2013 Featured Artisans
Beyond The Shaker is an innovative sea salt and organic spice company striving to enhance gourmet cooking at home. Beyond the Shaker not only has a line of natural sea salts but also specializes in its unique and proprietary blends that pair unrefined sea salt with premium organic and sustainable ingredients.
For generations the Bouchard Family has been milling a unique light buckwheat flour in order to prepare "Ployes" (rhymes with boys). A recipe based on the one created by the French Acadian exiles who settled in Northern Maine, Ployes are as elegant as a fine crepe, as hearty as a breakfast pancake and as versatile as any bread. Ployes are vegan: no eggs, milk, sugar or oil needed just add water. Check out the Bouchard Family Farms web site at www.ployes.com. Stop by booth #425 at the show for a free sample of this delicious flat bread/pancake!
Celtic Crests offers Family Coats of Arms, beautifully reproduced via the time honored medium of embroidery, on Throws, Pillow Covers, Tapestries and Linen for framing. All nationalities are available or can be researched.
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.
Our Hand Beaded Scarves come in 3 sizes giving you plenty of options to go from your day look to evening wear. Our Glitter Scarves come in 2 sizes interwoven with glitter for sparkle. When you want to add a touch of glamour but don’t want something bulky. These scarves come with how to video’s showing you many options. At Elegance by Designs you not only dress up the ordinary, but turn it into the extraordinary. Come visit us again at booth 527.
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.
Fresh As Paint is a whimsical line of hand-dyed and hand-painted children’s and adult clothing and accessories. This year, I have been busy designing new cotton jackets, asymmetrical tees and textured tunics for women, as well as fun ruffled dresses for girls and hoodies with pockets for boys. I'm excited about the wonderful new colors and fabrics ... so come to see me at the Boston Christmas Festival in Booth 165!
Glow In The Dark Glass is your number one destination for high quality, hand-blown glass items. Be sure to stop by our booth and take home some stunning glass art for yourself! All of our pieces are hand blown by us, and most glow in the dark! From glass sculptures to gazing balls, paperweights to glass animals and more, our glass art is crafted with the utmost precision and no two pieces are alike.
For over 20 years, Hestia Creations has been making their unique Companions Collection Nativity. Each figure, animal and accessory is designed by our studio artists, individually molded from bonded marble dust, hand painted and hand dressed. Fabrics and trim are carefully selected for textural detail and life-like authenticity. Each year a new figure is created and an older one retired. The Companions Collection Nativity makes a beautiful gift and is sure to be the highlight of any holiday celebration!
Just Baked offers a wide variety of traditional pastries and some innovative variations to classic baked goods we all love. Using all their own recipes developed in the 60's by their father, the Lattuca family has been carrying on the tradition. We do all our own baking and have perfected our products to set them apart. We carry pastries, candies, dry pancakes mixes and so much more.
Over the years, Marshall's Magnetic Jewelry has proudly helped many people find a holistic approach to pain management without harmful side effects! Our natural magnetic stones are from the earth. Magnetic therapy does not cure any diseases, it can just help with dealing with the day to day pain you are having. AND.... our jewelry is unique and beautiful to look at!
All of our bracelets, double strand bracelets, triple strand bracelets, anklets, necklaces and pet collars are hand made by us using only magnetic hematite stones. All hematite beads that we use have strong magnetic fields.
Merry Trading Company will celebrate another holiday season at The 2013 Christmas Festival offering cozy, warm, and fashionable genuine sheepskin accessories for the entire family. Hats, mittens, slippers, gloves, and other related items for adults and children, that will turn even the harshest winter into a holiday delight. Join us for the beginning of our 38th season and give your special someone that special gift of warmth that will last for many winters to come.
Mountaine Meadows Pottery makes our plaques out of stoneware in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our pieces are each handmade and we try to focus on warm and funny sayings that bring a smile.
Muddy Mary's Bloody Mary Mud is a recipe we first created as bartenders in Upstate New York to make perfect Bloody Marys. Over the past several years we have developed it into a complex and tasty blend of 14 all natural spices and ingredients which we call Muddy Mary’s Bloody Mary Mud. From the fresh horseradish that we have created for us that’s not too hot nor too mild, to the fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice, to the ground, not crushed black pepper and our celery salt (which is more celery than salt) our product is the best combination of Bloody Mary seasonings on the market. Furthermore, we package our product in a unique crock.
We launched our product a year and a half ago to an overwhelming response. People who say they don’t even like Bloody Marys are amazed at how delicious our “mud” is. many of our customers are telling us that they prefer it with just tomato juice and without vodka. Customers are also using our “mud” for marinades on ribs, pork, shrimp etc.
Nurabella Jewelry's Nurit Niskala began designing and creating her Limited Edition, Timeless Art to Wear Wirework jewelry over 30 years ago. She is not bound to any formal or classical forms and uses all types of high quality, raw, fair trade materials. After weeks of painstaking experimentation, she develops production values that assure durability, as well as individuality in every piece. Quality is her utmost concern, while making jewelry that remains affordable. A unique mixture of earth and fire colors brings every piece to life. It is her strongest desire that the pieces she creates bring the wearer all the joy, pleasure, and happiness she intends.
Plants Unlimited will be showcasing Fresh Holiday Wreaths, Kissing Balls and other designs to purchase or have shipped. Our signiture 4 greens wreath combine Balsam Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Cedar all handcrafted in Rockport Maine. We will also have topiary Holiday Plants, mini Poinsettias. and unique planters all greown in our greenhouses!
Lynne Puhalla Studios is a working artist studio, specializing in one of a kind "Potsketry" (Clay based Baskets) and nature inspired functional pottery.
Seasons and Celebrations is a line of high-quality, hand-crafted seasonal home decor: fireplace mantel scarves, Christmas tree skirts, table runners, and pillows. Each piece is individually crafted by the artist, Pat Ferrell, in her South Carolina home. You can choose from elegant embroidered velvets, rich jacquards, or reversible cotton prints. Tree skirts come in hard-to-find 60"diameter sizes, and matching mantel scarves are available for most designs. If you don't see exactly what you want, custom orders are available.
Pat donates 25% of her profits to help animal rescue groups, especially those assisting giant breed dogs.
Get a personalized, autographed copy of the book your children will love! The Adventures of Snitch the Fraccoon is like a combination of Dr. Seuss and Winnie the Pooh. This beautiful hard cover book has full color, hand drawn illustrations, and is written completely in rhyming stanzas. It is as much fun to read as it is to hear. The book is fun, interactive, and ends with a lesson about the value of generosity. As a bonus, the first 100 customers each day will receive a free game (a ten dollar value) with any purchase.
Based in Somerville, Spindler Confections specializes in artisanal Caramels, Pate de Fruits, Chocolates, Brittles, and a small variety of other confections. Home-made and hand-made from scratch these treats contain no artificial colors or preservatives. When possible, local ingredients such as maple sugar, dairy products, and fruit are used. Items range from small treat bags to assorted gift boxes. Stop by and help yourself to a variety of samples!
Yogibo is not just the new generation of bean bags but a whole lifestyle of awesomeness. The Yogibos don’t feel like regular pillows or bean bags and they are the only one that completely conforms to your body. The only way to discover this magic is to try them. Come visit us at our booth, #872.