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Leap Year Special! Save 20% - 1 day only!

leap year special

2020 brings a bonus extra day! As the leap year only comes once every 4 years, let's do something special for it! On Saturday, Feb. 29, buy one item, enjoy 20% off your 2nd item*. Available in-store and online!

*Discount applied automatically to the lowest priced item(s) and to all even-numbered items (2, 4, 6, etc). Not valid on gift certificates or combined with other discounts. Valid 12:00AM (AST) on 11/29/19 until 11:59PM (AST).

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Friday Features - 02/28/20

Happy Friday Everyone! There may be a spot of grey weather going on in Halifax this week, but we have plenty of colour and brightness here at Inkwell! If you’re trying to combat the late winter dreariness, it's worth coming for a visit. Those who would rather stay warm & cozy at home can always take a look at our online store as well! Here’s what we’ve featured this week on social media.

handmade carryall bag by Frankie & Coco
We still have a couple of these stunning Frankie & Coco convertible bags in stock. Made with love in Portland, OR, these multi-functional bags are both beautiful and ready for anything your day throws at you. They are cleverly designed with subtle snaps on the side so you can easily convert the style of bag to meet your needs. From trendy carryall to spacious tote, they are able to carry lots without appearing oversized or overloaded - the sturdy canvas lining and reinforced leather straps make them durable as well! Feel free to stop in to see them in person, or let us know if you’d like to explore shipping options, as there are only a few left!

handmade Halifax embroidery by Katiebette
Have you had a chance to check out all the goodies in our Halifax-Dartmouth Themed section online yet? The winter-long Handmade Halifax special is still ongoing! Every Monday through the winter, you can save 15% off when you buy 2 or more items from our Halifax-Dartmouth themed collection in our online store! The discount will be applied automatically at Checkout. This Halifax hoop embroidery, by the fantastic Katie of Katiebette, is just one of the many things you can find on there.

Pancake Catnip Toys by Mini Tiger Designs
Whether it’s Pancake Tuesday or Taco Tuesday, no cat should be left out! These handmade catnip toys from Jenna of Mini Tiger Designs are a feline-favourite here at Inkwell. Made from eco-friendly felt and curiously strong certified organic catnip, they make for a perfect gift for cats and cat lovers. A wide variety of food and animal shapes are available in the store!

Handmade Prints and Planters, Tegan Thomas, Jaw Pottery, Tessaramics
We’ve got all sorts of handmade options for home decor in-store right now! Not only have we added the beautiful seal print by Tegan Thomas Illustration to our online store, but we were also just topped up with more delightful pottery from both Tessaramics (cat planter) and Jaw Pottery (Pink splash planter) - new designs are available for both in-store now! Continue reading

Rose + Letterpress Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Day Rose & Letterpress
We've teamed up with our brand new neighbours, Bloom24 for a Valentine's Day themed special!

Pre-order your single rose beautifully wrapped + true love always letterpress card. Choose rose colour from above options - Red, Pink, Yellow, White or Cream.

Get your order in by 3pm on Thursday, February 13th to pick up between 10-5pm on Friday, February 14th.

    Please note: Due to the delicate nature of the flowers, they are not available for shipping. Select local pickup at checkout.

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    Boxing Day Specials

    Boxing Day Sale


    Get yourself what Santa forgot!

     

    50% off holiday cards and ornaments until Dec 31st. All other products save 15% off in-store on Friday, Dec 27 and 15% off online from Dec 26th - Dec 27th (no code necessary)*.


    PLEASE NOTE we will be closed for inventory from January 1st-3rd.


    Our holiday hours can be found
    here.

    *Discount cannot be combined with any other offer/discount code. Sale items are final sale. Offer ends December 27th at 11:59pm (AST).

     

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    Friday Features - 11/22/19

    Friday Features - 11/22/19

    Happy Friday everyone! The holiday season has arrived and we’ve been busy welcoming new artists and products to the store! Here’s what we’ve featured on social media this past week!

    silkscreened taco ornament by Broderpress
    We couldn’t let Halifax’s first-ever taco week go by without featuring Broderpress’ fantastic silkscreened wooden ornaments! Their taco ornament took the spotlight this week; however, we have their ornaments in many other designs such as hamburgers and chickens. These ornaments are custom laser-cut from 3/16” basswood and then hand printed in vibrant colours. These incredible eye-catching ornaments are a great addition to any tree!

    Handmade Porcelain Mugs by Rachel De Conde
    We had the pleasure of welcoming the ceramic artist Rachel De Conde to the store this week! Rachel’s pieces are unique, beautiful, and expansive in terms of texture & aesthetic. She has developed a variety of glazes resulting in a wide range of colourful pieces completely different from one another! While we featured the mugs from her hand-drawn floral series, we also have pieces with blue tones, metallic accents and honeycomb designs!

    Hand-Embroidered Art Hoops by All The Pretty Things
    We also welcomed another new artist! We now carry a large selection of beautiful hand-embroidered hoop art by Emily of All The Pretty Things NS. Whether it is lettering or illustrations, Emily’s work is incredibly detailed and carefully designed. Designs made to be displayed year-long, or specifically for the holiday season, are in-store now.

    Animal Swimsuit Calendar by Paper Wilderness
    We had to mention Jenna Puente’s, of Paper Wilderness, heartwarming 2020 calendar of Swimsuit Animal illustrations. This calendar features 12 adorable critters modeling an assortment of swimsuit fashion. These watercolour illustrations are incredibly pleasant, family-friendly, and formatted to be framed easily after the year is over!

    Laser-cut wood wreath by Paper + Light
    If you’re looking for a stylish (and long-lasting!) wreath to welcome the holiday season, this fantastic laser-cut art piece (from Ali of Light + Paper) does the trick! Starting from a paper-cutting, this beautiful wreath is laser-cut from 1/8" birch wood and measures approximately 15” x 13.5”. It is a perfect addition to a door, window or feature wall!

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    Sip, Shop & Save 🎁

    customer appreciation day

     

    You are invited to Sip, Shop & Save - this Saturday, November 23rd from 10-5!  

    We are offering TAX-FREE SHOPPING in-store as our gift to you!

    We'll have hot apple cider and sweets from
    Taiyaki52 on hand.


    BONUS! Receive a free letterpress printed ornament with purchase!*

    *While quantities last.

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    Nocturne Halifax - Monumental Signage ✨

    Nocturne Halifax 2019

    Nocturne is Saturday, October 19th!

    Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 12th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets between 6pm - midnight on Saturday, October 19th.



    Come crank the wheel on our antique letterpress and print your own keepsake! This year’s theme is SCAFFOLD and we’ll reveal the design that visitors will be printing closer to the day of the event. This year’s project will truly commemorate the night and all ages are welcome!



    Here is our exhibit description:

    Downtown Halifax is in a state of flux. Almost everywhere you turn there is scaffolding staged to help build new or improve existing structures. Halifax once had illuminated scaffold signage in its downtown core too. For one night, participants can mix the old with the new and print by hand a Nocturne sign keepsake using a century-old letterpress.

    Keep your eyes peeled for the guide to plan your route. We look forward to seeing you out! Until then, check out the post that Nocturne has put together to Have the Best Nocturne Ever!

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    Best of Halifax 2019 Categories

    The Coast Best of Halifax 2019

    Thank you to all of you who nominated us in The Coast Readers' Choice Awards!

    We are pleased as punch to be listed in 2 categories and would be delighted if you'd vote Inkwell for:

    - Best Indie Gift Shop
    - Best Home Decor Store

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