New arrivals offer thoughtful gift options

If you're working your way through your holiday shopping list, like me, and you're determined to find something locally made that's original, read along ...

I admire Lynette Richard's hand-painted brush strokes and artistic etchings that bring her coloured glass to life. As an accredited Master Artisan of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council she has successfully put a modern twist on heritage art glass techniques.

We’re delighted to have this new trio of products ready to be packaged for Christmas. Perfect for an apartment or condo, these charming little framed stained glass pieces will nestle nicely upon any windowsill.

I myself am in need of a ceramic earring bowl like this one from Hermann Suzuki. What a smart way to prevent losing strays and keep my jewellery clutter organized. I think my sister-in-law could use one too.

   

Or I might buy her one of these expertly hand-carved ceramic covered jewellery dishes created by NB potter Rachel Morouney of Hidden House Pottery. She's a bit of a girlie girl ... the pink/orange Winkle Works brooch and Sarah Doherty silver and pearl jewellery are her taste, so maybe I'll take the pink dish and surprise her with earrings inside it.