27056 Mt. Zion Church Rd. Mechanicsville, MD 20659 • Phone: 301- 884- 8118 • Fax: 301- 884-3463Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm • Sun: 11am-6pm
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The Apple Basket is a locally owned and operated gift, antique, and fine jewelry shop conveniently located just outside Washington, DC in Southern Maryland’s Mechanicsville, MD, in historic St. Mary’s County.

About Us

The Apple Basket owners, Charlene and Nick Tsirigotis, have been in business for over 30 years. Charlene is a self-taught floral designer and antiques dealer who runs this delightful emporium full of general store memorabilia of yesteryear. The store, originally located in Solomons, is now in Mechanicsville, in a two-story, original 1800s era general store.


The Apple Basket has over 6000 sq feet of space with 13 uniquely themed rooms with giftware and home décor items mixed in with or displayed on the antiques.




The Apple Basket has over 6000 sq feet of space with 13 uniquely themed rooms with giftware and home décor items mixed in with or displayed on the antiques.


The Apple Basket has antique, new, and used jewelry. We carry the largest selection of sterling silver and vintage gold in the area and fine diamond rings.


The Apple Basket has a Buy and Sell policy for previously worn jewelry and antiques.



We carry an extensive line of the ever popular Trollbeads with which our customers can create their own design. Trollbeads are made from the highest quality raw materials including sterling silver, 18 carat gold, Italian Murano glass, natural pearls and precious stones.



Chamilia jewelry is a fresh, contemporary twist on the richly remembered charm bracelet. This line is made of handcrafted beads of 14k gold, sterling silver, Swarovski Crystals, and Italian Murano glass.


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is very easy to work with. It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface.  It can transform old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors with ease. It's easy, fun and makes amazing results accessible to everyone.


Ladies Accessories

Spartina 449

Spartina 449 has created a high quality line of handbags and accessories that are made from natural materials such as 100% linen fabric and genuine leather trim.


Ladies scarves, hats, costume jewelry, vintage gowns and handbags.

Home Accents

The Apple Basket's collection of home accents are perfect for any décor, and can be found in many of Southern MD's homes.

Select from:

  • Kringle Candles and accessories
  • Gourmet kitchen accessories including Le Creuset cookware
  • Crabtree and Evelyn and Camille Beckman lotions and cream
  • Waxing Poetic Jewelry
  • Kameleon Jewelry
  • Chairs
  • Chests
  • Country items
  • Decorative accessories
  • Dressers
  • Glassware
  • Lamps
  • Mark Roberts Fairies
  • Mirrors
  • Framed artwork
  • Porcelain
  • Tables
  • Old fashioned candy sold in authentic jars from the original store
  • Kitchenware like your grandparents had
  • SallyeAnder Soaps

Our customers come from all over the Washington DC and Mid Atlantic area shopping for antiques as well as Southern Maryland, St. Marys County, Charles County and Calvert County including: Chesapeake Beach MD, Dowell, Dunkirk, Hughesville, Huntingtown, La Plata, Lusby, North Beach, Owings, Port Republic MD, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Solomons Island, Sunderland MD, White Plains and Waldorf

Come in soon to see why many of our customers call us a destination store!

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