• Photo blank card of the beautiful maple tree just past the Carriage Shed at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Handmade by Peg Becksvoort of New Gloucester, ME. Card is blank inside and measures 4.5 x 5.5" and includes an envelope.
  • Long letterpress printed notepads are made by our friends at Grant House Press. Each page is letterpress printed at their studio in East Chatham, NY. These pads are made with a wonderful writing paper backed with a heavy chip board. Features your choice of wonderful designs printed at the top.  Perfect for your grocery list, shopping, to-do list, or just for notes! Great for gifts and great for yourself! Pads are 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. The image is printed on each page using their 1893 Golding Press.
  • These adorable letterpress notepads are made by our friends at Grant House Press. Each page is letterpress printed at their studio in East Chatham, NY. Your mini notepad comes with a small golf pencil and is sealed in a cellophane sleeve. These are great gifts, or to keep in your pocket or next to the phone. Pads are approximately 3.5 x 4 inches with about 45 pages, each printed with the image.   Choice of designs:
    • Sheep with head up
    • Cow
    • Purple Stars
    • Plants
    • Basket
    • Grazing Sheep
    • Notes
    • Bee Hive (Skep)
    • Hope
  • She Works Hard for the Honey Rug Hooking Kit - 12" x 12" by Elizabeth Miller, Parris House Wool Works Create your own hooked rug! Celebrate, practice, and learn this heritage craft from Parris House Wool Works' Honey Bee design. Kit includes serged edge rug warp base with 12" x 12" design drawn on and all the cut wool 'worms' (plus some) necessary to complete this project.  Also includes written instructions and a color photo of the suggested finished product. Optional add-ons of 12" embroidery hoop and/or rug hook are available. Beth teaches rug hooking workshops and with us here at Shaker Village and demonstrates at our annual events.  Visit her and learn more at parrishousewoolworks.com and our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase at maineshakers.com/tavs-beth-miller
  • Turn This Book Into a Beehive! And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees By Lynn Brunelle The Real Buzz on Bees What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here’s a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book’s cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world—building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations. Written by Lynn Brunelle, author of Pop Bottle Science, whose gift for making science fun earned her four Emmy Awards as a writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! introduces kids to the amazing mason bee, a non-aggressive, non-stinging super-pollinator that does the work of over 100 honeybees. Mason bees usually live in hollow reeds or holes in wood, but here’s how to make a home just for them: Tear out the perforated paper—each illustrated as a different room in a house—roll the sheets into tubes, enclose the tubes using the book’s cover, and hang the structure outside. The bees will arrive, pack mud into the tubes, and begin pollinating all the plants in your backyard. Twenty experiments and activities reveal even more about bees—how to smell like a bee, understand the role of flowers and pollen, learn how bees communicate with each other through “dance,” and more. It’s the real buzz on bees, delivered in the most ingenious and interactive way.   Workman Publishing, paperback, 192 pages. ISBN 9781523501410
  • Original small framed oil painting "Winter's Rest" depicting the beehives at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.  Oil on board, painting measures 4" x 5" and is custom framed. Melissa Post van der burg is a self-taught artist from Augusta, ME. She teaches plein air painting and watercolor classes with us here at Shaker Village.

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