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How to Choose A Teapot

When you choose a teapot to enjoy that perfect cup of tea, you may initially be looking at appearances. What style, colour or pattern? Though it is somewhat of a personal choice, there are various important factors to take into consideration. These will help you to decide which teapot will work best. Tea drinkers in…

Pewter and Basic Spirit

Pewter and Basic Spirit Basic Spirit is a Canadian success story, one that we are proud to be associated with.  Located in the fishing town of Pugwash in Nova Scotia, Basic Spirit has been creating popular pewter items since 2002. The Shop has been carrying Basic Spirit since 2012. As with many of our Canadian…

Tracy’s Wine Jellies

Tracy’s Wine Jellies – Perfect Condiments from Niagara One of life’s simple pleasures is relaxing on a Sunday afternoon enjoying a glass of wine. Added pleasure happens when wine is served with a variety of crackers and cheeses, accompanied with sauces and jellies.  Even better when they are all made in the Niagara region.  Known…

Moonstone and Labradorite from Dory Blue

Moonstone and Labradorite – Semi precious gems that play with light In 2018 we introduced a new Canadian jewellery designer, Kim Paddon from Newfoundland. Her company, Dory Blue from Sparkes Design features one of a kind Labradorite and Moonstone jewellery. Both of these semiprecious gemstones, whether in their natural raw or polished form, create a…

Rogers’ Chocolates from Victoria B.C.

The story begins in 1885 when Charles Rogers, born the son of a Massachusetts farmer, moved to British Columbia. There he began his business in Victoria, as a grocery store owner on Government Street. Together with his wife Leah Morrison, he brought in produce and imported chocolate from San Francisco. He was quick to notice…

Louenhide Bags

Vegan Leather and Louenhide Vegan leather is an alternative material to leather. It is made of polyurethane, a synthetic material. Polyurethane(PU) has a lower environmental impact and does not use harmful chemicals as compared to another more common synthetic material, Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC). At the Shop For All Reasons we have recently introduced Louenhide, a company…

Jean-Louis Mireault Silk Art Scarves

Canadian Silk Painter Jean-Louis Mireault The ancient method of silk making began sometime between 3500 and 2000 BC with the use of silkworm moth cocoons to produce cloth. It is believed that the ancient technique of painting on silk began in around 470 BC during the Neolithic period by the Hans dynasty who used it…