It’s hard to believe that the shop is already 6 years old! So much has happened in the lifetime of this small business, but one thing that remains consistent is the support and encouragement of our loyal customers. As an expression of thanks on our birthday, we’re having a storewide sale. Everything will be 20% OFF** this FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY (Oct. 13, 14, 15) in store only.
We’d love for you to come by, say hello, and maybe pick up a little something for yourself at a discount. We hope to see you there, and thanks again for 6 great years!
The M&L Crew
** Some exceptions, details in store. Please note that all sales are final. No price adjustments.
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
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 $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
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
Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 – $36.95
Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5’x8′) $435
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
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
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.
Everybody has a special lady in their life – be it their mom, wife, sister, significant other, grandma, BFF, mentor… the list goes on. We’ve hand selected some gifts that will make her feel especially loved this time of year. Guys, listen up – this list is for you – don’t wait until the last minute! As usual, we’re on hand at the shop to help you put together something really special. We want you to feel as good about your purchase as she does receiving it. xo
Pyrrha talisman necklaces will always win favours! Each charm has a different symbolism and meaning. Design and made in Vancouver for over 20 years. Lots to choose from in the shop. Prices range form $154 to $233.
Ultra soft oversized scarf for blustery days. Also available in grey mix. $95.
Linen covered recipe boxes with gold detailing for the organized cook. Recipe cards included. $58.95
Hand thrown mugs and bowls with delicate gold and blue dots make a thoughtful present. Made in Golden, BC by Kalika Bowlby. $46 each.
Soft and supple open long cardigan in a deep moss green. Elegant and versatile. $260
The Radio Purse from Minor History is a great all purpose bag with a modern shape. Adjustable straps, brass hardware and plenty of room for all the essentials. Available in black or Carnelian leather. $235.
New styles of Tense wooden watches have arrived – large and small faces available. Made locally and always a lovely present. Styles range in price from $168 to $265.
Stay cosy and warm on those winter walks. Sweater by Day. $234.99
Perfect for anyone who loves to entertain. Uncomplicated recipes and inspiration for food, cocktails and gatherings. Full colour photos on every page. $45.95
Made by artisans in Santa Fe, New Mexico, these tuxedo knives make a sweet gift. Assorted patterns and colours. $68 – $74.
Handwoven, fair trade towels make a thoughtful gift. They can also be used as shawls and throws. The photo doesn’t do them justice! The texture and subtle slub in these are tell tale signs of a truly handcrafted item. We have other styles in the shop as well. For the lady who appreciates quality, timeless goods. $98.
Help her stay organized with a 12-month agenda. Hardcover and organized monthly with plenty of room for important dates and notes. $45.95
Pendleton blankets always make a gift that someone will love and appreciate for years. We have lots in stock: full size blankets, throws, saddle blankets, even the perfect outdoor blanket that is waterproof on one side and wooly on the other.
Functional , sturdy and beautiful storage hampers in lost of sizes from Toronto-based Pehr Designs. Lots more patterns in the shop.
We love these cedar cutting boards made by local woodworker James Steidle.
A great little Japanese coffee grinder with ceramic burr mechanism for the coffee aficionado.
Forest&Waves blankets are cosy and can be used everywhere – take them camping, to the beach, the cabin, the campfire…
Another Forest&Waves blanket in a different pattern.
Simple and elegant handmade ceramic airplant holder for the minimalist.
Prints from Banquet Atelier. Locally made. We particularly love this Palmistry print.
Silver and gold (or brass for that matter). Lovely pieces to add a bit of functional shine to the house.
Brass incense holders make a sweet little gift. Dishes sold separately.
…and we have lots of incense to go along with the incense holders.
The mulitpurpose hammam towel is a classic gift. Use as a towel, beach blanket, table cloth, shawl, throw, sarong…
The greeting cards from Banquet Atelier & Workshop have always been a favourite at the shop, so we were thrilled to find out that they have expanded into textiles! We now carry their gorgeous napkin sets, tea towels, and tote bags. The fun yet sophisticated patterns and colours are a Banquet hallmark, and as usual it’s designed and made in Vancouver.
Tea towels and napkin sets in lovely, heavy weight linen.
These oversize tote bags are great for the market, the beach, weekends away, kids’ stuff, or just general schlepping about. Heavy weight canvas, shoulder length straps, internal pocket. Not to mention the killer patterns.
We’ve always been fans of classic, well-made goods for the home that have stood the test of time. We’ve recently been restocked on two brands that we’ve carried since the shop opened – Riess Enamelware and Bauer Pottery – and a new edition to our collection, Fog Linenworks. Below is a bit of history…
Riess is an Austrian based company that has roots dating back to 1550. They began making high-quality porcelain enamel kitchenware in 1922, and the company is currently run by the ninth Riess family generation. The company philosophy revolves around sustainability, ecological vision and social responsibility. Their manufacturing is powered by green energy from three hydroelectric plants and their production process is carbon neutral.
Riess cookware consists of four coats of porcelain enamel applied to a steel core. Porcelain enamel has no artificial elements in it and is completely recyclable into scrap metal. It can be used on all heat sources, is nickel-free, scratch-resistant, non-porous and easy to clean. Morever, it comes in the best colours! We’ve got lidded casseroles, baking dishes, saucepans, ladles, milk pots, and mixing bowls.
Bauer Pottery is another favourite collection of ours. The company’s roots date back to 1878 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1910 J.A. Bauer moved production to Los Angeles, California where the company expanded it’s designs and colour selections. In the 30’s the famous “ring designs” were added to all manner of vessels – butter dishes, mixing bowls, candle holders, and honey pots to name a few. The most famous period for Bauer Pottery had begun and the company enjoyed years of success. Eventually things changed, and in the early 60’s the company shut down it’s production. As time passed, original Bauer pieces became highly collectable.
It wasn’t until years later in 1998 that current owner, Janek Bonieki, purchased the rights to reproduce classic Bauer designs. Using original vintage pieces, new molds were made. Original and new colours were developed – without the use of harmful elements like lead and uranium! A new era of Bauer Pottery was born and we can now enjoy replicas of the original pieces.
In the shop you’ll find creamers, sugar bowls, mixing bowls, egg cups and butter dishes in all colours!
Fog Linenworks was started by Japanese designer Yumiko Sekine after her own search for affordable everyday linens came up short. She travelled to Lithuania, where flax has been grown and spun into linen since the Middle Ages. This began her relationship with Lithuanian makers who produce all of Yumiko’s designs. She started with seven items in her line, and ten years later there is a large and growing line of linen homegoods – including clothing – which we also carry!
It just so happens that all these collections coordinate beautifully with each other. We hope you will come in and see them in person!