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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: December 12, 2013

Holiday gift ideas from Pinecone + Chickadee

What do you get when you take a husband and wife team of talent (one’s an illustrator, the other a musician) and have them put together a shop of handmade and vintage things? You get Pinecone + Chickadee. There’s no store like it in Portland. On any given day, you can find silkscreened tees, handmade jewelry and one-of-a-kind items like a giant vintage cat bank. It’s the store you visit when you want to buy something for the person that has everything. Or the person that’s impossible to please. It’s hard to walk out of there without something that will make squeal with unabashed joy.

Owners Amy Teh and Noah DeFilippis culled a few of their favorites. And what are they on the hunt for this holiday season? “My older son, Darby, is in a play right now of The Velveteen Rabbit. He just got a velveteen rabbit for his birthday, so  for Christmas I’m looking for vintage toys of different characters from that book, like a horse, wooden lion, and wind-up mouse,” says Amy. Well if anyone can find a vintage wind-up mouse, my money’s on P+C.

See something you like? Visit them at 6 Free Street or give them a ring!

Photos by Erin Little / A Love Supreme Photography 

More Local holiday gift picks

From Portland Trading Company and Black Parrot to the handmade and unusual at
Pinecone + Chickadee and Portland Flea-For-All, Fore Front Fashion rounds up some unique
gift ideas that can all be purchased locally. And there’s more to come this week!
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