Annapolis antiques sale
For three days only, Annapolis' largest antiques sale will showcase furniture and decorative arts to benefit London Town House & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark on the banks of the South River. Some 40 dealers from around the country will attend, with a variety of antiques to interest amateur collectors and connoisseurs alike.
The Annapolis Heritage Antiques Show will be held Friday through Sunday, Jan. 24-26, at the Medford National Guard Armory on Hudson Street. It opens at noon each day and closes at 9 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6. Tickets to the preview reception Jan. 23 are $30 a person.
A lecture on "Delftware and London Town" will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 each and include breakfast and Saturday admission to the antiques show.
For more information, call (410) 222-1919.
Gatehouse Interiors/Flowermasters isn't new to the Baltimore area, but its Roland Park location is. Interior designer Russell Slouck (below) has moved his decorative-accessories shop to 600 Wyndhurst Ave. He specializes in custom silk-flower design, with free in-home consultations. At the shop you'll also find small antique reproductions, occasional tables, lamps and artwork for the home. Larger pieces can be ordered. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends by appointment. The phone number is (410) 323-2125.
This summer 19 of Ireland's most magnificent gardens will be on display for participants in a study tour led by Baltimore landscape architect Catherine Mahan and her husband, architect John Hill. From the world-class town gardens of Dublin to the subtropical landscapes of the southwest (tree ferns and orchids with hydrangeas and azaleas!), the gardens are enormously varied and spectacular. Participants will meet with garden experts and horticulturists, and there will be time for sightseeing and shopping.
The dates are July 5 through July 16, and the cost is $3,582 a person, based on double occupancy. For more information, call (410) 377-9018.
Jane Comer reproduces antique garden statues, cherubs, olive jars, plant stands, bunnies, columns, benches and urns in concrete or resin and then hand-finishes them. Each one is more beautiful than the last. But until recently, you would have had to travel to Birmingham, Ala., to buy them from her company, the Elegant Earth.
Now, however, her reproductions are being carried by several Maryland galleries and shops. You can find them at the Pearl Gallery at 815 W. 36th St. in Hampden, the Ellicott Country Store at 8180 Main St. in Ellicott City and Garden Treasures at 29350 Matthewstown Road in Easton -- among others.