Art Department at The Stock Exchange


You never know what hidden gem you will find here at The Stock Exchange.  We love our art department - it is eclectic and quirky and has something for everyone. 

Here are some tips for when you bring your artwork home.  It is important to take the time to measure and know how to properly hang it. Most people have a tendency to hang pictures too high. 

This is the Rule of Thumb - the center of the image should be at eye level. Hang your pictures so that its midpoint is between 57 and 60 inches from the floor. Go for the lower end of the range if most members of your household are on the short side; in rooms with ceilings higher than eight feet, artwork can be hung a little higher than 60 inches.

Above a sofa you typically want to keep the bottom of a single art piece or grouping about 8 to 10 inches above the back of a sofa. You can tweak the measurements a few inches to allow more room for placing your arm on the back of a sofa or to accommodate a very high wall.

When working with groupings, think of them as a single unit - a grouping should be no more than 6” apart at the most and 2-3” usually works best.

So now that you know how to hang your artwork properly, take a look around your house and see how you did with yours. And remember not every wall needs to be filled with an art piece.


Here is what we are featuring now:


Le Tilleul Dans La Cour Provencal Landscape

Serigraph by Elisabeth Estivalet

                                                                 Original Oil On Canvas

Look What I Found

lauren bunker
consignment store finds north shore

I don’t know about you, but my entire house is furnished with Stock Exchange unique finds. Everywhere I turn it’s “I bought that at The Stock Exchange”, “...and that”, “oh, and that too”.  My kitchen is full of someone else’s passed along treasures. My living room is decorated with rugs, lamps, side tables, coffee tables ... for crying out loud - I even sleep in some else’s bed! (oh, that didn’t come out right).

If you compliment my outfit on any given day I can guarantee you that I purchased not just one item, but sometimes my entire outfit here from The Stock Exchange.  As the youngest of four girls I was always complaining that I was never able to buy anything new - EVERYTHING in my closet was a hand me down from my sisters. I hated that word! Who would have thought that as an adult I would be so thrilled that my entire closet is second hand-me-downs from someone else’s closet!

We hear this all the time from our customers and now we would like you to share your stories. Did you wear a dress to a wedding that everyone wanted to know where you got it? Was your husband SHOCKED that the kitchen table you brought home was only $150 dollars? Did you furnish your child’s first apartment from here? 

Do you recognize this blouse? I wore it to a Christmas party (everyone loved it!) and then I used it for the Christmas mannequin for our window this year. 

I wonder who wore it first?

Share the love - we want to hear your stories and see your pictures.

Decanters: Old School Charm

If you have the room, why not step up your entertaining game and add a beautiful bar to your kitchen or dining room. I can’t think of anything more beautiful than several cut glass decanters grouped together. Add a silver tray to enhance the light reflection for an elegant flare.


Not just for alcohol, I use glass carafes and decanters to beautifully store water, juice and other cold beverages.  You can change out your plastic mouthwash bottle for a decanter or fill one with bubble bath to spruce up your bathroom vanity.

decanter for bar
decanter jo malone

... if you have not had a chance yet, check us out on The Stock Exchange's Pinterest for more ideas and pictures!

The Importance of Corners


People tend to forget about corners when decorating. Don’t underestimate the importance of them - a properly decorated corner will balance your room and take your space to the next level.

An Etagere is a nice way to fill the empty space of a corner. Be careful not to clutter it with too many items or you will confuse your eye and miss out on a clear visual of the whole room.

The simplest solution is plants. We use ferns all around the store to balance and soften the corners. You may not have noticed them - but they are in every window and most corners of our displays. Plants not only add color and texture, but are soothing to the eye as well. 

Pick up a nice floor plant or use a plant stand to make your corner bright and lively and see for yourself the difference it makes. If you can’t find a plant stand, think out of the box and use large glass vases to hold your plants like the ones we have here in this photo. 

For more creative corner ideas, check out

Follow The Stock Exchange's Pinterest for more ideas on the home (and the plant board)!

LOLA™ Designs at The Stock Exchange

lola pendant celtic knot

There is no better time than now to check out our LOLA™ collection.

LOLA™ designs and creates beautiful, high quality, handcrafted jewelry which mark important moments in people’s lives with meaningful symbols including angels, compasses, sand dollars, and more. The pendants also include inspirational words engraved into the back, further imbuing every individual piece with love.

LOLA pendants are often given as gifts, to bring courage, strength, hope, comfort and joy to family and friends who have overcome adversity or continue to be challenged. Pendants are also given simply to express friendship, gratitude and love, and are cherished by those who wear them as a means to carry with them a feeling of great honor.

People are moved to wear and share their LOLA pendants triggered by important and often unexpected events in life. Whether it’s an Angel given to a mother bravely fighting cancer, a Compass given to a student starting college, a St. Christopher given to a constant traveler, or simply a Sand Dollar that carries the memories of a beach vacation…when you wear LOLA you feel the love. Love one, love all.™

This month we recommend the Celtic Knot.  It is designed around two hearts intertwined. There is no beginning or end, the lines are continuous. This symbol represents the deep, eternal, enduring bond of love. Unbreakable.

If you have a chance, check out the LOLA™  website ~ we know you will love it!



Love is in the Air at The Stock Exchange

Hermès, Per Se, Faconnable, Alberta Di Canio

Tall black boots are a great look with this red Per Se dress - it’s one of our favorite brands. The fit and quality are amazing. Wrap the Hermès scarf around the red Alberta Di Canino Italian purse and you are good to go. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or heading to the office - this outfit will be a show stopper.

Our designer brands are easy to find - we have a separate section of our best selections in the front room at the back of the store. If you have a special event and you need help putting an outfit together just ask one of our friendly staff - we would love to help you with the search.

If it is a Valentine gift you are looking for for that special someone we have lots to choose from - a Tiffany necklace, Chanel bracelet, even a Valentino tie! We have your Valentine’s Day covered.

A Touch of Modern

How many times per week do you walk by The Stock Exchange here in Manchester-by-the-Sea?  You must notice our frequent window changes. Which is your favorite? 


Why not spruce up your space with a pair of green zebra chairs? A touch of modern works with any decor.  Paired with this Lynn Chase framed scarf and you have the beginnings to a great room for Spring!

zebra chairs modern furniture
Lynn Chase framed scarf