Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Notes from a Maine Interior Designer- Mindful, local gifts.

Holiday gift giving-so fun and often a bit stressful.  So here is my list of favorites!
 The buy local movement is more than a trend. Small, local businesses agonize, curate, and mindfully select what to create and sell. The results are beautiful and meaningful gifts that not only decorate the home (or oneself!) but are treasured. 
  • Prices start at $12
  • All products support Maine businesses and the US economy.
  • All items are unique an inspired by natural elements.
  • All products can be shipped last minute-so trips to the mall last minute! (You are welcome!)

Maine Island Treasures recently launced "Love Rocks Maine". Fabulous gifts for those currently (or missing) residing in Maine. ! 8x10" matted or matted & framed prints are priced at $12 and $20, and plaques are $12 for the 5x7" $18 for the 8x10. These are a sneak peek  and the plaques are too new to be ordered online, so just call them HERE

I LOVE these wine glasses, bought a few for myself. The washed river rocks and a really nice weight to the glass. No two are alike. Made in New England and not found in big box stores-these are WOW in person. Contact EcoHome Studio in Portland Maine, they are in stock and ready to ship:  HERE

Organic Tea Towels, made in Maine. Minka Home in Kennebunkport has a broad range of these towels, some are featured online and some aren't. I recommend calling them to check. Very inexpensive to ship these! See more  HERE
10x10in and 9x12in oils on canvas series titled "Small Wonders". Exquisite use of colors and depicting the Maine Coast, they can be seen in person at an art show or give artist Ellen Thayer a call to purchase and ship. 
Contact info is HERE.
State necklaces! Love them! Maine. Mass, California, Texas, Florida, Washington, Virginia, Rhode Island, Ohio, Pennslyvania, Washington DC. In stock and ready to ship, go HERE

And finally- A gift certificate. A lucky wife in South Portland will be receiving this from her husband-total surprise for her. I have never met either person, it was a phone call I received last week. 2 hours with an interior designer. SMART husband! I can print and mail (or email) within 24 hours. 318-0795

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