Archive for November, 2012

Olde Naumkeag Antiques and Gallery, Salem, Mass.

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Picture of Olde Naumkeag Antiques, Salem MA

Olde Naumkeag Antiques, Salem MA (photo by Eric)

Salem, Mass., is known as the “Witch City,” and shopping destinations like the Olde Naumkeag Antiques and Gallery should, no doubt, put a spell on you with its jam-packed variety of antiques and collectibles.

Located in the heart of Salem next to the famous Hawthorne Hotel, the Olde Naumkeag isn’t exactly orderly, but that is easily forgiven by the impressive selection of original art work, furniture, lamps, clocks and nautical items. If you’re a fan of antiques and collectibles, be prepared to spend a long time here as it’s deceiving how much merchandise is located in a modest space.

The Olde Naumkeag Antiques and Gallery is located at 1 Hawthorne Place, Salem MA. Tel. (978) 745-9280

More Locally Owned Businesses to Visit in New England

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Picture of Newfane Country Store, Newfane VT

Newfane Country Store, one of our favorite country stores in New England (photo by Eric)

We’re back and ready to share with you many more articles on the best of locally owned businesses in New England!

With the Christmas season virtually around the corner, check out our Best Christmas Shopping Destinations in New England story. If you love a great country store, we have written an article on The Best Country Stores in New England. Traveling down to Wrentham, Mass., we have fallen in love with Cook’s Valley Farm, a family business that dates back to 1664. It’s a wonderful local farm stand with the freshest produce imaginable. In neighboring Norfolk, Mass., Nothing’s New antique and collectibles store sells budget-friendly hidden gems and treasures. Walpole, which borders Norfolk, has a new much-needed coffee house called the Coffee Perch. The locally roasted coffee, muffins, soups and wraps are fabulous and the setting is quite attractive overlooking the beautiful Walpole town common. Over in Newburyport, Mass., Fowle’s has given joy to many generations of locals and visitors as a newsstand and townie restaurant.

In Vermont, the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury is the place to go for fresh apple cider and in Maine, The Candyman sells a fantastic variety of sweets.

On the events side, be sure to visit the Putney Vermont Craft Tour, Nov. 23-25, 2012, in Putney, Vt. This annual event features 28 artisans at their studios, including blacksmiths, glass blowers, jewelers, potters, weavers and woodworkers. Cheesemakers will also be on hand!

We’re ready to write many more articles celebrating the great locally owned businesses in New England. Check back in often for updates.