2012 Featured Artisans
Bloomingstar Arts, founded in 2009, creates brass and pewter Christmas ornament, assembled using exclusively US-manufactured components. They can also make custom designs for your special event! Also available: long-lasting metal ornaments, European glass ornaments and necklaces, and US-made tabletop Christmas tree kits.
Embroidery-n-more by Jac specializes in all types of custom embroidery, including monogrammed gifts, handmade hair accessories, key FOBS, bridal party gifts, koozies, t-shirts, and fleece blankets.
Fennelly Farms offers the best jams, jellies, chutneys and mixes for your enjoyment. We use jam and jelly recipes that date back in the Fennelly family for more than 130 years. To provide "That Good Old New England Flavor," our handmade jams are made in small batches the old-fashioned way, using the finest fruits, pure cane sugar and natural pectin. There are no added preservatives.
At Fish in the Garden our mission is to create new, unique and creative home and garden accents. Our design focuses on the visual -cerebral sensations of 'flow' that is most clearly seen by the way schools of fish curve in response to elements throughout an underwater landscape. Using stainless steel and ceramics, we aim to deliver this fluid beauty in its organic forms to your home and garden.
Using the beauty of glass and light as her primary tools, Michelle incorporates natural elements such as sea glass, shells, and
dimensional or fused glass. Her art is recognized by its elegant lines and celebration of color and texture. Her inspiration is expressed through her love of the ocean, nature and the importance of using recycled goods.
Glow In The Dark Glass is your number one destination for all of your hand blown glow in the dark glass globes. Their decorative hand blown glass paperweights are unique, beautiful, and perfect for your home or office. The glow in the dark glass has phosphorus added that allows the glass to glow. The glowing effect offers a unique and brilliant feel to the glass globes. There are several different size options to choose from (extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large), and you can also choose from many varieties and colors.
An artist and teacher, Karen Tretiak makes beautiful handcrafted pearl and fiber jewelry. In her own words: "My jewelry exemplifies the visual excitement I find in layering textures, colors, values and materials. I gather imagery and inspiration from the natural world around me; in particular the sea and forest. Moss greens, autumn coppers, silken leaves, woven shadows, luminescent waves, and polished stones appear and reappear throughout my work."
It is estimated that 1 out of every 10 people have abandoned property. It's been reported that there are over $21 million in new unclaimed accounts with 40,000 individuals and businesses. Stop by the Massachusetts State Treasury booth at the festival and find out if there is unclaimed cash waiting for you!
“Scrapbooking for your Walls” is a great way to display multiple pictures in a creative and personal way.
The Maynard's offer stock and custom wood and parchment photo mats featuring collages, family trees, pets,
destinations and more. They hope their frames allow families to chronicle their unique memories and for each family’s history to be passed on to future generations.
Merry Trading Company designs and manufactures fine quality sheepskin slippers, hats, mittens, gloves, and related wool accessories for the entire family.
Mountain Meadows Pottery creates humorous and decorative wall plaques, desk plaques, and magnets, all handmade at their Vermont studio. Each plaque comes ready to hang with a matching cord, and when you buy three you get a fourth one absolutely free!
MyCape / MyTown Designs is a Cape Cod based company. Designed by Artist and shop owner, this fine line of Jewelry represents your favorite towns and beaches with a gorgeous blown glass bead on a slim sterling cuff. Each bead is accompanied by a lovely story card explaining the beauty and lure of the represented town, village, or coastal waterway.
Puhalla Studios is a working artist studio, specializing in Potsketry (Clay based Baskets) and Functional Pottery.
For 34 years, Sheryl Blais had a career as a salon owner, color specialist, and stylist which gave her the unique opportunity to express her creativity. For the past eight years, she has been designing fine handmade wire crocheted jewelry. Her crocheted pieces won honors and were displayed and viewed by over 70,000 people at the 50th Chautauqua National Exhibition Of American Art in New York. Sheryl has also received two 1st place awards for her exceptional wire crocheted work.
BOOK SIGNING! Meet the author and illustrator for the new book, "The Adventures of Snitch the Fraccoon." From the makers of the Bag-O-Loot card game comes this delightful new children's book (the first in a series) where Snitch, a half fox/half raccoon, goes out on exciting adventures with his friends from Stumpy Village. Through the stories, children will gain valuable insights into generosity, courage, acceptance, rejection, friendship, bullies, honesty, trust, love, death, and other important character building lessons. The illustrations are lovingly hand drawn with beautiful backgrounds and characters. The words are written in melodic rhymes (think Dr. Seuss) that are fun to read and ear candy for anyone listening. What makes this book series extra special is that it comes with a cuddly plush toy in the likeness of Snitch the Fraccoon. Kids love to cuddle with the hero while they listen to the story. They also love playing our award-winning card game, Bag-O-Loot Junior, which features Snitch on the back of all the cards! Personalized, signed copies will be available to the first 500 customers. Ideal for children aged 5-10 years of age.
Sophia Barone is the highest quality jewelry designed at the cutting edge of fashion, following season's latest trends and colors.
Stitching Down the Lane has 14 years of experience making custom handmade quilts. After a request from family members for a product that could not be found, a decision was made to start a business offering people what they really wanted, as opposed to them simply settling for a mediocre product. Stitching Down the Lane is a family-owned-and-operated business, and proud to offer you truly exceptional customer service. Our mission is to make a good, quality product at an affordable price that will last a lifetime.
USArtistic Embroidery uses time honored embroidery to beautifully reproduce your family's Medieval Coat of Arms. They embroider Irish Crests on throws, pillow covers, tapestries, sportswear and linen for framing. You will find unique, exciting and quality Irish gifts for your family and friends as well as yourself. Their database includes over 250,000 Coats of Arms from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and many other countries. All products are made in America and embroidered in New Hampshire.