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Artisan Gift Loft


Our Artisan Gift Loft is back! Our upstairs gift loft will be featuring a group of local artisans showing their talent and selling their creations.
There will be local wares and handmade gift items that were crafted by some of our neighbors and friends.

Our Artists Include:

  • John Hull Studio- John L. Hull was born in Connecticut and has been exhibiting his pottery since 1971. His current work is created from porcelain thrown on the potter’s wheel and is finished with a Terra Sigilatta surface. Check out his work Made in Haddam, CT.
  • Kate Hull- Porcelain ornaments and table ware. Made in Haddam, CT
  • Amelia White- Acrylic Paintings Made in Haddam
  • Auntie Arwen’s Spices–  Herb and spice blends. Made in Haddam, CT.
  • Hartke Knitting-  Knitted hats, boot cuffs, scarfs, cowls and headbands. Beaded Bracelets.  Handmade Note Cards for every occasion. Made in Higganum, CT
  • Cluttered Coop Farm at Condil Farm- Children’s knitted sweaters and Headbands. Stress Relief Pillows. Made in Haddam, CT.
  • Karen Wysocki- 2 Tasty Toffee-Handmade Toffee – Toffee makes great gifts for holidays or any occasion. Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas, candy gifts are perfect!   Made in Old Saybrook, CT.
  • Distinctive Garden Art by Amy Roper- Handmade garden decorations made from steel plate. Made in Haddam, CT.
  • Collen Foley- Woven Fabric Star Ornaments & Applique Wall Hangings, Pillows, Tree Skirts, Tissue Boxes and so much more! Made in East Haddam, CT.
  • Cliff Holt- “Pop Rocks”-Hand painted rocks Made in Middletown, CT.
  • Farmyard Botanicals- Homemade Scrubs, Soaps, Lip Balms, Lotions and Gift Sets. Made in Haddam, CT.
  • Terrie Hevrin– Artist (acrylic)  Made in Haddam, CT.
  • Laytons Loft- Beautifully hand stitched table runners, placemats,  totes, key rings & wine bottle bags. Made in Chester, CT.
  • Tiger Carlson– Handcrafted wooden pieces such as bowls, urns and vases. Also stunning stained glass hanging lamp shades.  Made in Higganum, CT.
  • Mathew James– Healing salve and lavender body balm. All Natural.  The healing salve is perfect for bug bites. Made in Portland, CT.
  • Joan Rand– Wood Burnings- plaques, jewelry box and signs Made in Haddam
  • Donna Nelson– Crocheted necklaces and pin-cushion tea cups. Made in Chester.
  • Noreen Favereau- Homemade dog treats. Made in East Haddam, CT.
  • Sally Rothenhaus- South street bird houses, key chains and magnets. Made in Old Saybrook, CT. 

Houseplants as an Indoor Nature Connection

TFeaturedImage-Houseplantshe mere presence of a lone Peace Lily tucked in the corner of the living room is nice. But, with a bit more thought and effort regarding placement, arrangement and interaction with houseplants, benefits similar to those received from being outdoors in nature can be achieved. Of course, this is all based on having more plants than one….lone…Peace Lily.  If a home is to truly be a plant boosted sanctuary, plants should be placed throughout the home. No worries – there are houseplants suited or adaptable to every level of light and a bit of research or experimentation will likely show there is really no need to be limited to one sunny windowsill. Continue reading Houseplants as an Indoor Nature Connection