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Tomorrow, Saturday November 26th, is the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday! It is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year…small businesses create half of the jobs in the private sector, in fact, they have created 65% of the net new jobs over the last 17 years…if we support independently owned small businesses in our community, we can truly make a difference…today’s post is a tribute to twelve of my favorite small businesses in the Boston area…from colorful silk scarves at Artisans Way in Concord to a wooden box of chocolate mice from L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates in Cambridge, these lovely shops are filled with unique gift ideas for everyone on your list!

Wishing you a glorious holiday weekend! Happy shopping!

Artisans Way, fine art and contemporary craft ~ Concord, MA

Nesting on Main, antiques, home and garden ~ Concord, MA

West Concord Five and Ten, old fashioned five and ten (perfect for stocking stuffers and wrapping needs!) ~ Concord, MA

Didriks, home accessories, tableware and outdoor furniture ~ Cambridge, MA

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates ~ Cambridge MA, Walpole NH, New York NY

Reside, specializing in vintage mid-century modern furniture and home accessories ~ Cambridge & Boston, MA

Good, jewelry and accessories ~ Boston, MA

Hudson, furniture, home accessories and vintage items ~ Boston & Wellesley, MA

Neil Devlin Antiques, antiques and decorations ~ Wellesley, MA

Lakota Bakery, homemade cookies, brownies and bars ~ Arlington, MA

The Elephant’s Trunk, children’s bookshop ~ Lexington, MA

Andrew Spindler, antiques and decorations ~ Essex, MA

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susy jack

above, sea urchin votive from Koo de Kir

While shopping in Concord center the other day, I discovered a new store on Walden Street called Hatch. (Their website is forthcoming!) They carry lovely stationary, Marimekko fabrics, Chilewich, and so much more. I purchased some wonderful gift cards by Susy Jack, a contemporary paper company committed to creating the most eco-friendly paper goods possible. The Branch cartlettes are available online at Susy Jack along with a playful collection of notebooks, calendars, and desk accessories. I love the color palette, nature inspired theme and modern simplicity of the Branch design. The blank back-side makes it perfect for year round gift giving or for the holidays!

below, antique cast iron tassel from Neil Devlin Antiques

photos by me, 12/10/10

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Yesterday’s post included some photos of my home featuring a few beloved treasures from Koo de Kir. After posting, it occurred to me that you might be interested in knowing about the other furniture and objects in the photos! Here we go!

below, clockwise from top left ~ the antique sunburst mirror from Neil Devlin Antiques in Wellesley Center (part of E.A. Davis Design), the vintage white porcelain baluster table lamp (one of a pair) from an ebay auction, white paper drum shade from Concord Lamp and Shade, white silhouette console table from Brocade Home, walls are covered in a gold grasscloth, natural woven window treatment from Smith and Noble, wine glasses from Riedel, vintage parfait glass from a yard sale, woven rattan charger from The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor Maine, fine bone china white dinner plate by Studio Tu, small faux bois plate from Koo de Kir, flatware by Sabre Paris from Enclave in West Concord, glass votives by Orrefors.

below, clockwise from top left ~ an original oil painting by E.N. Bennett (American, born 1902) purchased at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Auction, mercury glass lamp with bamboo shade from Koo de Kir, wood curl ball from The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor Maine, antique silver compote from Upstairs Antiques in Concord Center, horn box from Good on Charles Street, black and white lacquer tray from  Yates and Kennedy in Provincetown, porcupine quill and glass ink well from Nesting on Main in Concord Center, original oil painting by Anne Packard from the Packard Gallery in Provincetown, bleached oak antique table (one of a pair) from Neil Devlin Antiques in Wellesley Center (part of E. A. Davis Design), bottom left ~ antique white urn from Nesting on Main in Concord Center, dry grass balls from The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor Maine.

below, coral fan from Nesting on Main in Concord Center, antique milk glass footed bowl from a consignment store in Northeast Harbor Maine, old gold chair with canvas seat from Nesting on Main in Concord Center, two original Anne Packard oil paintings from the Packard Gallery in Provincetown.

photos by danielle boudrot

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neil devlin antiques

My first post is a salute to one of my greatest inspirations, Neil Devlin. My mom first met Neil when she worked at Filene’s. Neil was the head of visuals for all Filene’s stores! He is a genius in every aspect of design ~ interior design, furniture, antiques, staging, window display, art, etc…After many successful years with Filene’s, he opened a store in Sudbury MA called Pairs of Chairs. My mom and I looked forward to our visits to Neil’s and I am fortunate enough to own a number of beautiful pieces from his store. Two years ago he left Sudbury for Wellesley MA and is now part of the design center at E.A. Davis & CO. It is his thoughtful eye that has inspired me to explore my love of art and design. Thank you Neil!

Neil Devlin Antiques INC. is on the design floor at E.A.Davis & CO located at 579 Washington Street, Wellesley MA. Please stop in and enjoy this unique shopping experience!

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