Shannon Whittle’s Clever Wire Ornament

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Ottawa artist, Shannon Whittle, has designed a light and airy one-of-a-kind wire ornament that is equally comfortable hanging from a yuletide branch as it is nesting snugly within the boughs of a Christmas tree.

The Design Process

The Design Process

Made from light-gauge wire, acrylic rod, and decorative beads, Shannon’s ornament exudes warmth, elegance, and a sprinkle of the industrial.  A spare and organic piece, the ornament will set imaginations afire and spark inspiration for years to come.

Shannon Whittle's Clever Wire Ornament

Shannon Whittle's Clever Wire Ornament

Have you  marked your calendars?  Wednesday, December 16th is our Ornament Party!  It will be your last chance to bid and maybe even out-maneuver your chief competitor!  All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to the Dalhousie Parents’ Daycare so please be generous!  ;)

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Gifts Under $30 ~ By Bridget

Gifts Under $30

Gifts Under $30

Why do I love gifts under $30?  Easy…They’re little, they’re cute, and they’re almost always cuddly!

This time of year, customers are in search of a special something for a friend or co-worker.  When they ask for help, they seem kind of embarrassed when they say their budget is around $30.  What’s wrong with $30?!  Absolutely nothing!  Gifts aren’t about the money you spend, they are about the effort, thought and attention that goes into choosing the perfect gift.  You get that.  We get that.  Our designers get that too. They work really hard this time of year to craft beautiful, handmade, special gifts for under $30.

Here are some of my absolute favourite under $30 picks this year:

$9Soap Scum, “Soap for dirty people”.  These stocking stuffers are an absolute steal!  We can barely keep up with the demand for these sassy soaps with amazing scents so hurry in before they are all sold out!

$13Bennie and Olive Coinpurses.  The images on these vinyl coin purses are of dioramas that depict Alberta wildlife.  Cheeky Canadiana at its best!

$20Loot hand silk-screened leather earrings.  These earrings are totally recycled, super light and come in amazing colours!

$20 – Fish on Fridays Political Finger Puppets.  In a town like Ottawa, need I say more?

$22 – Pottery by Helen.  This beautiful pottery makes a lovely gift that will be well-loved for years to come.

$24 – Anna Zygowski Mittlets.  Everybody needs these soft, gorgeous mittlets, for hands free loooove in the winter!

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to come by the store on Wednesday, December 9th for the Dalhousie Shopping Night!  The party goes from 6 – 9 and there will be treats and a 10% discount on EVERYTHING in the store!

♥ Bridget.