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Fall River’s Beehive Handmade makes kitchenware and more

 

Fall River’s Beehive Handmade makes kitchenware and more

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 25 under Kitchenware

Fall River’s Beehive Handmade makes kitchenware and more
News from The Providence Journal:

FALL RIVER, Mass. — In 1999, Jim Dowd and Sandra Bonazoli, who met while studying jewelry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, decided they were tired of working for other people, and wanted to start their own business.

Both had a love for cooking and kitchenware, so they came up with some prototype products in metal, inspired by items they found in old homes and flea markets.

Their very first product, still one of their bestsellers, is a set of pewter measuring spoons with heart-shaped bowls and handles that resemble the shafts of arrows.

Dowd and Bonazoli applied to the American Craft Council show in Baltimore, took their new products, and did well enough that a new company, originally called Beehive Kitchenware (now Beehive Handmade), was born.

Bonazoli said they chose the name beehive because it connotes both domesticity and industry.

Beehive still goes to craft shows, such as the annual Foundry show in Pawtucket, but the company also sells through a retail stores in 38 states, their own website and a network of catalog and online merchants.

The line now includes baby products, holiday ornaments, jewelry, and ceramics, as well as kitchenware. Thei…………… continues on The Providence Journal

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We’ve noticed in our extensive travels that, for today’s collectors, a key word seems to be vintage. Many antiques shops sport an inventory heavily packed with vintage items, which date back 30 to 50 years or a bit more. This is due in part to the nostalgia factor: Collectors love items that evoke memories of their youth or even insight into their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods. When one hears a collector speak fondly of a prized grouping of gathered treasures, often it is because these were family pieces or look like those from one or two generations back.

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