The sign below is posted here at the parking area at Nervous Nellie's in acknowledgment of our new and strange world. We hope that you are well and will help us all be well by doing the right thing. We are now open Weds-Sat 11-5, and taking orders by phone and internet, shipping nationwide, curbside pickup by arrangement. Keeping safe and healthy is a top priority and will continue to be as we try to muddle through this strange Time of Covid. Be well, and we look forward to seeing you when the time is right.
Nervous Nellie's is an eclectic campus covering several acres in an idyllic island setting, a one-time homestead and heirloom orchard at the edge of a spruce forest. We make about 300 jars of jam a day by hand year-round in the jelly kitchen--a tiny white Cape cottage--using mainly Maine fruits. Peter's sculpture workshop is a former general store that was moved here in several large pieces on a flatbed truck (early one morning before the school buses got running).
We have a tiny shop and tea room offering homemade goodies and excellent coffee, organic juices, hand-blended tea. The shop is filled with shelf goods, housewares, gifts and clever things made by Maine artisans. A cross between classy and rustic. No lighthouse, moose or lobster key chains.
The grounds: meadow and woods are filled with sculptures made by Peter from discarded metal, locally-milled lumber, dump-foraged material. A Western town--jail, lawyer's office, fortune teller, hotel, saloon, Chinese laundry--sits shoulder to shoulder with a Delta-style juke joint, a Deer Isle general store, a church, a Grail castle, wizard's tower, 50's garage complete with jam session, all comprise Nellieville, a lifelong work in progress.