Gift Guide Part Four: For the Home

Here are some of our top picks of things to grace your live, work or play space!

 

Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95

Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95

 

Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 - $35.

Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 – $35.

 

Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics; napkins from Keephouse; single origin teas from Bee Raw; coaster set from James Steidle.

Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics $52; napkins from Keephouse $29 for a pair; single origin teas from Bee Raw $19.95 – $22.95; coaster set from James Steidle $30.

 

Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95

Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95

 

Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 - $23

Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 – $23

 

Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148

Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148

 

Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 - $36.95

Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 – $36.95

 

Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5'x8') $435

Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5’x8′) $435

 

Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52

Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52

 

Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 - $36.95

Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 – $36.95

 

Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 - $76.95

Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 – $76.95

 

Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225

Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225

 

Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design.

Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design. $54 – $110.

Gift Ideas Abounding!

It’s been a little crazy in the shop with holiday shoppers braving the cold and wet. But as I write this it’s actually looking quite lovely outside – there’s even a patch of blue poking out behind that little grey cloud. Hello, blue!

Anyhoo, below are some pics of recent arrivals that might be perfect for that special someone on your list. We are pretty much bursting at the seams with lovely items to give and receive. We hope to see you soon. xo

 

Get organized with these smart and practical chalkboard canisters. The flat lids make them great for stacking and the neutral colour scheme looks great in all kitchens.

Matchsticks in vintage apothecary bottles. Turn it over and the bottom of the bottles have been scored for striking the matches. So clever. So cute. 

Beautifully made ceramic teapots (and teacups and french butter dishes) from Calgary’s Juliana Rempel. We love the combination of the glazes with the red clay (sourced from Medicine Hat). No two are alike, all are beautiful. 

We are finally stocked up on pocket knives from our friends in Santa Fe. Wood marquetry inlays and turquoise adorn these beauties. Assorted patterns and colours available. We also have their bread knives with marquetry handles for the foodie on your gift list. 

Lovely leather pouches with embroidered feather and arrow motifs. Use as a wallet, a cosmetic case, a pencil case… did you know that crossed arrows are a symbol of friendship? Kinda sweet, we think.

Assorted tea towels from San Francisco’s Studio Patro. This one beautiful enough to frame – and wouldn’t it brighten anyone’s day? 

Locally made leather mittens by Bel. These babies are gorgeous – soft, sleek and minimal. And we all know mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves!

Assorted travel kits from Toronto’s Made&Found. Carrie meticulously dyes the fabrics (using all natural dyes) and then sews each bag, complete with interior pockets for smaller items. So well thought out.

Buttery soft leather wallets from Victoria’s Arraworks. Each wallet is ingeniously crafted from one continuous piece of leather. Available in black, natural, robin’s egg blue and dark teal (not shown).

Pendleton blankets in various patterns are back in stock as well. These blankets are keepers – you’ll have them for a lifetime and then pass them on. We’ve got full size blankets, smaller saddle blankets, and baby/lap blankets too! 

Fun, feminine and ethically made wristlet pouches and clutches from Jade Tribe. These bags are made from re-purposed, traditional textiles from Thailand and Laos. The women from the weaving villages that make them are fairly employed by Jade Tribe and benefit directly from their sales.

Pendleton Blankets

It’s been busy in the shop so we’re a bit behind on filling you in on what’s in store. We just received a shipment of blankets from Pendleton Woolen Mills. The quality of these blankets is unsurpassed. The patterns in stock are from their series which honour the stories and histories of Native Americans, Pendleton’s original and most valued customers. They would be perfect on a bed or sofa, and make stunning wall hangings as well. Come on in and check them out!

Shop photos

A few photos of what’s in store now, including sweet little Pendleton blankets. Perfect for baby or a lap blanket. Also lots of lovely gift ideas with the holiday season around the corner.

Pendleton baby/lap blankets. 32×40 inches.

Table of goodies

Pendleton Blankets are in!

As the temperature drops I can imagine cuddling up in a blanket like this one. Pendleton blankets in a variety of Native American patterns are in, and we’re expecting more over the next few weeks!

Pendleton Los Lunas blanket. 50×72 inches.