I found some real bargains and got quite a few things for not too much money. Christmas was everywhere, which is always a good thing! It inspired me to come back and plan Christmas for my booth (that's another day's post).
We stayed that night in Somerset, Pennsylvania and woke up to this happy surprise! Mr. KV gets credit for being prepared -- the last thing he threw in the car before we left was the scraper.
Does this look like a bustling antiques district to you?
What New Market IS the capital of, though, is expensive soup! We ate in the only eatery to be found in the 'shop' area -- a pizzeria & deli. We each had an iced tea (in styrofoam cups) and a bowl of soup (no crackers, no bread) served in a pottery bowl nested in a plastic basket. We had to get our own small plastic spoons and napkins from the ice-cream bar. The cost of that feast? $15.50!
Oh well, at least we didn't waste much time there and got to DC even earlier to see our son. He told us he would have recommended going to Hagerstown for antiques, which we'll do on our next road trip. It may not be the 'Antiques Capital of Maryland', but at least it has a few malls!