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New England's Finest | Bring the Outdoors In

New England’s Finest | Bring the Outdoors In
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1. Ken Kenia creates chandeliers from the antlers of moose, elk, and deer, which shed their racks naturally and aren’t harmed in the process. This three-candle holder (from $125) is made from whitetail-deer sheds. Mad River Antler, Waitsfield, VT. 802-496-9290;

2. Jon White has been making Arts & Crafts-inspired ceramic tiles, vases, and sculptures from his Maine studio since 1995. His art tiles may be purchased with or without frames. Quarter-sawn frames are made by Jon and his brother from New Hampshire-sourced oak. Framed “Casco Bay Moon” tile: $200. Odd Inq Pottery & Tile, South Portland, ME. 207-767-3835;

3. Spencer Peterman hikes his local western Massachusetts woodlands with a mission: to find fallen trees, which he harvests and turns into artful wooden bowls (9- to 21-inch oval, $48-$495; 15- to 21-inch harvest bowl, $210-$510) that express the grace and natural beauty of the forest. Peterman’s Boards & Bowls, Gill, MA. 413-863-2116;

4. Don McAulay, Sr. and Jr., craft their Adirondack-style desks ($2,200), beds, tables, cabinets, and clocks from reclaimed wood using traditional techniques, such as mortise-and-tenon joinery and dovetail drawers. Custom Rustic Furniture, Erving, MA. 413-221-6173;

5. The beauty and serenity of the New Hampshire shore comes to your table with these wine glasses ($58 for a set of two) and napkin rings ($34 for a set of four) made with stones sourced from local beaches and rivers and crafted in the Granite State. Sea Stones, Windham, NH. 206-202-1092;

6. Adorn your bedroom with your favorite flora–or line your entry with lobsters. Kelly Decker, a Maine artist, designs and hand-prints custom wallpaper ($80 and up) on 28×100-inch rolls. Modern Bohemian, Portland, ME.

7. Allison Kelley, a floral designer by training, makes these lovely vases ($42.50 per set of 3) using birch bark from fallen trees. After careful washing and drying, the bark is wrapped around a glass cylinder vase and glued in place. New Hampshire Woods Creations, Northwood, NH.

8. Inspired by the Ocean State, these 20-inch pillows ($85 each) designed by Dawn Oliveira (see “Artisan Profile,” right) bring a breath of fresh air to your living room, and the artist’s commitment to environmental stewardship will help you breathe easy. Oliveira Textiles, Bristol, RI. 401-396-9194;;

Updated Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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