It's our favourite time of year- when we get together with friends and family, eat delicious food, dance in our living rooms, and give thoughtful gifts. We've got lots of great things in store for everyone on your list and here are some gift guides to help you! Remember, you can fill out a wishlist and we will let your Santa know what you've been eyeing! Simply email us, DM on instagram or come by in person to get it filled out. And everyone will be entered to win their entire wishlist!
As the holidays get closer, we tend to stress ourselves out about finding the perfect gift. Sometimes you feel like you just want to escape to another planet! But hey, while you're there, why not do some shopping? These spacey gifts are out of this world and will make you the best gift-giver in the whole universe!
Collage Print by Sean Gadoury ($15), Live Long and Prosper patch ($12), Le Petit Prince sweatshirt by Out of Print ($54), Goodnight Moon onesie by Out of Print ($24), Cosmic Light Calendar by Apak ($20), Sleepy Tea ($10), Galaxy Cuff by Dea Dia ($48-54). All Available at Girl on the Wing.
Also have you SEEN this NASA backpack we are carrying?! Totally out of this world!
Backpack by Red Canoe ($75).
This year we've got lots of goodies in store for all your gift-giving needs! I've spent the past few months searching high and low for an extensive collection of giftware's, for everyone on your list! Grab one of gift guides, in store, for some gifting inspiration! Last year's popular Out of Print sweatshirts are back and there are some great new designs like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Le Petit Prince". Also, another favourite from last year, the soaps and teas by Honey Pie Hives and Herbals have already been flying off the shelf! On top of those we've got some great new lines, including vintage-inspired Canadiana bags by Red Canoe, locally made body scrubs by Perk Naturals and some amazing new jewelry lines!
My personal favourite for this year is the vintage-inspired onesie pyjama- they're hand-dyed in the US, then we've sewn some vintage ski patches on them to give a real apres ski look! We'll be sharing some of our favourite items over the coming weeks, organized by theme. To begin, we've got "Cozy Cabin". Think nights by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa, snuggling up with your favourite book- or favourite cuddle partner ;)
Onesie ($64), Vintage Plaid Blanket ($52), Stay Home Club Pennants ($14 each), Moonrise Kingdom Patch ($12), Red Cap Cards ($5 each), Twin Peaks Patch ($12), CBC Backpack ($64), Smash Poster Prints ($40), Lightfoot's Shave Soap ($8)
This Friday, November 28th come check out what's in store for the holidays! We'll have treats, drinks and deals for ya!
With the temperatures dropping I'm already noticing how much more time I'm spending indoors. People always talk about spring cleaning, but I prefer a big clean and redecorate this time of year. I try to make my space the coziest and warmest feeling to try and combat what's going on outside my door. Part of that is incorporating plants and flowers- as the more nature I can bring indoors the better I feel. That's why I was thrilled when I stumbled across the company Early Scout at the Post Market in Toronto.
I was originally drawn to their table as the two lovely ladies who started the company were old friends from Ryerson. Sharon Langlotz, one half of the team, was on my floor in first-year residence and we had some pretty hilarious coming-of-age moments together. Brittani Wilcox, the other half of Early Scout, is from my hometown and had always been on my radar. I was so excited to see them that day and even more excited when I saw their products.
These girls make the most lovely little terrariums! Filled with succulents, rocks and magic crystals, they're different than other terrariums I've seen. Each piece they design has a girly flair and combine all the elements so well. Plus, the maintenance is so easy- just pour about a shot glass of water into your terrarium every 3 weeks and you're good! Now that is the type of gardening I can handle!
These gals are great and I love their product! We're starting out with the small pieces and they retail at $28. I'm thinking these would make an awesome Christmas gift. Because they are such low maintenance they can stay in their box until you're ready to give them as gifts.
See you soon! Xo
We're excited about some new labels and designers we'll be carrying this fall and wanted to kick it off by introducing an artist that is unlike anything else we have in the shop. Xenia Taler makes beautiful ceramic tiles and much more!
Based out of Toronto, Xenia and her partner Steven have been in business for almost 20 years and their pieces have been collector's items for appreciator's of handmade design. Each piece is designed by Xenia and then turned into a tile by Steven.
Their beautiful tiles are works of art and can be hung on a wall, used as coasters or paperweights or be displayed amongst a collection of your favourite objects. They also make the perfect, unique gift. I was drawn to the pieces because of the beautiful illustrations and the way they're executed in simple blacks, creams with touches of metallic copper. $22-28 each.
If you love Xenia's style we also have a collection of her greeting cards, that were originally designed as tiles, then printed. These can be given as gifts or framed as art pieces. $5 each
If you hadn't already heard, the infamous comic book character, Mr Archie Andrews, will die in today's "Life with Archie" release. The series which focuses on the Riverdale gang as adults will come to an end with this surprising finish. The other versions of the characters focusing on their high school lives will continue, so no need to fear! I've always been more of a "Betty and Veronica" digest reader myself and so in honour of today's importance to Archie Comics history I've compiled a quick visual history of the two beauties that are Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. Originally introduced in 1942, the first versions of the girls are quite different than what we're used to. Sometime in the 60's they chose a style for the comics that remains today, but the 40's and 50's saw a few different artists lending their style to the girl's look.
Beautiful through the ages! Who do you prefer- Betty or Veronica?
We're excited to announce a new paper line in the shop: Hooray Today! Hailing from Minneapolis, the company is the brainchild of illustrators Allison Black and Alyssa Nassner. The papergoods are delightfully colourful, cute as a button and will make just about anyone smile. We have a few art prints in an 8"x10" easy to frame size and a selection of greeting cards which can also be easily framed. Check out some of their work now available in store:
Art Prints: $20 each
All images copyright Hooray Today
Cards: $5 each
We're excited to be carrying AndSmile's goods made in the UK. The artist, Viktorija, has an adorable style to her illustrations and references some awesome pop culture icons. From Frida Khalo earrings to Margot and Richie Tenenbaum brooches, we are obsessed with her accessories! She also makes lovely pocket notebooks and postcards as well, if you're more of a paper nut. Check out the items by AndSmile now in shop!
Brooches: Frida, Jaques, Tenenabums $14 each
Earrings: Fox, Flowers, Sparrows and Frida $16 each
Floral Teacup necklace: $24
Notebooks: Moonrise Kingdom, the Royal Tenenbaums, Frida and flowers in teacups $8
+ postcards in Frida, Moonrise Kingdom and the Royal Tenenbaums $3
All images copyright AndSmile
One of my favourite things to pick out is cute greeting cards for the shop. I've always admired illustration and love that a card is an easy way to have an amazing piece of art or give it someone you love. One of my favourite illustrator's styles in the shop right now is the beautiful, ornate and whimsical work of Yelena Bryksenkova. Originally born in Russia, Yelena grew up in Ohio and has developed a signature style that speaks to anyone with a love of magical and fantastical things. She takes the simplest moments and combines them with romanticized nature scenes and traditional elements.
We carry her cards through Red Cap Cards and are excited to order some new styles over the coming weeks.
All images copyright Red Cap Cards.