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Outdoor Holiday Decor Inspiration

We have a feast for your eyes today! To get ready for the holidays, one of our long-time customers enlisted Sappho to work her designer magic on the outside of her beautiful home. So, yesterday afternoon, despite the unseasonable rain, Sappho created a series of outdoor arrangements to add that festive touch!

What a way to welcome holiday visitors! The swag and urns really draw attention to the entry. The ribbon adds a dash of colour and that essential touch of holiday sparkle!

This wooden barrel-style planter was dressed up with cedar and some stainless steel gazing balls from henhouse.

A wonderful mix of wintery stems, berries, apples, birch twigs, and giant pine cones. Sappho used many different textured greens along with a  few bright pops of colour to create this stunner. The green apples add an unexpected element. Love it!

Gorgeous window-box arrangement!

This is a unique wreath put together by Sappho. Our builder cut this star shape out of marine grade wood, then Sappho wrapped it in seasonal greenery, and tied it up with a bow.

Our customer was so pleased with her new decor! What do you think of it?

We hope you’re enjoying you’re own holiday preparations. Don’t forget we still have lots of beautiful holiday decor at our shop to add that sparkle to your home too!

Don’t forget We’ve extended our hours until Christmas! We are now open late Thursdays and Fridays (10am-8pm) and we will also be open on Mondays (10sm-5pm) for your holiday shopping convenience!

Henhouse Holiday Gift Guide

It’s here again! Already! We can’t believe it either, but the Holiday season is right around the corner. We’ve been so busy getting ready- the shop is decked out, and busting at the seams with beautiful holiday home decor, ornaments, toys, and lots of great gifts! We know that everybody has a few hard-to-buy-for  people on their “nice” list, so we’ve made up this handy gift guide to help you out!

Our biggest tip of all is to SHOP LOCAL- we believe in supporting our local economy- it really is better for everybody. With all of the unique gifts available from independent local businesses, there’s no reason not to shop local this year.

And now for the gift guide!

For The Practical Hostess:  

Under $20 We swear by Pheylonian Beeswax Candles, they’re all-natural, unscented, and Canadian made! Paired with a beautifully decorated box of matches, and cute tin ornament- this is one great gift!

Under $25 Mrs. Meyer’s Bathroom Cleaner is a really effective, all-natural, great smelling product   – it almost makes cleaning a pleasure!  Hogwash is a funky looking bar of soap that does double duty- use it on grubby hands and to get tough stains out of clothing. We topped it all off with a fun vintage-inspired Santa ornament and voila!

Under $30 We put this one together for the baker in your life-  100% linen tea towels (available in red and blue), paired with a retro-inspired magnetic egg-timer (available in red, black, and blue)-ding ding! 

For the Finicky Friend:

Under $20 Foot Butter is a real miracle for even the driest of feet!  Pair it with a nail brush and a mini Pré
de Provence quad-milled French soap for a luxurious little treat.

Under $40 This cute mini oil painting is by local artist Lynn Rotin. We carry many of her mini canvases in the shop right now with both floral and pear images. They make a really sweet gift embellished with some tiny ornaments and a bow. 

For the Favourite Teacher: 

Under $15 Sock Monkeys Wine Covers are a one-of-a-kind locally hand-made gift! They’re so carefully crafted, each with its own personality! Use a Wine monkey for anything bottled- we think the olive oil from our neighbours Liquid Gold would be a great choice.

Under $30 Know a teacher with a sweet tooth? We’ve got you covered with Neil Ripley’s Pure Maple Cream, made here in Nova Scotia. Such a delectable treat, grate it onto ice cream, top a coffee or dessert, or eat it straight up! I-pops designer magnets come in two sizes and in many different designs- so cute and useful!

For the Tiny Tim

Under $30 Lulujo makes the softest organic cotton facecloths for babies, available in sets of 3 and 5- so gentle on baby’s delicate skin. Books always make a nice gift  and we have a great selection for kids under 5. We finished this gift off with a Mini Tweet bird-shaped whistle because we know kids love to make noise!

 For the Really Special Someone

Under $200 We are head over heels for our gorgeous sari throws! The throws are made from vintage saris, and are hand stitched in India. Each one is unique and stunning. Paired with a glittery pine cone candle, this gift will provide comfort and style to the lucky recipient! 

These are just a few of the great gift ideas we have up our sleeves. Let us help you put together just the right gift for anyone on your list, just ask any one of the staff- we’d love to help you out!

Holiday Spirit is Arriving at the Nest!

This weekend only save 15% on all holiday decor!!

Join us for our annual holiday sneak peek, enjoy some home-made treats, and save 15% on all of our holiday decor!
We can’t wait to see you! 

November 5th and 6th only! 

Store hours: Monday-Friday 10-6  Saturday 10-5  Sunday 12-5