Don’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!
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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Julia Garrison of the Sarah Elizabeth Shop in Rockport recently updated the shop’s interior and displays. I love the way the black storage/display pieces complement the antique acorn press. Check it out at 10 Whistlestop Mall in Rockport. And if you can’t make it to Rockport, you can see Julia’s line at www.sarah-elizabeth-shop.com. By the way, the shop’s previous owner was the very talented Isabel Natti. Joey did an interview with her before she passed away, which you can find through this link.
Check them out at the Sarah Elizabeth Shop- www.Sarah-Elizabeth-Shop.com
View my interviews and pictures from the Sarah elizabeth Shop with the Late Isabel Natti in the links below
Video Interview, Part II, Part III, More
Isabel Natti in the doorway of The Sara Elizabeth Shop where she been created for decades.
I’m not sure how to express how fortunate I feel to have been able to capture the interviews with Isabel and document so much of what it is that makes our community special.
These videos belong in an archive somewhere.
Video 1- Isabel Natti At The Sara Elizabeth Shop
Video 2- Isabel Natti At The Sara Elizabeth Shop Part II
Video 3 Isabel Natti at The Sara Elizabeth Shop Part III
Isabel Natti Squid Factory Print At The Sara Elizabeth Shop
Isabel Natti Cape Ann Postcard At Alexandra’s Bread
The beautiful new Motif No. 1 posters have arrived featuring a block print from Folly Cove Designer Sarah Elizabeth Holloran. This image of Motif no. 1 was used courtesy of Isabel Natti. Remember the interview Joey did with Isabel a while ago? Check the first video in the series out by clicking this link to learn about the Folly Cove Designers and Isabel’s shop, the Sarah Elizabeth shop. It’s a great story, and a few of Sarah Elizabeth’s designs are available along with Ms. Natti’s own block prints, one of which is of a herring plant that follows the whole production cycle, circa 1970s.
The Motif No. 1 Day posters were produced in a limited run, and can be purchased at www.rockportartfestivals.com for $20 each, with all proceeds going to support Motif No. 1 Day itself.
Check out more designs at the official Sarah Elizabeth Shop website by clicking here
Here’s a handy map to Alexandra’s Bread Company-
You may recall some of Isabel Natti’s work from the Acorn Press.
You can read all about her by clicking this text
You can find the Acorn Press and Isabel here-
Here’s Isabel Natti in the doorway of The Sara Elizabeth Shop where she’s been creating for decades. Part III of our interview will be posted at 9:00AM with a demonstration of the Acorn Press.