Winter Makeovers

Stuck inside? Why not do a little redecorating? The experts at these stores can help.

When The Resettlers closed two years ago, few knew that new owners took over the business. The Annex (1005 W. 27th St., Wilmington, 427-2669) still works on the same principles: sales every other weekend, great deals on furniture, art, jewelry and myriad household items. Furniture ranges from $9 to $2,000. Dish sets are $10 to $300. Collectibles are discounted, with periodic markdowns ranging from 10 percent to 50 percent. The Annex always carries a good selection of discounted china. Why so cheap? Furniture comes to The Annex when folks downsize or move. Estate purchases and buyouts also make for great deals. Fill out a questionnaire and receive an extra 10 percent off your next purchase.

Find wonderful furniture and home accents at Carolina Street (503 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2405), including creations by prestigious Lee Industries.

The Cottage (142C Second St., Lewes, 644-1544) is a cozy spot for bedding and home accents. Find Bedding from Pine Cone Hill and Isabella’s Linen Closet, as well as pajamas and candles. You do have to relax at some point.

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It’s easy to find great buys at the 15,000-square-foot Everything but The Kitchen Sink (425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, 239-6664). Grab collectibles from Byers’ Choice, Department 56 and Raz Importers. If you can dream it, this store probably has it.

Magpie Tea Garden (1715 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 654-2911) offers lovely garden ornaments, soil decorations and wind chimes.

Want to find European furniture, fabulous Swedish china cabinets, antiques or ceramics? Head to Somethings Unique (3834 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 426-1950). The 6,000-square-foot space is packed with items from all over the world, and they are reasonably priced year-round. There are no set sales, but customers can receive a 20-percent discount on orders for upholstered, slipcovered and leather furniture by Lee Industries. The store has a good selection of sofas, chairs and ottomans. Dress them in one of the gallery’s 1,000 fabrics and 60 leathers.

 Yves Delorme (3801 Kennett Pike, No. 115, Greenville, 656-3700) offfers upscale bedding, linens, bath products and even Royal Pedic mattresses. Customers in the mailing system get a discount coupon each season. The store also keeps a record of guest purchases and helps to match old patterns to new ones or to create design motifs.

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