Charming Shopping

A Portsmouth store with nautical gifts


At this time of year, the ocean calls my name so I took a ride to Portsmouth to visit Cory Farms Past & Presents. Tucked onto two acres of farmland by the sea is a quaint yet modern shop with items that charm and delight. Denys, the owner, gave my daughter and me a tour and history lesson as we marveled at the antiques, gift items, house wares and artwork sprinkled throughout the farmhouse turned gift-shopping experience. The farm was built in 1862 and was converted a few years ago. The store has been in business almost two years and thrives on the rich community in Portsmouth and beyond. I was drawn to the lobster themed items included butter knives, a rug and platter. Who doesn’t love lobsters? Get your claws on this and more and be dazzled by the hospitable charm that is Cory Farms.