We think of the beach as a great place for restaurants, but it’s just as great a place to shop for home furnishings and accessories.
by Amy Kates Published April 9, 2010 at 01:19 PM
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If you don’t leave Mod Cottage with at least a smile, you weren’t looking hard enough. Nestled in the Hotel Rehoboth, Mod Cottage is a fresh, urban take on home decor. Two lines worth the trip: Julia Knight and Hudson Beach Glass. For those high on class, Knight’s coastal living-inspired mother-of-pearl serving bowls are nothing less than art—functional, too. They’re aluminum (but we won’t tell if you won’t). The Hudson Beach Glass collection features vibrant, enigmatic pieces handcrafted in a renovated ice-house in the Hudson Valley. The wave bowls are a must-see. They flawlessly capture the look of cresting waves. Don’t leave yet, though. Take a peek at Jane Jenni’s tongue-in-chic ceramic personality mugs. There’s some magic in this cottage. All the things you see serve a purpose beyond mere beauty. 247A Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7277
If you’ve got a soft spot for Colonial America, swing by Habersham Peddler. Go big with classic examples of early American furniture via museum-quality reproductions of 18th- and 19th-century pieces from the Josiah Avery line, or sample the Highland House Furniture collection, which offers everything from country French-inspired pieces to other traditional European stylings. Habersham is more than a furniture store. You’ll find hand-stitched table runners, holiday-themed decor, period lighting, folk art, glaze pottery—anything you need to live the high-country life. An in-store design consultant can advise shoppers on colors and fabrics. If you’re standing in Habersham, consider yourself lucky: It boasts one of the most complete collections of Colonial American furnishings and accessories on Delmarva. 139 Second St., Lewes, 645-8383