We aim to please and it’s not hard when we have artists like Benjamin Williamson with us. His photography is stunning and once you start flipping through his collection it’s pretty hard to decide on just one. So why choose just one?! This local customer started with just a couple of pieces and after her most recent custom order, she has come to Lisa-Marie’s and purchased EIGHT photographs by Benjamin Williamson.

When she received her most recent piece she wanted to show us her most recent one in the frame she picked out. Then she sent us a photo of a couple of her pieces as they hang in her home. As you can see, she is quite pleased.

Keep up the great work, Ben!

Happy Customer gets NINTH piece


We are super proud of our Portland store team! This Valentine’s window is so clever and creative and our hearts burst just like a whale’s spout! Whale you be Mine?

This window features many Maine made items including

-a whale made from barn wood
-nail art by Heather Kelly
-a Valentine’s bowtie
jewelry from Lovell Designs
-a heart mug by Devenney Pottery
-a rocks glass made from a Grey Goose vodka bottle with a Bloody Lobster mix from Waldo Stone Farms
-a wallet by Flowfold
-the Mini Maine necklace
-a moose couple heart ornament
-a Maine and Portland Latitude and Longitude pillow by JCR Custom Designs
Red Sea Glass jewelry
-a framed sea glass couple
-a sea shell beach lamp by Barbara Gail
and
-a barn wood state of Maine made by Portland store manager, Barb.


When you hear wooden snowflake ornaments, do you think of an orchard? I didn’t think so.

You may have heard of Dole’s Orchard in Limington, Maine because of their awesome pick-your-own-fruit business. But did you know that they specialize in box making, custom woodworking and laser engraving as well? We are loving this other family owned and operated business!

This year they came up with a BRAND new product, well, actually six! They designed six different styles of intricate wooden snowflake ornaments that are just STUNNING. Some have a subtle silver or gold finish but most are in the natural wood state that they were cut in. It’s hard to pick a favorite style!

They were written up in the Portland Press Herald just before Christmas and we were listed as the exclusive place to buy them. Suddenly we had people coming in and calling every day asking for them! You can see the article here.

We have some left in each of our locations and will try to keep them stocked on our website as well. See what’s available here.

Here’s the Star Ornament and Branches Ornament. Which one is your favorite?

 

 


It has been two weeks since Christmas day so hopefully everyone who purchased one of these Custom 2017 Ornaments by Beth Doan – Maine Artist has given it to the recipient. Because I just can’t wait any longer to share the images of a few of the ornaments that she custom designed for our customers. They are SO darling and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with for 2018! Got ideas? Email marie@lisamariesmadeinmaine.com and she’ll help you order your customized ornament for 2018!

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Baby's First Christmas

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Baby's First Christmas

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Baby's First Christmas

 

 

 

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Snowmen Ballet Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Snowmen Guitar Ornament

 

 

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Snowmen Family Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Snowmen Family Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Snowmen Family Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Blueberry Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Christmas Wreath Ornament | I Love you Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Lobster Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Snowman Ornament

Custom 2017 Ornament | Beth Doan Maine Artist | Lobster Boat Ornament


With today’s blizzard I got to spend some time cleaning out my email inbox from crazy December and couldn’t help but share. We love hearing from our customers AND our artisans…. here’s just a few of the lovely comments we received over the past week. 🙂 #lovelisamaries



Recently we had a customer who was passing through the Portland Jetport on her way out of Maine reach out because she saw our kiosk display in the terminal. In the display was a Nancy’s Bags Wallet that we carry that is personally used by a Lisa-Marie’s team member, Marie. When Martha reached to Lisa-Marie’s via email about this wallet, Marie jumped on the opportunity to share some info (and her personal joy) for these wallets. First Marie sent along some pictures of the available styles.

Nancy's Bags Wallet

Nancy's Bags Wallet

Nancy's Bags Wallet

Martha had a few follow up questions…

Marie,

Could you please answer some questions about this wallet?  It appears to be light weight and very attractive.

How many slots does it have for credit cards, driver’s license, etc.?

Can it hold a check book and register?

Does it have a coin compartment and, if so, what type of closure does it have? In the picture I think I see a zippered section which may for coins.

What is the price of the wallet and can you choose the fabric pattern or are they sent out randomly?

Thanks for sending the pictures.

Marie thought it would be more fun to make a little video for Martha rather than struggle to find words to describe the coolness of this wallet. Let us know what you think!


Dear Lisa-Marie AKA Mom,

Every day you have always put others first. Your siblings, your parents, my dad, Dad’s parents, me, and my brother have always felt your love and support. You amaze me with your seemingly unending ability to make the people in your life happy. And now, you are putting the artisans and craftsmen that we support ahead of your own wants and needs. This post is to say that it does not go unnoticed. Nor has everything you have done for me in my life gone unnoticed.

I remember being little and helping you paint little wooden cat and dog heads to add to your work. You taught me what it was to help contribute to the family.

I remember sitting on the edge of your bed when you were pregnant and you asked me what we should name the baby if it was a boy. Then you named my baby brother the name I picked out. You taught me that my opinion was important and that you valued it, even at the age of 4.

I remember going to yard sales and you finding things that I thought were destined for the dump, and you turned it into something wonderful. You taught me that everything can have a new purpose.

I remember finding you in the parking lot after school before we opened a shop and you were selling things to fellow parents out of the back of the van. You taught me that hard work never stops.

I remember bringing my friends home after school to study without warning. You taught me that you don’t need to be  related by blood to be family and that my friends were also your children. You welcomed them into our home with open arms and a hot meal. You taught me that there is always something in the fridge or cupboard that can be made into something, even when it looks like there is nothing. (Do you remember the New Years Eve that I showed up with about 20 of my friends and you and Dad said it was okay for everyone to stay? Parents of the year award should have gone to you!)

I remember when you decided to open Lisa-Marie’s in Bath and how nervous you were but you trusted your gut instinct. I was put to work on the weekends and though I may have complained at the time, I learned that being a part of a family that runs a business is a true privilege. You taught me to listen to my intuition.

I remember calling you when I was in college, crying because I was so overwhelmed with my course load and you told me that you believed in me. You taught me that sometimes it’s okay to cry.

I remember many things about the amazing childhood that you gave me. I have learned more from you than I could ever list. You are a strong, independent, savvy, self-sufficient woman who will not take no for an answer and loves endlessly and unconditionally. I am so lucky to be 50% you.

Thank-you for everything that you do for me, our family and the hundreds of other Maine families that you support. Your hard work and devotion to making the business succeed is truly incredible. And it doesn’t hold a candle to the hard work, devotion, sweat, tears, blood and LOVE that you have put into being the greatest mom a coupla kids could ever ask for.

I admire you every day. I can only hope that one day I grow into half the woman you are.

Happy Mother’s Day, Momma.

Love you bunches forever and for always.
~punkin pie


Whenever possible, Lisa-Marie finds display pieces and store fixtures from stores that are closing and other artists that are selling pieces they aren’t using more. After many years of use in the Bath location, it was time to move the cash counter and get some new counters. Lisa-Marie reached out to one of our craftsmen, Joe, who builds furniture as well as lobster trap caddies. After a few weeks, in his spare time, Joe built the most beautiful counters for us. They are on wheels so if (when) we rearrange again, we can simply roll them into their new location. We LOVE how they look and the way they immediately upgraded the space people walk into when they enter 170 Front Street. Thanks Joe for all your hard work. Our new counters are BEAUTIFUL!


This week, Lisa-Marie took a day and added a some miles to the van driving all over Maine meeting with some of our artisans and craftsmen to pick up some new inventory to kick off Spring.

The first stop was for the biggest boxes with North Country Wind Bells.

Andy loads large boxes filled with North Country Wind Bells into the Lisa-Marie's mobile.

Andy loads large boxes filled with North Country Wind Bells into the Lisa-Marie’s mobile.

Next were the candle stops.

You can't miss the Danica Candleworks sign!

You can’t miss the Danica Candleworks sign!

Colorful taper candles by Danica Candles

Colorful taper candles by Danica Candles

The busy workweek behind the hard work of The Primitive Keeper.

The busy workweek behind the hard work of The Primitive Keeper.

Then a visit with A&E Stoneworks.

Andy transfers stonework done by A&E Stoneworks from their van to the Lisa-Marie's mobile.

Andy transfers stonework done by A&E Stoneworks from their van to the Lisa-Marie’s mobile.

This all led to a VERY full fan!

Fully loaded van full of North Country Wind Bells, A&E Stoneworks, and Primitive Keeper Candles

Fully loaded van full of North Country Wind Bells, A&E Stoneworks, and Primitive Keeper Candles

They finally landed in Bath and Andy catches his breath before unloading the the very full van.

They finally landed in Bath and Andy catches his breath before unloading the the very full van.

When the boxes were dropped off, the Bath staff got right to work getting the labels on the new products.

Bath store ladies get tickets on the new pottery from TB Pots.

Bath store ladies get tickets on the new pottery from TB Pots.

Come in soon to get the first pick of the new inventory. You never know when it’s the last one we’ll get from these creative and innovative artisans and craftsmen.