You know how, when you’re on vacation in a charming small town, you drift in and out of ye olde gifte shoppes fairly mindlessly, your eyes casting over the goods that seem to be in every store: cocktail napkins with crabs on them; cursive wooden signs that command you to DREAM, or EAT; and “sea-inspired jewelry?” (That’s a direct quote, by the way.)
It’s different. First it’s only partly a shop; it also offers craft workshops in things like indigo dying, if that’s your thing.
But I’m more interested in the merch. It’s stylish and just plain interesting.
We bought an overdue baby gift there…
…(those are baby blankets below the shirt)…
And they have some cool things for entertaining, like place card holders…
…and oyster-shucking accoutrements.
Paper Rock Scissors is in an old mill in St. Michaels, so the setting is really cool.
Stop in if you can. You won’t be disappointed. And who knows? If you hit it right, you might even be able to make an indigo shirt while you’re there.
Annie Elliott is an expert in curated interiors, brilliant color palettes, and telling people what to do in the nicest way possible. Her interior design firm, bossy color, is based in Washington, D.C.