I loved the space where my friends at Gore-Dean were located. It was in a refurbished mill complex and was architecturally very cool. But it had some issues, like lack of visibility and the location next to the stream which powered the old mill, and that sometimes floods.
They’ve just moved into a brilliant new space, about a mile and a half down the road from their previous location and it is FABULOUS! It has beautiful clean lines and it just so beautifully lit with loads of sunlight streaming in on one side and a view over the courtyard of the complex on the other. While the original site had gorgeous features from the old mill building, it was difficult to see the amazing things on offer, as you can see below. The new shop is set up in little vignettes and items are on wood shelved backing up on a white ground. It makes is so much easier to see everything and gives it a much cleaner, museum-like look. Deborah Gore Dean and her wonderful husband Spider, have such a marvelous eye for both the items in their shop and the display of them. I am thrilled with Gore Dean’s new location and hope that if you’re in Baltimore, you will take time to visit them in Cross Keys. Check out their Christmas catalogue here.