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The Tradition of the New

Welcome to The Tradition of the New, a unique line of heirloom quality furniture and accessories. Each piece is -  handcrafted using wood from sustainable forests by husband and wife team Patrick Mealey and Joyce Jackson in their coastal Maine workshop.

In 2012 we were honored that our side tables were Editors' Choice in Down East magazine's 58th annual Best of Maine issue. Virginia Wright of Down East magazine wrote,"Patrick  and Joyce  bring to furniture design the same blend of traditional aesthetics and clean, contemporary lines that they employ in the historic kitchen renovations they've completed in and around Eastport."  Currently our Golding Gourmet cabinet is featured in Early Homes Spring - Summer issue.

Here's what some of our customers have said:

"Your large rectangular cutting board is a beautiful piece, well made from a sturdy, thick slice of solid maple. The board arrived feeling soft as silk, and I am amazed at how hard the wood is- while I am expecting it to build up knife marks over its lifetime of use, my knives have yet to scratch it!  It is a treasure, and a perfectly modern silhouette that nods to traditional shapes, fitting in with my 18th century home, while staying funky, geometric, and cheerily light (love the maple!) in a sort of scandinavian-modern style. Fast shipping and personal communication from seller, too. Thank you, Fine Artist Made!"

"I received your Sweetgrass Box as a birthday gift - it is a totally wonderful success. So often when you see things on the screen they look good and then disappoint when actually in hand. Not so in this case. The box was all and more than I expected....beautiful to the hand, the eye and perfect in function. The pattern reminded me of Gee's Bend Quilts, Anni Albers textiles, and African weavings. The vibration of the edge of the stencil, where the gold and deep black brown meet, is just right, the colors rich and sophisticated. Your blend of minimalism, craft and folk is skillful and fresh. It has a proud position in our space. Thank you!"

"Your Eggemoggin box has found it's rightful place in the world. I think I'll never tire of turning it in different directions and placing the top on differently each time. It is the most fun, spirited little box with just the right balance between folk and contemporary art. Even the lovely, simple caring way you wrapped it gave me a good feeling from the start....And Maine being my favorite place on the planet and Eggemoggin (what a great word!!!) amongst my favorites there, I feel you made this box for me. What character and grace. Thank you so much."

Each item is made to order - email or call us at (207) 853-9504 to place your order.

You can also visit our Etsy store to shop our collection and for special sale items.

We exclusively use Benjamin Moore's environmentally friendly paints. Choose from our favorite natural colors below or customize your order (for an extra $30 charge) with any other color. Click here for the Benjamin Moore colors or visit your local dealer.

Click on color samples to view a larger color swatch.

Please note: On-screen & printer color representations may vary from actual paint colors.

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