Yesterday's Island Today's Nantucket
Volume 40 Issue 22 • Nov 22 - Jan 2011
now in our 40th season

Shop Nantucket From Home

Blue Beetle 
The Blue Beetle strives to bring comfort to you and your home with their wide selection of products.  Here you will find cozy pajamas & robes, cute monogrammed bags, soft bed linens, unique home accessories, jewelry, and Nantucket items.  At the Blue Beetle they believe that beautiful surroundings bring peace, harmony, enjoyment, and happiness.    

Nathaniel PHilbrick
Acclaimed Nantucket author, Nathaniel Philbrick, brings historical tales to life with his writing.  He has written many award-winning books, including the Mayflower, which is about the true story of the Pilgrims and their settlement.  In the Heart of the Sea spent 40 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, and is a tale of the whaleship Essex from Nantucket, which was struck by a sperm whale and sunk. 

Vis-a-Vis offers an eclectic array of clothing, shoes, jewelry, fragrances, vintage items, and Nantucket gifts, all now available online.  They carry many unique, one-of-a-kind items, and their stock changes frequently, so check back often.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift, even for that person on your list who has everything! 

Nantucket Needlework Design
This charming web site offers a variety of needlepoint ornaments and stockings and knitted items perfect for holiday giving.  We especially like the holly ornament, the cashmere blend sweater for children, and the “jeweled” shawls.  

Nantucket Bake Shop 
Fill your freezer with freshly baked treats like authentic Nantucket Portuguese bread, almond macaroons, cranberry granola, and chocolate Magees fresh from the Nantucket Bake Shop ovens.  But order quickly—they’ll ship right up to the holidays, and then you’ll have to wait until Spring!  Online ordering now available!  Order before Dec. 10th for guaranteed holiday delivery.    

Nantucket Light 
Nantucket Lite Candle & Soap Company offers beautiful candles, natural handmade soaps, gifts for the home, Nantucket lightship baskets, unique purses, and original jewelry.  Their gifts are handpicked, of superb quality, and reflect the spirit of the island.       

Nantucket Chowder Company 
Serve the chowder you love from the SeaGrille restaurant on Nantucket at home.  A true taste of Nantucket:  chef/restauranteur E.J. Harvey’s much sought-after chowder is now available outside of his restaurant, year-round.  No matter where you are located, just thaw and heat.  SeaGrille apparel also available.  Shipments are sent out every week.    

L’lle de france
A unique store in the world, L’Ile de France (Island of France) offers a wide variety of items from daily life in France – imported directly. Opened in 1996, we offer some unusual goods, giving a different image than the traditional representation of this country by the fashion and deluxe industry

Beach Glass of Nantucket
Beach Glass of Nantucket offers hand-blown glass, cut optical crystal pieces including Nantucket’s lighthouses, hand-painted glassware, and a variety of fine jewelry, including a pearl and sea glass bracelet, a pink sea glass necklace with quartz and pearls, and a sterling silver Nantucket bangle.       

Diana Kim England Goldsmith 
Diana Kim England’s website features their unique, on-of-a-kind pieces created by one of four goldsmiths who work in their Nantucket studio.  Consider Craftsmanship.

Flowers on Chestnut
12 months of flowering plants is the perfect gift for someone who has everything.  Available for on- and off-island delivery.  They also sell a wide variety of gifts at their web site, so you can enjoy Nantucket year-round. 

Nantucket Cookie Company 
Nantucket Cookie Company is a small seaside bakery, serving islanders and their guests for 19 years on Broad Street.  All of the cookies are made from scratch in small batches to order, with no preservatives.  The owners are the bakers, packers, and shippers.  You can order their delicious cookies by the dozen from their website.  Flavors available are Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip Chipotle, Chocolate Chip M&M, Chocolate Chip, Iced Lemon, Ice Key Lime, Mocha Frost, Snickerdoole, and Nantucket Cranberry Oatmeal.  Gift tins and baskets are also available.

The Barnaby Collection
Barnaby the Bear is the star of a collection of children's books written and illustrated by Wendy W. Rouillard. Wendy developed the character, Barnaby, through whom we can all learn , explore, and enjoy the wonders of Barnaby's favorite places in America. Wendy created Barnaby & Company in 1993, and each year she introduces new books and products for children of all ages to enjoy.

G.S. Hill
For more than 25 years, Greg and Judi Hill have offered Greg’s exquisite paintings and unique island gifts from their gallery on the wharf.  Now you can purchase Greg’s drawings, giclees, and originals from their website.  One of our favorite paintings is “Off Season,” and from their gift selection, their etched wine glasses make terrific gifts and we adore their Nantucket Rainbow Pearl Bracelet, available in more than half a dozen different colors.               

Nantucket Reds
This site for Murray’s Toggery Shop, the small-town store with big city style, offers their complete selection of Nantucket Red™ clothing for men, women, and kids.  You can buy cozy Nantucket Red™ sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, skirts, and polos.  They also offer belts, neckties, totes, luggage, and beach towels.    

Threads by Seth
SETH offers distinctive dress shirts of fine imported fabric made in the USA. The result: high quality. We invite you to be the judge. A clean, classic look with no pockets.  SETH also does weddings.


Mitchell's Book Corner
Mitchell's Book Corner is a full service, independent book store on Nantucket Island.  They pride themselves on a long tradition of personalized attention to their customers. In addition to a carefully selected stock of titles in all areas, Mitchell's Book Corner offers the most extensive selection of books available about Nantucket, whaling and the island's genealogy

Nantucket Coffee Roasters
Nantucket Coffee Roasters love great coffee, and it shows!  Roasted on
Nantucket from the world’s best beans, a gift from them is sure to please the coffee lover in your life.  Their website offers 12 varietals, 10 blends, and 6 flavored coffees.  You can choose whole beans, or ground for French Press, Auto Drip, or Espresso.

Cisco Brewers
Cisco Brewery is a craft brewery, paired up with 888 Distillery and Nantucket Vineyards.  While their website doesn’t offer its drinkable product online, you will find t-shirts, hats, pint glasses, and key rings with their logos.  They also offer a link to a website that sells their Cisco Nantucket Gift Beer Basket and links to where you can find their products.      


Leslie Linsley
Linsley is the author of more than 60 books on crafts, home style, and decorating.  At this site you can purchase her newest books, as well as her craft kits, popular decoupage plates, and many island gifts found only at this site and at her Nantucket shop.  All items have been designed and made in Leslie’s island studio.           

Island Weaves
Featuring hand-woven items using high-quality natural fibers, including silk, alpaca, rabbit-hair angora, and cashmere.  Items offered are the “Island Wedding Shawl”, scarves, washable baby blankets, small rugs, and throws all by island weaver Karin Sheppard. 

Sweet Inspirations
For more than two decades, these award-winning Nantucket chocolatiers have infused old family recipes with inspiration and the finest ingredients.  Their gift bag of Cranberry Creations™ chocolates makes a memorable stocking stuffer, their Sailors Valentine tin filled with luscious hand made truffles will please the special people on your list.         

Bartlett's Farm
The delicious dishes you remember from the
Farm can become yours in this recipe book from the Bartlett’s Farm kitchen.  Make your favorite recipes year round!  Or, order a gift card to Bartlett’s for that special someone on your list.  

Victoria Greenhood
For over thirty years, the art of jewelry making has filled Victoria Greenhood’s life.  She is fascinated with unusual pearls and gems, and collects them wherever she goes.  These stones inspire her and her jewelry, and all of her pieces are unique.  She welcomes custom orders. 

Jewlers Gallery
The sailors’ valentines at this site are gold, studded with gems, and tiny enough to wear around your neck, but just as beautiful as the shell masterpieces crafted by sailors a century ago.

Kent Kkards
Kent’s Kards are colorful, whimsical greeting cards and holiday cards drawn by Kent himself.  Kent is an autistic 17 year old who loves drawing, using a variety of art styles and mediums.  Kent started off selling his cards at Parchment and at the local craft shows.  His work is now available on the web.  $1 from each box sold is donated to charity.  

Gliddens Island Seafood
Glidden’s Seafood is the island's oldest seafood company at 115 Pleasant St, and they’re featuring fresh Nantucket Bay Scallops...the tastiest you can buy! According to Michelle Obama: "my husband's favorite!"  Visit us at for a virtual tour, recipes, and photos of a day in the life of a Nantucket scallop.  We ship anywhere in the USA:  Nantucket Bay Scallops, Lobsters, Nantucket Quahog Chowder, Smoked Bluefish Pate, and more!  A true taste of Nantucket. 

Egan MaritimeInstitute
The Egan Maritime Institute, along with the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum and the Mill Hill Press have a wonderful selection of Nantucket books, nautical themed toys and games, apparel, prints, posters, greeting cards, DVDs, and videos to purchase online.



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