A Virtual Tour of Westport Island Pottery

A Virtual Tour of Westport Island Pottery

There are a few potters who don’t use a mold or a pattern and just create whatever flows off their fingertips. Nancy Shaul is one of those artists. Using natural toned glazes Nancy creates a pottery line that embodies the natural beauty of Maine by using leaves...
Seasons of my Heart

Seasons of my Heart

As children we learn that April showers bring May flowers, a catchphrase to begin our understanding of spring. This reawakening of nature begins and you notice candy-colored tulips around your neighbor’s house, the sweet scent of lilacs blooming in the park trees. We...
Where are we?  Where do we want to be?

Where are we?  Where do we want to be?

Where are we?  Where do we want to be? Good questions – questions that can be answered by consulting a map or a chart.    First you find several reference points to find your location.  Reference points can be two streets putting you at a specific intersection. ...
Fifteen for 2 & a Pair for 4

Fifteen for 2 & a Pair for 4

Fifteen for two and a pair for four and a run of three makes seven.  Cribbage players will recognize that first sentence in the first three words.  They will also want to see the cards to confirm the players counting of the hand, and probably see if they can get in on...
2019 Maine Shirts & Hoodies

2019 Maine Shirts & Hoodies

The Ocean View T-Shirt is a new style for 2019. This geometric design is reminiscent of a sunrise over the Atlantic ocean. It’s available in a solid charcoal grey and a vivid solid blue.              But not all of our beautiful state is coastline. The forestry...
Home Gnomes

Home Gnomes

  Known in folklore from across the world, they live underground and are rarely seen. They are magical guardians of homes, gardens and treasures. They are often mischievous.         Place your gnome on a shelf or windowsill – they will bring good luck and...
An Extra Special Mother’s Day Gift

An Extra Special Mother’s Day Gift

About a month ago, I received an email from from a woman named Deb. Her young daughter had recently passed and while processing her grief she decided she wanted to do something with her cremains. She was interested in getting a piece of jewelry to feature the cremains...
April Showers bring May Locals

April Showers bring May Locals

Today is one of those days. You know the kind. Gray skies that seem to cradle you from above; a light drizzle that’s just enough to turn your windshield wipers on; a sea breeze that kisses your cheeks. You just want to curl up on your couch with a blanket and let the...
Maine Bunnies for Easter

Maine Bunnies for Easter

🐇 Did you know that almost 80% of bunnies up for adoption at shelters were once purchased as Easter gifts? Here in Maine, we feel passionate about rescuing animals and many pet stores will not sell Maine Bunnies for Easter. This Easter, give your littles a bunny that...
Nine Year Anniversary in Portland!

Nine Year Anniversary in Portland!

We can NOT believe that it’s been NINE years of being open in Downtown Portland. Thank you to all our loyal customers and supportive artisans and craftsmen. We wouldn’t be here without you and look forward to what the next nine years has to...
Beth Customizes Christmas For You

Beth Customizes Christmas For You

One of our favorite parts of what we do, is working with our artists to create the perfect gift for you. It may be jewelry or pottery or a custom ordered piece, we can even help provide Maine food for your feast. Make this year’s Christmas one to treasure, order...
How is maple syrup made?

How is maple syrup made?

Have you ever wondered where your maple syrup comes from? Not far from our Bath location is Cooke’s Maple Farm in Brunswick, Maine. George and Kate Cooke run the farm themselves and were generous enough to give Marie an in-depth tour of their farm and...