Wednesday, September 23

Azure, Indigo, Cerulean,
Teal, Aqua and Cobalt...
the sky's the limit with
shades of Blue.
Have a look at what's available this week on Nantucket.
With something in every price range,
there's no need to feel blue.
CURRENT VINTAGE (4 Easy Street) always has fantastic "finds." Shown here; vintage aqua sequined sleeveless dress with white beaded design, (regular $228) SALE $50. Strapless robin's-egg blue tulle party dress with white velvet appliqué flowers, $275. Halston turquoise suede sling-back pump, $228. Sacha London cobalt blue suede pump, $138. Florenza cobalt and green medallion necklace, $142. Izod vintage v-neck sweater vest, (regular $68) SALE $23.

TRILLIUM (15 Washington Street) It is no wonder why Trillium has been featured in Traditional Home, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Gourmet, Bon Appetite and Boston Magazine. Their selection of home interiors and table top items is spectacular. These porcelain place settings by Haviland (shown here in Light Blue, Pistachio and Azure) are available in many intensely beautiful colors. Prices vary for chargers, dinner plates, dessert/salad plates and teacups with saucers.

NANTUCKET LOOMS (16 Federal Street) has created this original design "Nantucket" embroidered pillow. 100% cotton sham $48, with pillow insert $68. Peggy Silverstein's larger than life original oil paintings feature still-life settings of flow blue china. Shown on the left, the urn painting is $1,800 and serving set painting is $2,000. These truly must be seen to be appreciated.

POSH (4 South Water Street) Jessica Hicks has made a name for herself with celebrities and the rest of us who appreciate creativity. While fashion savvy shoppers around the country admire her talents from afar, our Jessica creates much of her jewelry right in her Nantucket store. These stunning Kaleidoscope hoop earrings are her latest creation, shown here in sterling silver with turquoise $380.

CHRISTOPHER'S (8 Washington Street) Custom made in Portugal, this cobalt blue glassware is on sale right now, (regular $19.50 to $50.00) SALE 50% off. There are two of these lovely cerulean blue barrel chairs with cocoa brown chenille floral pattern (regular $2,450 each) SALE 50% off. Matching throw pillows are $295 for a pair.

CERI (25 Centre Street) always has something exciting to see, and this Brigitte rain-resistant jacket shown in aqua blue is the perfect example, $445. The classic Frock clutch handbag is made from refurbished vintage wool suiting and has a removable brooch, $250.

TRIANON & SEAMAN SCHEPPS (47 Main Street) These stunning rings shown in shades of blue are artfully depicted in aquamarine, peridot, lolite, topaz sapphire and diamond. Prices vary greatly depending on stone choices.

DANE GALLERY (28 Centre Street) is the perfect place to find something completely original. These one-of-a-kind porcelain platters by artists Roy and Mara Superior are painted by hand with incredible detail in a Nantucket theme. Whether you're shopping for an angler or a great chef, these platters are sure to please. $1,500 to $3,000.

ANDERSON'S (29 Main Street) Down pillows with blue stitching. Hand embroidered chinese theme shown in back, (regular $368 for the pair) SALE 50% off. Navy machine stitched grecian key pattern on white linen, (regular $278) SALE 50% off. Aqua glassware and pitcher, $38 each.

LITTLE MISS DRAMA (12 Old South Wharf) Pam Diem Willis mixes gems, stones, beads and links into magic with her charming jewelry. This long necklace has a great weight to it with big round turquoise stones resting at the bottom, $115. Her indigo 100% cotton tunic is comfortably priced at $50.

STEPHANIES (7 Centre Street) There is so much to see at Stephanies. These navy sateen embroidered pillows shown in the back are $99.95 each. Hooked rugs and matching pillows in navy blue and white have a nautical theme with stars and Nantucket sailboats. The rug is 26"x8-ft, $295 and the pillows are $79.95 each.

ENGLISH TRUNK SHOW (8 Washington Street) This is one of my favorite stores on Nantucket. Carla always finds great antiques in her travels and she ships them home to Nantucket. The aqua theme shown in the top photo features an antique painted wooden bench from an English farm house, 65"wide x 20-1/2"deep x 38-1/2"tall, $950. Scotty dog chenille pillow, $175. Wooden bocce balls, $18 each. Inset photo; 19th century framed needlepoint portrait, (regular $850) SALE 50% off. In the bottom photo; a great collection of blue china includes rare Blue Willow pattern items. Prices vary. On the right; a vintage blue tartan wool lap blanket, $75. The aqua garden trowel and other gardening tools are $28 each.