Now that you have a dream home on Nantucket, you can make it all your own with unique items from these antique shops and home décor specialists.  Handwoven throws drape beautifully across your couch for cool island evenings. You simply must have at least one Nantucket Lightship basket. And marine antiques bring a touch of history to your home and make great conversation pieces.  Fresh flowers can be the final touch to make a house a home.

Nantucket Antiques

Nantucket’s rich history is represented by these fine shops.

Nantucket Home Décor

  • The Magical Realism of Katherine Howe

    Every June, the Nantucket Book Festival brings together readers and authors in a celebration of the written word. Over the years, this weekend event has welcomed to our island hundreds of well-known authors including Alice Hoffman, Dennis Lehane, Tiya Miles, Marlon James, Jodi Picoult, Sebastian Junger, Imani Perry, Hernan Diaz, Jennifer Weiner, Charles Graeber, Isabel Wilkerson, James McBride, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, and Azar Nafisi. The Book Fest also showcases Nantucket writers: Nathaniel Philbrick, Elin Hilderbrand, James Sulzer, Nancy Thayer, Steve Sheppard, and Gabrielle Burnham have made appearances. Kwame Alexander, Margaret Atwood, Erik Larson are among the more than 20 authors who will speak at the 2024 Festival held this Thursday through Sunday. The post The Magical Realism of Katherine Howe appeared first on Yesterdays Island, Todays Nantucket.

  • Looking Back

    It was Nantucket whaling ships that brought artist G.S. Hill and his life and business partner Judi to our island nearly half a century ago. And this season, in his studio gallery on Straight Wharf, Greg is showing a special retrospective exhibit of these early works. G.S. Hill’s paintings brought The post Looking Back appeared first on Yesterdays Island, Todays Nantucket.

  • Spreading the Fishing Bug

    Not every type of fishing involves rods and reels. Nantucket has an abundance of quahogs, hard shell clams that live in the shallow sandy areas around the island. When I was in my early teens, it seems that once or twice each summer I’d end up on a trip with Oscar Bunting, a commercial fisherman, to go with him and scratch up those tasty morsels. Oscar looked like he was from central casting’s selection for “The Old Man and the Sea.” He was a very strong guy with forearms that rivaled Popeye’s, a real-life Cap’n Quint. Oscar had a steely look in his eyes that told you he was a serious man but he softened that look with a frequent and wonderful deep laugh. I loved those quahog digging trips with him! The post Spreading the Fishing Bug appeared first on Yesterdays Island, Todays Nantucket.

  • Sea Monster Returns to Nantucket Island

    In August of 1937, Nantucket Island was abuzz: a sea monster was swimming in our waters and walking along our shores, leaving huge three-toed prints in the sand. News wires went out, and articles were published across the country speculating about the strange beast. Island fisherman Bill Manville claimed to The post Sea Monster Returns to Nantucket Island appeared first on Yesterdays Island, Todays Nantucket.