The Virtues of Vinyl: On Things We Can Hold

The Virtues of Vinyl: On Things We Can Hold

What we’ve lost in the world of digital downloads are tangible experiences with the music we listen to. Listening to an album can be a feast, in the same way that preparing a thoughtful meal and intentionally sitting around a table with friends to share it is a feast.
Double Rope Band: A Modern Take on an Age-Old Tradition

Double Rope Band: A Modern Take on an Age-Old Tradition

More mothers are leaving the nest and taking on the same brave role as the fisherman of old. We love the idea of sending them off with a reminder and momento of home and those that love them there.
Being Friends with Bread

Being Friends with Bread

One of my takeaways from the course was that if I ever wanted to make my own bread, I ought to invest in a ceramic bread baker to get that hard crust and a supple interior we love in fresh bread.
The Making of a Warm Kitchen

The Making of a Warm Kitchen

For all the time mother spends boiling pasta, scooping ice cream, ladling soups, and loading and unloading the dishwasher, we’ve come to truly love these brass cooking utensils as a gift for her. 
A Mark Twain Masterpiece: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

A Mark Twain Masterpiece: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Today Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire. As far as I can tell the world paused to watch, to ponder, to mourn and to consider for a moment what is holy, permanent, or worth remembering. The parallel between the burning of Our Lady and the life and demise of Joan of Arc is a connection too obvious to be ignored. For years, I have had important things to share about the story of this martyr but for whatever reason was holding back. Watching the flames today has encouraged me.
The Warmth of Handwoven Wool

The Warmth of Handwoven Wool

While most mothers these days are not found sitting at the loom, there is something inherently motherly in textiles. My mind is flooded with snapshot images of my mother tucking the quilts around me as I went to sleep, wrapping a warm towel around me as I got out of the bathtub, or helping me bundle up in scarves and coats before sending me out to play in the snow with a kiss on the nose. There is something of motherly warmth in a blanket and Mother's Day is a wonderful moment to return the favor to our mothers.
An Easter Tree

An Easter Tree

Last week here in our store we decided to put together our own Easter Tree and we wanted to share the process so that you can do the same. If you already have an Easter Tree, we have a few ornaments that you may want to add to your own collection. 
Why We Do a Nativity Art Show

Why We Do a Nativity Art Show

We believe in original art. We believe in supporting artists as they hone their craft, so that we might live in a world full of beauty. 

We also believe in Jesus Christ. Here is why we hold a Nativity Show each year.
A Travel Guide to Salem and Gloucester

A Travel Guide to Salem and Gloucester

By Sydney Klecker

New England is the perfect place for all things fall-related. Crisp weather, crunchy leaves, and warm coffee cake make for the best autumnal checklist. Not only is Salem a cute town known for its spooky Hocus Pocus vibes, it is a town steeped in history. 

Día de Los Muertos, An Ofrenda

Día de Los Muertos, An Ofrenda

Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is about real people; your people. It is not meant to be scary, quite the reverse, it is meant to connect you with loved ones you have not seen in awhile. Each family celebrates Day of the Dead differently, but there are a few elements that are traditional.