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Consignment Call!

consignment call for handmadeWe're seeking handmade products by artists who make a variety of items including greeting cards, gifts, pantry items, jewelry, apothecary and homewares.

Currently, we're looking for items specific to Easter, Mother's Day Father's Day, graduation and/or spring and summer themed.

Visit our consignment page for details!

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Friday Features - 02/14/20

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s the day! Valentine’s day is finally here, and all week we have been featuring cards and treats for the special people in your life. If you haven’t made it out for your cards yet, fear not! We still have plenty of cards ranging from sassy to sappy in stock. If you’re pressed for time, we also have a great selection listed online, you can pay ahead of time and we’ll have it ready for you, just remember to hit “Local Pickup” at checkout!

Local Love Card by Rhubarb Paper Co
It can be palentine’s, galentine’s, valentine’s or whatever else you’d like. It’s always great to show your appreciation to any person in your life. Anita, of Rhubarb Paper Co, designs all sorts of cards to get the point across with equal parts humour and sentiment. Her “Overreact with” card, featured here, could apply to partner, parent, friend or whoever else! We carry a selection of Anita’s cards in store but also online as well!

Local Grey's Anatomy Quote Card by Better Left Said
Another popular choice to express appreciation to that special, and specific, someone in your life is this “You’re My Person” (quote from Grey's Anatomy) card designed by the talented hand-lettering artist Sam Shannon of Better Left Said. It’s the perfect card to show your future accomplice how much you mean to them. Available in-store and online.

X-file Letterpress printed card by Inkwell Originals
We've got the perfect cards for your fellow X-Files fan (X-phile), partner in crime or significant other. The Mulder & Scully series, by our in house brand Inkwell Originals, makes for fantastic valentine choice if you want to add a little sci-fi flavour to your card selection. Both Mulder to Scully and Scully to Mulder are fully stocked in-store and online.

Local & Canadian Love Cards by Arquoise Design, Jay-bee Design, Little Foible
If you’re looking for specifically local or Canadian made valentine choices, we still have plenty! Including these new designs by Tina of Arquoise Design, Jaclyn of Jaybee Design, and Colleen of Little Foible! All are fabulous and available in the shop.

Letterpress Printed Love Cards by Ink Meets Paper, Violet Press, Fugu Fugu Press
While expanding our love selection online, we decided to include these incredible letterpress printed, and somewhat specific, cards by Ink Meets Paper, Vi of Violet Press, and Fugu Fugu Press. They are all available now and just might be the perfect card you were looking for!

Handmade Cupcake Mugs by Marla Benton
We also have a new mug debut by Marla Benton this week! These fun & functional mugs are actually a collaboration from Marla and her 8-year-old daughter, Juniper, who designed the cupcake decals on them! They’re colourful, well made and sweet on so many levels! Come check them out in-store.

Handmade Aromatherapy Shower Steamers by The Bath Bomb Company
Our newest arrival are these vibrant and amazingly smelling shower steamers made in Canada by the Bath Bomb Company. What are shower steamers? They’re essentially a perfectly-portioned bath bomb product that can be used in showers and for face steams. There are 3 recommended ways to use them, First, dampen and place on the ledge in the shower away from direct water flow. Let the aroma release slowly as you shower. When you are almost done, place the steamer in the palm of your hand, hold close to your face and enjoy the aromatherapy. Second, place in a bowl of hot, steaming water, lean over the bowl with a towel over your head to enjoy the aroma of the essential oils. And finally, as a mini bath bomb!
They’re available in-store in 8 different scents (from lavender to lemongrass) and are a great way to treat yourself to a little relaxation. 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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    Friday Features - 02/07/20

    Happy Friday Everyone! We’re one week shy of Valentine's Day and we’re still finding all sorts of new cards and products that you can give to your loved ones. Whether it’s for a partner, friend, family, or yourself (treat yourself!) - we’ve got something for everyone.

    Handmade Paper Flowers by Annafolds
    Anna, of Annafolds, has restocked us with all sorts of lovely warm designs of her handmade paper lilies. They’re perfect if you want to take a low maintenance, longer-lasting approach to giving flowers. We’ve also been using them as a nice final touch when wrapping up wine!

    Handmade Word Mugs by Union Street Pottery
    These Love Mugs, handmade by Andrea of Union Street Pottery, playfully hide words of love, encouragement, & friendship in their cheerful illustrations. Each one is unique, colourful, & boasts structural qualities that often make for an iconic favourite mug - They can hold a generous portion of your beverage of choice, have a large comfortable handle, and when held feel as if they’ve been built for your hand specifically. Feel free to come check them out in store!

    Hand painted Glass Jewelry by Azurine
    All the way from Quebec, we have a selection of stunning handpainted glass earrings, rings, and pendants by the talented jewelry maker Karine of Azurine. In anticipation for valentine’s, we’ve featured a few of her heart-shaped pieces. Available in pendant & two variants of earrings (suds and dangling), these designs, along with so many more, are available in store now!

    Block Printed Tea Towel by Little Brummie
    A warm welcome goes out to our newest artist at Inkwell! Victoria, of Little Brummie, is a multidisciplinary artist of who has been experimenting this past year with new mediums. We’re drawn to her use of colour and shape in the block print tea towel designs we now carry. Featured here is one of our favourite designs of hers that features a beautiful tangerine themed pattern.

    Letterpress Printed Football Card by Benchpressed
    We’ve got the perfect card for your football fan by the fantastic folks at Bench Pressed! Show your MVP you really scored a touchdown with them. Available in-store and on our website.

    Letterpress Printed Nautical Coasters by Inkwell Originals
    The ever-popular East Coaster coasters have been reprinted and restocked! Letterpress printed by hand, by our in-house line, Inkwell Originals, Our East Coasters are hand-fed one-by-one on our circa 1921 Golding Pearl Improved #11 letterpress and the ink we use is mixed with salt water drawn from the Atlantic Ocean. Available in-store and on our website. Continue reading

    Friday Features - 12/20/19

    Happy Friday Everyone! With less than a week left before Christmas, we have been featuring a bunch of products that would be perfect for your gift-giving needs!

    Letterpress printed linocut print by Deep Hollow Prints
    This letterpress linocut print is the perfect epitome of East Coast cozy! Printed here in Nova Scotia by the talented Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, this print & much more of Laura’s work is available in-store!

    Amethyst hanging planter by rcboisjoli
    This geometrically formed amethyst glazed hanging planter by Alexx Boisjoli of rcboisjoli is perfect for anyone who is a fan of plants, crystals, or both! Available in-store.

    Bird & Wildflower Calendar by Rigel Stuhmiller
    There are still a few 2020 Calendars available in our Halifax shop. Featured here is a wonderful calendar by Rigel Stuhmiller focused on birds and wildflowers! Each monthly image is colourful, bright, and eye-catching. If you still need your calendar for the new year, this might be the perfect one for you!

    Handmade Soap by Laughing Pear
    Laughing Pear Soaps have been a long-standing popular stocking stuffer for shoppers at Inkwell. They’re affordable, long-lasting, high-lather bars that are handmade in Nova Scotia with no harsh chemicals. Available is a variety of scents including seasonal favourites such as Frosted Fir & Cinnamon.

    Letterpress printed Hanukkah cards by 9th Letter Press
    It’s not too late to pick up Hanukkah cards in-store! Here are three letterpress printed designs we brought in from the fantastic folks at 9th Letter Press!

    Handmade Felt Art Hoops by Laura Nightingale of The Yellow Birdcage
    Laura Nightingale, of The Yellow Birdhouse, has an assortment of art hoops available here at Inkwell! Her hoops are handmade from wool felt and patterned fabric. Some are holiday focused while others are for all year round. All are locally made & beautiful. Available in-store now! Continue reading

    Friday Features - 11/29/19

    Happy Friday Everyone! With the store being a full on winter wonderland, we’ve continued to feature products with a more holiday focus. Here’s a roundup of the great gifts & decor that we shared on social media this week!

    screenprinted pet plush ornament by Broderpress
    Along with the food-focused screenprinted wood ornaments we featured last week, we were sure to bring in more of Broderpress’ always popular screenprinted plush animals ornaments as well. These ornaments are adorable on the tree and are also available in larger plush versions that are a more realistic size. In-store now, quantities & designs are limited.

    Laser cut wood ornaments from Henderson Dry Goods
    These charming laser cut ornaments are our newest arrival from Canada’s west coast. Alex of Henderson Dry Goods makes ornaments that are stunning, minimal & modern. Featured here are the classic (and Canadian themed!) designs of winter hats, fishing boats, Canada geese, and pinecones. Available in-store now.

    Illustrated 2020 Tea Towel Calendar by Cara Rowlands
    Inkwell is pleased to welcome Cara Rowlands from Carabara Designs to the shop! Cara is a multi-talented digital illustrator & designer who makes an assortment of cards, prints, and tea towels. Featured here is her eye-catching 2020 tea towel calendar that would be a fantastic fit for any baker/cupcake lover in your life. Available in-store now along with much more of her lovely work!

    Screenprinted Purses by Shara Porter
    New wallets, clutches and purses from Shara Porter have arrived! Colourful and screenprinted by hand, we have clutches and purses available in vegan leather and wallets in genuine leather. Available in an assortment of colours and designs while quantities last!

    Pewter Baby's First Christmas Ornament by Beehive Handmade
    This beautiful pewter ornament from Beehive Handmade is the perfect way to celebrate baby’s first Christmas! It is ready to hang with green ribbon & gift box. In-store now! Continue reading

    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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    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Yogis

    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Yogis

    Top Row
    Revive Perfume Oil by Apt. 6 Skin Co $22.00 (various scents)
    Self Care Enamel Pin by ilootpaperie $15.00
    Magnesium Oil Spray by Apt. 6 Skin Co $14.00 - $28.00 (various sizes/scents)

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    Oh Yoga Cards Deck by Oh Mother Care Kits $24.96
    Beeswax Wrap Set by Bee & Hive Wraps $25.00 - $30.00 (various sizes)
    Yoga Mat Refresher Spray by Mighty Oak Essentials $12.00

    This is just a taste of what we have in store. Don't forget we also have gift certificates available in our Halifax shop!

    View all of our 2018 Gift Guides!

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    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Ladies

    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Ladies

    Top Row
    2019 Golden Girls Wall Calendar by Jodie Hansen $22.00
    Fish Tea Towel by The High Fiber $24.00
    Bracelet by Aflame Creations $44.00 (various designs)

    
Bottom Row
    Ocean in my Heart Print by Kim Roach $20.00 (unframed)

    Grey Circle Row Dot Purse by Erin Flett $125.00 (various designs)
    Seahorse Necklace by Leila Cools $30.00 (various designs)

    This is just a taste of what we have in store. Don't forget we also have gift certificates available in our Halifax shop!

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    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Hosts

    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Hosts

    Top Row
    Pomander Candle by Finding Home Farms $24.00 (various scents)
    Bath Salts by Anther Apiary $20.00 (various scents)
    Soup Mix by Simply Delish $11.00 (various flavours)

    Bottom Row
    Agricola House Print by Deep Hollow Print $45.00 (unframed)
    If I Had...East Coast Book by Wanda Baxter & Kat Frick Miller $24.95

    2019 Calendar Tea Towel by Keephouse Studio $28.00

    This is just a taste of what we have in store. Don't forget we also have gift certificates available in our Halifax shop!



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