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Shopper’s Diary: Sugar Tools in Camden, Maine

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Shopper’s Diary: Sugar Tools in Camden, Maine

August 13, 2018

Amy O’Donnell, who worked for NYC-based home-and-fabric company Hable Construction before moving to Maine, operates a charming seasonal (and online) shop called Sugar Tools in Camden. O’Donnell stocks a mix of classic made-in-Maine goods (onion baskets, balsam pillows, wooden spoons) and goods from farther afield, including Sweden, Japan, and France. Here’s a look.

sugar tools maine river song rug
Above: Fringed Wool Rugs, handwoven in Querétaro, Mexico, are $210 each.
sugar tools maine knife rack
Above: Peg & Awl Knife Racks, made of salvaged wood, start at $90 for the smallest size.
sugar tools maine handmade onion baskets
Above: Handmade rattan Onion Baskets, made in Maine, are $28 each.
sugar tools maine shop balsam pillow
Above: The embroidered Balsam Pillow is filled with ground balsam boughs from the Maine woods; $21.
sugar tools bathmats maine shop
Above: The handwoven, hand-knotted Portuguese Bath Mat is available in two styles; $60 each.
sugar tools shop wire card holder
Above: The Wire Card Holder is $38; here it’s shown with a set of cards by Blue Hill, Maine, summer resident Rinne Allen, who specializes in light drawings known as cyanotypes (blue) or Van Dyke prints (brown), made with natural items such as feathers, leaves, and seaweed. A set of 11 Rinne Allen Postcards, printed on recycled card stock, is $20.
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