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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 - 02/21/20

Happy Friday everyone! Valentine’s Day has passed and Halifax is showing subtle hints of spring approaching! We’ve had quite a few of our fan-favourite products restocked this week, along with some colourful new additions to them! Here’s what we’ve featured on social media!

Handmade Canadian Pottery by Kelsey Watson Ceramics
The always popular sunset mugs by the Cape Breton potter, Kelsey Watson, are back in stock, and this time she brought some in a second colour! True to their name, these mugs have a dreamy gradient glaze in either pink or blue that are complemented by a stark horizon line of gold lustre. They are handmade, thus no two are identical, but consistently sized to one another - this makes them a great option if you want to pair them up for a wedding or anniversary gift, especially now with the option to mix and match with both colours available. They’re in store now but always go quickly!

Small History Nova Scotia Chapbook
The Small History NS Chapbook is a must for both locals and those living away. In 366 daily entries, it features more than 300 unique places and communities, charting the seasonal rhythms of labour and leisure, land and sea that shaped the lives of Nova Scotians more than a century ago. Follow along on Twitter (@smallhistory) to read daily news drawn directly from the pages of rural and small-town newspapers across Nova Scotia between 1880-1910. Available in-store and online.

Screen Printed Infinity Scarves by Poison Pear
Beth Ardon, of Poison Pear, continues to amaze us with her creative combo of colourful fabrics and beautiful screenprinted images. These infinity scarves could provide the perfect pop of colour to assist as you tread through the final stretch of winter. A variety of designs and colours are available in the shop!

Earth Science Prints by Brainstorm
The highly coveted earth science prints are now available in 11x14 (and original 18x24 for big impact)! You're going to want to collect all 4 of these amazing art prints by Brainstorm! Both visually appealing and informative, these prints are great conversation starters that stay relevant at all ages! Available in-store and online. 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 - 01/24/20

    Happy Friday everyone! Snowy days are here & love is in the air! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and we've got all sorts of treats and cards for you to give to your loved ones. Here's what we've featured on social media this week.

    Hand Embroidered Hoops by KatieBette
    Whether you want to collect them all, or just pick your favourite of the four, these Tree of Life embroidery hoops are a keepsake to be treasured. Locally made by Katie Gillis of KatieBette, each piece is hand embroidered on a three-inch hoop and then finished with felt backing. The attention to detail on each piece is incredible, as can be seen through the flourishes of seasonal colours & textural accents of the overlapping thread. The tree of life series, along with many others of the KatieBette collection, can be purchased in-store or online here.

    Handmade Cat Bowtie & Card
    Here at Inkwell we aim to have a cat-themed product for any occasion, even if that occasion is a formal one. We have a great selection of cat bowties, handcrafted by Sweet Pickles Designs, to dress up your feline friend for the special moments in life. We also have an assortment of cards to accompany them, featured here is a new addition from the talented Emily Skinner of Pedaller Designs.

    Handmade Dog Bowtie and Card
    We haven’t left our canine friends out either, dog bowties (fits most 3/4 inch and 1-inch collars) are also available along with a wide selection of cards as well. Jaybee Design is the artist behind the “All You Need is Pug” card featured above.

    Uppercase Magazine
    Issue 44 of Uppercase Magazine has arrived at Inkwell. If you haven’t heard of Uppercase and are searching for some creative inspiration it’s certainly a title to look into. Canadian made, carefully curated, and perfectly formatted for the creative & curious, it provides informative articles & stunning visuals about all things artistically inspired. Quantities are limited so don’t delay checking it out!

    Nature Prints by Briana Corr Scott
    These breathtaking nature prints by Briana Corr Scott are a new addition to our online store, but can also be found in-store directly. Each print is 11x14” in size and is a colourful reproduction of original oil paintings on a neutral cream or black background. They can be found online here.

    Handmade Chocolate by King & North
    The delicious chocolate from King & North has been restocked just in time. We’re fully stocked with flavours like Toffee Crunch, London Fog, Cookies & Caramel, Milk & Salt, Dark & Salt, and Milk & Cookies. They make the perfect Valentine’s gift or just a perfect treat for yourself! Continue reading

    Flora Flower Studio Pop-up ❤️ 💐

    flora flower popup

    With the impending snowstorm forecasted for Wednesday, we've rescheduled our pop-up with Flora Flower Studio! ❤️ 💐



    ✨NEW DATE!✨ Join us Thursday, February 14th from 2-6pm!



    Jessica Brannen's gorgeous Valentine's Day themed burlap-wrapped bouquets are available in 2 sizes:

    • Small (approx 10 stems) for $45.00
    • Large (approx 15 stems) for $65.00

    Pre-order is available if you want to ensure you get a bouquet or are short on time!

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    Flora Flower Studio Pop-up ❤️ 💐

    Flora Flower Studio Pop-up at Inkwell

    💐 ❤️ Our Flora Flower Studio pop-up is rescheduled yet again! ❤️ 💐

    Sadly, Mother Nature and Old Man Winter aren't on Saint Valentine's side this year!

    Join us in the shop on Wednesday, February 15th between 11-3pm! It’s the perfect chance to pick up a belated bouquet and handmade card!

    Jessica Brannen's Valentine's Day themed burlap-wrapped bouquets are available in 2 sizes:

    • Small (8-10 stems) for $29.00
    • Large (14-16 stems) for $49.00

      Edit: Pre-orders now closed. We’re also offering pre-orders on our website that will be available for pick up between 11pm - 6pm on Wednesday 2/15 at Inkwell!

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      BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

      Inkwell is moving to Brunswick Street

      We are thrilled to announce that this Spring, we're moving 500 metres north to a brand new retail location at 2011 Brunswick Street!

      Our new location will offer an accessible entrance at street level, consistent temperature controls (our paper products will be so happy!) and lots of natural light with large floor to ceiling windows!

      After nearly 6 years on Market Street, we'll be joining 2 Crows Brewing and Roll it Up Sushi in the Brunswick Heights area between Duke & Cogswell. (We’ve been told a few more new businesses will be announced soon too!)

      The new location is handy to access when walking from the North End to Downtown Halifax! There is a bike lane right outside the shop, many bus routes nearby and more than double the on street parking of our current location!

      Inkwell Brunswick Street Map

      It’s with gratitude + excitement that WE THANK YOU for supporting Inkwell and invite you to stay tuned for news on our progress!

      Please help us share the exciting news far and wide.

      Best!

      Andrea & team Inkwell

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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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