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Jl III]. l ,IL lJ i L:.ql I:I: I . l]lilll, J L |il IJ lqlilJllplllmilmlmlmn mL,,,,m..m. .imb-4 ........ .................... , ......................................................... 60 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, July 28 - Aug. 3, 2000 Finders Keepers opens doors in downtown Milton By Rosanne Pack From antiques of another gener- ation to freshly molded speciality soaps, Finders Keeperoffers a variety of furniture, decorative and gift items. Joining a group of antique and gift shops locating in Milton, the store recently opened on Union Street in the heart of town. Part- ners Margaret Beall and Patty Kase like the reception that cus- tomers are giving them and the welcome residents of Milton have extended. "We've had lots of neighbors who stop in and introduce them- selves," Beall said. "We've even met family members wbo lived above their store here years ago." As if on cue, just as the com- ment was made about friendly Miltonians, Joan Brown came in- to the store to meet the new own- ers. Brown is a part-time resident of Milton; her husband Jamie owns John Milton and Company book store which is located a few blocks from Finders Keepers. She was followed by visitors from Lewes who know Kase and Beall. After looking around and passing compliments, they vowed to go through their attics and garages to select items they would like to place on consignment with the partners. Finders Keepers has a large number of consignment items; Kase and Beail want more. They even hint that they will do a little sprucing up to prepare things for the showroom floor. They pledge to be discriminating in what they I Miller Continued from page 59 quality of life in Sedford were de- ciding factors. NoUVIR Research relocated to Seaford in 1995, with the assistance of a $10,000 grant from the Delaware Economic De- velopment Office. Delaware's business friendly environment has contributed to NoUVIR's 30 per- accept, but they are open to con- sidering most things. "People can stop by here and show us pictures of what they have," Kase said. "Or they can drive by with the item in their car if it's not too large. And, we'll do a little cleaning up; we might pol- ish some Silver and wipe down some furniture that's been sitting out in the garage." The partners met when a large craft show Kase administered was located near a coffee and gift shop that Beall and her husband own in Towson. The idea for sharing a business grew out of their mutual interest in antiques, quality gift lines and Delaware's Cape Re- gion. Kase and her husband have re- located as full-time residents of Lewes; Margaret and her husband are not far behind. The antiques in Finders Keep- ers include such items as a comer cupboard, bedsteads, wicker fur- niture and glassware. Most are priced with a monthly mark-down system that reduces the price by ! 5 percent for three months. "Some people will gamble that the item they want will still be there through one, and even two mark-downs," Beall said. "Some- times, you gamble and lose." She said the mark-down process is very popular in the Bal- timore-Towson area, but many items donrt make it through the Rooanne Pack photoo Patty Kase, seated, and Margaret Beall enjoy the surround- ings of their new store, Finders Keepers. Located on Union Street in Milton, the shop features antiques and gift items. cent annual sales growth, resulting in the company constructing an- other building. NoUVIR's lighting systems protect some of our na- tion's most important exhibits from light damage, including Thomas Jefferson's handwritten draft of- the Declaration of Inde- pendence and Abraham Lincoln's drafts of the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclama- tion in the Library of Congress. A 0'CONOR, PIPER m szlzl ERA F0rAGreat first reduction. "You could save some money, but, then again, you might not get the thing that you want," she said. Finders Keepers carries a wide variety of gift and decorative items that are not included in the monthly mark-down process. However, the owners feel that they are keeping their prices rea- sonable and attractiVe to a wide range of shoppers. Reproductions of ancient wall clocks start at $70; hand-cut gift soaps from Primal Elements are under $10. Kase and Beall are especially fond of the bunches of silk flow- ers that they carry; some are bound and will stand on their own without a vase or basket. Hand- painted frames in many sizes and shapes are also in abundance. For Cape Region visitors look- ing for a host-hostess gift, there are individual serving-size gour- met coffees, whimsical plant hangers and even prints of pen and ink drawings of local scenes. "Roger Young is a house painter by trade, but he does these won- derful pen and inks in his spare time," Kase said. "People really like them since they are of scenes that most of us are familiar with." The Zwaanendaei Museum, a Continued on page 61 THINKING OF SELLING? LIST WITH ME m J.B. June Barber @ Prudential 6allo, REALTORS* 1322 King's Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958 645-6661 (800) 321-3839 Grca/BRy im B! Uniquely dmrmln 8 and elegmt and my 3  old! 3bd - 2ha- gm'al -  t'r dealt mid land- SCalPing with refitting pool. Hurry  this orml d $/75,9fj Notd Room? Thl$  tim home far youl 4 bd - 2 Im with HUGE walkout Im.tmmt Larp dw, k and Imtto ovlocking mature um on a on Im ia E.wat Esm. Jm $ffJg, 9#0 Shakespeare manuscript may be seen under fiber optic candlelight at the Shakespeare Memorial Li- brary, and tribal life is illuminated at the National Museum of Natur- al History in a recently opened "African Voices" exhibit. 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