TEXT BY Martha Thomas PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mary C. Gardella
December 2016/January 2017
“Her Mind” tradition during the holidays is our Gift to Myself guide. This year, we did our holiday shopping at Turf Valley. Since August, the resort has offered space for displaced Ellicott City merchants to set up shop. At the same time, consultants have been working with many store owners to enhance their online sales – an important part of today’s retail economy. The indoor market had the feel of a street fair; tables were piled with goods that had survived the flood. While it was fun to see so many items – from Simply Divine’s festive clothing to yummy homemade fudge from Southwest Connection – under one roof, we are thrilled that we can stroll down Main Street once again.
* “Historic Ellicott City” OIL ON PANEL by Alison Leigh Menke, $400 at Still Life Gallery * 1950s mirrored dresser TRAY, $45, and midcentury Art Deco style CORDIAL SET, $125, both from Attic Antiques and Things * Damask TABLECLOTH (59 x 118 inches), loomed in Syria, $74.95 from Syriana.
* Peacock, leaf and lizard cuff BRACELETS, $50 each; crab EARRINGS, $32 and BROOCH, $28, all from Still Life Gallery. Right: * pearl and rhinestone JEWELRY, various prices from The Vintage Vault.
*Nylon PHONE POUCH, $8 from Boliwalou * wooden BOX with silk brocaid lid, $74.95 from Syriana * Opal statement NECKLACE, $48, and Labradorite PENDANT, $120, both from Still Life Gallery * Chanel bottle PHONE CASE, $15 from Simply Divine.
* Local Banner Bee HONEY, $12 for 16 oz. from Park Ridge Trading Company * Global Mamas batik HEADBANDS made in Ghana, $10 each from Boliwalou * Hi-Low floral party SKIRT, $50 from Simply Divine and brocade CLUTCH, $89.95 from Syriana * Fringed NECKLACE SCARF, $45 from Simply Divine Boutique * Homemade FUDGE in pumpkin, rocky road and chocolate walnut, $13 per pound from Southwest Connection. *