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
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
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
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Stonewall Kitchen, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam
Stonewall Kitchen, you know they are all about using the finest local ingredients to make products that are not only delicious but also really well packaged. The company started in 1991 by selling, what is now recognized as their signature jams, at a Farmer’s Market on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Over the years, Stonewall Kitchen has not only expanded their following but also their product line – in addition to a larger assortment of condiments, household items and baked goods, they also have a cooking school at their home office in York, Maine.
Stonewall Kitchen, Cooking School
I’ve been up in that area this week and was lucky enough to attend a class with one of my favorite people (my mom), and have to say – it’s a “must-do” event! Classes are offered on an almost daily basis and are not only informative, but interactive and a lot of fun. Everyday’s a different menu and cuisines range from Kickin’ Korean to Lobster Lovers’ Heaven (we attended Luscious Vegetables with Donna Speirs) and everything in between. The chefs as well as the staff are super experienced and really passionate about what they do – which resonates throughout the class. So check out the schedule and start planning your trip to Maine.. it’s totally worth it!
Photo: Stonewall Kitchen