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23 Great Conversation Pieces for Your Home

Find these cool things at shops around Rhode Island.

For the sailor, clockwise from top left: Knot wall hanging, $74, Nava, Providence. Newport Bridge print, $22, Craftland, Providence. Anchor clock, $18, Homestyle, Providence. Yacht Club print, $22, Craftland. Whale bookends, $48, Homestyle. Various nautical books, $15.95–$40, Homestyle. Ship mug, $18, Frog and Toad, Providence. Shell vase, $360, RISD Works, Providence. Air plant, $4.50, Homestyle. Ahoy! Captain hat print, $14,…

Style: Here's the Scoop in Rhode Island

Serve up some ice cream with sprinkles with these local finds.

Photography by Angel Tucker   Clockwise from top left: Scoop for sprinkles, $3.95, Wickford Gourmet Factory Outlet, Wickford. Pink and blue bunting, from $15, Kreatelier, Providence. Striped and spot paper cupcake holders, $7 for twenty-five, Stock Culinary Goods, Providence. Blue teaspoons, $5 each, Hollies, Barrington. S’mores ice cream topping, $14; chocolate fudge ice cream sauce, $12, both at Sur La…

Style: Dig In With These Gardening Tools

From seeds to books, here's a list of supplies to get your hands dirty.

Clockwise from top left: Utility canvas apron, $58; Nutscene garden twine, $18, Cluck!, Providence. Woodburn Select dwarf boxwood, $15.75, Central Nurseries, Johnston. Birchbark pot, $22, Grasmere, Bristol. Emerald Gaiety euonymous, $32.95; ceramic pot, $279.95; lantern, $43.95, Central Nurseries. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L. Martin, $19.99; Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour, $19.95; Small Space Vegetable Gardens by Andrea…

Style: Gear Up With These Sporty Duds

Hit your stride with this cool athletic wear.

Clockwise from top left: Black and red men’s running shorts, $50, Providence Running Company, Providence. Blue athletic shirt, $25, Rhode Runner, Providence. White sunglasses, $75, Providence Running Company. Red sports bra, $50, Rhode Runner. Gray warm up jacket, $99, Ure Outfitters, Hope Valley. Black and white ladies’ running pants, $100, Providence Running Company. Tri-colored baseball hat, $13, Elmwood Sports Center,…

Rock On With Mineral Inspired Accessories

Geology-inspired jewelry, home goods and cards.

Clockwise from top left: Brown agate coaster, $60 for set of four, Store Four, Wakefield. Pink agate coasters, $56 for set of four, Lou Lou’s Decor, Newport. Magnetic wall knife block, $28; knife, $79, both at Stock Culinary Goods, Providence. Wine stoppers, $28 each, Store Four. Mother-of-pearl inlaid tray, $57, Lou Lou’s Decor. Raw crystal pendant on gold-filled chain, $39.95,…