Add a touch of the Cape to your home with an ornamental Harvest of Barnstable Nantucket Style basket. These elegant baskets, available in several sizes from three to six inches ($10 to $48), feature shells flowing abundantly over the top. Perfect on a side table or a night stand for pure Cape Cod charm. www.harvestofbarnstable.com
This artistic hourglass never tells the same time twice, so it’s always Beach Time! Filled with pure white sand, glass beads and one perfect shell, this handsome, copper-embellished time piece ($58) is handcrafted in Massachusetts.
Available at Yankee Ingenuity, celebrating their 40th year this summer! 525 Main Street, Chatham, 508-945-1288, www.yankee-ingenuity.com
Change is Good
Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Life’s a Beach, brings readers a fun new beach read with Seven Year Switch ($13.99). The book tells the warm-hearted story of Jill Murray, a woman who finds herself changing course mid-life. Up until now, Jill’s life hasn’t gone quite as planned; instead of traveling around the world, she’s working for a local travel agency. It takes a soul-searching getaway to Costa Rica for Jill to choose—not so much which man she wants, but what kind of woman she wants to become. www.hyperionbooks.com —Lindsay Oliver