Love at First Sight

Dear Twangers,

I’ve recently fallen in love.  The other day I experienced for myself the expression printed on Twang & Pearl’s handbag tags: “I swear,” she said, “the handbag flirted with me first”. From the moment I first laid eyes on ‘Sheila’, newly arrived this Spring from Hobo, I was smitten. What began as an innocent flirtation quickly escalated into a full blown crush. Sheila’s unassuming beauty, classic coolness and rich buttery caramel coloured leather felt like an extension of myself.

I immediately phoned Jana, the woman responsible for bringing her to Salt Spring Island, into Twang & Pearl, and therefore into my life, and breathlessly asked her if I really had to put my new love on the floor where she was sure to flirt with another woman.  She said sorry but yes I had to give Sheila a chance to win over some new fans with her buttery vintage black leather twin.  I reluctantly did as  I was bid and hesitantly posted her picture on Twang & Pearl’s Facebook Fan Page.  Several ‘likes’ and excited comments later, one lucky Salt Springer’s husband arrived to purchase her as a gift.

I tried to rationalize, “oh well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be, there’s another woman, I’m sure they are better off together”.  A dull ache remained until two weeks later when my heart was sent a flutter again upon opening another shipment from Hobo.  And now, Sheila and I are together, reunited, inseparable and happy.  I dare you to come in and try and resist her.

Bunny Love

Twang & Pearl Salt Spring Island

As a little girl, I never did quite believe in the Easter Bunny.

The Tooth Fairy made sense somehow, especially as I was told my baby teeth would be used to build their little fairy houses (also incentive to keep my teeth clean by the by). Santa Claus also had a measure of magic realness, since folklore told me Santa Claus began as Kris Kringle distributing toys at night to children in a dark land where toys were outlawed. But a huge basket-toting bunny hopping around on two bunny feet instead of four hiding coloured eggs just didn’t seem plausible even in the realm of magic. I mean what useful or altruistic purpose could the Easter Bunny possibly serve? Not to mention, I’ve never really had any fondness for ‘pastels’.

So for me the Easter Bunny has always been more about a herald to Spring in all its bunny cuteness and daffodil glory. If you’re looking for some gift giving alternatives to chocolate for Easter, we have some irresistible bunny cuteness in store. Handmade in Thailand with love by a husband and wife team that we’ve come to genuinely like a lot over the six years we’ve been purchasing their critters, these bunnies will steal your heart.

Hop on down to Ganges town for your own dose of bunny love.

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