March 28, 2020

Candles




History by the Sea Candle Collection 

 A collaboration with 
Herbal Candle Co., the History by the Sea candle collection captures the essence of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Each candle is hand poured using soy wax and all-natural essential oils, inspired by the "witch city." A brief history of the inspiration behind each scent can be found on the label.

A portion of sales are donated to Historic Salem, Inc. to support historic preservation.

October in Salem
APPLE + SPICE
patchouli, clove, cinnamon bark, chamomile, and balsam fir needle

Old Burying Point
FRESH EARTH + SMOKE
clove, cedarwood, frankincense, patchouli, line, tea tree, lavender, anise, and cinnamon bark

Salem Willows
SALT AIR + FLORAL
vetiver, lemon, myrrh, ylang ylang, lavender, and tea tree

Winter Island
SUN + SAND
sandalwood, cedar wood, vanilla, orange, and lime

Salem Common
FRESH CUT GRASS + CITRUS
patchouli, orange, cedarwood, lemon, and anise

Pioneer Village
ROSE + SMOKE
cinnamon leaf, rose, orange, and pine

The Witch House
PINE + SAGE
bay, sage, chamomile, and pine

Christmas in Salem
CITRUS + SPICE
clove, orange, and cinnamon






March 17, 2020

Salem's Oldest Businesses - Salem, Massachusetts


Essex Street, c. 1920
Salem State University Archives and Special Collections


Salem has long been a shopping and dinning destination. During the Great Age of Sail, Salem was a center of trade and access to foreign goods. In the 20th century, the city was home to the area's destination stores, attracting shoppers from Boston and throughout the North Shore to Salem's downtown. Although department stores have moved out of the city in favor of area shopping malls, multiple 19th century businesses and restaurants are still a mainstay in Salem. This list focuses on public facing businesses and restaurants that have provide goods or services for over 50 years.

  1. Ye Old Pepper Candy Companie, 1806
  2. Eastern Bank, 1818
  3. Salem Five Cents Savings Bank, 1855
  4. O'Rourke Brothers Memorials, 1890
  5. Waters & Brown, 1895
  6. E.W. Hobbs, 1897
  7. Soucy Insurance, 1907
  8. Thomas Mackey and Sons, 1907
  9. Salem Lowe, 1912
  10. Winer Brothers Hardware, 1919
  11. Hawthorne Hotel, 1925
  12. Puleo's Dairy, 1928
  13. John J. Walsh Insurance Agency, 1929
  14. Walyo's Variety Store, c. 1930
  15. Steve's Market, 1932
  16. Gardner Mattress, 1933
  17. Bunghole Liquors, 1933
  18. Bertini's Restaurant, 1943
  19. F.W. Webb, 1944 (Salem Location)
  20. Red's Sandwich Shop, 1945
  21. Gagnon Shoe Repair, c. 1945
  22. Dairy Witch Ice Cream, 1952
  23. Dotty & Ray's, 1958
  24. Eaton Apothecary, 1958
  25. Tri City Sales, 1959
  26. Dube's Seafood, 1961
  27. Mandee's Pizza, 1962
  28. The Daniels House Bed and Breakfast, 1962
  29. Ziggy & Sons' Donuts, 1964
  30. Bill & Bob's Roast Beef, 1969