67 Salem Street, North End, Boston 617.742.0484 shakethetree@rcn.com

Hello Spring!

Still chilly outside but feeling like Spring in here! We have been happily restocking new clothing, jewelry, lots of candles, small batch tasty treats, cookbooks, ceramics, glassware, cocktail supplie, wall hangings,  and more!

We can now host 8 people in the shop and we are sticking to our sanitizing and distancing protocols to create a safe shopping space for all of you!

We have limited our ONLINE shop to GIFT CERTIFICATES! Click on link to order!  If you would like to order something else that you have seen on our instagram or in the shop, please call us at 617-742-0484 and we are happy to chat with you!

Happy New Year/Winter Hours

Wishing everyone a happy New Year!

Thanks so much to everyone who shopped local this season! Your love and support has sustained us during these hard times. We look forward to restocking with beautiful goodies for the upcoming winter and Spring!

Monday – Friday  ……… 11 – 7

Saturday …………10 – 7

Sunday …………….. 12 – 5

Fall 2020


Monday – Thursday….11 – 7

Friday…………………….11 – 8

Saturday ………………..10 – 8

Sunday……………………12 – 6

Yes, it’s been a strange and difficult year for small businesses. My heart goes out to so many local shops/restaurants that have closed. Local “mom and pop” stores and eateries are the backbone of any thriving neighborhood and I’m sending good wishes to all my friends and neighbors.

Shake has been doing just fine despite the changing landscape. We re-opened in mid-June and are happy to see so much local love and support. We are missing the tourists and the local office crowds for sure but I am forever grateful to the loyal customers that we have! It is YOU that keep us going.  We are fully restocked with beautiful autumn clothes and lots of new candles, cookbooks, cards, small batch goodies,  home decor, and more…Come visit!


Re-Opening Update

It’s been a long three months of being closed due to Covid. We miss our customers and so appreciate the outpouring of support! We have kept ourselves busy during this time, shipping online orders, cleaning, updating displays, opening boxes of new candles, summer clothes etc…

We finally got the “thumbs up” from the Governor and will begin a very LIMITED opening this week. There are many new mandated requirements and we are working hard to create a safe and comfortable shopping experience.

A few new things to expect:

NEW HOURS (this may change so please call us)

………..Monday – Thursday 11- 6

………..Friday 11 – 7

………..Saturday 10 – 7

………..Sunday 12 – 6

Limit to 4 customers at a time

Mask and Hand Sanitizing Required upon Entry (We have sanitizers at the front. door and throughout the shop)

NEW Return Policy

Refund within 3 days with receipt.

Store Credit/Exchange Only within 10 days with receipt.

Cleaning – We will be disinfecting high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day.

We love you and can’t wait to see you!

Shake is now ONLINE

Hi Everybody!
As you know, we’ve closed our brick + mortar shop due to the virus, but we can’t wait to Re-Open when it is safe to do so!
In the meantime, we just set up a small ONLINE SHOPPING SITE!


It is a work in progress and we will be adding more items, especially more candles, jewelry, cookbooks and clothing!
Please email me with questions, suggestions, or any issues that come up while you are navigating the site!

We miss you all !

Please stay in touch through INSTAGRAM

Much love,
xo, Marian


Temporarily Closed due to the Virus!

Shake is closed under the state mandated closure of non-essential businesses. We would obviously prefer to be open but we support the Stay at Home policy as an important means of keeping the community safe. We originally hoped to be closed for just 2 weeks but it is apparent that this crisis will go on for at least several more weeks, if not months.

We will absolutely re-open when the virus is under control.

Keep an eye out for future posts about ways to continue to support us by shopping from home!

Much love, PLEASE STAY HOME, and see you all on the other side of this!

xo, Marian

Winter Time

Christmas and New Years have past and we are all settling into Winter. For us at Shake it is a time for Spring prep – we are off to lots of design trade shows to meet with makers, planning out our Spring look.

Aesthetics include everything from minimalist, and neutrals to neons and brights! Look for new letterpress greeting cards, small batch jams, larger plants, woven baskets, colorful mixed media jewelry, floral dresses, wide legged pants, and lots of new candles! Excited for color palettes in the coral, peachy, golden, and ivory range! (Thinking about repainting our back wall in Living Coral, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year!)

We’ll see what we find and get back to you!

photo credit:@thenorthender

Juice Pop-Up with Nourish Your Soul – Sat. 11/16 (1-3pm)

Join us for a delicious NOURISH YOUR SOUL Juice Tasting at Shake!

 Saturday November 16th from 1-3pm

Nourish Your Soul will be sampling juices all afternoon in the shop! They are a Boston-based juice company founded by Susan Cabana in 2012. With a variety of juices, smoothies, toasts, sweets and more, Cabana uses high-quality ingredients to bring people optimal health and happiness one sip, one bite and one choice at a time.

Visit their newest location at 208 Newbury Street inside lululemon

Tea Tasting with 27teas: Sunday 10/5 (1-4pm)

Join us for a tea tasting with Margaret Gay, owner of NH based 27teas, a loose-leaf tea company that donates 10% of its profits to sustainable clean water and sanitation solutions around the world. She will be sampling a range of black and green teas from her fall collection! It’s a great opportunity to chat about small biz start-ups, projects that “give-back” and all things tea! She will also have tea packs for sale so you can help support her mission!

Soluna Garden Farm Pop-Up: Saturday 10/19 (1-4pm)

Soluna Garden Farm is a one acre certified organic farm in Winchester, Massachusetts that specializes in herbs and flowers! They hand-blend their own line of small batch herb, spice and tea blends and will be popping up at Shake on Saturday October 19th from 1-4pm!

They will be offering samples of 2 of their delicious and nourishing seasonal favorites: Ruby Rose herbal tea and Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk latte.

You can make these tasty treats at home using Soluna’s blends, which will be available to purchase at Shake during the Pop Up or anytime at their permanent location at the nearby Boston Public Market.

Happy Summer!

Hope you are all having a fantastic summer! We are filled with bright colors and sunshine for all of your beach days, long weekends at the lake, afternoon picnics and porch parties! Stop by and say hello!

Free mini treats from Union Square Donuts

THIS SATURDAY 12/22 starting at 11 am, stop by Shake for free mini donuts from locally owned Union Square Donuts! Sweeten your day!

We’re here to help you finish your shopping! We have beautiful handmade jewelry, cozy mittens and scarves, global cookbooks, pine-fragranced candles, sparkly ornaments, 2019 calendars, shea butter lotions, photo frames , and local caramels, plus tons of last-minute Stocking Stuffers!

We are open daily 10am till 8pm through Christmas (closing at 3 on 12/24)

Regular hours resume on 12/26