Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It's Been a Pleasure

Dear Friends

When we opened Sophisticated Vintage three years ago, we couldn’t have imagined that you would respond so enthusiastically. What we envisioned as a “quiet little endeavor” took off like a rocket and suddenly our little weekend shop turned into a full time proposition.

And while that’s been lovely, it’s also taken over our lives in a most unanticipated way, and we find ourselves both challenged and stressed to keep up with the demands of finding and maintaining the amount and quality of new inventory that we pride ourselves on.

This is happening, coincidentally, at a time when life is pulling us in rather different directions. With husbands eyeballing retirement and Florida golf courses, and grandchildren growing up before our eyes, our hearts’ desire is to spend our time on what’s dearest to us. Not to say we don’t adore you, but we are acutely aware that life is short, and making the most of it with those we love is the thing that matters most.

To quote Marilyn’s great grandmother – “You can’t dance at two weddings with one rear end”, and we have come to realize that something has to give, and that, sadly is the shop. So for the next two weekends we’ll hold our “Closing Sale – 50% Off All Our Lovely Things”, and then we will close our doors for good at the end of the day, Saturday, August 9. 
It really has been a pleasure, and we thank each and every one of you for making the past three years such tremendous fun. We've cherished spending time with old friends and making new ones. We will miss you and keep you in our hearts. 

Happy Trails to You & Peace Out –
                E & M

Sophisticated Vintage was located at 204 High Street in historic downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

We closed our doors for the last time on Saturday, August 9, 2014


Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's a CRAZY BIG Sale!

It's Crazy Days in downtown Chestertown - our annual sidewalk sale with bargains galore!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - July 24 to 26!
We'll be open all three days from 10 to 5

Chances are if you've seen something in the shop you like it'll be on sale!
Don't miss it!

Sophisticated Vintage is located at 204 High Street in
historic downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Need to reach us? Email
or call 301.642.5284

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's First Friday on the 4th of July!

What a weekend this promises to be in downtown Chestertown! Back by popular demand - the Downtown Chestertown Association's "Independents' Day" Celebration. Why the odd spelling? Because we're celebrating our local independent businesses! Live music, free cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn & lemonade, lots of giveaways, plus $1 hot dogs and 50 cent sodas - starting in Fountain Park at 5:00 p.m. this Friday!

Then hit the down for First Friday fun - and wind it up with the Town of Chestertown fireworks! A perfect Eastern Shore night!

For our part - after filling the shop with really terrific things, we'll head for the Brimfield antiques markets when we wrap up this weekend. Never a dull moment for us.

What inspired us there in the Spring was the mix and match of rustic and modern, simple and elegant. It's a really fresh look and we just love it. So here's our interpretation of modern and cottage (and you should see the INSIDE of the shop!!!).

In the Window – Left to Right

We start out with a steal! Fab floor lamp by Arteriors Home (in a furniture store this retails for $900+)
Lucky you – we’re offering this for $175! (Matching table lamp available)

Love this mid-century chrome director’s chair – very cool! $85

Have a little fun in your life! Take an old baseball bat and turn it into a clown! $85

Artist-made wooden bowl – $45

Wonderful group of five blue and white ceramic carpet balls - $40 for the group

A vintage blanc de chine ginger jar. It used to be a lamp (and could be again) but we love it as a lantern! – $55

Fabulous painted candle sticks with oyster shell decoration - $45 large; $40 small

Signed and numbered Stephen Huneck Labradors “Friendship” lithography - $225

Super antique server or desk with gallery and two drawers in old paint. Great piece! - $485

Colorful contemporary penny rug – $48

Fun contemporary folk art whale on a buoy by local carver Vernon Bryant - $250

Vintage painted turtle - $40

Very stylish rattan stool – great as a seat or a side table! - $85

Artist-made birch bark basket - $38

Colorful contemporary buoys - $20 each

Fun wire basket – $40

How great is this! A picnic hamper from Harrod’s of London! - $28

Vintage French wine basket - $30

Vintage straw-wrapped demi john bottle – $68

Sweet little pine stool – $40

Artist-made hanging shelf with metal accents. Worthy of your treasures! - $225

Vintage modern white vase –$22

Vintage Fiesta handled bowl - $18                            Vintage Fiesta salt & pepper – $20

Vintage spreaders – Set of 4 $20

Sweet bird box for your treasures - $28

Antique blue & red tramp art frame with sampler “HOME” - $95

Artist-made mixed metal box with fish - $65

Miniature baskets – from $20

Fabulous miniature garden bench with urns – $72 the set of 3

Decoy carved by Eastern Shore carver Bryon Bodt - $45

Looking forward to celebrating with you this weekend! E&M

Sophisticated Vintage is located at 204 High Street in historic downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
We are open Fridays & Saturdays 10 to 5, and until 8 pm on the First Friday of the month.

Need to reach us? Email
or call 301-642-5284

Monday, June 2, 2014

It's JUNE!!

Isn't June a great month? The beautiful weather begins in earnest and we are reminded of what a special place we live in, here on the Eastern Shore.

Which makes us think of gardens and picnics and outdoors, so we designed a window to make you think of that too!

In the window, left to right

Our custom built shelf made of old architectural elements - $750
Large wooden buoy - $40
Cane wrapped glass cylinder - $75
Tole ship letter holder - $24
Vintage brass heron - $30
Portuguese lidded jar - $60
Vintage red crackle glass vase - $28
Fab celadon green garden stools - $110 each
Chestertown nautical coordinates sign (custom made for us!) - $49
Serene lilacs vintage painting - $78
Vintage British Town Hall folding table - great to pull out for a crowd or use everyday! - $295
 Vintage tabletop surveyors pole lamp (pair available) $165 each
Decorative wine bucket - $48
Asian 9 hole sugar mold, great for votives - $45
Mid-century Italian appetizer set - $85
Large glass domed platter - $68
Small glass domed platter - $40
White ceramic urn with lions heads - $65
Architectural glass window pane with painted surface - $70
Large glass float - $40
Vintage red bucket - $48
20 yards, Japanese indigo fabric - $70
Vintage glass Japanese fishing floats in a small size - $16 each
Wine crate/tray with liner - $25
16 pieces mother of pearl flatware
Small silverplate tray - $12
Architectural window - $70

We're open for First Friday this weekend (June 6) til 8, Saturday 10 to 5

Sophisticated Vintage is located at 204 High Street in historic downtown Chestertown
on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
We are open 10 to 5 Fridays and Saturdays.
Need to reach us? Email or
call 301-642-5284

Monday, May 19, 2014

Fresh-from-the-Market picks - just in time for Tea Party!

We're back from some serious shopping at the Brimfield antiques markets with some fab finds just for you.

Have a look at the window - and while we admit that it's nice to see the sun, that glare just gets us every time! You'll just have to see it in person!

In the window – left to right
Custom-built rustic shelf made of vintage architectural elements – one of a kind - $750
Large wooden buoy - $40
Small wooden buoys - $20
Cane wrapped glass cylinder – great for a candle - $75
Old Japanese glass fishing floats - $16 each
Sweet bust with shells - $45
Vintage Fitz & Floyd Oceania creamer & sugar - $30
Lions head wine cooler - $55
Group of vintage trophies – Priced from $30
Waterford glass sailboat - $45
Contemporary raffia woven side chair – 2 available with custom slipcovers - $85 each
Chestertown longitude/latitude sign - $49
Fabulous old Moosehead Lake sign - $295
Contemporary folk art whale by Eastern Shore carver Vernon Bryant – $250
Enormous Millbrook Farms trophy bowl - $95
Vintage Pierre the Sommelier bottle opener - $38
Zinc topped contemporary rustic table - $175
Vintage painted industrial spool rack – great for hats/coats/towels - $185
Newfoundland cod lures - $32 each
Large glass float - $40
Exceptional vintage nailhead-decorated trunk - $195
Primitive old handmade pond yacht with stand - $280
Rope ball - $20
Guest book from Vero Beach FL yacht - $45
Contemporary blue lamp – pair available - $60
We'll be open this weekend Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
Catch all the fun of Tea Party weekend!

Sophisticated Vintage is located at 204 High Street in historic
downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
We are open Fridays & Saturdays from 10 to 5.

Need to reach us? Email or
call 301-642-5284

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's First Friday in May!

So far this week we've been cold and we've been wet - but that was April! - and true to form it has brought May flowers, beautiful sunny skies and a fabulous First Friday weekend in downtown Chestertown. We're feeling the mood with our new window:

Here's the list:

"Chippy" aqua cement pedestal - $68
1961 British "Managing Directors" Trophy bowl - $115
A pair of vintage mod child size white wire peacock chairs - just fab! - $90 each
Stunning rustic Asian antique table, carved and painted with inlaid floral tiles (77" long) - $495
Decorator white washed wooden urn lamp - $95
Sophisticated pair of vintage Siamese cats - $38 the pair
Miniature vintage modern wire peacock chair - $38
Gilded architectural fragment on custom stand - one of three available - $115 each
Vintage green painted beveled mirror - $85
Vintage Italian fruit compote - $45
Charming gilded oriental dog figures - $48 each
Pair of blue and white ginger jars - $55 each
Faux malachite cornice - $48

We're open this Friday, May 2, from 10 to 8,
Saturday, May 3, from 10 to 5

Effective this weekend we resume our regular schedule
Open Fridays & Saturdays, 10 to 5

Sophisticated Vintage is located at 204 High Street in historic downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Need to reach us? Email or call 301-642-5284

Thursday, April 3, 2014

We MEAN it! It's SPRING!

Daffodils and snowflakes - it must be Spring on the Eastern Shore! At Sophisticated Vintage we're going forward with making ready for Spring with all the trappings! Have a look!

Unusual, great looking ice bucket                   $40.
Sweet old planter/table/bar from SC estate       $115.
Antique parrot lamp                                           $95.
Antique flower doorstop in unusual colors          $95.
Fish girl art                $55
Mid century Art Deco style chest-   terrific blue crackle paint     $385.
Contemporary teal ceramic urn                         $39.
Italian pottery plate                                           $25.
Faux ivory frame                                              $14.
Charming, vintage tole lamp with flowers      $110
Portugese leaf dish                                           $16.
Vintage French style chair -  redone in classic blue mattress ticking    $295.
We're open this weekend -
First Friday - 10 to 8;    Saturday - 10 to 4

April Hours:
Friday, April 11 - 10 to 5
Saturday, April 19 - 10 to 5

Beginning Friday, April 25
Open every weekend, Friday & Saturday, 10 to 5
and until 8 on First Friday

Sophisticated Vintage is located at 204 High Street
in historic downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Need to reach us? Email
or call 301.642.5284