Holiday Ornaments

Add Some Glow to your Holidays with Cape-Crafted Holiday Ornaments.

1. She Sells Seasonal Shells

Shore Shopping

Nantucket artist Jeanne van Etten creates whimsical hand-painted ornaments perfect for adding a merry seaside touch to any holiday decor. The island artist—who gathers her shells from a Cape Cod friend—says the line of wired and varnished ornaments ($22 in a gift box) can be personalized at no extra charge. For information, call 508 332-9829, or email

2. Handmade for the Holidays

Holiday Ornaments

For handcrafted wooden ornaments that are pure Cape Cod, including this map ($10) available in a variety of colors, visit A Touch of Cape Cod in West Yarmouth. Other locally created holiday designs include the Cape Cod Santa, the Christmas Shark, and the Christmas Whale designs as well as many other fun coastal styles, ranging from $6 to $15. For more information, visit, or call 508 771-6488.

3. Catch A Cape Cod Star

Holiday Ornaments

Add some glow to your holidays with a lovely Cape-crafted ornament designed by Harvest of Barnstable. A bright cluster of berries and a festive red ribbon decorate pristine shells, adding a coastal glimmer to any decor. Check out Harvest of Barnstable’s full line of nautical gifts, handcrafted decorations, Nantucket Paperwhite baskets, and more at, or call 508 362-4595.

4. Beach Beauties

Holiday Ornaments

Artist Kellie Quinn creates holiday gifts capturing precious Cape Cod moments with Beachsand Snowflake ornaments ($18.95) customized with sand from your favorite beach. These unique coastal collectibles are available at Fein Things, Centerville; The Barn & Company, Dennis; Painted Daisies, Sandwich; The Plum Porch, Marstons Mills; and the Brewster General Store, Brewster; or at


Susan Dewey is the associate publisher and editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. She lives in Centerville on Cape Cod and enjoys gardening, sailing, walking on the beach, gallery hopping, cooking with fresh seafood, and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands from shore to shore.

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