30 November 2011

Today I'm just sharing . . .

. . . one of my most favorite blogs, sure to entice all you foodies out there!
What Katie Ate is not only a really beautiful blog, she is a food photographer among other things,
she's in Australia so you get to travel vicariously and, she shares some pretty amazing recipes to boot.  
Now around here at the height of the Christmas season, it's rare that anything interesting, out-of-the ordinary or "foodie" approved hits the dinner table so for today, I'm just dreaming about making this our next meal.
But, don't wait for me, you go ahead.  
"Lamb with beer and roasted garlic" - need I say more.

23 November 2011

Can you say e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d!

Wow, what a whirl wind of a weekend!  Thank you all for making our
Winter Open House 
weekend such a H-U-G-E success.  I really appreciate it.  Really.

My hands and feet are sore, my sleep deprived mind is slowly recovering . . .
hard but joyful work indeed.  
After taking a few days to clean the house, fill the cupboards and fridge
with "real" food and do a little laundry so I have something to wear that
doesn't have paint or pine pitch on it, we're off and running again. 
Today we managed to spend some time in the workshop.  We're busy making a fresh batch of wreaths and arrangements and other wonderful handmade treasures to re-stock the "shelves" of the shop.  
Christmas Season Shop Hours:
Thursday & Friday  11-6
Saturday  11-5
Sunday  12-4
Until December 18th

Thanks again, much to come, see you soon.
And, to those of you who have taken the time to call, say when you see us, or otherwise pass on your wonderful comments after visiting our Christmas House, Thanks very much.  We're glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you letting us know.  

Thanks indeed and to our American friends . . . Happy Thanksgiving.
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19 November 2011


(The above photograph © Ulrike Welsch.  Use or copy of any kind is prohibited.
The photo is available in greeting card format from here.


Regular Christmas Season Hours:

Thursdays & Fridays  11-6
Saturday  11-5
Sundays  12-4

beginning November 24  until December 18

Season's Greeting!


10 November 2011

And the lucky winner . . .

Thank you everyone for all your comments.  I haven't had a chance to go through them all and even less a chance to post them - but cheers and season's greetings to you also.  The luck winner selected with the assistance of random.org is Susie K.  Send me an e-mail Susie and I'll let you know what you need to know to get your hands on the House Tour tickets.  Enjoy. 

Count down is on to Comfort & Joy . . 

See you soon!

02 November 2011

Winter Wishes & a Delightful Giveaway

Comfort & Joy
The Winter Season
begins with our Winter Open House and we hope you will join us in discovering
Comfort & Joy this Christmas Season

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18,   5 - 9

The delightful details and regular Christmas Season Hours will arrive here on the blog
shortly but in the meantime, we hope you are busy preparing, at least creatively.

We are delighted to be part of the
Thunder Bay Art Gallery 
and have had the honor of styling and decorating
the wonderful home of Heather Cranston.  
Getting involved was easy once we saw Heather's home.  
Heather's character home offered an instant backdrop for our
urban meets farmhouse stylings.  We hope that upon entering Heather's
home you'll be reminded that the holiday season -- the baking, the crafting,
trimmings and decor blend together to make this special
time of year something to savour.  

In celebration of this fun, glorious time, we've purchased TWO House Tour tickets and they can be yours!  The tickets are for the Sunday, November 13th house tour.  Entering to win is easy.  Leave me a comment, link our blog to your blog or facebook page and send us the link.  That's it, it's easy as pie! We'll randomly select a winner 
on Thursday, November 10th and announce the winner here. 
For the House Tour details, go here.

Until then . . . cheers to this most glorious of seasons!