Monday 3 December 2012

Exciting News

How did December come so quickly?

We have had a very busy couple of weeks completing custom orders for Christmas and responding to wholesale inquiries! So much fun!  

For those of you in Victoria, you will now be able to purchase and then again's stamped flatware at The Root Cellar Village Green Grocer. We delivered our first wholesale order to Daisy and her staff on Saturday.

Wow, what a wonderful green grocer. The produce looked so fresh, the prices were great and lots of local goodies to choose from. Wish we lived closer.

You will find the flatware in the section of the grocer called The Potting Shed. So much beautiful greenery, flowers and gifts.

Don't they look great!? We are very pleased.


These first official 6 months in business have flown by. We are so grateful for all the love we have been getting and are really excited to share some of the many, many more ideas we have for re-envisioning the flatware and furniture that we work with. We look forward to sharing more exciting news soon. Maybe even a location to purchase our items overseas? (wink)
In the meantime we would like to invite you to our Christmas Musings Mix & Mingle on Saturday, December 15th from 1pm to 5pm in Tsawwassen. We will have a selection of our flatware items and furniture pieces available for purchase (cash & carry). Please send us a message if you are able to attend. Hope to see you there!
- Amanda

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Hand Stamped Wine Bottle Charms

Last Thursday was the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner for my youngest brother and his new bride. The wedding party, spouses and family gathered to practice for the big day and finalize details.
The decor and flowers were simple yet very colorful. On the menu was a selection of delicious Mexican food prepared by the grooms parents, and a selection of wines. As a personal touch, I hand stamped some wine bottle charms,"Congrats Shawn & Jenna". 
The Bride even had her own personal security! 

All our love to the happy couple who are now enjoying the sun and surf in the Carribbean. They had a beautiful celebration with family and friends on November 10, 2012 at the Fraser River Lodge in Agassiz, British Columia. The decor, scenery, weather and food were all amazing! We had such a great time.
P.S.  The hand stamped wine bottle charms are a fun alternative to a greeting card and are great for any occasion, especially the upcoming holiday season.  Please contact us if you would like to order some, starting from $8. We can stamp just about anything onto the flattened spoon bowl, space permitting.  Some sayings might include: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cheers, Happy New Year, Good Tidings We Bring, Merry & Bright, Baby It's Cold Outside, Joyeux Noel, Joy & Love, Thank You, etc.
- Amanda

Friday 26 October 2012

Birth Record Spoon

On this dark Friday morning I thought I would share with you some little gifts honouring a great Joy in life....a little twist on the classic silver spoon given to babies at birth.

I really enjoyed making the birth record spoons for some special little babies that I know.
I hand stamped their name and birth date onto a vintage silverplated baby spoon, then added a wire wrapped charm for a little bit of colour and bling.
 A unique gift that will be treasured for years to come, I would be happy to make a birth record spoon for you.


Monday 22 October 2012

Harvest Table Display

I have been browsing Pinterest and the internet for images of autumn table displays. We have a large, rectangular table in our dining room and I would like to have a display of seasonal items down the middle of the table.  Here are some inspiration photos.

I love the curly willow around the pumpkins.

Doesn't this look like a wonderful place to enjoy the company of loved ones!

I am thinking that some sort of wooden box or platform down the middle of the table is just what I need.

And of course some candles for ambience.

And a few coordinating objects on a sideboard or buffet.

Some green and white pumpins are perfect!

Some greenery for texture.

Now that I have some great inspiration it is time to get to work!
- Amanda

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all had a great weekend. For us in Canada it was Thanksgiving. We had a great weekend playing in the sunshine, visiting family and feasting on delicious food. One of our fun activities was our annual trip to the Westham Island Herb Farm to pick out pumpkins and fresh organic produce.

A feast of colour for the eyes, we had a great time exploring, playing in the dirt, watching the cow, donkeys, goats and chickens, and picking out the perfect pumpkins.

Another moment for which I am grateful this weekend was the hour that I used to explore all the great beads at The Upstart Crow. I chose the beads pictured below and plan to use all the big ones on the right for charms for more napkin rings. The picture doesn't do them all justice but there are some great colours here!


Wednesday 3 October 2012

Warmth on a cool morning

October! I can hardly believe it. 
As it is officially fall, I thought I would share photos of this warm, thoughfully designed, modern family space. So grab a hot something to drink on this chilly morning and enjoy!
 Photographed by Ricardo DeAratanha via The LA Times.