Flowers in May


In a cozy sunroom overlooking the Beverly Public Library, light floods a sweet art workshop. Custom prints cover the walls and art materials are ready and waiting to be assembled.

Being an artist, creativity has always run through Emily Dumas’ veins. Originally a hobby that started out when asked to make invitations for friends and family for weddings and other celebrations, Flowers in May took off when her series of collage prints were featured on a popular design blog.   With orders rolling in, she expanded her products to include cards, pins, magnets, prints and giftwrap.


When you shop with Flowers in May you are supporting a local, independent artist. Emily makes the majority of her pieces at home in Beverly. She prints, cuts, packages and assembles the sweet goods you receive in the mail when you place an order. “I do it for me and hope people like it,” Emily explains in her workspace as we talk about how she gets inspiration and why she does what she does. Does it get any better than that?


When not creating designs for her business, you can find Emily looking for treasure at the Todd Farm Flea Market, teaching illustration and graphic design at Salem State University, bike riding and breaking it down to The Beastie Boys.

Connect with Flowers in May on EtsyInstagram, or Facebook, and find out more on her website. (Plus, a flipagram!)

Sisters Chelsea and Kinsey are Gloucester natives with the traveling bug. They share their North Shore favorites as well as finds from further afield. Catch up with them on their blog, The Travelin’ Chicks, and find all their Boston Day Book posts here.

Image Credit: Travelin’ Chicks

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