Why Mariposa? It’s actually quite simple: Mariposa likes the same things that we do. They love food, they love entertaining, they have a passion for quality and giving back to their community. 

About Mariposa: Celebrate the passion of food and the splendor of making others feel at home. Mariposa products are all handmade. No two pieces are ever exactly alike. Using ecologically responsible techniques, the majority of Mariposa products are crafted from 100% recycled materials in Mexico. The thirty-year old company also believes in core values to create and provide competitive wages, excellent benefits and safe working conditions for their artisans.

The History: Founder, Livia Cowan, began her journey back in 1984 while traveling with her sister in their camper down in Mexico. Livia found that the local artists had an immense respect for their history, passion for quality and versatile use of materials. Returning to her family home in Gloucester with a camper full of recycled glassware, Livia set up shop in her parent’s garage and Mariposa was born. Mariposa headquarters are located in Manchester-by-the-Sea and all orders are shipped from their distribution center in Gloucester, MA.

We are proud to carry the local, legendary giftware company and we have one of the areas largest selections. We take special orders and can also help you with your engraving needs, too.

Our New Gift Department

Like with everything that we offer, quality is the most important. Our newly designed Gift Department is no different. We work with some of the most talented artisans around—both near and far.

Alice Evans Ceramics:

Alice Evans CeramicsAlice Evans Ceramics are handmade by a small crew in the coastal village of Yarmouth, Maine. Artist and designer, Alice Evans, transforms the natural shapes of coastal life into dinnerware and tabletop accessories.



In 2015, Vietri released their newest collection of hand-blown glass tabletop accessories—Alabaster. We immediately fell in love with the classic and elegant style. Perfect for special occasions or life’s everyday pleasures.

Le Jacquard Francais Linens:

Le Jacquard FrancaisSince the late 1800s, Le Jacquard Francais has produced beautiful French damask linens in a variety of sizes and styles to blend harmoniously into your traditional or modern décor.

Magsy Gems:

Magsy GemsDesigned by Marblehead native Brooke Maguire! Light, yet sturdy…you will forget that you’re wearing one until the first compliment starts rolling in. Reap the benefits of each gem’s powers.

Our collection is constantly changing, so please call ahead to check availability.


Shouldn’t your kitchen be fun and functional? That’s where we come in. The perfect tool to chop up all of your veggies? Check! Carol’s most absolute favorite cheese grater? Check! Stunning glass oil cruets that don’t leave oil rings? Check (they do exist)! We test every gadget and tool before it hits our shelves. If we don’t like it (or can’t figure it out) it doesn’t make it into the store. It’s that simple.