11/24/13. Naughty or Nice Wish List
11/13/13. warm & cozy
These warm & cozy slippers are one of our favourite items to have during the winter months. There are lots of great reasons to add these to your Christmas wish list! Padriag Cottage slippers are handmade in Canada using pure wool, sheepskin & leather. Their website says that they have heard rumours of people oversizing their rubber boots so that they can wear their beloved slippers all day!
Here is their story: ”Helen made her first pair of slippers for her young son in the winter of 1977, they had a hand cut sheepskin sole and a crocheted upper made with hand spun raw wool, in a few years they would become known as the Original Padraig Slipper. Since Helen started selling her wears at local craft markets, the slipper line and the company have grown and evolved. The slippers now come in numerous colour ways and styles and are sold in boutiques across Canada, the United States and Europe.
Though our company has expanded, employing more than thirty local artisans and support staff, we are still independently owned and operated and our premises remain in North Vancouver, ensuring product quality and support of the local community. The slippers too remain largely the same; they are still hand crocheted and hand dyed in small lots, insuring each pair is one of a kind.”
Our tagline reads, Return Home, we chose this to remind ourselves of what is important and the core values that are at the heart of Padraig Cottage Ind.
To produce original quality products made by skilled artisans, using
natural materials while accepting the importance of both the community
and the environment.Padraig’s Mission Statement
09/23/13. fall favorites
Fall 2013 is both looking good & feeling comfortable. The time to get cozy has arrived with autumn equinox. Evening air is chilly & darkness falls earlier & earlier. In celebration of this time we have picked out a few of our fav pieces to share.
What could be more cozy than cashmere for fall? Tana + Bee got it right with their cashmere collection for this season. Pictured above is the colour block Cashmere/Wool sweater dress. It feels nice & looks lovely on. Pair it with some French made angora/cotton dot tights that boast about warmth & softness. Add a “Peacock” coloured Lauren wallet by Hobo and voila – you have a great look!
A few little extra’s are always nice; after all, this is what we are about in our fun little shop! Gorgeous fall paisley dish towels from April Cornell, lovely milk perfumed vegetable soap by Lothantique, fabric thumbtacks by Girl of all Work & some fancy Gypsy Junkie hair ties.
09/04/13. yoga jean giveaway
08/20/13. furniture extravaganza – august 24
Please join us in our “backyard” at Twang & Pearl, this Saturday August 24th from 10am-5pm. We have a gorgeous selection of hand crafted furniture from India that we are unwrapping and preparing for your homes! This is a great opportunity to add something gorgeous & unique to your home. Items include bookshelves, teak coffee tables, benches, night stands, mango wood armoir’s and more. Bring your tape measures!
08/04/13. kitchen essentials
We have a very sweet kitchen section in our purple house of Hereford Avenue that is filled with our favourite, unique kitchen items. For instance; a hand block printed tea towel from Paris by Colouer Nature, classic egg beaters (also doubles as the perfect toddler bath toy!), Cucina olive & coriander dish soap (yum), handcrafted chopsticks; each set in their own beautifully coloured case, a very cute citrus knife and a gorgeous cookbook to help you fill your table with friends! This would make an excellent wedding present. Get ‘em while their hot & in stock.