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What a lovely day in Ellicott City

What a lovely day in Ellicott City

We spent the afternoon in Historic Ellicott City this past Sunday, as neither of us really cared about the Super Bowl (we did however set the DVR so we could watch the commercials of course). Every time I go to this charming part of Baltimore, I love it more and more. We are always drawn to historic places and love when Main Streets retain the charm of yesteryear.

A brief history and a few interesting facts about Ellicott City from Wikipedia:

  • It was founded by a Quaker family from Pennsylvania in the 1770s, known then as Ellicott Mills for the flour mills, it soon became one of the largest milling and manufacturing towns on the east coast.
  • In 1830, the first Baltimore & Ohio Railroad terminus outside of Baltimore was built. Created from huge blocks of locally quarried granite, it still stands today. This living history museum and National Historic Landmark is the oldest surviving railroad station in America.
  • In 1958, The Goddess, a film loosely based on Marilyn Monroe’s life, was shot on location in the city.
  • The Ellicott City area was home to the fairy tale-themed amusement park known as the Enchanted Forest. The park has been closed to the general public since the early 1990s, and a shopping center (called the Enchanted Forest Shopping Center) was built on its parking lot. Many of the attractions have been moved to Clark’s Elioak Farm in Ellicott City, where they are being restored. The Enchanted Forest was featured in the 1990 John Waters-directed film Cry-Baby.

Tea on the Tiber

Ellicott City is known for it’s amazing antique and vintage shops and is home to a beautiful Victorian Tea House called Tea on the Tiber. The Tiber Creek runs behind and actually underneath the building. Last year, my friends and I celebrated the season 3 of Downton Abbey with a traditional victorian tea at this charming tea house.

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On May 24, 1830 the first railroad -- drawn by horses -- in the United States arrived in Ellicott City from Baltimore, thirteen miles away. The Baltimore & Ohio station in Ellicott City, pictured here c. 1905, was in continuous use for many years until it was converted into a museum.
On May 24, 1830 the first railroad — drawn by horses — in the United States arrived in Ellicott City from Baltimore, thirteen miles away. The Baltimore & Ohio station in Ellicott City, pictured here c. 1905, was in continuous use for many years until it was converted into a museum.
llicott City is the seat of Howard County government and its principal banking and trading center. Main Street follows a narrow ravine, and some buildings on the south side are constructed over the Tiber Creek. Many of the older homes and stores are made of local granite.
Ellicott City is the seat of Howard County government and its principal banking and trading center. Main Street follows a narrow ravine, and some buildings on the south side are constructed over the Tiber Creek. Many of the older homes and stores are made of local granite.
I found this photo of Dr. Edward and John J. Norton  outside their pharmacy in Ellicott City. I wonder if the actor Edward Norton is related to them, he is from Columbia Maryland......
I found this photo of Dr. Edward and John J. Norton outside their pharmacy in Ellicott City. I wonder if the actor Edward Norton is related to them, he is from Columbia Maryland……

Since it was a bit chilly out I wore my new wool double breasted houndstooth dress with a crepe tie pin tuck blouse underneath for modesty (the neckline is a bit low). I recently changed my hair color and I’m still getting use to it. As I was putting on my lipstick in the morning I realized that I looked a bit like the Black Dahlia!!!!

While my husband was taking these photos, a woman yelled from across the street “Excuse me! Can I take your picture?”, so I said yes and she runs up and starts taking photos of me, saying how great I looked and she loved how I was “dressed up”. During another part of our impromptu photo shoot, someone in a minivan pulled up and the sliding door slams open. A woman in the back seat pulled out her camera and just started snapping away. It’s always a strange feeling when strangers do this. It’s nice to have my efforts recognized and appreciated, but on the other hand I don’t know what these photos will be used for. I do appreciate it when people ask to take my photo as opposed to just doing it. At least that way I can hand them my card so they can refer to who I am and I can talk to them a bit. Anyway, here’s my outfit.

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Doublebreasted houndstooth dress ~ Eshakti
Crepe pin tuck tie blouse ~ Lands End
Vintage hummingbird brooch ~ Etsy
Black & White handbag ~ Target
Mary Jane shoes ~ Hotter
Magnolia hair flower ~ Made by me

We stopped in a cute bistro for lunch before our shopping adventure. The food was’t fantastic, but it was very beautiful, so I took a quick shot before we ate.

Will had the ruben sandwich on a pretzel bun with Williamsburg cole slaw (vintager base, no mayo)
Will had the ruben sandwich on a pretzel bun with Williamsburg cole slaw (vintager base, no mayo)
I had the seared Ahi tuna on spinach with a soy sesame dressing. They didn't have many gluten free options, so I was limited. I of course didn't eat the crackers.
I had the seared Ahi tuna on spinach with a soy sesame dressing. They didn’t have many gluten free options, so I was limited. I of course didn’t eat the crackers.

And now for the wonderful items we picked up. I think we went into at least 5 different antique and vintage shops along Main Street and saved the HUGE antique mall for the end.

A beautiful crystal blue bouquet of flowers with small rhinestones in the middle of each, this brooch is so unique and stunning. The stamp on the back says "West Germany"
A beautiful crystal blue bouquet of flowers, this brooch is so unique and stunning. The stamp on the back says “West Germany”
I've been looking for larger brooches and this was is just stunning. It measures just over 3 inches long.
I’ve been looking for larger brooches and this was is just stunning. It measures just over 3 inches long.

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This was in the window of the Antique Depot ~ a huge antique mall on Maryland Ave. ~ that we saved for last. We spent hours inside. Ever since we’ve discovered these antique malls we have been obsessed. We love perusing through each and every stall and finding some real gems.

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And of course Will found some things for himself. A few tie clips, a tie bar and below are some fun tie pins.

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Last year, Will started collecting straight razors. He has amassed a nice little collection and we are always looking for new ones. For Yule I made him a beautiful display case for them. Looks like I’m going to need to make another one with the addition of these beauties.

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1 Comment

    Elena Williams

    3rd Feb 2014 - 8:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing yet another fun adventure. I almost feel like I was there too!!! Your picture is beautiful, as usual…smile. E~

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