Our Story

storefront drawing

In 1986, having  received some devastating news, I found myself in “The Hickory Stick”, my favorite happy place in Westminster, MD, in an attempt to escape the shock my brain couldn’t let go of.  In this little 450 sq ft country store, I was able to temporarily lose myself. That experience lead me back to the shop whenever I needed an escape and I’d find myself fantasizing about having a store of my own.

Four years later, through a miracle of God and a sister in Christ, my partner and I purchased the existing business.

Our little store grew and evolved rapidly and we found we needed to move to a larger location in Westminster.  Then, in 1999, I bought my partner out and 10 years later, opened a “branch of The Stick” on the eastern shore in the quaint town of Rock Hall, MD.

I closed the doors of the Westminster store in January 2016 and am now solely devoted to the Rock Hall venture.  Besides offering a wide array of women’s apparel, fashion accessories, gifts and home decor, it warms my heart to hear customers remark that The Hickory Stick is their “happy place,” too!

I hope you’ll consider visiting us sometime, either by boat or car.  Rock Hall is located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and as the “Pearl of the Chesapeake,” is worth the trip!

Sandy Scott, owner