Thrift & Gift Shop Welcomes New In-House Artisans

Artwork, Easter décor, and items for home and garden 

By Nancie Jacobson
A sample of Susan Monty’s original animal pictures on sale at the Andover Thrift & Gift Shop.

Shoppers have a delightful selection of gifts available at The Andover Thrift & Gift Shop, with the addition of three new in-house artisans. 

Artist Susan Monty has an inspiring collection of original art and prints available for purchase. Susan’s work “celebrates animals and nature in art,” evident in her choice of subject matter, which ranges from house pets, horses, and wildlife to New England landscapes and seascapes. Susan’s award-winning work has been accepted into numerous juried and gallery exhibits around the country, and has been featured in magazines and book illustrations.

Bunny spring wreath by Sunapee-based Creations by Cheryl, available at the Andover Thrift & Gift Shop.

Sunapee-based Creations by Cheryl offers both exquisite jewelry, spring wreaths, and hand-carved walking sticks on sale all month. And, all-natural Cardigan Mountain Soaps, lotions, sprays, and gift sets are always in stock at the Andover Thrift & Gift Shop. Stop by and view the amazing selections, and support both local artisans and the non-profit shop with your purchase.

During the month of March take advantage of our coat sale, with coats for the whole family up to just $5 each! Take your pick from wool, leather, nylon, and faux fur, with styles from winter sports, puffer, and bomber jackets to blazers and full-length coats. 

While coat shopping, check out the new housewares display. The shop is offering new and “like new” items that can best be described as a “little bit of everything,” including décor items, kitchen utensils and supplies, items for entertaining, and more.  

Please stop by and take a look at all the nonprofit Andover Thrift & Gift Shop has to offer. The shop is located beside the Andover Elementary/Middle School at 26 School Street, Andover. Hours of operation are Tuesday–Thursday, 10AM – 4 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM. Now accepting donations and consignments of spring/summer clothing items only. We do not accept footwear or housewares at this time. 

The nonprofit Andover Thrift & Gift Shop is part of the Andover Service Club, which has provided community service to Andover and surrounding communities for over 50 years. Interested in meeting the other local women of the Service Club? You’re welcome to join us for a “get acquainted” gathering at 10 AM, on Wednesday, March 13, at the Grange Hall in East Andover. Andover Library Director Michaela Hoover will give a presentation on all the new services the Andover libraries have to offer, and there will be a social hour with refreshments served.