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one of a kind christmas show & sale – part four

This Sunday is your last chance to stop by the One Of A Kind Christmas Show & Sale, happening here in Toronto. I’ve shared three parts of this four part series rounding up my top 20 favourite artisans from the show.

Catch part one through three of this series right here! Last, but certainly not least, here comes part four!

 

1. Coucou Salut

Montreal based illustrator, graphic designer and textile artist, Shannon Adolph, creates playful home wares crafted from silkscreened fabrics. You probably noticed her and her work on the front page of the OOAK website as she’s one of this years Rising Stars! Visit Shannon at booth H-43 to chat with her about her process.

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one of a kind christmas show & sale – part three

Have you checked out the One Of A Kind Christmas Show & Sale going on right now in Toronto? I’m sharing my top 20 favourite artisans from the show in a four-part series.

Catch part one and two of this series right here! Here comes part three!

 

1. Denture Thief

Their name is just as quirky as their product. Amanda, the creative force behind Denture Thief, transfers her hand drawn illustrations onto fabric to create unique house wares. I think her pillows would be the perfect hit of colour and playfulness in a nursery or kids room. Stop by booth C-12 to talk with Amanda and learn more about what inspires her designs.

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christmas tree decorating tips at the teatro verde store in bayview village

A couple days ago, I made my way to Bayview Village to get some very timely holiday inspiration. Away from the ever-increasing busyness of Toronto’s downtown core, this chic little mall is filled with beautiful hand-picked stores that are stocked with special holiday finds. During my visit, I was introduced to Shawn Gibson, the talented co-founder of Teatro Verde, a great resource for home decor items. Here are some of his tips to decorate your Christmas tree to perfection this year, as well as a few of the pretty trees in the store.

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more gift guide goodness: black and white edition

If the juicy 65+ gift options in our December issue weren’t enough, then here are some more gift ideas to tickle your fancy!

Better yet, they fall within a palette that can do no wrong in my eyes: black and white!

 

 

This classic Pendelton Harding Blanket with its own handy carrying strap is perfect for snuggling on the go, $248, Drake General Store

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advent holiday card holder

With the first of December just days away, mailboxes will be overflowing with holiday cards in no time! Beautiful sentiments from loved ones brighten even the gloomiest of wintery days, but heaps of cards stashed on a front entry console hardly seems fitting of the term deck the halls!

 

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fab find: holiday decal

Fab find
Holiday decal, $12.17; Stampin’ up!
Damask decal $41.06; Stampin’ up!

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one of a kind christmas show & sale – part two

I’m sharing my top 20 favourite artisans from the Toronto One Of A Kind Christmas Show & Sale in a four-part series.

Catch part one of this series right here! Are you ready for part two?

 

1. Lovell Designs

Who can resist bold colours and pretty patterns? Lovell applies each of their original prints to uniquely crafted fabric home wares. From hampers to tea towels and everything in between, there’s something for every room! I especially love the whale pattern. It’s a fun print for kids. Stop by booth F-08 to check them out for yourself!

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my favourite gift ideas from the one of a kind show

I made my way to the One of a Kind Christmas Show this weekend to start my holiday shopping. After a few hours scouring the stands and looking at all the local handmade goods, I put together a list of my favourite gifts ideas. There were so many items to choose from – from knickknacks and gourmet treats to furniture and kitchen utensils – but I narrowed down my finds to 5 perfect holiday gifts. Here they are! Can you guess which ones I went home with?

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one of a kind christmas show & sale – part one

I attended the One Of A Kind Christmas Show & Sale yesterday, here in Toronto, and got the chance to chat with so many talented artisans and snap a few shots of their booths.

There are far too many products to share with you in one post, so I’ll be doing a series of four posts, in order to introduce you to my top 20 favourite artisans from the show. Let’s get started!

 

1. Nicole Tarasick

I was really excited to see Nicole’s booth because I’ve long admired her travel-inspired collection of pillows, bags & prints. Her exhibit didn’t disappoint! I love that she built walls and shelving from unfinished plywood and let her work speak for itself. Visit her at booth P-22 or stop by Style Garage, where you’ll find her wares accessorizing the showroom.

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diy holiday decor

The holidays are a perfect time to try out a few DIY projects: they are usually inexpensive, creative and allow you to really achieve the holiday look that suits your style. The first DIY project I’m sharing with you couldn’t be more simple but I find that it adds a simple and festive touch and makes you look forward to having the rest of your house decorated. It all begins with a re-purposed glass jar, pretty labels and some painted pine cones.


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