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Friday Features - 01/31/20

Happy Friday everyone! It's the last day of January and we've got love on the brain...and not just for Valentine's Day - for our city of Halifax/Dartmouth along with the birds in our backyard too!

Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day are fast approaching and there are so many fantastic handmade love cards to choose from in our Halifax store!

local valentines
These 4 bestsellers are locally made by Crystal of Hello Sweetie Design, Sam of Better Left Said, Anita of Rhubarb Paper Co. and Jill of Jill & Jack Paper. Having become mainstays in our offering they're also available on our website, along with a number of other fantastic love and friendship cards.

goddess creature card
They walk among us and we're proud to call them bestie/partner. Get the perfect card for the people you adore before they're gone! This goddess design by Frog & Toad Press is available online and in-store!

woodpecker paper toy
This week we welcomed some new letterpress printed paper toy birds by Kathryn of Blackbird Letterpress. These delightful DIY (do-it-yourself) paper toys are fast and easy to assemble. We have yellow warblers and woodpeckers available.

Fun facts: The yellow warbler is a symbol of focus, growth and expanding your horizons! The redheaded woodpecker is a symbol of opportunity, mindfulness and intuition! Great reasons to have them 'hang' around your home.

Wildlife of Nova Scotia - Birds

Wednesday marked the release of the highly anticipated Wildlife of Nova Scotia - Birds print from Alex of Midnight Oil Print & Design House. The second in the series is now available in the shop and on our website!

preserves by third generation nova scotia
The gals behind Third Generation Nova Scotia have whipped up several new flavours of preserves and jams! Pop by to scoop up the limited edition seasonal flavours like Blueberry Lemon Basil and Sweet & Spicy Tomato Peach before they disappear!

Love is Everything Print

Last but not least, we featured the ever popular "Love is Everything" print by Emma FitzGerald to highlight our HANDMADE HALIFAX SPECIAL! Every Monday through the winter, you can save 15% off when you buy 2 or more items from our Halifax-Dartmouth themed collection on our website! The discount will be applied automatically at Checkout.

Live Locally? Free Local Pickup is available from our downtown Halifax shop! We also have affordable shipping options and free shipping within Canada when you spend $99!

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Friday Features - 01/17/20

Happy Friday Everyone! We hope the new year has been treating you well! Here is a roundup of what Inkwell has featured on social media this week!

Letterpress Printed Local Card by Inkwell Boutique
It has been almost an entire year since Inkwell Originals has debuted this Halifax-Dartmouth card series and it is still growing in popularity! It’s the perfect card if you need to show some love to someone living across the harbour. Like all the cards by Inkwell Originals, it is letterpress printed by hand (and with love) here in Halifax! You can check out this card, and the rest of the Inkwell Original product line, in-store or online here.

screen printed handmade hankie by Rcboisjoli
These Canadian made screen printed hankies by Rcboisjoli are both fun & functional. They are a cheerful way of keeping a pop of colour with you as you venture through the drearier winter months! We have an assortment of patterns that include cats (seen above), raccoons, horses, anchors and a few more to choose from in-store now.

Hand Illustrated Unicorn Card by Saucy Face Studio
This super sweet card, by Saucy Face Studio, can be used for almost any quirky occasion. It, along with many of the other love cards we carry, is perfect for sending a message that is equal parts sassy and sweet. Available in-store and online here.

Letterpress Printed Hedgehog Card by ILee Letterpress
Whether you’re a lover of hedgehogs or not, this adorable letterpress printed hedgehog love card by ILee Letterpress has been capturing hearts for a while now. It’s small, heartwarming, beautifully detailed, and isn’t heavily directed towards any specific message. It’s the sort of card that can be kept on hand and used for any occasion. Available in-store and online here.

Hand Lettering Ocean Print by Kim Roach of Happy Sappy Mail
This nautical print is a great gift for someone looking to bring some maritime feeling with them wherever they are. Made by Kim Roach of Happy Sappy Mail, it is a beautiful example of flawless hand lettering in a clean circle composition. It is available in-store and online here. Continue reading

#MotivationUnknown - Nocturne 2016!

Nocturne Halifax 2016 Location 114 Motivation Unknown Inkwell

Nocturne is this Saturday!


Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 9th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets between 6pm - midnight on Saturday, October 15th.

Come crank the wheel on our antique letterpress and print your own keepsake! More details on our one-night interactive exhibit can be found here

The guide is up to plan your Nocturne route for the night!


We're looking forward to seeing you!


*Please note the temporary adjustment in our hours*
Saturday, October 15th we are open noon - midnight.
Sunday, October 16th we will be closed.

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Sarah Duggan Tote!

Sarah Duggan Inkwell Limited Edition Tote Bag

We're so excited to announce the 2016 Inkwell limited edition artist series tote bag by local Dartmouth illustrator, Sarah Duggan!

Update: Please note that the tote is now sold out.

As well, it pleases us to say the tote was assembled and printed by hand in Halifax by Atlantic Bag Manufacturers, a local social enterprise!

See the previous artist series tote bags: 2015, 20142013 and 2012.

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Spring Craft Fairs around Halifax & Dartmouth

Halifax Crafters Spring Market

Inkwell Originals, our in-house product line will have a table at the Halifax Crafters Spring Market! Join us and 75+ talented makers this Saturday & Sunday (April 30-May 1) from 10am-5pm at the Olympic Centre (corner of Hunter & Cunard)!

Dartmouth Makers Spring Market

Inkwell Originals will also be selling at The Dartmouth Makers Spring Market on May 7! Find us + 45 talented makers at the Christ Church Parish Hall - 61 Dundas Street in downtown Dartmouth from 10am-6pm!

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