If you're in the market for...


...handmade silk velvet carrots for Easter next Sunday, Natalie just made some!

There are so many great antique shops on Maryland Avenue, but I have a special place in my heart for Natalie Silitch (62 Maryland Ave.) She became famous selling her handmade folk art angel ornaments at Bergdorf's back in the day, and she still carries them.

Her store reminds me of John Derian (love) in the East Village but with Maryland prices- not NYC ones. I've collected many items from her shop over the years- one of my favorites is a Victorian memory jug, covered in shards of pottery- and every time I'm in there, someone is bringing by new pieces.