Father’s Day at Arts Abound

We’ve Got You Covered for Father’s Day!
Keep your dad (and everyone else) a bit safer! We offer colorful, washable, reversible, hand-sewn, custom-made face masks. $15 each. Dads will love our locally-made products including whimsical fish mugs, ocean-inspired pottery, cutting boards, hand-sewn BBQ aprons, local photography, and so much more. Support area artists! Curbside pickup or shipping. Email us for details at: artsaboundmagnolia@gmail.com
ARTS ABOUND, 21C Lexington Ave, Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA
https://www.artsaboundmagnolia.com/

Toodeloos remember to shop local

If your child is having a birthday in these times of social distancing we can help! Contact us at 978.281.2011 and set up a birthday registry that you can then share with family and friends, near and far. We will manage all the purchases, wrap all the presents, and deliver the gifts to the birthday recipient’s door. A magical surprise for your child! 😊🌈🦄

Cape Ann Olive Oil

This Saturday, April 4, Cape Ann Olive Oil Co. will be open for curbside pick up and delivery from 11 to 3, 57 Main Street Gloucester, AM  01930.  We will be filling website and phone orders. There will be no tastings offered and no refills on empty bottles at this time. You can order online at www.capeannoliveoil.com and clink “in store pickup”, or email your order at capeann.oo@gmail.com please include your phone number so we can get credit card information, also let us know if you are picking up or would like free delivery. You can also call us at 978-281-1061. Rick and I appreciate your support during this difficult time. Please stay safe!! Patty

Valentine’s Day Red and Ready | Alexandra’s Bread bakery and shop #GloucesterMA 💘

Beyond the fresh breads and treats, Alexandra’s Bread bakery and shop features  a mix of contemporary and vintage finds for the kitchen and home, often hand-made or having local ties, and assorted specialty pantry items. Always a treat to see the changing holiday selections. Alexandra’s Bread is ready for Valentine’s. Are you?

Valentine’s Day 2020!~ Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street Gloucester MA (978) 281-3064

 

Did you choose a FREE sterling silver spoon THEN? Shop Small 1952 #GloucesterMA Art Jewelers gift for GHS graduates

In 1952*, Art Jewelers on 117 Main Street (now Unwind) in Gloucester, Massachusetts, offered GHS female graduates a FREE sterling silver teaspoon in a pattern of their choice.

Pauline Bresnahan writes about a great conversation she had with her mother this week:  “We were talking about running a small business on Main Street today compared to when she was growing up here. She told me about the following story which I had not heard before. My Mom Graduated GHS in 1952. Art Jewelers on Main St. offered each Female Graduate a FREE Sterling Silver teaspoon in a pattern of their choice. My Mom picked Blossom Time, an International Silver Co. pattern. She and my Dad were married in 1953 and by then purchased 7 more teaspoons. They were gifted more place settings as a wedding gift.”

Other businesses catered to students, too. Gloucester Pants Co. at 211 Main Street advertised “special rates to students” in the yearbook. Nichols Candy and Luncheonette was across the street in 118 Main Street, where Franklin is now. There were several jewelers on Main Street. (Pauline worked at Blanchards and remembers her boss taking them to Cameron’s for celebrations.)

*How many possible spoons? The GHS1952 senior class size looks to be  > 250 inyearbook.

Rush home with some presents | wonderful shopping at Alexandra’s Bread bakery #GloucesterMA

Great gifts and vintage finds at Alexandra’s Bread bakery and shop on Main Street Gloucester, Ma. Festive selections are folded in during holidays year round.

DECK THE DOCKS, Hammond Castle, Merry Magnolia, Agape Giving Tree and shopping local

Lots of great way to shop local this weekend.

Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, December 7th         

What better way to do all your holiday shopping than in a seaside castle offering local crafts? On December 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm, we will be hosting a craft fair in the Great Hall. Our vendors include: Abram and Olivia Burton, Nicole M Dahlmer Arts & Photos, Pure Pastry, Selkie Handknits, Whitecap Creations, Victory Designs, Lisa Bowers Soaps and Fragrances,  Art Nook Gallery, Style Street Boutique, Ardizzoni Photography, Ma & Pa’s Pickles, Your Welcome Home Artistry-by-the Sea, SeaTales Publishing, Finabella & Cape Ann Fabrics, and Love Home Wreaths.   Ticket are:  $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, and $10 Children. Off-site parking will be provided! Please park at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. Free shuttles will run continuously with drop offs every 15 minutes. Click here to purchase your tickets.

The day after a wonderful Thanksgiving

Time to shop local.

Remember to shop local this holiday season! Every time you make a purchase in our shop, fill out a ticket for the chance to win $750, $500 or $250 of gift certificates from The Gloucester Merchant Association’s $1,500 Shopping Spree. Final date of the Shopping Spree has changed to December 19th.  (Please not the date change)

Treat not trick – fantastic massage at Luna Day Spa #GloucesterMA

Thanks to a generous spa gift package, I was lucky to book a relaxing and therapeutic massage with Julie at Luna Day Spa in Gloucester this Halloween. Before this terrific massage I was feeling a bit of shooting pain down my leg and was barely able put a sock on my right foot. What a treat to leave feeling so much relief! Plus I’m grateful they honored an old gift certificate with no hassle whatsoever.   Luna Day Spa is located at 33 Bass Avenue (across from Sullivan Tire)