Conrad Young’s Latest Book

History and art lovers alike will enjoy Conrad Young’s latest book, New Hampshire’s Historical Covered Bridges. This book is the culmination of ten years of researching and painting various NH covered bridges and consists of eleven 10” x 8” watercolor paintings and a black and white ink drawing of the oldest NH bridge, the Bath-Haverhill. It also includes a NH location map and information on the 54 state-recognized bridges.

Conrad Young considers himself blessed to have grown up on farms throughout New Hampshire. Vivid memories bring him back to the years spent in the woods and hayfields with his father who made a living as a farmer, logger, blacksmith, and horse breeder. These memories also instilled a passion for the rural scenes portrayed in his watercolors with their unique lighting, composition, and colors.

Conrad Young’s book can be found at Lakes Region Art Association Gallery at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton, Covered Bridge Gallery in Contoocook, Hopkinton Historical Society, Warner Historical Society, Cardigan Country Store in Bristol, Concord Photo Service, or by calling Conrad Young at 603.224.6361.

Just in time for the holidays, Conrad Young is having a book signing on December 3rd at 2pm at the NH Historical Society in Concord. Along with fellow New Hampshire writers, Rebecca Rule and Marek Bennett, Conrad will give a brief talk about his book and have copies on hand to purchase.

Preview his book

Give Local This Holiday Season

Give a gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. By shopping locally and purchasing New Hampshire-made products, you’re supporting your community. Small businesses reinvest more of their earnings back into their neighborhoods – they give more to local charities than national chains, sponsor town holiday happenings and create local jobs. They also have one-of-a-kind gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.

NH Made makes shopping for the holidays easy. To find a specific store in your area or to learn more about our 800 NH Made members, you can search our Member Directory. You can search by region, product category or keyword.

Many of our NH Made members are having open houses to showcase their work and offering holiday specials to help you save money on gifts, home décor and foods for entertaining. Click on the link below to see a full list of promotions and events.
Holiday 2016 Member Events and Promotions

NH Made also has an online store featuring a selection of member products. We ship across the country so you can share a little New Hampshire love with your family and friends living near and far.

Happy Holidays!

We Just Had to Share…

Sometimes we happen upon such a great article that we have to share it with y’all-thanks to NH Made member Dave Celone of Long River Gallery & Gifts on 1 Main Street (on the Common) in Lyme for the shout out in this great article he wrote! https://dailyuv.com/news/830980 – Dave is great about promoting the buy local mission as well as numerous local businesses!

Valentine’s Local Spin

just jillValentine’s day is quickly approaching and our NH MADE members have wonderfully unique locally made offerings for all of the loved ones in your life! We have been posting photos on our Facebook page daily and have listed below the members who sent in items for our recent NH1 television feature.

Author Kathy Brodsky-moments in our lives book
Ava Marie Chocolates-chocolate hearts
Badger-organic personal care items, order at badgerbalm.com
Barkin Biscuit-heart dog biscuits, order at www.barkinbiscuit.com
Beara Irish Brewing Co.-new beer “Devil” – a red IPA with Amarillo and Citra hops
Bella Beads-earrings
Bug Baffler-bug shirt
Chaga Grove-chaga love potion
Clyde’s Cupcakes-custom heart cookies and cakes
Common Cents Jewelry-earrings
Copper Beech Winery-wine
Cozy Tea Cart-chocolate strawberry tea
Diane Louise Paul-leather hearts
Do Good n Be Good-bars
Edge Tie Dye-heart tie dye dress
Frates Creative-characture
Frost This! Cakes-order the cake truffles in heart box by emailing frostthis@hotmail.com
Glass Transformations-glass heart necklace, https://www.etsy.com/listing/265605411/dichroic-cross-hatched-diamond-heart
Granite Goods-somebody in NH love me onsie
Gunthers Goodies!-custom  dog valentines
Heleka Soapworks – rose petal soap products
Holland Homestead Farm-goat milk lotion
Jewell Towne Vineyards-wine, VinoShipper.com or for NH residents, visit their store or the the stores that carry it at jewelltownevineyards.com
Just Jill Art & Design-heart track prints, cards and magnet
Just Naturals-foaming strawberry soap
Kathy Brodsky-book
L & S Made in USA-box with candy
Labelle Winery-gift cards, specialty gift baskets, wine-order at (labellewinerynh.com), (603-672-9898) or (info@labellewinerynh.com).
Laurel Hill Jams-wine jelly gift crate
Luv Nest-nesting herbs
Mane Wool-sweetheart felted horse, order by email at pantazis@comcast.net
Michele’s Sweet Shoppe-sweet valentine treats
Mill Fudge Factory-fudge
Moonlight Meadery-gift card and gift cert
Mystic Eye Creations valentine-red razor – a great self-care gift
North Country Smokehouse-smokehouse sampler
Nuts Over Fish-nut topping for fish
Ocean Current Art-framed love print, email bike1vet@yahoo.com to order
Peterborough Basket Company-heart baskets
Pigs ina Poke-pig heart cards
Pinewoods Yankee Farm-fresh flowers
Port City Pretzels-pretzel gift bag
Red Staggerwing-red tote
Rub Me Tender Spices-spices
S Formulators-snug and a kiss
Sea Stones-wine glasses
Sherry’s Painted Pansy-heart wine glasses
She’s So Crafty-coffee scoop pink and red, order at https://www.etsy.com/shop/shesacrafty1
Smittens-cashmere mittens
Soothey Designs-lavender and rosemary neck soothey
Squamscott Soda-raspberry lemonade
Stencils Online-heart stencils
Stephanie Robinson-heart necklace
Sterling Lace-heart shaped earrings, order at www.sterlinglace.com
Sweet Grass Farm-lavender lotion and soap caddy
Tahana Confections-heart box of caramels
Talk it Up Tees-t-shirts
The Mane Wool-sweetheart felted horse
Woodards Sugarhouse-heart maple candy
Woodticks-love sign, order at www.woodticks.etsy.com

Mistletoe Mist, Christmas Stollen, Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes and Snowshoe Saunters

Yup, that’s right, magical sounding isn’t it? All things our memorable NH MADE members are offering this holiday season! (The Mistletoe Mist is from Squamscott Soda in Newfields, the Christmas Stollen is from Dutch Epicure Bakery in Amherst, the Candy Canes are from Granite State Candy Shoppe in Concord and you can saunter on snowshoes at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia. This is just a sampling of locally made items and local services that can be found amidst our membership. Visit nhmade.com for all sorts of other wonderful holiday offerings!

 

 

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Plaid Friday (11/27) and Small Business Saturday (11/28)

We want to be sure to bring your attention to two upcoming dates:

Plaid Friday – November 27th:  A local alternative to the big box store Black Friday frenzy!  Plaid Friday is based on the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses; designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses.

Small Business Saturday – November 28th:  A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

Many of our members are offering specials on these days, we have listed some below:

Plaid Friday:

Ava Marie Handmade Chocolate at 43 Grove Street in Peterborough is offering the Plaid Friday special of a free cup of hot cocoa when you spend $35.00.ava hot cocoa

Maia Designs studio/gallery at 173 Four Corners Rd in Goshen will be open from 11-4:00 for holiday shopping. Karen Winterholer’s fine art photography prints, cards and necklaces will be available. https://www.facebook.com/MaiaDesignsmaia

 

Small Business Saturday:

EVERYTHING is 10% off www.logcabinleatherbyjan.net.

 

 

 

Miles Smith Farm is having a free event on Nov 28 from 10-2pm at the farm.   Pictures with Santa, his sleigh and a cow.   Bring your camera to take a family photo at the farm at 56 Whitehouse Rd, Loudon from 10am-2pm. Bring your camera. Santa will be there, “Rudolf, the Red Nosed Cow” will be pulling Santa’s sleigh!

 

Cyber Monday Local Deals-November 30th

Last year, Cyber Monday sales were $2.29 billion- a powerful economic trend that illustrates the crowds of people who prefer online shopping! In an attempt to harness some of that excitement and direct it towards NH MADE member websites, we are promoting Cyber Monday (November 30) Local Deals-here they are….HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!

willow valeWillow Vale Woodturning has a fine selection of hand turned wood bowls, bottle stoppers, trays and more…a unique gift for everyone on your list!  Vist www.etsy.com/shop/WillowWoodturning . Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY on November 30th to receive FREE shipping on all your orders!

Ava Marie Handmade Chocolate: 20% of Chocolate Tower, limit 3 tower per customer-www.avamariechocolates.comava marie

Little Acre Gourmet is offering 10% off any online order with code CYBER MONDAY – www.littleacregourmet.com

Woodtick’s is offering a 15%  discount on all signs on Cyber Monday.  Shop at www.woodticks.etsy.com Use Coupon code NHMADE15 to redeem your discount.

Hazard Baby: NHMADE for 20% off www.hazardbaby.com

221: Buy 3 lotion bats get one free, buy 3 death star fizzies get one free-221bathandbody.com.

Cyber Monday:  Free shipping on all on line orders visit www.logcabinleatherbyjan.net.

MONADNOCK HUMANE SOCIETY will receive 30% of sales from D. KIRKUP DESIGNS sterling silver “INFINITY PET BRACELETS”…For information go to: www.dkirkupdesigns.etsy.com. IMG_8645

Wick-It Cool Candles’ cool burning 100% soy massage candles are the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  Visit wickitcoolcandles.com to save on large selection of holiday scents & customer favorites today.  Now until December 12th ~ Free Shipping on orders over $50.00 with the Coupon Code FREESHIP.

Cucina Aurora is offering from Nov 28th – Dec 16th free shipping off $75 or more with coupon code: GIVE  shop www.cucinaaurora.com cucina

Homemade Specialty is offering free shipping with a purchase of 8 soups! homemadespecialty.com.

FREE shipping on all items in their online store GilfordCountryStore.com

Calef’s Country Store is offering 20% off on online orders-use coupon code NHMADE at calefs.com.

Peterboro Basket is offering 25% off entire website – use coupon code NHMADE2015
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Designs by Kristian Gustafson is offering a 15% off code, DKG15 good on all products, with no minimum order at http://designbykristiangustafson.zenfolio.com/

Common Cents Jewelry is offering 10% off everything in their Jewelry Etsy Store.  The code for this discount is HOLIDAY603 shop at www.etsy.com/shop/commoncentsnh.

Paintings by GD Thompson is offering free shipping on Monday, enter coupon code CYBERFREE when you check out at www.etsy.com/shop/artbygisele

New England Bells is offering 10% off all orders over $50.00 Cyber Monday! www.newenglandbells.comCommonCents(2)

Elegantly Eclectic is offering 30% off today! Use code: cybermonday15 visit www.shesacrafty1.etsy.com

 

 

Thank Your Lucky Stars

November is a time to express gratitude for all the many joys in our lives! Voice of Clay Pottery reminds us to “thank our lucky stars” with this mini pot of stars. We at NH MADE are very thankful to be surrounded by our wonderful members and all their high quality, hand-crafted products, specialty foods and services on a daily basis. It is a wonderful thing to be able to buy directly from producers, farmers, artisans and craftspeople in this great state of ours! Did you know that the olive pit is a symbol of gratitude? Check out these hand crafted in NH olive pit gratitude bracelets! Be sure to have local products and foods on your Thanksgiving table this month! Visit nhmade.com for member businesses in your area!