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Featured Artisan, New England Bells

When I hear that beautiful sound of a solid brass bell, images of a crisp New England winter run through my mind. Since this July has been one of the hottest on record, I seem to be thinking about the cooler months to come more often than usual! George and Sandy Hodskins of New England Bells have put their heart and soul into bringing us these festive, timeless keepsakes.

In early days bells were used as a way of communication. Sleigh bells were fastened to horses to signal  your arrival. Each family took pride in the unique sound their bells made. With the roads being narrow, pedestrians could hear a sleigh approaching and move out of harms way. If you broke down and another sleigh stopped to help, it was customary to give the good Samaritan your sleigh bells, for their assistance. Hence the saying “I’ll be there with bells on” means you expect a happy and trouble-free arrival.

Nowadays, bells are used to train pets to go outside, decorate your home, or for safety. Whatever your need is, you can be assured that it is the highest quality and will bring a smile to your face every time you hear jingle-jingle. Proudly made in New Hampshire and sold at America The Beautiful Country Store!

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