Thursday, January 29, 2015

Local Love: Sage & Sandlewood

We opened November 2013. We first opened our shop to support local artisans who only previously had farmer's markets and crafts fairs to show their goods to the public. We wanted to help the public gain access to those quality, handmade, and natural goods year round. We have since expanded to support other family owned businesses across New England and beyond.

Our primary focus is on natural soaps, oils, and lotions, a variety of scented soy wax candles, and premium incense. We also carry a variety of hand knitted scarves, pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, local artworks, wooden toys, puzzles, home d├ęcor, and other unique gifts.

We are located on the CT shoreline and find this area experiences large fluctuations in business depending on the season. Overall, though, we've had a generally positive response from folks who've wandered through our shop. They seem to appreciate our support of local artisans and the unique variety of our inventory.

Starting a new business is an experience unlike any other and can be both exciting and terrifying. We have been delighted to discover just how many amazingly talented artisans there are all around us. We continue to enjoy connecting with artisans and learning about their creative process.

Our town has several events throughout the year and we participate in as many as possible. A calendar of local events can be found on

Sage & Sandalwood
273 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 691-1442

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We are currently open:
Tue - Thu, 10am - 5pm, 
Fri - Sat, 10am - 6pm, 
Sun, 11am - 4pm. 

We stay open 7 days per week with extended hours in the Summer.

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Cyn Thomas is the illustrator, designer and pattern maker of RiverDog Prints. Her paper goods and gifts are guided by earth, animals, function, food and cocktails. You can also find Cyn canning in her kitchen, walking her dog, being outnumbered by her boys and husband or reading herself to sleep.

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