Finger Lakes Felt Topographic Map

Felt Finger Lakes topography bathymetric map - Keuka -

Well here we go, I was on again recently looking for Finger Lakes related goods and came across these interesting maps. In the Etsy shop Snuppan, Rochester’s Erin Britt makes these typographic maps of Finger Lakes (and other New York state lakes). Aren’t these neat? I found a Keuka Lake and Owasco Lake map. What […]

Finger Lakes Grape Leaf Necklace

Finger Lakes Grape Leaf Necklace

Really now… this is very cool. I just love finding Finger Lakesy jewelry that isn’t in the shape of a lake (because… ya know… the lakes doesn’t exactly look pretty out, of context…). This is a grape leaf necklace made right here in the Finger Lakes, in Bath. The necklace is for sale on […]

Say Merry Christmas With A Finger Lakes Glass Tree Pendant

Finger Lakes Christmas Tree Glass Pendant on Etsy

These are the sweetest little things! These Christmas Tree pendants are made from glass handpicked off the shores of Cayuga Lake. Wear them as a necklace, hang them in a window and let them catch the sunlight (if you can find some in the Finger Lakes… jeeez), or buy a pair and give one to your […]

Artfully Crafted Chocolate at Rue Claire Artisan Chocolates in Lodi, NY

Rue Claire Lavender Farm and Artisan Chocolate

As part of my Great Halloween Birthday Giveaway (ending 10/30, enter NOW!), I had been searching for real Chocolatiers in the Finger Lakes. Last Saturday, I stopped for a visit at Rue Claire Lavender Farm and Artisan Chocolate in Lodi, NY. The shining sun caused the lake to sparkle and the leaves to glow–best day […]

Ithaca’s Finest Pastries and Chocolate at Sarah’s Patisserie

Sarah's Patisserie - French Pastries and Chocolates in the Finger Lakes

Last week, I set out looking for handmade, artisan chocolatiers in the Finger Lakes for the Great Halloween Birthday Giveaway. What I found was little piece of France right in Ithaca. Sarah’s Patisserie is a sweet little gem tucked away in Cayuga Heights’ Community Corners plaza (view map). Just minutes from Cornell’s campus and a […]

Great Halloween Birthday Giveaway

Great Halloween Birthday Giveaway -

I have a particular fondness for Halloween because October 31st is the day of my birth. Legend has it that my Uncle made a congratulatory call to my Mother from a phone booth saying, “Just don’t name her Casper.” Halloween Birthday celebrations and jokes have been a common occurrence since that first frightful night and […]

Cayuga Lake Ring – Finger Lakes Series

Cayuga Lake Ring - First in Finger Lakes Series

Squeeee! Is this neat or what? Syracuse based jewelry maker, Kay Stauffer makes these really unique Finger Lakes Rings and sells them in her Dathannach shop on Kay tells me that Keuka is on her to-do list (I’m sure the other Finger Lakes are on the list as well!). Check It Out!

Custom Wine Barrel Furniture

table and wine rack furniture made from finger lakes wine barrels

What can you do with an old wine barrel? Dan Mitchell crafts furniture pieces out of them right here in the Finger Lakes. Recycled, Upcycled, whatever you might call it, this is really cool.   Excerpt about Dan from his website, Dan Mitchell is a Finger Lakes native, and has been involved in the wine […]

Custom, Homemade Batmobile in Newark, NY

Homemade Batmobile in Newark, NY

Butch Bouwens has been a long time fan of the Batman TV show, and has been working to create this homemade batmobile in hit body shop 5 years ago. (Photo Credit:

Handmade Silver Finger Lakes Pendant on (and more Finger Lakesy Jewelry)

Finger Lakes Map Necklace in Silver-PMC-GLACIAL MOVEMENT

I’m not a big jewelry person, but lately browsing for Finger Lakesy stuff I have found so much really interesting jewelry that I want you to see. Pictured above is Hannah Hoffman‘s Finger Lakes Map Necklace on ($65).  Below, you’ll see handcrafted wine bottle pendants that are… wait for it… made from recycled wine bottles! […]