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Spring Patio Furniture SALE!


As the winter snow melts away and warmer temperatures beckon you outside, you may realize your outdoor living space is in need of an upgrade.  Shop our Patio Sale – starting April 1st!

Patio Furniture Sale

Clean it up
Bite the bullet and give your outdoor space a good scrub. Empty out the dead plants into your compost pile, put away the snow shovel and wipe down the furniture.

If you have an awning or an umbrella, first brush off any loose dirt and hose it down. Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid and use a soft bristle brush to clean the fabric. Let the cleaning solution sink into the fabric, thoroughly rinse and air dry. You’ll be surprised at how much impact a simple spring clean can have on your outdoor space.

Care: Outdoor fabric is meant to be left outside, but it isn’t maintenance-free. Try to keep cushions, umbrellas, and pillows out of direct downpours, and they’ll have a longer life span. If items get soaked, lean them upright against a wall, and allow all the moisture to drain out. To spot clean, dip a rag in a solution of two parts bleach and one part water, and then wipe items clean. Mold and mildew stick to dirt, so shake out cushions often to get rid of dust, pollen, and dirt. If absolutely necessary, machine-wash cushion and pillow covers in cold water, and line dry.

Never put acrylic fabric in a dryer; it will melt.

The Pettinaro Family Shops Angersteins


The Pettinaro Family have all worked with Angersteins over the years. This month we thank them for their years of dedication from one family owned Wilmington business to another.

Angersteins Anniversary

photo: Ben Fournier

Kristen and Sandy worked with Stephen Mottola and Cindy Wilkinson on the lighting design of her home.  Cindy’s design philosophy of “Art does not have to match the furniture” and the contents of one’s home should never be themed or matchy matchy; instead there should be an elegant and cohesiveness design that ebbs and flows in a well balanced and harmonious rhythm throughout the entire home.

Angersteins also worked with Cindy to select the outdoor furniture and fireplaces around her pool area.

Patio design

Summer Classics Sale

Summer Classics Patio


The Crowley Family wanted a Kitchen and Great Room where they could relax, dine and entertain family and friends.  Sandy Conley and Kristen Ursomarso of Angerstein’s helped Tracy pick out all of her lighting that best suited her needs.

Kitchen Lighting

A few other lights Tracy used in her home from Crystorama:



Vicky Martelli: Vicky made a bold statement with this stunning three-tier, oval pendant by @StonegateUSA Designs. The kitchen, a combination of white and chocolate brown sleek, designer cabinets, was the perfect backdrop for this raw silk beauty.

Lighting at Angersteins  

April Anniversary Giveaway: Don’t miss the Ultimate Backyard Party! To celebrate our anniversary, each month, we will give away a key component to creating the ultimate back yard. We will giving away grills, patio furniture, EP Henry pavers and more–all FREE! Like our Facebook page, sign up on our website or come into our store to enter!

Summer Classics patio set retail value $3900.

Summer Classics

Enter to win online or in store!



EP Henry Grand Prize!


Join the Celebration! Angersteins celebrates 90 years !


E P Henry is a manufacturer of pavers that are several times stronger than concrete and more durable than asphalt. This four-generation family makes this fine American-made product, and offers THE BEST warranty in the industry – not just on the product but also on the installation.* That’s why they are at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to designing an outside patio, pool, walkway driverway and more. EP Henry also offers a huge selection of colors, textures, and shapes so you can make the patio of your dreams. It is because their good reputation and long-standing history in the community, which mirrors that of Angersteins Building Supply, that we have chosen to giveaway a beautiful, long-lasting, memory-making paving stone patio by this pretty fantastic company. All of us at Angersteins hope that you enjoy this amazing opportunity to own an EP Henry paving patio of your own……and thank you for your 90 years of patronage.




-225 sf of any, in stock EP Henry paving stones

-Aggregate & Sand necessary for a standard installation

-polymeric sand for a standard installation to seal pavers and reduce penetration of weeds between them

-snap edge for the perimeter of the patio

-one delivery charge in New Castle county, Delaware

- deliveries outside of New Castle county Delaware will incur a surcharge

- installation: EP Henry will pay for install. A $10,000 value!

Not included in prize:

-Wall systems are not included but can be purchased separately

-taxes and fess associated with winning a randomly-drawn free prize

Angersteins 90th Year Anniversary Celebrations & Giveaways!


A.H. Angerstein, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company that opened its doors for business when Albert H. Angerstein, Sr. purchased a small company that sold coal and feed in 1924. This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the store now with two locations – Wilmington and Milton, Delaware. There are six family members who run the business today!


Angersteins Hardware


Angerteins Today:

Angersteins Design Center

Celebrations will kick off in March and last for 9 months! Each month we will highlight one of our clients & have amazing giveaways from grills to lighting to the GRAND Prize – a FREE EP Henry patio!

MONTHLY FREE GIVEAWAYS  (enter today!) include a Kichler landscape lighting package, Summer Classics patio furniture, a Craftmade outdoor ceiling fan, a Heatilator outdoor fireplace and more.

One lucky winner will be cooking smores on this amazing wood-burning firepit. EP Henry has an incredible selection of styles and colors making the design process for customers easy and fun. The firepit kit comes in three colors – Autumn Blend, Pewter Blend and Dakota Blend. To see EP Henry’s firepit kit, visit our Wilmington or Milton stores, where we have it on display.”

We want to hear from you! Post on our facebook page and tell us why you love Angersteins! Tweet us and use the hastag #Angersteins, or stop by the store and tell us in person! You will be entered to win our monthly giveaway – and  a chance to win the grand prize – an EP Henry patio!

March Giveaway: EP Henry Firepit Kit – Retail Value $838.

EP Henry Firepit

Angerstein’s is Delaware’s leading distributor of E. P. Henry™ Hardscaping™ products. E. P. Henry is the oldest family-owned and -operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in America and has long been committed to being the market leader in both consumer and commercial Hardscaping.

BBC TAVERN AND GRILL: Owner of BBC & Grill, Dave Dietze, really wanted to use local suppliers and artists in the creation of his beloved restaurant. The ambient lighting in the space, sconces and chandeliers, was specifed by Dietze’s architect, and supplied by Angerstein’s Lighting. When it came to lighting the beautifully crafted bar, Angerstein’s used low-voltage cabinet lighting that provides generous light to show off their display of sprits. This type of lighting also easliy hides the wires and hardware from sight. Then, in the restrooms, Angerstein’s softened the hard lines with beautiful mirrors from Uttermost and World Imports.

Lighting Designers: Sandy Conley and Kristen Ursomarso – Angersteins

Architect: Richard Buchanan Archer Buchanan – West Chester, PA
“Restaurant lighting design plays a critical role in attracting customers and effects their overall dining experience. More than 80 percent of restaurant success stories get written before the doors ever open. Kristen and Sandy worked with us to choose lighting, mirrors, and  bathroom accessories for BBC Tavern & Grill. Congratulations on celebrating 90 years in business. Quite an accomplishment!
- David Dietze BBC Tavern & Grill
Angersteins Design
BBc Tavern & Grill
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GOOD for the month of March 2014 ONLY!!Cannot be combined with any other offer, one coupon per table, dine-in only, no cash value.



Angersteins Celebrates 90th Anniversary


A.H. Angerstein, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company that opened its doors for business when Albert H. Angerstein, Sr. purchased a small company that sold coal and feed in 1924. This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the store now with two locations – Wilmington and Milton, Delaware.



Celebrations will kick off in March and last for 9 months! Each month we will highlight one of our clients & have amazing giveaways from grills to lighting to an EP Henry patio!

We ask you to join in the celebration! Follow us on social media to stay in the loop and celebrate with us!

facebook & twitter

Shortly thereafter, his son, Albert H. Angerstein, Jr. joined the company and helped run the business. The company proved to be successful, so the owners forged ahead, adding some hardware and building materials as well as heating oil to their product offerings.

In 1963, Bruce W. Greene, Mr. Angerstein’s son-in-law, joined the family business. Under Mr. Greene’s direction, the company defined its niche by servicing contractors and homebuilders. As the company grew, it branched into the fast-growing markets of windows, doors, mirrors, kitchens, baths and lighting, servicing DIY-ers and homeowners as well as contractors.

In 1995, Angerstein’s expanded their product offerings in their hardware store, enabling the company to accommodate many more “Do-It-Yourself” customers.

After making deliveries for years to the Delaware beach resorts and surrounding areas, Angerstein’s opened a store in Sussex County, Delaware in 2006. Located in the historic town of Milton, this store gives customers in the lower part of the state access to Angerstein’s excellent products and services. Primarily a hardscaping and building supply store, Angerstein’s South – as we fondly refer to it – is an excellent addition to the family. And speaking of family, today, every single member of the Greene family is active in the operations of the company, and Angerstein’s has become the premier Building Supply & Design Center in the state of Delaware and surrounding areas.

Angersteins Hardware



Angersteins Design Center


Angersteins Hardware

Angersteins Hardware

Heart of Winter Sale at Angersteins


In this French County home the fireplace is the focal point of this living room. With heating costs on the rise  a wood burning stoves lead the industry in efficiency to help reduce fuel costs.

 Fireplace Wilmington, DE

Shop our Heart of Winter  Vermont Castings Fireplace SALE! 

Vermont Castings

Lighting Trends 2014


Trend Alert: Mixing Metals and COLOR! : Crystorama sets the stage in home decor trends. Gold Tones and Textures are a favorite in the Angersteins Design Showroom Lighting Trends

Prints: Animal prints are becoming increasingly predominant in both interior design and fashion. Zebra, cowhide, crocodile, leopard are great as accents, rugs, wallpaper and lamp shades. Mix COLOR and Prints! Animal prints act as a neutral and go with anything!

Arteriors Lighting

 Define your own style with lighting from Arteriors Home. The Dallas Chandelier as featured in Bungalow Magazine.

Arteriors Home



Safety Tips for the Holidays


Will you soon don the parka and embark on the annual quest for the perfect Charlie Brown holiday tree? Or simply descend the stairs and fetch the ever-symmetrical artificial tree from the basement?

Either way, be smart about fire safety, especially if you have a fireplace or freestanding stove. They belong together during the holidays – but not too close! Although indoor tree fires aren’t common, when they do occur, they’re more likely to be serious. That’s according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Keep everyone in your home safe by following these simply safety tips:

Placement: When choosing a spot for your tree, make sure there is a good amount of space between it and your fireplace or freestanding stove. It really doesn’t matter if your unit burns wood, pellets or gas – it makes fire, so keep the tree a safe distance away.

Fire Resistance: When purchasing an artificial tree, make sure it is rated fire resistant. All trees will burn if exposed to flames, but trees that are manufactured in this manner will resist fire and extinguish faster than those that are not.

H2O: If you have a live tree, water it every day. The heat in our homes dries trees out fast, and they can easily become fire hazards. By keeping the water reservoir full at all times, you know you’re doing everything possible to keep your tree hydrated.

Waste – Not! Don’t ever burn wrapping paper or cardboard boxes in your fireplace or stove. They can easily escalate out of control and cause a flash fire.

For more information about preventing holiday tree fires, visit the U.S. Fire Administration’s website.

Harman Stoves

source: Harman Stoves

Interior Design Trends


Hues of blue fuse with green tones, morphing into one of the most sought-after colors of the season: Teal. Pantone notes that the shades of green so popular earlier this year are evolving into these deeper, luxurious shades of teal, embracing a soft, versatile look for Fall.

A sophisticated and refined addition to any room, teal embodies elements of simplicity and discriminating taste. At the same time, teal offers a vibrant pop of color that can enhance an otherwise lackluster neutral-based space.

Arteriors Viola

source: Arteriors  Home

Holiday Style Makeover


Angersteins is proud to be working with Dallas Shaw on her DKNY holiday style project. Dallas worked with Kristen Ursomarso to hand pick two Arteriors chandeliers from Angersteins to be featured in the project.


Dallas is an illustrator for top designers and fashion houses and has appeared in numerous publications, advertorials, and shopping sites offering personal style picks, expert advice, and industry knowledge.

The Harding chandelier is a sculpture waiting to be hung.

Arteriors Harding Chandelier


The Adele Pendant

Arteriors Adele Pendant



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