About Our Shop

Tale of the Cod was first established as a gift shop in 1960. The Haetinger family bought the business in 1979, and has owned and operated it since. The furniture showroom was added in the mid eighties. This popular landmark has welcomed visitors from near and far for over five decades!

We carefully select our vendors in order to provide top quality, unique and trendy products to our customers. If you are shopping for someone special, an upcoming event, or pampering yourself, you are sure to find just what you are looking for!

Whether it is a birthday, wedding, anniversary, new baby, new home, or just because – Make Tale of the Cod your first stop!

Why Visit?

Stop by and let the friendly, helpful staff at Tale of the Cod assist with your decorating project, or help select the perfect gift for a birthday, graduation, wedding or housewarming. Perhaps we can wrap up something special just for you! We welcome your calls and emails, and will happily ship items to you.

Tale of the Cod features a beautiful furniture showroom, complete with complimentary design and decorating services. Our experts will gladly assist you in furnishing one room, or an entire home! We select from only the finest resources such as Highland House, Vanguard, Masterfield, and Maine Woodworks. We have an extensive and ever changing selection of home accents, rugs, lamps, framed art, bedding, toss pillows, mirrors, nautical items and so much more!


Tale of the Cod in the 1960s!

Tale of the Cod in the 1960s!