Welcoming Spring!

Spring in Virginia is always spectacular. At the start, the weather might vascillate from wintry to warm, but the trees are budding and the daffodils are springing up. We have the good fortune of enjoying this transformation from a barren landscape to an idyllic vibrant green landscape. Once again, we bring the beautify of the season into our homes with fresh greenery and florals, light and soft colors, and bunnies and birds. Be sure to stop by the store to shop our spring decor wreaths, florals and accessories to add the beauty of the Virginia landscape to your home.
(Shown above: Elegant, neutral Williamsburg pineapple mugs, coasters, and tray will blend effortlessly with your decor. Mug, $12; Set of 4 Coasters, $18; Tray, $40.)
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First Day of Spring
Monday, March 20 10:00am- 5:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the official start of Spring!

Enter drawings for a $25 and a $50 gift certificate. You will receive one entry slip with your in-store purchase.

Receive a special Spring gift with your in-store purchase!

Tulips Image (c) CanStock Photo/Yadviga

Blue Bird Napkin Weight

This delightful little blue bird napkin weight will add cheer to your table! Collect napkin weights and change them for the seasons and the occasion to add some extra whimsy to your entertaining. The set of the Mariposa Beaded Cocktail Napkin Box, a pack of cocktail napkins, and a Napkin Weight is $48. Mariposa Blue Bird Napkin Weight, $14.

Glass Bird Tree

This enchanting Glass Tree with Glass Bird Ornaments will add a little touch of spring to your decor. Miniature lovers will enjoy rearranging the birds. This little tree is just one of those things in life that makes you smile! Glass Tree and Bird Ornaments, $18

Hometown Napkins

Our store is located right where Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk intersect, so we are delighted to offer these distinctive Caspari napkins which are only available at 18th Century Merchant! These are perfect for home entertaining or parties at work. Pack of 24 Cocktail Napkins, $10.50

New! Mongrammable Nautical Themed Dinnerware by Caskata

Nautical blues and coastal themes create this wonderful dinnerware collection. Mix and match a large selection of nautical and ocean-themed dinnerware in blue and white. The patterns are also available with custom monogramming, with a large variety of monogram styles to choose from. Mongrams can be blue on white or white on white. The combinations and possibilites are endless! Whether you just want a few accent pieces for entertaining, or a whole set of tableware to enjoy that nautical feeling everytime you dine, you are sure to be delighted with this vibrant and versatile collection. Made in America by Caskata.

Grey Marble Dinnerware by Simon Pearce

Bring the mesmerizing effect of movement and energy to your table with the refined one-of-a-kind accents and serving pieces of Simon Pearce's signature Marble Pottery Collection. Each piece is hand marbled, so each piece has a unique and distinctive pattern. Set a spectacular table with dinnerware that reflects today's simple yet stylish lifestyle. Dinner Plate, 11.25", $65; Pasta Bowl, 8", $55; Bread/Dessert Plate, 6", $45; Mug (not shown), 14 oz., $45. Also available in Blue. Stoneware, made in America.

Spring Decor Accents

Fun, whimsical home decor makes our house a home, and makes us smile! These charming spring pieces will bring a bit of the spring outdoors inside. The birds on the leaves are perfect for coffe tables, foyers, and sun rooms. The little turquoise clock will add a dash of color anywhere in your home. Leaf with 4 Birds, $35.00; Leaf with 1 Bird, $25; Clock $35.

Apple Blossom and Tulip Brooches

Attach a lovely seasonal brooch to your coat, collar or scarf to put a fresh spring step in your wardrobe! These elegant brooches are made of sterling silver by Hand & Hammer Silversmiths of Virginia. The Apple Blossom Brooch is a charming reminder of Virginia's many apple orchards, and the Tulip Basket Brooch will have you feeling springy all the way until summer! Apple Blossom Brooch, $36; Tulip Basket Brooch, $48.

Where would you like to sit at this table?

Spring is here, and we've set our main table with eight different spring blue place settings.
Stop by the store and select your favorite place setting, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!
We will draw one winner at the end of the day on Saturday, April 8. One entry per person.

Renovating the Store to Create a New Tableware Design Room!

The back room in the store, which previously housed food products and white French porcelain, is being transformed into a Tableware Design Room! Yellow walls and shelves are being painted a deep, rich green, and all the tableware, flatware, and stemware has been moved to this room. The middle room of the store has table linens, casual glassware, platters, bowls, trays and more. You can now easily mix and match looks for your table, or shop for an accessory piece in a spacious, relaxing room. The front of the store now has more space for giftware, entertaining needs, and home decor. The painting and final touches in the Tableware Design Room will be completed in a few weeks, however it is ready now for you to shop and enjoy. We expect the renovation of the entire store to take about a year. We'll keep you posted!

18TH CENTURY MERCHANT
GIFTS • TABLEWARE • WEDDING REGISTRY • SEASONAL DECOR
3591 Forest Haven Lane, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
(757) 483-6171 or (800) 662-6171
Open: Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sunday

www.18thCenturyMerchant.com

ecmvirginia@gmail.com

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