When she bought Morrice Florist in Vineyard Haven five years ago, Emily Coulter was 30 and tired of waitressing by night, caring for her two young daughters by day and seldom seeing her husband.


For nearly 75 years, Kim O'Callaghan's business Morrice Florist has been a fixture in Vineyard Haven. So when she realized the flower shop needed a fresh start and new owner, there was no question who she would call.


Kim OCallaghan

At 4 p.m. on the day before last month’s Boston Marathon, Kim O’Callaghan, 47, of Vineyard Haven, could have been expected to have her mind on preparing for the next day’s race—which would be her 14th go up Heartbreak Hill. (She ran this year’s race in 4 hours, 51 minutes and 40 seconds.)


Mad Potter on the Move

The Mad Potter has wandered into Vineyard Haven and is now selling his pottery at Morrice Florist on State Road.

The work of his royal madness is truly unique. Towering castles, mermaid and Celtic knotwork bowls, vases, goblets, dragon mugs: If you buy it the fairies will come and move in with you.

Potter, Mad spent his formative years in Ireland. So, yes, he does understand what the wee creatures like. And his artistic flair is unmatched.