A door to decorating delights

HOME FRONT

February 28, 1999|By Karol V. Menzie | Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff

Whether you're looking for that perfect lamp for an end table, or whether you've got an empty new house that needs complete decorating, there's a new spot in Ellicott City that might have just the thing. The Purple Door features relaxed and updated traditional looks in lamps, picture frames, upholstered and occasional furniture, sconces and prints, along with complete decorating services.

Owner Kathleen Jeschke, who's been in the decorating business for 20 years, calls the array "a nice mix to show people how things can live together and be comfortable." She has both new items and antiques, and offers the Wesley Hall furniture line -- which has more than 900 fabrics. Prices at the shop range from $30 for decorative items to several thousand dollars for a large piece of furniture.

The shop is located at 9005 Chevrolet Drive (just off Saint Johns Lane), on the lower level below Gramophone. For information, call 410-461-1983.

Soft stuff from Martha Stewart

Cotton knit sheets, oversize bath towels and Silver Label duvets and cotton duvet covers are the latest items to join the Martha Stewart Everyday Home collection for Kmart. The Egyptian cotton knit sheets ($19.99 for a twin set) come in six colors and get softer with every washing. For the store nearest you, call 800-866-0086, or visit the Web site at www.kmart.com. -- K. M.

Did you know that you can ...

* Use melted candle wax to fill a small hole in a foam cooler?

* Use a hair dryer to remove a bumper sticker?

* Use nail-polish remover to erase paint or ballpoint pen marks from skin?

Those are just a few of the tips in the newly indexed "Another Use For ... 101 Common Household Items," by Vicki Lansky (Book Peddlers, 1999, $8.95). Available in bookstores or by calling 800-255-3379. -- K. M.

EVENTS:

* The Potters Guild of Baltimore is holding its annual half-price sale from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. The guild is in the Meadow Mill Complex in Hampden, 3600 Clipper Mill Road. For more information, call 410-235-4884.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Karol V. Menzie, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519.

Pub Date: 02/28/99

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