At The Last

At The Last

Greetings from the frozen tundra,

As the locals like to say, “it’s a little frosty hereabouts,” an understatement of considerable magnitude. Last time I squinted at the thermometer through the frost covered window, it was 5 below. A “little frosty” to be sure. One thing we’ve learned from these hearty Yankees is “layer up and carry on.” Good advice.

So here we are at the last of 2017. These dates seem foreign to me. Dates like 1968 and 1972 feel more familiar. And the music was better then too. Or maybe we’re just getting old. If Andy Rooney was still around, he’d put all of this in (curmudgeonly) perspective.

Here’s a Meadow news flash for 2018: The space above The Meadow in Belfast is being remodeled beginning in January. As a consequence of the dust and the noise that will ensue, we have to pack up and leave our space while the work is being done. We’re not exactly sure how long it will take, but when it’s finished, we’ll move back in. We’ll probably be gone for January and February, but that’s just a guess. In any case, we’ll keep you posted. We’ll be open in Blue Hill so come visit!. And you can always visit us online at www.themeadowofmaine.com.

So, it’s a wrap. We wish everyone a happy, healthy, new year. Once more into the breach!

More later from the Meadow,
Karen & David
Today’s The Day!

Today’s The Day!

Today is the very last day to order your fresh balsam wreaths and centerpieces for guaranteed delivery by Christmas! Place your order online or give us a call: (207) 374-3785. Just be sure to do it today!
Blue Hill Balsam Wreath  •  $45.00
Mixed Greens Wreath  •  $55.00
Blue Ribbon Seashell Wreath  •  $75.00
Red Ribbon Seashell Wreath  •  $75.00
Balsam Centerpiece  •  $50.00
Place your order online or give us a call: (207) 374-3785.
But be sure to do it today!

For last-minute gifts, you can always come to one of our shops. We’re open 7 days a week through Christmas!

This Is It!

This Is It!

Greetings from the coast of Maine.

Well, it’s finally happened. Another holiday season is rounding third and heading for home. It seems like it just started, but these next few days will be your last chance to ship wreaths, centerpieces, and holiday gifts. So check your list for anyone you may have forgotten!
Sea Salt Caramels  •  20-Piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
Butter Almond Toffee  •  20-Piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
Gift of Maine Gourmet  •  $25.00
Heritage Shortbread  •  30-piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
Chocolate Almond Toffee  •  20-piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
We still have wreaths and centerpieces although not for long!
Place your order online or give us a call: (207) 374-3785.

Both our shops are open 7 days a week through Christmas!

Anything But Balsam

Anything But Balsam

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

Ok. So you’re tired of hearing about Balsam wreaths? In that case, here are a few wonderful alternatives for holiday gifts!

Sea Salt Caramels  •  20-Piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
Butter Almond Toffee  •  20-Piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
Gift of Maine Gourmet  •  $25.00
Heritage Shortbread  •  30-piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
Chocolate Almond Toffee  •  20-piece Gift Box  •  $30.00
You can also place your order by phone: (207) 374-3785
May I Help You?

May I Help You?

May I Help You?

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

Who could resist that face (that face, that beautiful face)? She wants to know if you want a wreath or centerpiece. Time’s – a- wasting!

And speaking of time, there’s still plenty of time to place an order for fresh balsam wreaths and centerpieces for the holidays! Go online or give us a call. (207) 374-3785.

More later from the Meadow,

Gift Guide 2017

Gift Guide 2017

Gift Guide 2017

Greetings from the coast of Maine,

To celebrate the first day of December, we’ve compiled our favorite Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Take a peek at the balsam, bonbons, and books below, then head over to the Christmas Shop on our website for even more!

Our website makes it easy to ship gifts to multiple addresses at once and write custom gift messages for each recipient. Of course, you can always place your order over the phone: (207) 374-3785.

Both our shops are open 7 days a week through Christmas. And remember — we gift wrap and ship too!

Blue Hill
140 Main Street
Mon – Sat: 10 – 5 • Sun: 12 – 4

Belfast
48 Main Street
Mon – Sat: 10 – 6 • Sun: 12 – 5

More later from the Meadow,
There’s Balsam In The Air

There’s Balsam In The Air

 

There’s Balsam In The Air

 

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

It’s that time of year when there’s balsam in the air and everywhere as we turn our attention to shipping our signature wreaths and centerpieces.

All the greens are collected locally just before the wreaths are made so their freshness is assured. Each wreath weighs a hefty 4 pounds. We tie every bow by hand and use beautiful Ponderosa pinecones to decorate. Until you hang one on your door, you can’t imagine how beautiful they are!

 

 


 

Our signing event for Handcrafted Maine was a great success. Katy (on the left) and Greta (on the right) have produced a lushly photographed and beautifully written look at Maine crafts of all kinds.

 

“Through intimate photographs and narrative portraits, this book provides a window into the inner lives of creative people and brings to life the powerful environment and spirited character that nurture their unbridled ingenuity and common-sense approach to life and crafts.”

This would be a lovely holiday gift for the Maine lover in your life!

 


 

Here are a few more festive shots of Christmas at The Meadow so you can see what you’re missing!

 

Both our shops are open 7 days a week through Christmas. And remember — we gift wrap and ship too!

Blue Hill
140 Main Street
Mon – Sat: 10 – 5 • Sun: 12 – 4

Belfast
48 Main Street
Mon – Sat: 10 – 6 • Sun: 12 – 5

More later from the Meadow,

The Morning After

The Morning After

 

The Morning After!

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

It’s always a fight to the finish, but we made it! The party was a hit and a good time was had by all.

 

 


 

Now we turn our attention to shipping fresh balsam wreaths and centerpieces. We begin shipping on Monday after Thanksgiving. Our wreaths are the quintessential gift of Maine. All the greens are collected locally just before the wreaths are made so they are fresh and fragrant. They are double-sided and weigh in at a hefty 4 pounds. We tie every bow by hand and use beautiful Ponderosa pinecones to decorate. Place your order soon for early delivery!

 

 

More later from the Meadow,

Don’t Forget The Book Signing!

Don’t Forget The Book Signing!

Don’t Forget the Book Signing!

Don’t forget our Handcrafted Maine Book Signing on Saturday, November 18th! Katy Kelleher and Greta Rhybus will be in Belfast from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and in Blue Hill from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Handcrafted Maine provides a window into the inner lives of creative people and brings to life the powerful environment and spirited character that nurture the unbridled ingenuity and common-sense approach to craft and life found in Down East Maine.

This is a beautiful new book that would make a great holiday gift. Yet another reason to come to The Meadow!

Progress!

Progress!

Progress!

 

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

We’re getting there, slowly but surely with a little help from my friends.

 

 

If you want to see the result of all the late nights, come to the Christmas Open House, Thursday, November 16th through Sunday, November 19th. We’ll be all dressed up in our Christmas best serving treats, good cheer and the best Christmas cookies you’ve ever tasted!

 


 

 

A reminder: don’t forget our Book Signing on Saturday, November 18th! Katy Kelleher and Greta Rhybus will be in Belfast at 12:00pm and Blue Hill at 4:00pm to autograph copies of their new book, Handcrafted Maine.

Handcrafted Maine provides a window into the inner lives of creative people and brings to life the powerful environment and spirited character that nurture the unbridled ingenuity and common-sense approach to craft and life found in Down East Maine.

This is a beautiful new book that would make a great holiday gift. Yet another reason to come to The Meadow!

 


 

 

We’ll begin shipping fresh balsam wreaths on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Place your order soon for early delivery. Our wreaths and centerpieces are fabulous. They look beautiful and smell divine.

 

 

More later from the Meadow,

Before The Magic

Before The Magic

Before The Magic

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

We’re cruising into our 14th Christmas Open House. The curtain goes up on Thursday, November 16th.

You know how everything always looks just so at The Meadow. Well, here’s a look behind the scenes before the magic happens:

Sometimes it’s a little overwhelming (well, maybe more than “a little”). But amazingly, when the pressure’s on, we always manage to get it together. Next week, I’ll post photos of what it looks like after all those pizzas, rock ‘n’ roll, and late nights.

So, don’t miss the Christmas Open House which runs from Thursday, November 16th through Sunday, November 19th. We’ll be all dressed up in our Christmas best serving treats and good cheer!


And for a little icing on the cake we have a Book Signing on Saturday, November 18th! Katy Kelleher and Greta Rhybus will be in Belfast at 12:00 p.m. and Blue Hill at 4:00 p.m. to autograph copies of Handcrafted Maine.

Handcrafted Maine provides a window into the inner lives of creative people and brings to life the powerful environment and spirited character that nurture the unbridled ingenuity and common-sense approach to craft and life found in Down East Maine.

This is a beautiful new book that would make a great holiday gift. Yet another reason to come to The Meadow!


We’ll begin shipping fresh balsam wreaths on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Place your order soon for early delivery. Our wreaths and centerpieces are fabulous. They look beautiful and smell divine.

More later from the Meadow,

Falling, Yes I’m Falling…

Falling, Yes I’m Falling…

Falling, yes I am falling…

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

Outside my window, the oak tree in the dooryard is protesting the howling winds gusting up to 50 m.p.h. What remains of fall color is a memory of weeks past. But what a memory!


There’s still time to save 10% on wreaths and centerpieces! Promotion ends tomorrow!

More later from the Meadow,

Casanova

Casanova

Greetings from the coast of Maine!

Cassie, our beagle dog who came after Jack, clearly needed a pal to bolster her courage. Thus, we began a Petfinder search where we found JJ at a kill shelter in Owensboro, KY, number 5,113 out of 5,500 beagles needing homes. He and his brother Wayne, who wound up finding a great home in Rome, NY, were picked up as strays wandering the countryside. Little is known about them other than they were both scared little puppies of an uncertain age.

Who could resist that face?!


He was transported to Maine from Kentucky by volunteers and arrived at the Trader Joe’s parking lot in Portland, Maine early one morning. Here he is on the long ride home to Belfast just after we met.

Here he is on the morning after his long journey. What a difference a day makes!

Cassie took one look at JJ and voilà, love at first sight. They have been best pals ever since. (We didn’t have a proper name tag for him, so we made one out of cardboard).

JJ fit right in. We quickly discovered that he had a penchant for young girls and the feeling was evidently mutual. It turns out that JJ never met a girl he didn’t like! Get a load of Casanova, aka JJ.

And we’ve lived happily ever after!



It may seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but it’s right around the corner. You can save 10% on holiday wreaths if you place your orders now through October 31st. We’ll begin shipping on the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 20th.

Place your orders online or give us a call. Tel: (207) 374-3785

More later from the Meadow,