The Not So Empty Nest opened it’s doors on June 1st, 2016. Owner Melinda has been involved in Retail mgmt. over 30 years and has always dreamed of owning a small business showcasing Maine work and unique product at an affordable price. We have been joined by over 50 Maine Artisans who share the goal of sharing their work with others at a reasonable cost.


"At the nest, it is about the work and the quality, not the quantity." 

The creative team at the nest includes, Mother Winni Murray, sisters Mia Applebee, Melissa Lowe, as well as husband Phil and Brother-in-Law Jay Applebee. Nephew Logan George is the creative talent behind all logo and website design, and Courtney Applebee is the photographic power behind all website and marketing photography.

We are truly blessed as it is truly a family business and the entire family contributes with individual creative work and also works to promote the local economy and Maine Made product.