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For the love birds

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Valentine’s Day is just a little ways away now! A day you either love, or hate. Whether you celebrate or not, we’ve got some great new things in the shop that would be perfect as a gift for your love, or yourself!


photo 3(20)Pomp and Ceremony has stocked us back up with a great selection of her handmade Liberty of London neck and bow ties (ladies love the bow ties too)! Handmade in Toronto, ON.

beard serumThis all natural hydrating beard serum from Toronto based Camp Skincare not only moisturizes hair but treats the skin beneath.  Perfect for these cold dry months.

vday7 We love the classic feel of Timex Watches.  They’ll never go out of style. Most of them are unisex and we have a great selection of styles and colours in the shop right now.

vday8The man in your life may be looking for a simple, well designed wallet and we’ve got one from Gentlemen’s Hardware. Their canvas wallet is slim enough to slip in the back pocket.

vday13Lumberjack T-shirts from Ole Originals are back in stock (in red not the blue pictured).  They are super soft and made in vancouver, BC!

raven bathRaven Bath Salts from Wild Rose Herbs in Oregon smell amazing.  Treat him to a warm soothing bath this valentine’s day.


vday11You can’t go wrong with Lana’s highly coveted animal mugs! Hand made ceramics with THE best vintage decals and a hand painted gold detail to top it all off. Kittens & pups in the shop!

foe and dearwe are expecting our order of Foe and Dear this week and are so excited to welcome this beautiful line into the shop.  Rings, earrings and necklaces handmade with gold, silver and semi precious are all handmade in Vancouver, BC. Pictured above is a sparkling gunmetal druzy, measuring 8mm, set in a handcrafted claw setting.

vday18Avril Loreti’s new tote bags have us thinking about Spring! Treat your lady to one of her beautiful handmade bags.  We have this style available with three different patterns! Handmade in Toronto, ON

photo 2(12)Gold Teeth Brooklyn in New York is primarily a greeting card designer, but she also makes these adorable little candy heart necklaces.  Cast in solid brass, perfect gift for your sweetie.

hdgGorgeous handmade walnut earrings with a 14K inlay from Henderson Dry Goods are a beautiful adornment for any ear!


vday14Pillows from Coral & Tusk are perfect for cozying up to. Embroidered patterns make them so magical and unique.


We’ve been long time admirers of Hannah’s wonderful collection of handmade brooch boyfriends. I’m so happy to welcome her into the shop! We’ve got a great selection including the guys pictured above as well as a selection of wonderful bearded boyfriends. She also does custom!

photo 1(22)Shannon Gerard, the maker of the wonderful un-killable crocheted cactus, has brought us some crocheted hearts for the Valentine’s season. Complete with a pin back to pop on your lapel.

vday6Whimsical hand painted moon garland from The Great Lakes Goods are a magical addition to any home. Available in pastels or brights!

On to one of our favourite things in the shop at Valentine’s day, cards!!!! Here’s a small selection of some of our favourites.



Card on the left from Greenwich Letterpress and the right Hello Lucky.

hammerpressLetterpress card from hammerpress



Card on the left from Gotamago and the right Ferme A Papier.

rifle1Rifle Paper Co die cut card picture above.



Card on the left from Laura Berger and the right, for the girlfriends, Dani press.

vday9And the always hilarious, and blunt, Emily McDowell.

Stuff those stockings!

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Christmas is just a few days away!!! We’re so happy to see all the faces out supporting us and the other small businesses in the neighborhood this season!

We’ve got some great smaller, lower price point gift ideas in the shop to stuff those stockings with!

holiday31Soap Utopia’s shea soaps are handmade in Oakville, ON! At $6 a bar you can stuff those stockings with a  few of these wonderfully scented gifts.



 Little Canoe in Portland illustrates the most adorable prints and cards.  We brought her magnets in this season because we couldn’t resist them! Also available in fruit & veggie themed sets.


 Henderson Dry Goods laser cut ornaments are handmade in Vancouver.  We’ve been carrying her line since we opened and are always excited to see which new designs are added to the ornament line each season.  We’ve got lanterns, tents & skiis this season along with the usual favourites.


 Neighborwoods has introduced an ornament to their line of handmade wood city home goods!

stocking1Toothbrush sets from Izola are a great gift for your college kids to remember to throw out their old toothbrushes!









  Tattly temporary tattoos come in sets or singles.  A perfect stocking stuffer for adults or kids!


 BlueQ always amazes me with their clever product designs! The latest in their line of natural room/lavatory sprays, Marie Antoilette!

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 Living royal ankle and knee high socks are made in Chicago.  Available in a plethora of delicious sweets, snacks and hilarious animals these are great little gifts or stocking stuffers.




 Pure Green Magazine is a Canadian based magazine full of such beautiful thoughtful articles, photos and recipes.  Their latest edition seems fitting for the holidays!

stocking12The best ever all natural deodorant is great for the stocking! Handmade in Toronto it’s available in two scents: lavender/tangerine or eucalyptus/mint.


A lot of guys don’t want to carry a bulky wallet around. Izola’s money clips are available with 4 different sayings on them. A great under $30 gift idea.

stocking nailsDear Hancock has teamed up with Museum Nails for these beautiful sets of nail decals! We love their gold brushstroke style for the holidays.  Also available in a set of assorted fruits!

‌incenseNatalie has  been working away getting our order to us and we’re so appreciative! New incense from Smells like Canada makes for a perfect stocking stuffer.  Made in Toronto!

lipbutterLip Butters from Soap and paper factory are available in Limoncelle, Blood Orange and Mint Julep. Comes in a cute little tin with a mirror.  Made in NYC.

holiday20These might be a bit big for a stocking, but we haven’t had a chance to post these as we can’t seem to keep them in stock! A shipment just arrived yesterday though so we are fully stocked with all four beautiful Puffin in Bloom classics.  Anna Bond, the creative mind behind Rifle Paper Co. has created these beautiful covers giving these classics an updated look.  A beautiful heirloom gift for the young and old.


Now all that’s left is the gift wrapping, and we’ve got plenty! Knot and bow make it so easy with festive twine, gifts tags and their gift wrap courtesy of a collaboration with Hartland Brooklyn.

Lots more in the shop!!

Christmas is less than a week away! Just a reminder we are open until 8pm (7pm Sunday)! See you soon!


More Gift Ideas!

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Christmas is just a couple weeks away! Here are some more ideas to help you make thoughtful gift giving decisions this holiday season.

holiday2We now stock Ole Originals! A t-shirt company from Vancouver. BC.  They have designed wonderful t-shirts for all the provinces and main cities in Canada.  We are carrying their Toronto, Great White North and a fun lumberjack print.  Available in Men and Women’s sizes.

holiday16Wild & Wolf has released their Folklore enamel line! We are in love with this tea pot and the mugs.  All sold separately.

holiday21We’re big fans of Dear Hancock’s illustrated desk series and were so excited to see the calendar edition! Gwendolyn has created 12 beautiful illustrations of what she imagines some of histories most prominent women’s desks to look like.

holiday39New mini sized grizzly tumblers from RCBoisjoli are in the shop! Handmade in Toronto each tumbler is cast from an in-studio made mold from a hard turned model. Glazed in a Quail Egg glaze and clad with a hand screened gold lustre bear. These guys measure 10 x 7.5 x 7.5cm

holiday36We love Vessel Drinkwares new copper insulated tumblers, and they make wonderful gifts! These double wall & copper vacuum insulated stainless steel have an additional layer of copper lining provides the highest level of thermal insulation.

holiday33Clark & James from Montreal has some wonderful products for the gentlemen. Handcrafted, all natural shaving soaps and after shaves as well as horse hair shaving brushes and a chrome safety razor.

holiday22We’re big fans of Happy Spritz! Aromatherapy sprays handcrafted in Vancouver each offer a different therapeutic purpose. They’ve released two new scents for the holiday! Tis the Season & Feeling Mighty Pine both offer antibacterial properties perfect for fighting off germs! They also have uplifting properties which we could all use during these short, cold, dark days!

holiday27Leah Duncan’s silk scarves are GORGEOUS! We have a few new designs currently in the shop.  A perfect gift for Mom!

holiday26New prints from Laura Berger in 8×10 and 11×14 in the shop  We LOVE everything Laura does.  Each illustration has such a positive, calming  appeal to them.  This one is titled “Clearing.” We’re also stocking her 2015 calendar themed Honor Your Journey.



Bread and Butter pottery is handmade in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Her merman and mermaid mugs are the perfect gift for that special couple on your list! We love!

holiday25Stone & Cloth backpacks are made in California! Each purchase provides an education to children in Tanazania. The back pocket is padded to perfectly fit a laptop. These bags are made to last!

holiday44Avril Loreti’s annual calendar design is a beauty this year! Handmade in Toronto a perfect hostess gift.

holiday45Carriage 44 bath & body products are all handmade in Montreal using all natural ingredients.  Their gift sets include a candle, two soaps and their wonderfully moisturizing shea butters!


Creepy Santa cards from Smitten Kitten are back in the shop to ensure nightmares for everyone!


Our hours are extended starting next week.  Plus this Friday is the Roncesvalles Village Christmas Market! Most shops are open until 9pm offering deals, snacks or other enticing offers, us included!


Happy December!

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It’s December! If you haven’t already, it’s about that time to get into the holiday spirit!   We’re so lucky to be apart of such a wonderful neighborhood that is full of so many unique, independent shops.  Roncesvalles is a great place to check all those people off your list! Here are some of our recent shop additions.

xeniacoastersWe’re big fans of local ceramic artist Xenia Taler.  We tried out a few of her new porcelain coasters at the beginning of the season and got such a great response we decided we couldn’t resist all the other wonderful designs!

holiday40Cathy Terepocki’s hanging planters would make such a unique gift.  Available in a variety of patterns and colours, we adore the new direction Cathy has taken this year.

holiday43Toiletry bags from Izola come in a few designs, Take Care, Bear, Toilette & Dapper. Perfect gift for the men in your life! Fill it up with some of our wonderful beard and shaving products from Wild Man and Clark & James!

holiday46YO LO! Get her these sterling silver studs from Mimi & Marge to remind her you only live once.

holiday24Neck warmers from Noujica are available in small and larger sizes for men or women.  Pictured is one of their wool styles.  Lined with fleece to keep your neck warm and cozy. Handmade in Montreal.

photo(35)These log & birch pillows are super cozy! Perfect for a cottage couch.

stocking7All natural botanical based perfumes from L’aromatica are available in unisex scents perfect for him or her.  Handmade in San Francisco, CA.

holiday14Forest & Waves hand poured soy candles come in an adorable little enamel camper mug! Available in 5 colours and scents.

erinModeled after a camera bag, the assistant sits faithfully by your side, and when she doesn’t she’s got your back as a super cute zipped backpack! Handmade in Vancouver, BC by Erin Templeton.

wolfmoonGive her the gift of the moon this holiday season! Hand cast bronze necklace from Wolf Circus is made in Vancouver, BC.


We’ve still got so many fabulous cards, though we’re selling through some of our favourites quickly! Top left Laura Berger, top right Emily McDowell.

xmascard3Above from Mr. Boddington’s.

Have you had a chance to check out our holiday windows? Kalpna Patel (aka ghostface knittah) did such a wonderful job creating an icy cold cave for us!

photo 3(19)If you haven’t had a chance yet, come by and check them out!

Don’t forget we’re open 7 days a week and we will have extended hours leading up to Christmas



Holidays are coming!

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Christmas is a month away! Every year it seems to sneak up on us.. don’t panic though, we have lots of wonderful ideas that will make crossing people off your list a breeze.

photo 3Forest & Waves in Vancouver has come out with some wonderful home goods.  We love their new, super cozy, fleece saddle blankets.  A perfect gift for anyone who loves the outdoors and they’re made in Canada!

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So many new t-shirt designs and a long sleeved raglan top for women from FluffyCo!  Made in San Francisco, CA. Lots of other designs in the shop!

holiday23Cokluch leather mittens are always quick to sell out! They are lined with fleece and are such a cozy hideaway for your hands.  Handmade in Montreal we’ve got tan & black available in both feathers & triangles in Small & medium. Though they are going quick!

holiday1Wild Rose herbs in Oregon has released a new handcrafted line of bath salts just in time for the bath season! We’re stocking Raven, Solstice & Cocoa mint. They smell heavenly!

Pommes Frites in California has some wonderful seasonal scents! We’re waiting for our shipment of Apple Picking & Spruce but are currently stocked up on Spiced Pumpkin and Campfire, along with their other coveted scents.


So many gorgeous 2015 Calendars in the shop! They make such a lovely gift.  We’ve got Rifle Paper Co. along with so many other wonderfully illustrated calendars.


We love the quirkiness of Finkelstein’s handmade creatures. Handmade in South Carolina these are a perfect gift for the little one in your life.  Available in a variety of other animals, it’s not easy to pick one!

photo 2While we’re on the topic of little ones, Toronto’s Patouche Fall/Winter line is adorable.  Cute handmade hats and booties sure to keep them warm this winter.holiday4Wool blankets from Think & Ink are made in Lithunia. They’re thick, warm and sized a little bigger than the usual throw blanket. Can also be used as a bed spread.


Coral & tusk is back in the shop! Their embroidered stockings & ornaments are such a whimsical addition to any home.  Along with their holiday wares, we’ve also brought in their pillows again!

holiday17Soap & Paper Factory has released their Snow Drop collection for the holidays! Beautifully packaged and even better smelling, we’ve also got their mini hand creams from the collection.


Card on the left from Egg Press and on the right Ferme A Papier


Gotamago pictured above.

Along with fabulous handmade gifts, our racks and shelves are filled with gorgeous holiday cards! Boxed and single greeting cards from an amazing collection of artists!

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This upcoming Saturday is Shop the Neighbourhood! Check out their site for deals in the neighborhood. We’re offering a free gift with purchases over $50.

Stay Tuned for more ideas!

Fall Additions!

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It has been awhile since I posted any new arrivals, and I have a lot of catching up to do! The store is slowly filling up with wonderful handmade outerwear, new bags and jewelery, and much much more!! Here is a little look at what we’ve been unpacking.

fall12Cokluch leather bags are in the shop, and you know what that means, so are their mittens and hats. We’ve still got more coming from Cokluch to keep you warm as the temperature slowly drops. In the meantime, come check out their bags and snatch some mittens before they’re gone!








I’ve had a lot of customers asking me to bring Minimoc into the shop and as soon as I looked them up I could see why! Handmade in Canada, really well designed with an elastic ankle to keep the bootie on your little ones foot, as well as a nice durable leather sole. These are definitely the cutest item in the store right now.

fall1Lisbeth Jewelery is another new Canadian Jewelery line in the shop! Originally from Vancouver Sophie has transplanted herself in Toronto and we are delighted to have her line in the shop. She offers a variety of delicate and some chunkier pieces in sterling silver or gold fill and semi precious. Welcome to the shop!


Noujica’s fall/winter line is in the shop, and it’s already going fast! We love Noujica and all of their well made bags and outerwear.  Gorgeous neckwarmers, infinity scarves and bags in 3 different sizes.

fall11Another customer recommendation! Wee Gallery products are all made with high contrast repeating patterns which stimulates development in infants.  We have art cards as well as these gorgeous handmade nesting dolls.

Toronto jewelry line Biko is now available at Scout! Handmade in Toronto, Corrine’s pieces draw inspiration from memories of the past, translated into wearable, contemporary silhouettes. Biko marries vintage inspiration with mixed metals, hand-cast pendants and natural stones to create versatile pieces that tell a story.

imageBearface in Kingston has turned his beer coozie into a wonderful craft beer supporting t-shirt!

fall13We adore Falconwright’s Curses collection, now available at Scout!  Leather, silkscreened pouches and clutches are handmade in Toronto!

Sydney Hale Candles. (Amanda Lucier)Everyone’s favourite candles are now available in 4 new scents, all in a brand new blue glass container. They’ve also introduced room sprays to the line! Woods is our new favourite from Sydney Hale Co. Don’t forget they also donate 10% of profits to a dog rescue!

photo(32)Westlake designs cozy knitwear is in the shop! New chunkier style headband and scarves as well as everyone’s favourites. Handmade in Toronto, we love Westlake!

photo(33)Izola keeps hitting the nail on the head with their gift ideas perfect for the hard to shop for males. Money clips, tie clips and shoe horns are the latest additions to this wonderful line from New York.

photo(34)We had the pleasure of meeting the two brains behind Sea and Lake at the Etsy market last month.  We are very happy to welcome another local card line into the shop.

Stay tuned for news on our annual birthday party! It’s true, we celebrated three years September 16th and we are excited to have a night to thank all of our wonderful, loyal customers!


More new arrivals!

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It’s wedding season! We’ve been getting lots of goodies in the shop that would make a wonderful wedding gift, a treat for a birthday or even yourself.

photo 1(19)Gorgeous geometric mugs from Cathy Terepocki are here! We’ve also got beautiful matching hanging planters. Handmade in Fraser Valley, BC.

photo(2)Jana from Swaine Street Woodworking has been busy making new designs for her boards! These are some of the images we’ve got in the shop available on both the maple and walnut.  Great wedding gifts at $40 and $45

photo 2(17)I came across these gorgeous handmade soaps from Saipua on my trip to New York in May. Handmade in Brooklyn and beautifully packaged.

imageToronto textile designer Freshly Printed has released her newest design.  We’ve got tea towels and napkin sets with her beautiful new constellation print.

photo 2(16)New Cards and prints from Portland artist Little Canoe are on the shelves! We love her sweet illustrations.

photo 3(17)New cards & journals from Rifle Paper Co. are here! Anna Bond never disappoints us with her designs.

photo(30)We’re now carrying adorable bonnets handmade by Patouche in Toronto.  The floral hats are reversible! The snap makes it easy to keep on their heads.

photo 1(20)Wasted Effort jewellery is our newest addition to the shop! Hand cut geometric pieces made in Vancouver, BC.

photo 3(15)These home brew soda making kits are such a fun summer activity.  Available in Ginger Ale & Strawberry. Made by our friends at Wild Rose Herbs in Portland.

photo 4(13)We’ve also still got some great natural alternatives for you! All natural sunscreen for the babies, bug repellent and deodorant.  No need for chemicals on anyone’s bodies!

photo 1(18)Cheese boards from Cathy Terepocki are also another great wedding gift idea.

photo 1(21)Gorgeous aromatherapy sprays from Happy Spritz in Vancouver are now available at Scout. We’re so happy to offer these all natural, unisex, organic spritz’s!  A portion of Happy Spritz’s proceeds benefit animal rescue organizations!

photo 2(18)Another new card line we’d love to welcome! Ferme A Papier’s illustrated greeting cards are so lovely.  We’re happy to have them in the shop!

Hope everyone is embracing the warm days we’ve been having!
See you soon


Summer Arrivals!

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Summer is here! Shorts, biking, no need for layers, let’s embrace the warmth while it’s here! We’ve been getting new goodies in the shop, here are a few of our favourites!

summer1Dahlhaus Studio makes the most lovely ceramics. These platters would make a lovely wedding gift.  We’ve also got her mugs in a variety of patterns.  Handmade in Vancouver, BC.

photo 1(1)Camp Skincare is new to the shop! It’s made in Toronto with only the most natural ingredients.  The woman behind Camp created this line after having a hard time finding skin products that wouldn’t irritate her sensitive skin.  No fragrance, no parabens, no preservatives.

photo 3Handmade stuffies from Leikey Designs have arrived! These little guys are made in Toronto and are even cuter in person. Come meet the gang!

photo 2(1)Campfire Cologne and Sacred Sage are from Portland, Oregon.  For the most lovely smelling home and beard, we’re happy to have them in the shop!

photo 4Izola Paddleball sets are back! Two designs in the shop! A wonderful cottage hostess gift.

photo 5New designs from Ugly Bunny in Kelowna, BC are in the shop! Hand painted wood, we are loving their new aztec earring designs.


Imm Living never lets us down! Their summer melting ice cream & popsicle ring holders are so fun!

summer4Lots of new rings, and studs from Vancouver designer Kara Yoo in the shop! We love her new three stick studs, available in gold & silver.

We’re very excited to let everyone now you can now visit us seven days a week!! Starting July 7th Scout will be open 11-7 on Mondays!



Father’s Day is almost here!

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We’ve been busy receiving so many new cards at the shop after an amazing first visit to the National Stationery Show in New York last month. Lots of good ones for Dad out on the floor, as well as some great gift ideas.  Father’s Day is next Sunday June 15th.

c&jClark & James from Montreal is a wonderful Men’s line with shaving soaps, brushes, razors and even soap on a rope!

photo 1(9)We’ve got some new prints on FluffyCo’s favourite wall mount bottle openers!  They make great gifts for Dad!

photo 2(9)Pomp & Ceremony neck and bow ties are made in Toronto with Liberty of London fabrics! The neck ties are going fast come scoop one up!

heydaycuffHeyday Designs from Vancouver makes amazing porcelain cubic cufflinks in white or in black.

torontomapForest & Waves from Vancouver, funny enough, makes these awesome 13″ x19″ prints of Toronto!

may28thMay 28th watches are super fun and come in a great variety of unisex designs!

solar teeT-shirts from FluffyCo are super soft! We love this print of the solar system.


Perhaps Dad is a tea drinking woodsman? Then this axe tea strainer is for him, perfect with a bear mug from Hamilton’s Greg Voisin!

izola nestingNesting shot glasses from Izola come in three different designs. A perfect little gift for dad!

whiskyHalf Full/Half Empty Whisky glases from Gentlemen’s Hardware are a great gift set for Dad! A nice bottle of whisky and you’re all set!

buffshinekitAlso from Gentlemen’s Hardware this Shoe Shine Kit is such a great, useful gift idea. For working Dad’s that need a little shoe revival.

So many great cards!!


Emily McDowell just knows how to say what we’re thinking. This card has been flying out the door, so hurry in!


On the left is a card from one of our new finds at the NSS, Near Modern Disaster and on the right a card from Portland’s Hello Lucky!

roncy rocks

Don’t forget next weekend isn’t only Father’s Day, it’s Roncy Rocks on Saturday June 14th!! We’ll have a little sidewalk sale set up with some great deals.  The neighborhood will be full of great music and fun! We hope to see!

Ideas for Mom!

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Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11th, and if we’re lucky it will coincide with the blooming of the cherry blossoms in High park!!  Keep your eye on the progress of the buds here.

We’ve got lots of great ideas for Mom in the shop!

photo 1(8)Roisin hand makes these beautiful infinity scarves from linen and Japanese cotton. They’re hand printed and dyed and come in three different patterns.

photo 4(2)We have Toronto artist Julie Moon in the shop! Her ceramic blossom and poppy studs are a lovely accessory for Mom. Brooches and necklaces from Julie Moon are in the shop too!

bubblebathBubble Baths from Soap & Paper Factory are a great way to remind Mom to take some time for herself.

nell&mary napkins

We have a new linen line in  the shop, Nell & Mary from Portland, Oregon. Beautiful napkin sets and tea towels are a beautiful gift to spruce up any home.

rare hoopsWe’re now carrying Rare Specimen’s hoop raw stone earrings! Lots of different stones in the shop, available in small or large (pictured).

photo 2(8)What better place to store her new gem stone earrings than on these dreamy new ceramic plates from Imm Living.

J&MWe’ve got so many beautiful handmade bags in the shop, like this one! Handmade in Hamilton our Jack & Marjorie bags have been replenished.  Waxed canvas and recycled leathers, these bags are handcrafted to last! Mom deserves to be spoiled.


Krystal Speck dropped off a few boxes of her gorgeous mugs, bowls, tumblers and bud vases.  These ceramics are truly a special gift.

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mothersday2Lots of great cards to choose from in the shop too!

Hope to see you soon!