Eileen and John Dilley opened The Bee & Thistle antique shop on Highland Place in Maplewood, NJ in 1973 and a decade later, moved the shop around the corner to Baker Street. In 1981, we attended our first gift trade show and began infusing newer items into the mix. Our ongoing focus has been to combine the beauty of antiques with reasonably priced, new and unique gift items. We have continued to evolve into a boutique offering gifts for virtually every occasion.