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Holidays are coming!

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We had our first mini snowfall today! If the holidays haven’t been on your mind yet, they probably are now! SO many wonderful gifts in the shop. Here is a peek at what has arrived recently.

xmas4The most cozy, boiled merino wool blanket scarves from Julie Sinden are the newest addition to her collection.  Handmade in Toronto, these beauties will keep you warm all winter long!

xmas6And for your hands, Cokluch leather mittens are back in the shop! These flew out last year so get in while they’re still here.  Available in black, grey & tan; in sizes small, med, large.  Popular with men & women for the holidays! Handmade in Montreal!


We’ve got lots to keep the little ones cozy too.  Hats, neckwarmers and mittens from Noujica are in the shop.

xmas2And for their tootsies, we’ve got lots of Minimocs in a variety of colours.  Pictured above is Arctic Wolf. Handmade in Vancouver.

IMG_4138(1)While we’re talking about keeping cozy; Forest & Waves came out with these beautiful blankets this season.  Available in three colours they would make a wonderful gift.



Our Fall goodies from FluffyCo in San Francisco are here with lots of new designs! Wonderful cotton tees and sweaters for men & women.

xmas3Point Two Design is an architecture firm from Vancouver, BC. They’ve designed some beautiful city maps. We’ve got a selection of Canadian and US maps in the shop, including everyone’s favourite, Toronto!

IMG_4076Vessel Coasters is a local company that makes gorgeous leather coasters.  These are great for indoor or outdoor use and the non slip pvc base is perfect for use on a boat!

xmas13Bellroy wallets newest colour Charcoal is in the shop! We’re also stocking up on all your other favourite styles and colours in time for the holidays.

xmas1We just received new stock from Lisbeth as her half moon necklaces sold out so quickly! Handmade in Toronto with 14k gold and a semi precious stone (Labradorite pictured), these would make any lady happy.

xmas14I hear there’s some interest in adults colouring these days 😉 We have PLENTY of colouring books in the shop waiting for your magic touch! Fantastic cities is illustrated by a Canadian artist and is full of lots of intricate cityscapes.



Of course, our card wall is full of wonderful holiday cards, both singles and boxed. We’ll be featuring a card a day on our instagram again this year, counting down to the 25th.  Be sure to follow along @iheartscout

shop the hood2Don’t forget to Shop The Hood this coming Saturday! Lots of local businesses are participating with deals and giveaways.  We’re offering free gifts with purchases over $50.  We hope to see you!!

Back to School!

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Hard to believe the Summer is coming to an end. I guess we say that every year, I’m grateful for this week of hot weather though!!! Here is a look at some things in the shop to help make your transition to school a little more fun.



Lots of stock from So Young Inc in the shop! Three styles of lunch boxes including new patterns. Removable liner makes it easy to clean and a shoulder strap makes it easy to carry :)

photo(2)We have lots of great agendas in the shop! A lot of them are undated or start Aug/Sept, just in time for the start of the school year!

BTS5Oh and yes, we have Rifle agendas too! Anna put so much thought into the design, it’s not only beautiful but it will keep you organized!

BTS4Pens, pens, pens from Poketo are now being stocked in the shop!

BTS9Use those pens to fill this notebook from Regional Assembly of Text. We have lots of other styles as well!

We love this embroidered eyeglass case from Coral & Tusk.  It would make an adorable pencil case!

BTSCHOOLBring your lunch to school with this stainless steel lunch tin from Wild & Wolf.

[INSERT EVENT CAPTION]New in the shop, backpacks from Izola! We have two different designs including the “Everything” style in black.

[INSERT EVENT CAPTION]Also from Izola, laptop sleeves available for 13″ & 15″ as well as smaller sizes with different designs for tablets!

BTS10Or you can ditch the backpack and really go back in style with a recycled leather tote bag from Erin Templeton.  Handmade in Vancouver, BC.

BTS8Lots of watches for Men & Women in the shop from Timex will keep you on time for class :)

BTS6We love Bellroy! We are now stocking their elements phone pocket.  This beauty is waterproof (great for cyclists) and has a home for your phone, a few cards, cash and a key.  A great way to keep organized!

See you soon!


Father’s Day – June 21st!

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Father’s Day is Sunday June 21st! Later than usual, so there’s still time if you haven’t picked anything up for Dad just yet!

bellroyWe’re so excited to be Bellroy’s newest Toronto stockist! This Australian company has designed the perfect slim wallets.  Available in a variety of styles and colours, there’s something for everyone.  These wallets are made with a thin leather and don’t include all that extra fabric that adds the bulk. They also come with a three year warranty!

timexWe just received a big order of Timex watches! Classic designs that never go out of style.

hip flaskNew Down the Hatch flasks from Wild & Wolf are made for a back pocket :)

happyspritzHappy Spritz aromatherapy sprays come in 3 lovely scents for the gentlemen. Each spritz has a different purpose depending on the oils used to create the blend. Whether you’re looking to relax or to uplift, there’s a spray for that!  Handcrafted naturally in Vancouver, BC.

toughluckToronto’s Tough Luck makes two wonderful unisex tees including this snakes and ladders style.

pompNeckties and bowties from Toronto’s Pomp and Ceremony are always a popular choice! Handmade with Liberty of London fabrics we have a wonderful colourful selection in the shop.

shave kitAnointment is an all natural skin care line from New Brunswick new to the shop! They have a wonderful men’s line including this beautiful handmade ceramic scuttle, plus brushes and soaps for shaving!

izolatoiletryNew DOPP kit styles from Izola NYC including this nautical inspired compass are in the shop. These toiletry bags are fully lined with an easy to wash water resistant PEVA.

[INSERT EVENT CAPTION]Also new from Izola, iPad and iPad mini pouches! Heavy duty canvas and a generous amount of padding to keep your electronics safe.

dahlhausDahlhaus from vancouver makes beautiful ceramics! Buy Dad his new favourite coffee mug :)



Top left from Dear Hancock and Dani Press on the right.

dadcard7Beautiful cards for Dad from Our Heiday above.


Above Left from Egg Press and Hello Lucky on the right

dadcardCard from Toronto’s Sea & Lake above and we’ve got lots more in the shop!

See you soon!

Mom, Mum, Mommy!

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Mother’s Day isn’t too far away, Sunday May 10th is the special day.  We have lots of ideas for her in the shop this Spring :)


Beautiful Spring bags from Noujica are in the shop! We love this denim one with the veggie tan leather accents and think your mom would too!  Handmade in Montreal.

mom3We have some beautiful pieces from Fredrick Prince’s Spring collection, including this one, Lady Anne with agate and pyrite beads.  Made in Toronto.

opal necklaceIf delicate jewellery is more your Mom’s taste, than she will love our collection from Foe & Dear.  Gorgeous semi precious gems encased in 14k gold, like this opal, handmade in Vancouver, BC.

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If bracelets are more her thing, we love these simple, classic cuff bangles from Kara Yoo, also from Vancouver. Available in sterling silver or 14K Gold fill.
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Beautiful handmade glass boxes from Here & Now in Kingston are a perfect place for her to put her special pieces.
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Coin purses from Avril Loreti are handmade in Toronto! Polished grain leather on the back will give this accessory a long life (we also have the matching tote bag)!
Beautiful handmade ceramic planters from Cathy Terepocki are such a lovely complement to any home. We have an assortment of colours and designs.


 We have gorgeous wood recipe boxes from One Canoe Two.  They come with all the recipe cards and dividers you need to start getting organized.

dearponyscarfNo two scarves from Dear Pony in Nelson, BC are alike as each one is lovingly hand painted.  A beautiful gift for Mother’s Day.

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New Spring scents from Sydney Hale arrived in the shop last week! We absolutely love the scent of Garden Mint.  Hints of basil and mint make it such a refreshing scent.

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We love this new double walled glass tea pot from Kikkerland. Comes with a removable wire tea infuser to prevent leaves from pouring in your cup.


Sometimes all it takes is a thoughtfully written card for her on Mother’s Day. We have a lovely collection of cards for Mom.


card on the left from Ferme A Papier and on the right from Dear Hancock

mom5Card above from Toronto’s Made in Brockton Village



Card on the left from Rifle Paper Co and on the right from Hello Lucky.

photoCards above from Our Heiday.

see you soon


Spring has arrived!

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After what felt like the most painstaking Winter, Spring is finally here!! We’ve been filling up the shop with lots of new lines as well as replenishing some of your favourites.

Thanks to everyone that braved the cold, bitter days to pay us a visit, we appreciate it!! Happy to see the layers being shed and the faces looking less frozen these days.

photo 1(2)Speaking of Spring how wonderful are our Spring windows?! Magically created once again by by the wonderful Kalpna Patel, inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies painting.

photo 2(2)New Spring styles from So Young have arrived in small cooler and lunch box size.  We love the shark & fox!

spring4We have a new potter in the shop! Bronwyn Arundel’s whimsical animal mugs & bowls fit in perfectly at the shop. Handmade in Halifax, NS.

ronces totePaper Hearts Handmade is a small local company that makes adorable neighbourhood totes! We’ve got Parkdale and Roncesvalles in the shop!

photo 2(3)Surely you’ve heard by now that Falconwright is no longer :( Sandi and Danielle have decided to go separate ways creatively.  Sandi has started up Tough Luck, and how happy are we to be her first stockist! Wonderful prints, cards, totes and t-shirts are now in the shop!


Spring colours from Minimoc are stocked in the shop! Pictured above are Robin’s Egg and Canary.

mom2Rifle Paper Co. released a whole slew of beautiful new products for Spring! We love the newest addition to their recipe tins.  Dividers and recipe cards are all included.

grapefruitYummy new fresh, Spring scent Sweet Grapefruit from Pommes Frites Candle Co. is in the shop!

newspringLaura Berger’s We Are All Just Floating print is new, amongst other wonderfully positive, uplifting prints and cards!

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Fiona of Wolf Circus has introduced a new higher end line called Creatures of Desire.  Sterling and bronze pieces are all handcrafted in Vancouver, BC. We love their simplistic, architectural design.

pure greenPure Green Magazine has released Volume 10, Heritage, and it’s beautiful, as always.

Come in for a visit!

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!

shop the hood

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!