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Portsmouth, NH – The Home Edition


Nahcotta Portsmouth, NH

Nahcotta Portsmouth, NH

go to Portsmouth and not hit home store Nahcotta. With a wonderful assortment of gifts, art and home products, it’s hard to walk out empty handed. Artists include Chilewich, Simon Pearce, Rae Dunn, John Adler, and so many more.

Sarah Minor Asparagus Canvas Floormat

Sarah Minor Asparagus Canvas Floormat

Tulips on Market Street, carries a ton of local talent. A must-have for kitchens, or pretty much any room, are the hand-painted canvas  floor cloths done by local artist, Sarah Minor.  Cloth floormats have been around since the 18th century and are more popular than ever because not only do they add a great pop of color, they are so practical – easy to wipe, shake and sweep.  Minor creates each piece by hand and does custom orders as well, so if you can’t make it to town, check out her work on her web site.

Dana Heacock, Abacus Calendar

Dana Heacock, Abacus Calendar

Also at Tulips are these must-mention abacus calendars. Painted  by Dana Heacock, an artist in Maine. Each piece has a real New England feel and every month is different, so it’s a great way to refresh your walls on a regular basis.

If you’re looking for Le Creuset, hit LeRoux, they have pretty much every piece in every color imaginable.  Attrezzi has a ton of great gift options as well as a wonderful assortment of dishes, candles and home decor. Speaking of home decor, City & Country on Daniel Street is also a great place for contemporary kitchen and bath supplies. Lastly, you can’t visit Portsmouth and not go to Stonewall Kitchen.. love that place!

Photos: Nahcotta, Sarah Minor Designs, Abacus

-three & twentyeight

Rae Dunn by Magenta Pottery

I’ve been..

rae dunn by magenta salt bowl

Rae Dunn by Magenta Salt Bowl $38

a fan of Rae Dunn’s work for a while now.. I first came across her pieces at a store Nahcotta, a great home store in Portsmouth, NH.  It’s simple, sweet, and until a few months ago, I had a  real hard time finding it online – THEN I found her shop on Etsy!

According to her bio, her work is influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. She builds everything by hand and no two pieces are the exact same.. makes me love her work even more!

Photo: Etsy