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Made in Maine- the way Christmas should be

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Maine is a state that is chock full of uber talented folks dreaming up and bringing to life a wealth of  high quality, unique, handcrafted creations.

Simply meandering along Route 1 will expose you to numerous galleries, wineries, breweries, artisan workshops, craft co-ops, photographers – you name it. And there’s  a lot more to Maine than just what is along Route 1!

If you would like to see just how many talented folks are out there roaming around the state, just take a look at the following websites:

                                                         

                                    www.UnitedMaineCraftsmen.org

                                                       www.MaineMade.com

                                            www.DesigningWomen.org

                                                  www.GiftedHandShow.com

Being a crafter/creator/artist myself  (and member of the United Maine Craftsmen) I have many other Maine artists that I admire and have a great appreciation for the time and effort they  put into their creations- whether it is food, jewelry, photography, decor…

So, I just thought I would offer up a few of my personal favorites that just might help you with your gift list this year. While I am not affiliated with any of these businesses,I  have met many of the owners in person and can tell you that they are all wonderful, talented folks!

 
 
 
 

Once upon a time, there was a little island off the coast of Maine called Isle au Haut where two people, named Kate & Steve, made the best chocolates EVER! Well, lucky for us, they are still there and are doing what they do best, making chocolates that are so yummy I have trouble finding the words to describe. Many of our guests have had their romantic stay at Clark Point Inn enhanced with these bits of Heaven. We hope that when you visit us you'll want us to order some for you too! Not just the chocolates, but the bark and the sipping chocolate and the froglets and the... They are life changing!

 

Crafted in our hometown of Houlton in Aroostook County, Maine! It's cocktail time!

Stunning pewter jewelry handcrafted in the Old Port District of Portland, Maine

Ever heard of Maine Potato Candy? Well, this is it!

Bradbury Maple Frams in Bridgewater,Maine is where we purchase our supply of Main Maple Syrup. When you pay us a visit here at the inn, you're guaranteed that we'll be serving this for breakfast!

Love, Love, Love these fun, funky lipbalms...and "Lulu" is so friendly, too!

Quite possibly, J.Kevin White is my favorite photographer. He is a fellow member of the United Maine Craftsmen and has some fabulous still life images. I can never decide which ones I want to purchase!

www.jkwhitephoto.com

talk about a delicious Christmas dinner! There are plenty of lobster shacks, companies & fisherman that are happy to ship out their freshly caught lobsters to your loved ones!

Oh and we can’t forget about…

A bed & breakfast experience at our Southwest Harbor,Maine inn! We have gift certificates in any amount and it's not too late to have one sent out before Christmas! Give us a call - 207-244-9828!

So there you have it…our suggestions for  from-the-heart Made in Maine gifts! it just so happens, that we offer all of these items in our “Delightful” gift shoppe here at the inn! So nxt time you visit us, you can do a little shopping for yourself!
Well, not all of them…we don’t sell lobster or the vodka but, when you visit, we’ll mix you up a cocktail and be sure to indulge you in some fresh Maine lobster at breakfast!
Merry Christmas from Clark Point Inn – Southwest Harbor, Maine!