Look closely at the thoughtfully curated selection in Beaches – The Green Truck Shop in Rehoboth Beach and something will stick out – the green truck-themed items scattered about.
“I just think it’s fun,” said shop owner Dana Peccon. “They’re all for sale, except for the trucks in the jewelry display case. Those belong to my family.”
Located in The Shops At Baltimore Commons on Baltimore Avenue, the store is owned by Peccon and her husband Kevin, and offers gifts, jewelry and home decor. The green truck theme pays homage to the 1966 Chevy pickup truck owned by Dana’s grandfather, Donald McGill. He used to joke that he got a new grandchild and a new truck in the same year, said Dana, adding they still have the truck today.
“We’ll park it out front after the parking season ends and are thinking about having it be a part of community events like the Christmas parade,” she said.
The Peccons moved to the area late last fall after Dana retired from teaching – she taught for 25 years in Washington County, Md. She said she ran a similar shop on the side while living there.
“I always had a side gig,” she said. “I was born and raised there, so I would be able to get into private estates before things were removed.”
Dana described the collection of items as vintage home decor. There are some antique items, but mostly it’s vintage and coastal-themed, she said.
The shop has signature scented candles made by Kent County Candles – Beach Peach and Peccon’s Pantry. The store also features a collection of handmade jewelry from India.
Most of the collection has been hand-selected by Dana, while Kevin, a plumber and handyman by trade, has done most of the work getting the shop ready.
Kevin said they had been thinking about buying a vacation house in Delaware, but ultimately decided to pack everything up and move to Bethany Beach.
“We love the beaches in Delaware,” said Kevin. “We went from looking at mountains to looking at water.”
Beaches – The Green Truck Shop, 33C Baltimore Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week through the summer. The hours will be reassessed after Sept. 15, said Dana. For more information, call 301-491-1007, go to the Facebook page or email email@example.com.