Welcome to Milling Around
Milling Around is a unique mercantile shop specializing in antiques and unusual gifts including everything from classic posters to coastal decor. We even have a giant wooden shoe last
Along with vintage finds, we offer repurposed goods and newly handcrafted, locally-sourced products….plus more.
Take a look!
Home to the largest U.S. Collection of Wooden Bobbins
Our selection includes the largest U.S. collection of wooden bobbins and other mill relics that once served in the production of silk, woolen, and cotton goods. We recycle these pieces of history into decorative candle holders and curios…lamps, kaleidoscopes, jump ropes, and other functional and fun pieces.
Proud to showcase Art by
Maurice "Jake" Day
Milling Around is proud to be the retail gallery for the striking and heartwarming artwork created by renowned local artist Maurice “Jake” Day who “crossed mountain ridges and hiked into coastal villages, across solitary islands and secluded meadows gathering inspiration for his captivating land and seascapes and his unique, imaginative art where animals are humorously personified in a variety of human endeavors.”
Home to Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration Project Gear
Milling Around is also the official retailer of Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration Project gear, selling beautifully designed logo hats and t-shirts as well as other alewife-themed items. All of the proceeds are donated to the restoration project.
Open by chance or by appointment. Contact us!
MOST OFTEN open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm
Look for the blue flag flying!