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People get a chuckle from our Maine weather sticks, but they really work. Ours is a 12" - 16" wooden rod ready for mounting and packaged with directions. The folks who make them won't say what type of wood they use, it is considered a production secret, but the idea has been around a long time. Users report that as well as being predictors of inclement weather, they are great conversation starters.
Tapestries by Carol Funk
To start us off, you will find colorful pillows, table runners and a hanging tapestry in designs that will perk up any house after a long winter.
These are made by Carol Funk of Scarborough, Maine under her business name of “Crafts by Carol“. She is one of our most popular artisans in the Saco store, known not only for the beautiful fabrics she uses but also for the high quality of her needlework.
The items we are showing are some of the most popular at this time of year and we hope they can add a little sunshine and color to your home. In addition to the pillows, table runners and hanging we are starting with, Carol has a large selection of items in the store in many more designs and colors. We will bring some of them to the web site in future months. If you are in the Saco area, be sure to stop in to see them or if you would like a particular theme or color and are too far from the store, send us an email and we will see if she has something you might like. We will happy to email you pictures of other items.
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All of Carol’s pillows are filled with 100% polyester fiber and measure approximately 16" x 16" when full.
Spring Daffodils - A delightful harbinger of spring, these yellow daffodils on a blue back ground welcome the season and will brighten any room. The back of the pillow is solid green.
The Classic Lighthouse - Living on the coast of Maine, we love our lighthouses and we have learned that many of our visitors do also. Bring a nautical look to your home with this delightful pillow. $20.00
These runners are made of a tapestry fabric, woven in the USA. They may be spot cleaned with a damp cloth or dry cleaned
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme- What is more perfect on the table then fresh herbs? These colorful depictions will make any table welcoming and elegant. Reversible to give you a pleasant change, the runner is striped on the back side. Approximately 70 inches long and 13 inches wide. $30.00
Humming Birds and Butterflies.- Bring the beauty of nature into your home with this lovely tapestry table runner. Featuring delicate humming birds and beautiful butterflies it will make your table stand out and your guests will feel they are sitting in a garden. It measures 70 inches long and 13 inches wide. $30.00
Garden Wall Hanging - This lovely tapestry will turn your empty wall space into a reminder of gardens in summer. It features magnolias and humming birds in a delightful design. The subtle tones will blend with many color schemes and styles. It measures 16 ½ inches wide and 21 inches long. The wooden hanging dowel in included. $ 17.95
Therapeutic Heat/Cold Pack
For those days when you did just a bit too much. These packs can be heated in the microwave for long-lasting warmth or frozen to provide a convenient cold pack. The natural filling holds the temperature and is covered with soft flannel for comfort. Designs and colors will vary. If you have a favorite color, put a note in the "special instructions" box on the order page and we'll do our best to match it. Made by Instant Comfort of Wiscasset, Maine.
Heat/Cold Pack: $11.99