April blooms on the Maine coast April 22 2017

After an April Fool's Day snowstorm that closed the schools and surprised the budding crocuses, Spring is finally here. Early bulbs are blooming and April rains are greening the grass. We are starting our 36th season, and look forward to hearing from you and being part of your family's holiday tradition.

Wishing you a happy 2017! January 01 2017

Thank you for letting us be a part of your Christmas tradition each year. We wish you and your family good health and great happiness in 2017.

Autumn is in the air September 13 2016

We are harvesting the last of the fruits and veggies, getting the firewood stacked, and the stockings stitched--preparing for another Maine holiday season and WINTER. After the hottest summer on record, it almost sounds appealing. As the kids get on the bus for school once again, and the leaves turn their brilliant colors, we celebrate all the families we have been part of. Thank you for supporting our small family business and letting us share your holiday memories.

It's Summer in Maine! July 17 2016

The population of our area on the coast has doubled and fun-loving, adventurous tourists scurry to enjoy the fresh air, delicious lobster, and salty blue waterways.

It is hard to believe it is time for us to get busy knitting stockings and bending Sock Hooks for the holiday season....

Wishing you all a relaxing and stress-free time with your families!


Spring in Maine is subtle.... March 21 2016

Spring arrived yesterday and the schools in our area of Maine were closed today, with a new blanket of snow covering the budding crocus and sprouting tulip bulbs. The sun will soon melt all of this white stuff and we will be on track for planting seeds and dreaming up new designs for the coming season. Happy Spring to you all and keep in touch! We welcome your suggestions and greatly appreciate being part of your family's tradition.

'Tis the season! November 18 2015

Grandson Oliver is excited about our Sock Hooks--simply the best way to hang a classic holiday stocking from shelf or mantel without putting any holes in the woodwork. Order some of these unique stocking hangers today! Made in Maine of bent hardwood in five styles....

Where has the summer gone? September 22 2015

Here on the Coast of Maine summer is so short and so sweet.... The first day of Autumn yesterday brought a fresh chill to the air and school buses are replacing the cars from out of state that bump along the country roads. Time to dig potatoes, gather apples for pressing into cider, chop firewood, and build warm and colorful memories to sustain us through the long winter. We are knitting up a storm and look forward to your orders as the holiday season approaches. Thank you for welcoming our heirloom handmade products into your homes and hearts.

Spring is fully sprung here in Maine after a long, long winter... May 21 2015

After what seemed like endless snow and ice, we are enjoying walking on green grass and the fragrance of the apple blossoms. It is time to start gearing up for another busy season--our 34th. Please be in touch with stocking ideas and family stories, we love to hear from you!

Christmas is coming and it's all hands on deck! December 07 2014

Oliver and Josie--loyal employeesThis family business has no age limits--from grandson Oliver to Great Grandmother Helen, we are all working to get your orders ready to ship out from our rural corner of coastal Maine to you in time for Christmas. Oliver just turned 1 year old and Helen is 100 years old next Great Grandma Helenmonth--so the whole family is well represented. We deeply appreciate your support of our enterprise and look forward to hearing from you anytime. Send us photos of your family mantel and stockings--we love to see our work put to good use!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season....

The Christmas Cove Designs family

Our NEW site! August 26 2014

We are excited to be back--our old web site was inexplicably wiped out in cyberspace and we have been working to build this new one in time for the holiday rush. Summer's end here in Maine is always bittersweet--the enjoyment of the golden days of late August is tempered by a feeling of urgency to stack the firewood and harvest the garden in preparation for another WINTER.

Which means it is our season! The knitting needles are flying and we are stocking up to be sure to have enough stockings on hand for your orders. If you don't see the particular design you are looking for here, let us know as we have years of patterns and variations and can knit something up for you.

Best wishes from our family to yours....

Christmas Cove Designs