/257-3153 • 4133-7th Street • Hours: F-Su 11am-5pm

Chesapeake Spas
owner: David Ward
You paid for the yard — go enjoy it! That means it’s time to get outside and grill burgers, escaping evening’s chill with a soak in the hot tub. Or laze about in the warm spring air in the comfort of your fine patio furniture while watching the children frolicking on their custom play center.

Oh, you don’t have any of those? What do you do with your yard?

Chesapeake Spas will turn that ordinary chunk of turf into your personal resort. For your complete outdoor ensemble, we’ll install your hot tub or sauna, set you up with a beautiful patio furniture suite and provide you with the best play center for your children.

Visit Chesapeake Spa’s new Edgewater location with its huge spa showroom with Tiger River, Hot Spring and Hot Spot spas and our large outdoor display yard featuring ChildLife Play Systems and Telescope Casual patio furniture.
800/974-8827 • 800/931-8827 2806 • Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater • 360 Ritchie Hwy., 1st Mariner Square, Severna Park
Hours M, W,F 10am–6pm; TuTh. 10am–8pm; Sa 10am–4pm

The Clutter Cutters
owner: Carol Simmonds
Is getting organized a challenge for you? Then hire a professional.

We’ll help you get your life in order at home or in the office. Our professional organizer will come to your aid for projects large and small, from basements to attics, pantries to filing systems, photo albums to time management. We also offer on-going support for our customers, whether managing families in flux between moves or teaching ways to keep clutter under control. If you have trouble remembering where you put things, live in a home layout that doesn’t mesh with your family’s lifestyle or tend to be a packrat, The Clutter Cutters are just the help you need.
410/266–3664 • Hours: 8–4 Daily

The Custom House
owner: Kären Lipe Kolenberg
Unique work with fabric and furniture is the custom at The Custom House. Any fabric. Any place. From an old chair that needs a new look, to windows that need a new world view, to walls that want warming up, to floors that need finesse … even to entire homes.

“What I want to do,” says Kolenberg, “is expand people’s options. When you bring new eyes to a situation, you open up possibilities that weren’t there before.”

We know from experience that Kolenberg is not your average decorator. The difference is not only the enduring quality of her work, though that’s indisputable. The difference is that while you see your problem, she sees your dreams and has the resources to create solutions.
410/923-0105 • 934 North Forest Trail, Crownsville • [email protected]

Echoes & Accents
owners: Barbara Rasin Price & Leah Deane
Ready to change your home’s mood with the season? Moving? Downsizing? Whether you are buying or selling home furnishings and accessories, Echoes & Accents’ unique consignment showroom is the place to start.

If you’re buying, you’ll walk out with great merchandise at very affordable prices. Our gently used and new furniture and accents, ranging from the sublime to the whimsical, carry names like Baker, Henredon and LaBarge. Our experienced and friendly staff offer personal service and advise without intruding.

If you’re selling, your home furnishings will be displayed in our designer–oriented 5,000–square–foot showroom.

Our extensive tri–state clientele means rapid turnover. If you don’t find just the right piece, we’ll add you to our wish list and let you know when it comes in.

Stop in and discover why our customers say Echoes & Accents is “a very civilized shopping experience.”
410/280–8800 • 224 Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis • Hours: M–Sa 10am–5pm; Su Noon–4

Irish Dresser
owners: Kyra V. Eberle and JoAnn Clifton
This is the time of year to assess the furniture in your house and its arrangement and use. To obtain a fresh, updated look, consider the flexibility of each piece. Then rearrange, add, thin out … evolve a new arrangement that suits your current and future lifestyle.

The Irish Dresser can provide the pieces to fill out this new arrangement — and last for generations. We personally travel to Ireland about twice a year to select pieces of antique (mainly 1850-1890) pine furniture from Ireland and the Continent.

Then our pieces are restored so that they are usable for another 100 years. Thus we can offer antique furniture with history and usability at a price that almost anyone can afford.

Here’s a tip from the pros: Wood is a breathing material; do not seal it. Use a wax that allows the piece of furniture to breathe and retain its integral flexibility in all types of weather. We use a combination of beeswax and orange oil.
301/997-0255 • 22725 Washington St., Leonardtown
www.irishdresser.com • Hours: MTuThSa 10am-5pm; Su noon-4

Nice & Fleazy Antiques
owner: Dale Thomas
Bay Weekly readers selected us as the Best Antique Shop on the Bay in 2001. For over 20 years, Dale has invested in the Beach and is one of the founders of the Garden Club. Come in and enjoy great conversation and the largest display of antiques in the area.
410/257-3044 • 7th and Bay Ave., North Beach • Hours: Tu-Su 10am-5pm

One Day Interior Makeovers
owner: Judy Alto, iada, res
“Artful placement is never an extravagance … It gives you lasting pleasure.”

Judy Alto’s business philosophy amounts to much more than knowing where to put the sofa and getting the placement of your treasures right. Her studio specializes in enhancing your home for life as you live it, not just impressing for company. “We celebrate the clients’ previous choices in home furnishings and educate them on how to live in 100 percent of their homes rather than the predictable 20 percent,” says Judy.

One Day Interior Makeovers’ unique design services benefit those who need a refreshed look without additional purchases, those who have just moved in and are struggling to get settled and also those who are preparing to place their home on the market. Ask Judy about her seasonal room refreshers and other specialized design services.
410/451-5154 • [email protected]www.onedaymakeovers.com

P.G. Awning ~ Covers By The Bay
owner: Wayne Brechtel
With a chill still in the air, it is with great anticipation that we await summer’s warmth. In reality, summer brings with it sweltering heat and swarms of flying insects itching to ruin our backyard barbeque. You can choose to sit back and scratch and bake — or become proactive and seek out the shade and comfort of a new sunroom or awning. With prices that make it hard to resist, P.G. Awning/Covers By The Bay specializes in retractable awnings and PGT Eze-Breeze sunrooms. Why not convert your existing porch or patio and enjoy this summer in comfort?
410/729-1801 • 800/725-9501 • 415 Headquarters Drive, Suite 7, Millersville
www.sunroomsandawnings.com • Hours: 9am-5pm

Room Smart ReDesigns
owner: Jackie Gallagher
Making the most of what you’ve already got is Room Smart’s special talent. And when you want to add furniture, rugs or accessories like plants or even just a lamp to your newly beautified living space, Room Smart will advise you on the best choice.

“I’ll help anyone who wants a new look, or who just wants to update a room – or someone who realizes they have great things, but doesn’t know where to put them,” says owner and designer Jackie Gallagher.

She’ll also stage your home for you if you’re selling. “First impressions are vital and only happen once,” warns Jackie. “We’ll place your furniture, art and accessories to bring out the positive features of your home.”

And when you move into a new home, Room Smart ReDesigns will help you settle in with their move-in services. “Imagine yourself in your new, comfortably decorated home tonight!” says Jackie.

Ask Room Smart about its many other services, like party decorating, in-home consultations, home accessorizing and even commercial design.
410/721-6635 • 2300 Seabury Dr., Crofton • www.roomsmartredesigns.com

Plum Point Antiques
owner: JoAnn Larkin
Come on up for vintage books, primitive furniture, garden implements, pottery and collectibles — and to see what’s new.
410/257-3044 • 7th and Bay Ave., North Beach (Upper Level of Nice & Fleazy)
Hours: Tu-Su 10am-5pm

Sneade’s Ace Home Center
Sneades’ Ace Home Center offers a complete line of hardware, plumbing, electrical, lawn, garden and seasonal products. We also carry lumber and building materials for most any project or need.

Our customer services — as well as our customer satisfaction — set us apart. We want to be your hardware/home center store. We want to keep you happy and confident that you can find whatever you need at Sneade’s.

Now is the time to spruce up your yard and plant new seed as well as fertilize lawns and gardens. It’s also time to clean and treat wood decking.

We thank all of our loyal customers and welcome new residents. If you can’t find a product, please ask. We will do our very best to get it for you. We are committed to providing service, value, quality and, above all, customer satisfaction. Stop by and let us prove it to you!
301/855-8120 • Rt. 260 & Boyds Turn Rd., Owings • Hours: M-F 7am-7pm; Sa 8am-5pm; Su 9am-3pm
410/326-3222 • Rt 2/4, Solomons • Hours M-F 8am-7pm; Sa 8am-5pm; Su 9am-3pm

Willetta’s Antiques
owner: Willetta Zaffaroni
Willetta has been selling antiques for 15 years and is accomplished in her Victorian furniture collection and formal pieces. Come in and enjoy brilliant chandeliers, cut glass and fine porcelain for the home. Say hello to Daisy, her three-year-old beagle, and be greeted with a North Beach welcome.
301/855-3412 • 7th and Bay Ave., North Beach • Hours: Th-Sa 10am-5pm

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