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PRESENT GLOUCESTER OPENING SUNDAY SNEAK PEAK!

Present Gloucester is working like mad to pull their holiday pop-up shop together for the grand opening on Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 6pm. This is simply one of the best holiday shopping experiences around, with gorgeous, and all handmade items by some of our most talented local Cape Ann artisans. Alexandra’s Bread, Backyard Growers, and Present make a wonderful trifecta of three in a row fun shopping. Don’t miss this! 

Thank you Sharon Lowe for sharing your photos.

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EASTER SHOPPING AT ALEXANDRA’S BREAD!

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I love stopping and shopping at Alexandra’s Bread because of these two! As everyone in the community knows, their bread, scones, and cookies are beyond delicious, but it is Jon and Alexandra’s friendly smiles and congenial chatting that always make the trip a joy.

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

FullSizeRender (46)Charming kitchen towels

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Children’s aprons

FullSizeRender (43)I have a thing for aprons, and Alexandra has the best!

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FOR YOUR VALENTINE SWEETHEARTS ~ WONDERFULLY FUN HANDMADE CARDS AND GIFTS AT ALEXANDRA’S BREAD

Block print card by Alexandra’s sister, Mary Rhinelander. Don’t you just love the mouse print fabric cushion?!?

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Gloucester Clamista love at Alexandra's!

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IMG_6272Valentine message for your prickly friend

THE CUTEST APRONS IN TOWN!

Looking for a Valentine’s gift idea for your special cook? Alexandra’s Bread has the gamut, from crisp, tailored nautically inspired aprons to vintage girly girly ruffles and polka dots, and everything in-between. I especially love their current collection, including several made from cotton fabric prints seemingly inspired by Cape Ann author/illustrator/Folly Cove designer Virginia Lee Burton’s children’s book The Little House. 

Valentine's gift idea for your special cook- best #apron s at Alexandra's Bread!

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Detail of vintage inspired apron

Alexandra's Bread Childrens' Aprons ©Kim Smith 2016

Laminated cotton for your littlest cook/artist

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HOLIDAY SHOP LOCAL SUPER SCOOP: FOLLY COVE DESIGNS FOR SALE AT ALEXANDRA’S BREAD!

Alexandra's Bread Louise kenyon ©Kim Smith 2015Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase exquisite handmade vintage linens. Pictured above is a Louise Kenyon table mat from 1943, in absolute mint condition. Alexandra has a fabulous array of table runners, place mats, and holiday cards by Folly Cove trained artists Sara Elizabeth and Isabel Natti, printed on cotton on the original acorn press. The prices are incredibly reasonable, starting at only five dollars for the cards and twenty dollars for the linens. I am positive any one of these whimsical designs would make a treasured gift (or you may just have to purchase one for yourself as I am so tempted to do!). Alexandra has many more designs than what you see pictured here so stop in and have a look see!

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Alexandra’s Bread is located at 265 Main Street, Gloucester. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm.

To learn more about Virginia Lee Burton and the Folly Cove Designers, visit the Cape Ann Museum’s beautiful collection of art and artifacts from the group’s heyday, on display in the Folly Cove room.

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ALEXANDRA’S BREAD STILL TAKING ORDERS FOR THANKSGIVING BREADS AND DESSERTS!

Jon and Alexandra wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Alexandra's Bread still taking orders for Thanksgiving breads and yummy treats! 978-281-3064

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Happy Easter from Alexandra’s Bread

Silly fun at Alexandra’s Bread! I can’t believe how reasonably priced is the charming set of six glasses–Alexandra really keeps her prices affordable. Always a pleasure to pop into Alexandra’s  Bread ~ thank you John and Alexandra!! 

That is Sooo Cute!

 

 

 

GIFT SHOPPING AT ALEXANDRA’S BREAD and FYI, PARKING IS A BREEZE ON MAIN STREET!

Alexandra's Bread ©Kim Smith 2015 -1 Needing a gift for a friend who loves to bake, I stopped by Alexandra’s Bread this morning. Thanks to our hard working DPW, I just pulled right into the parking space, easy, peasy! A blast of scents, yummy fresh-baked bread and cranberry scones greeted me, along with an equally as wonderful blast of color in their fun gifts and wonderful handmade treasures. Alexandra’s Bread is the perfect anecdote to yet another snowy day! While shopping, you can also stock up on their fabulous and fresh baguettes, olive bread, and scones.

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GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14

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GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14

Topics Include: Winner Of GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest #2 Is Leslie Heffron, Week Three GloucesterCast Podcast Subscriber Contest: One of the first ten subscribers to the GloucesterCast this week will win a mini framed sketch from Paulie Walnuts of your local scene request, Toby Pett Wearing Sailing Arch-nemesis Fred Shrigley Boat Shirt despite intense sailing rivalry, Is There A Bigger Drinking Institution Than The Rhumb Line In Gloucester Since The Old Timers Is Gone?, Is there a better feeling than having your Christmas shopping done early?, Donna Ardizzoni still smiling after falling and bruising her ribs half way up the Lobster Trap Tree, Kudos To Hiltz Trucking for trucking the Lobster traps for the lobster trap tree and Sticky Fingers for treats for the builders more kudos to come, Buoy Painting At Art Haven For The Lobster Trap Tree , GMG Holiday Party December 19th, A Present To Me would be If Someone bought a gift for them self or for a loved one from Fred Bodin at Bodin Historic Photo, Mini-Rant- Local retailers That Don’t retweet or share Dawn at La Provence or Susan From Toodeloos efforts to promote shop local initiatives that would help them out, Shopping Local Is So Much Less Stressful and studies show that over 50% of the money you spend locally stays and gets re-spent locally, Just a Few Local stores to get great gifts- Toodeloos, Island Art and Hobby, TBT Post, Premier Imprints, Pisces, Palazolas, House Of The Raven, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Alexandras Bread, The Cave, Savour Wine and Cheese, Bookstore of Gloucester, Main Street Art and Antiques, Pearls, Ace Hardware, Building Center, Ect Ect Ect, Donna has pillows which she can put any of her photos on them for a gift, Cape Ann Giclee, Confused Over The Flap Over The Increased Cost for The Post Thanksgiving Gloucester Daily Times, Christmas Tree Talk, Lumberjack Kim Smith, White Lights vs Colored Lights, C9 Ceramic Lights, For Anyone That Is Doing The Home Energy Assesment Please advocate To Get As Much free Stuff as Possible Including Free Lightbulbs, Free Power Strips,  Efficient Shower Heads, and Electonic Thermostats, Going To Find Out If The Functional Lights We Replaced are of use at Second Glance, Shout Out To Steve Corbett Electricians, What Kind Of Savage Eats Mince Meat Pie?, Pie Pole Adventures With Kim Smith, Secret To Non-Runny Pecan Pie, Donna Is Not A Pie-Eater, Rocky Neck Holiday Art and Craft Show, Magnolia Historical Society Art In The Schoolhouse, Rusty and Ingrid, Local Colors, Joe Higgins Gyotaku Prints, Brother’s Brew Donuts Mandatory Mention, The Reach of The Blog, Judith Sudduth on Eastern Point, Reminder: How To Get a Free GMG Sticker , Brodies Pub, The Secret To Brodies Steak Tips, What Other Places Are North Shore Drinking Institutions Like Mattys In Marblehead, Brodies in Peabody Square and The Rhumb Line In Gloucester?, GMG Holiday Party December 19th, Toby Is Getting a Knee Replacement, Councilwoman Melissa Cox, Killer No-Brainer $300 Camera Recommendation.

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VIVA ~ The Perfect Saint Peter’s Fiesta Accessory!

Saint Peter's Fiesta Viva ©Kim Smith 2014 Alexandra's bread -2Durable, practical, fun, and cololorful–I can’t decide which of Frieda Grotjahn’s Fiesta designs I like better, VIVA or the Greasy Pole–both would be wonderful fun to own! All Again and Again bags are made of recycled sailcloth. 

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Again and Again Fiesta bags are available at their design studio, located at 195 East Main Street and at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester. See previous GMG posts about Again and Again: Shopping Local ~ Again and Again Saint Peter's Fiesta Viva ©Kim Smith 2014 Alexandra's bread copy

Learning About Dr Brian Orr’s 10-10-10 With Heather Atwood and John Harvey At Alexandra’s Bread

Brian Orr’s 10-10-10

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More to come from Dr Orr.

Friends of the Orphans provides financial and volunteer support to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), which has orphan homes and outreach programs in nine countries.

Brian Orr, a long-time donor and Friend, is celebrating his birthday on October 10, 2010. He generously wants to share this celebration with all of the children we support and came up with plans for Triple Ten day. More than anything for his birthday, he wants donations to go to Friends of the Orphans to help the children of NPH. His goal is to have 10 x 10 x 10 people (1,000 total!) to contribute $10 each by 10-10-10. Meeting that goal would mean $10,000!

We are so grateful to Brian for his ongoing support and for his efforts on this wonderful fundraiser, which will help thousands of children!

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Friends of the Orphans is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Federal Tax ID# 65-1229309, that meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All donated funds are diligently appropriated and an audited financial statement is available upon request.

 

Mary Rhinelander’s Limited Edition Cape Ann Blue Willow China Design

There is a limited edition copy of Mary Rhinelander’s Blue Willow China Pattern Design at Alexandra’s Bread Co.

It hasn’t been made into china yet but I’m thinking that some of the finer shops in town like The Black Swan, Stone Leaf, Pauline’s Gifts or Pisces would sell the hell out of this if it were made into China to collectors or people that love the area.

Timeless, just like the stuff that comes out of the Acorn Press.  This framed, numbered, limited edition print sells for only $35 at Alexandra’s Bread Co.

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Snoop Maddie Mad Enjoys An Alexandra’s Bread Cobble

Every day when I get home Snoop Maddie Mad asks me the same question.  “You have cobble?”  I try to swing down and get them for her and The Bean a couple times a week.  They are soft and chewy and they keep the girls busy tearing through them for about 20 minutes.

Snoop Maddie Mad Enjoys An Alexandra’s Bread Cobble, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Alexandras Bread Cobble

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