Last week, I passed by Toronto’s Bluebird, a shop specializing in handmade gifts, mementos and decorative items and I was so struck by the gorgeous display of Sara Paloma pottery just inside the front door that I followed my curiosity inside. With such narrow necks the vases are utterly impractical and stunningly beautiful. On sale for 15 per cent off, the vessels range in price from $125 – $260. Paloma is a potter based in Emeryville, California.
Looking around the shop I was also smitten with the Mac Ausland’s virgin wool blanket below from Prince Edward Island. The queen-sized blanket is exceedingly soft, not at all scratchy and is also 15 per cent off, now priced at $123.25, which seemed like a real bargain for such a high quality piece. We Canadians tend to covet Hudson’s Bay and Trapper Point blankets but I’d opt for one of Mac Ausland’s in a heartbeat.
Bluebird stocks a wide range of handicrafts, most of them made in Canada, so if you’re on Bathurst north of Bloor and have a few minutes, definitely pop in for a boo.