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 like putting a painting on an easel and placing it on a chest of drawers,” she says.
Helme has been selling at Found for 10 years, yet she still finds it difficult to part with her favorites. She sighs as she unpacks a shipment of antique picture frames cut down into tiny boxes embellished with beads. “I love them so much I don’t want to sell them,” she says. “I want to keep them all.”
At the Brick Garage in Kennett Square, prospective shoppers are waiting for owner Jan Geddes to pull up at the door. The 5,000-square-foot store is open only by appointment and for special events. “When people see my van, they literally come running over,” she says.
Inside, the store is chockablock with wooden carpenter boxes, giant bronze garden urns, fine china, dollhouses, and other vintage pieces and architectural elements. Pack Rat’s Place, a store within the store, is devoted to antiques. “We have enchanting estate finds,” Geddes says. “I don’t acquire something unless I really like it.”
Interior designer Kate FitzGerald-Wilkes of Timeless Design in Landenberg often heads for the Brick Garage when she’s looking for something whimsical. Tracking down just the right item is an integral part of her job.
                ESTATE JEWELRY • BUY OR SELL
Midway Shopping Center, 4719 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808 302. 995-7464 •
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