Thursday, September 30, 2010

Me & My Seabag.

This summer sweetest thing began offering our line of welcome/out-of-town bags to brides.  These are Seabags stuffed with all kinds of Maine goodies, such as MadGabs lip gloss, earth-friendly water bottles, gummi lobsters, postcards by Rachael Anderson, and a snazzy "hangover" kit.  As we were unpacking the box of wine bags we were to use as the base of these luxurious gifts to the bride's lucky guests,  I was struck by the beautiful individuality of the bags themselves.

Seabags are made right here in Maine, crafted out of of sails that have travelled around the world.  Each sail owner selected a different grade of sail, and depending on the elements they may have been exposed to, their "personalities" are all unique.  Every Seabag has a slightly different texture, seaming that is specific to the sail from which it came, or the occasional mark or string from its former life.  For all of the intricacies I've mentioned, I decided then and there that the best way to buy a Seabag is in person.  Each one is distinct, and will be appreciated by a different person for different reasons.  You should bond with your Seabag!

Guess what?  We have Seabags right here in Bangor at sweetest thing studio!  Come find the one that wants to go home with you!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What's the motivation?

We have had many people ask why we decided to open a studio. Well, the answer to that is twofold; we needed more space so that we could expertly execute events, events which now regularly include floral design as part of our services, and we wanted to bring our favorite things to a broader customer base. There are so many amazing Maine artisans that we've had the luxury of discovering in the process of planning and designing events and we want nothing more than to share them with you! Therefore, though we will use the space to meet with our awesome clients and to prepare for weddings and other affairs, the front end of the studio is a boutique. Aside from the obvious goal of supplying you with these amazing products, many of which are specific to Maine, such as Sea Bags, Black Dinah Chocolates, and Rachael Anderson's cards and art, we also want to make the process and experience of design a little more tangible. We want to provide you with the freshest flowers, the most luxurious linens, and other interesting touches that bring our vision together. In short, we want sweetest thing to be the place you come for inspiration, not just for big events, but also for smaller parties and everyday & holiday decorating ideas you can use in your own home. We have so many design concepts and ideas and are excited about the prospect of sharing them with you! For unique gifts and design expertise, please come visit!

48 Columbia St....

Tuesday-Friday~ 11am-6pm


Friday, September 24, 2010

The Studio is opening....the studio is opening!!!

So, it's here, it's really here!  We couldn't believe it when we stumbled over this amazing space back in late May.  While we knew we wanted to make a few changes, overall, it was made for us!  We spent several months stripping floors, having a wall built, painting, and perfecting.  All the while juggling weddings and other events, and this crazy business called motherhood.  After months of late nights and elbow grease, we have, at last, opened our doors.

The space looks incredible, and we know you'll think so too.  So, come show your pretty face at 48 Columbia Street in Bangor.  It's the only place in Eastern Maine to find your very own Seabag!  You'll also find the delicious work of Isle Au Haut chocolatier Black Dinah, and the charming creativity of local gem, artist Rachael Anderson.  We have a selection of gorgeous fresh cut flowers, and will soon have everything you need to decorate the table for your next party, including luxury linens.

We're open Tuesday through Friday from 11-6, and Saturdays from 9-5.  Can't wait to see you!!

Be sure to check out all of the pictures of this amazing (and sweet) transformation!