Gone Shopping: Stop and shop!



Ellsworth’s former Grasshopper Shop has been transformed into a festive holiday bazaar where shoppers can splurge and buy a scrumptious cookie to munch on while browsing pop-up shops’ fine goods.

Elizabeth Hilts, who owns Hilts Landscaping/Elizabeth’s boutique in Hancock, is among the vendors who have set up shop in the Holiday Marketplace at the corner of Main and Franklin streets. She brought racks of finely made, colorful women’s clothing. We spotted slacks, skirts, blouses and light jackets.

Blue Hill’s Three Wishes has pajamas and other gift items, including the Library of Flowers bath products. You must smell the Field of Flowers fragrance.

The Alpaca Experience has lots of the ever-so-soft wool socks, while Hancock’s Gull Rock Pottery has its distinctive line of tiles, mugs, serving dishes and other pottery displayed.

Downeast Cheesecakes is selling its mini cheesecakes and other sweets Sullivan’s La Petite Bakery offers fine pastries and other confections and baked goods. Coffee is available too.

Gourmet snacks and bar-tending essentials can be snapped up from Sullivan Harbor Farm.

We were hooked by the sterling silver anchor rings at the M Designs Jewelry booth.

We also spotted the Sea Crow Co. bags as well.

You also will see photos by Ellsworth photographer Nick Navarre as well as paintings by former Ellsworth artist Tyler O’Grady.

Through Dec. 24, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.
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