The Old Screen Door owner Anthony Romano wanted a way to thank his loyal customers and attract new ones by hosting the inaugural Spring and Music Fest from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 14. A musician himself, he also wanted to highlight the local talent right in his own backyard.
The Fabulous Shockley Brothers will bring their unique style to the stage, and special guests will also be joining in the jam. There will be tastings compliments of Teller Wines, 16 Mile Brewery and the Delaware Distilling Company. Barbecue and other food and drinks will be available from Savannah’s Deli & Grill.
In the three years since Romano opened The Old Screen Door in Lewes, a distinctive store has evolved. It offers one-of-a-kind vintage finds which show repurposing, reinventing and refinishing of furniture and accessories, use of architectural detail and unexpected touches. Nothing goes to waste at The Old Screen Door. An old headboard becomes a plant bed or a bench. An old door becomes a hall stand. A tire mold becomes a coffee table. And so it goes.
Since the expansion of the shop in 2013, new vendors have come on board bringing their own unique talent, creativity and diverse taste to the mix. There are now several artists in residence with their work proudly on display. There is also an interior designer and an estate sale expert. New in April 2014, vendor Madge Paterson opened Funky Lady Fashion at The Old Screen Door featuring affordable and unique women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry not seen in other stores. Unlike a consignment shop, all clothes and accessories are all handpicked by Paterson.
The Old Screen Door is at 209 Monroe Ave. in Lewes, just off Freeman Highway. Call 302-542-0314 for information.