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As long as I can remember I wanted to be a designer. Unfortunately, a force larger than me discouraged me by telling me I would have to be creative 24-hours a day. That fear kept me backstage throughout my career in and around the fashion industry. After many years in New York City, I decided it was time to come home to be closer to family and childhood friends.
After I came back to Massachusetts, I discovered Rockport, and fell in love with the town and its people. As luck would have it, I was given the chance to take over “The Christmas Dove” a well-known local shop with a long history of selling Christmas throughout the year. After taking it over, it became clear that buying habits had changed and I needed a new vision. That is why I decided to make Christmas a pop-up shop in November and December and change its' name to “The Dove”. This allowed me to keep some of its history as it moved along in a new direction.
Today, we continue to carry some of the traditional products like Advent Calendars and Christmas novelty items, year-round. However, our focus is on Scandinavian and locally sourced products. That includes specialty gifts from Finland, Swedish-made linens & wool throws. As for designing products, I dabble with gifts from the earth that include plants in specialty containers.