The Annapolis Pottery shop features stoneware, porcelain and earthenware pottery. You'll wander through several rooms displaying all sorts of pottery--the difficult thing will be deciding which piece you want to buy! Each time I stop, I've added to a specific pattern I'm collecting. You can find simple pieces costing just a few dollars to more detailed work costing more.
The shop carries decorative pottery for accessorizing your home or pottery meant to be used for more practical purposes, such as in your kitchen or bathroom.
There is a mailing list and you can receive their catalog, which makes ordering easy!
Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10-6 p.m.; Sun.10-5 p.m. and Thurs. 10-9 p.m. from April to December.
What to buy: POTTERY!!!!!!!
What to pay: Average
I was taking pictures as we drove around State Circle and thought this looked like an interesting place. Indeed the building is over 150 years old, and has a colorful history which included the YWCA, a homestyle cafeteria, railway express office, saloon and brothel.
My husband doesn't stop much when he's driving and especially not in Annapolis where there's no parking to speak of. If you were going to the State House, you might stop by The Annapolis Pottery to see what they have.
Open Monday - Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-5; Thursday Evenings 10- 9, April through Dec.
What to buy: Stoneware, Porcelain & Earthenware. Their web page says:
# Useful-and decorative pottery for the home and office.
# Durable stoneware and porcelain. Microwave and dishwasher safe and non-toxic.
# Unique and affordable gifts for all occasions.
# We can personalize pots for special events with names or logos.
In this unpreposessing building is one of the best chandlieries handling second hand goods in the US.
What to buy: We got a second hand Sea Tiger windlass for about $800. (New Price over $1100.00)
We got a replacement for our staysail which I don't think had ever been used, and we sold a wishboat anchor through Bacons that we didn't want.
The list of thing available (which varies of course) includes
CDI Roller Furling
West System Epoxy plus their stock in trade over 10,000 sails
White House/Black Market On Sale is a great shop. It is the same company of White House/Black Market farther down the street except that everything in the store is marked down. It is usually past season items, but just past season. Some of the shops that are behind in merchandise still have the items in the On Sale store.
I can't say how much I love this store!! Clothing is usually pretty expensive by average American standards, but it is a specialty store, so that is acceptable. However, the clothing has nice designs and can be suitable and flattering for all shapes and sizes of women. I really love the elegance in their neutral colors. You will mostly find clothing in black, white, khaki, cream, and silver/grey.
What to buy: Buy whatever looks nice and what you like!! You just have to look through the clothes and hopefully you can find something that suits your taste!!
What to pay: Everything is on sale, but I have gotten some REALLY great deals:
US$20 - shoes
US$10 - hats
US$20 - dress
US$25 - Spring coat
US$65 - jumpsuit
Once you go down one side of Main Street, stop at the Information Center and then start UP the other side of Main Street. Something for everybody!
You can find just about anything besides gifts shops, etc.
Fun just to check out each and every store!
What to buy: Anything you might be looking for!
What to pay: Average to high prices here.