From mall to millAfter 18 years in the Columbia Mall...

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February 16, 1997|By Elizabeth Large | Elizabeth Large,SUN STAFF

From mall to mill

After 18 years in the Columbia Mall, Carolyn Gaughan (left) has moved her two Country Interiors stores into one space in Savage Mill. She likes the way her offerings -- middle and upscale furnishings -- fit in with the antiques, home and specialty shops that fill the historic mill complex in Savage. "It's the same customers," she says. "It's synergy."

Country Interiors has, among other lines, Habersham Plantation country and French country furnishings, Hooker pieces and limited-edition hand-painted furniture. There are also decorating services available.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call (301) 498-7474 for directions to Savage Mill.

If you have a child, you probably have a refrigerator covered with unsightly magnets holding photos, carryout menus, homework, children's art, to-do lists and the like. Now a Baltimore company, D.C.T. Enterprises Inc., has come up with a handy little device that neatens up your display.

MagNeat Moments are small magnet squares with adhesive on one side. You remove them from their paper backing, attach to the items you want to show off and place them on refrigerators, chalkboards, file cabinets or any metal surface. Suggested retail price is $1.99 for a kit of 48 squares. If you have trouble locating them, you can call D.C.T. Enterprises at (410) 653-3465.

Get a jump on spring with three classes offered by the Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies at Goucher College. All three are taught by floral designer Eleanor Oster; cost for each is $60 plus materials.

Flower Arranging with Eleanor Oster (March 5 and March 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Students learn about conditioning techniques for flowers and the natural look in arranging, which emphasizes color and texture.

The Art of Drying and Preserving Flowers (March 26 and April 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Cultivate, dry and preserve plants, and create a small wreath or topiary as a class project.

Container Gardening (April 30 and May 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Topics include planting in window boxes and patio planters, color, texture and the creative mixing of annuals, bulbs and herbs.

For more information or to register, call (410) 337-6200.

Plain off-white walls are yesterday's news. Take a look at these two new F/X paints from Crayola: Glitter finish adds iridescent sparkle to a room with a clear top coat that you can paint over any previously painted surface -- the bolder the color the better! Glow in the Dark shines when the lights go out. (Two coats are recommended for maximum glowing.) Both are great for kids' rooms.

F/X finishes are available in quarts only. Glitter retails for around $10, while Glow in the Dark is under $20 a quart. Call (800) 972-4685 for the name of a dealer near you.

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