For best "recycled" furniture picks, try local auctions, antiques shops, trendy or off-the-beaten-path home accessories shops and consignment furniture stores. Recycling in all facets has hit its peak. Like the painted and distressed furniture in home design, your local barn shows and artisan showcases feature re-purposed and up-cycled pieces of furniture. Stevensville, on the Eastern Shore, has just been designated an Arts and Entertainment District in Maryland. This is wonderful for the area to be recognized by the State for a ten-year time period. The locals encourage you to come and take a look -- the lovers of fine Art and collectibles will be delighted to set their sites on the local talented artists and their work in the Historic District.
There are "Curiosity" shops cropping up with a mixture of old and new furniture and a smattering of eclectic and unique shoppes sure to please. Use your imagination and "pick" a project or two for a fall or winter project. Look for that "Focal point" or piece of furniture that will have a special and new home in your dwelling. Maybe you're in need of a unique conversation piece which reflects your personality. Whether you re-purpose, recycle or just paint the "find" try out a new local area within your state and be amazed at what you will discover. Stretch your comfort zone and venture out to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. You'll be glad to discover nice people, talented artists, and a myriad of restaurants serving local and fresh seafood. Local oysters are in season.(for the months with an "R.") They are sure to be running feasts for the delicacy throughout the coming months.
See you there and enjoy our local fare.