Hand-made by a local craftsman who scours our beaches for coastal treasures and shapes them into unique Cape Cod collectibles, these signs (all under $40) add a whimsical seaside touch to your home or office. Available in the heart of Osterville at Osterville House and Garden, located at 856 Main Street, 508-428-6911.
At Harvest of Barnstable, owner Wendi Smith creates bountiful sea-inspired wreaths of any size with exquisite handcrafted flowers in a rainbow of summery colors. Several styles are displayed at Harvest’s shop right off Route 6, or you can custom-order. Visit Harvest of Barnstable at 89 Willow Street in Yarmouthport or log on to www.harvestofbarnstable.com.
Cynthia Riggs charms readers with her novel, Touch-Me-Not: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery ($24.99). An eerie telephone stalker preys on the members of a knitters group as they work on a quilt for a competition. The group turns to feisty 92-year-old poet/sleuth Victoria Trumbull for help, and she must solve the case while dealing with family issues after her daughter and granddaughter arrive on the scene. Riggs, a 13th-generation islander from West Tisbury, blends suspense with the beauty of the Vineyard in this release from Minotaur Books. For more information, visit www.cynthiariggs.com.
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