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The Keep On Giving Sale Event by Gus* Modern

Gus* Modern Keep on Giving sale event

Gus* Modern Keep on Giving sale event

The Keep On Giving Event is an doubly rewarding opportunity to acquire a gorgeous furniture piece, a lamp or an accessory from Gus* Modern, while giving back to a local food bank. You need to show support for a local food in order to receive 15% off any Gus* Modern furniture or accessories.

The event is taking place at participating retailers. I know that 2Modern in the States and Modern Karibou in Canada are participating. Click here to locate a Gus dealer near you.

If you are on the market for dining furniture, have a look at the Plank dining table and bench. I think the bench is perfect for a family home.

+ photos: Gus* Modern


30% 0ff on Porter Flights

sale alert on porter flights

sale alert on porter flights

I need to book two tickets to go to Toronto. The service on Porter for short distance travel beats the one of Air Canada. Therefore, I am happy to share that you still have a few hours left to book your flight and save 30%. This offer ends today. Use promo code BOXING30.

+ photo: Porter


Vintage Ornaments and Gift Ideas Soon at 20% Off

victorian style tree ornaments

Available in silver or in smoke, the Victorian style handblown tree ornaments fit well into the glamorous feel of the 2009 Christmas. Crackling or diamond faceting on every ornament produces light-catching sparkle. Plus, an antiqued-brass cap adds an authentic finishing touch. Their price is already slightly reduced.

Gift Ideas for Him

gift ideas to decorate the home office and library at restoration hardware

Home decor is often tailored about her. But I see a trend towards the traditional gentleman club style. If  you look for gifts that would fit into a traditional library or his office, start with those:

+ You can turn the steel screws with the wooden handles to adjust the width of the Vise Bookends $69 USD for the pair
+ For the proud grandparents, add a framed picture of your family with the Metal Easels. Small $69 large $89
+  Fans of the popular word games will appreciate the Scrabble Premier Collector Edition. A raised grid holds tiles in place. The built-in drawer stores the tiles and tile racks, a timer, the rule book, a score pad and a pencil. $159 USD.

20% off on everything from Nov. 12-16, 2009

sale alert at restoration hardware

Wait a couple of days since from Thursday, November 12 through Monday, November 16, shoppers can receive a 20% off discount for Restoration Hardware and Restoration Hardware Baby & Child merchandise.  Discount code for catalog and web orders: FFS2009.

+ Silver or Smoke Vintage Handblown Ornaments $19 USD for 4 large  or $25 for 8 small ornaments
+ Red or Gold Vintage Handblown Ornaments $19-$25


The Summer Workshop Sale at Gogoglass

gogoglass salt container :: mortar and pestle ::  glass fruit tray by annie michaud

Remember the bold color glass kitchenware from Annie Michaud and the exquisite home accessories from Karine Bouchard.

It is that time of the year: Save and stock a few gifts for the teachers of your kids or hostess gifts.This Saturday, June 7th, 2008 is the biannual workshop sale of Gogoglass.

How this event works?

You can get pieces with little imperfections at a fraction of the regular price. I bought an orange lemon reamer at the same type of sales last Christmas.

The event has an educational side since you watch live artists creating pieces at their Marche Bonsecours workshop in Montreal Old Port. The event is from 10 to 17 o’clock.

To understand what is so special about their work, I invite you to read what I wrote when I visited their workshop last Christmas. I first introduced Annie Michaud’s blown glass kitchenware in August 2007.

385 de la Commune East (marché Bonsecours)
Montreal, QC H2Y 1H2

>>> Sourcing:
For Karine Bouchard : Web site of Verre Minuit – her latest creations are not there
Buy online: Web site of Annie Michaud


January Sale at Arthur Quentin and Bleu Nuit | Shopping Alert

Arthur Quentin _January sales

The sales start January 10th, 2008. Exceptionally both stores will be open on this Sunday, January 13.

Since 1975, Arthur Quentin sells European tableware, kitchenware and home decor items to those practicing the art of gracious living. They mostly carry high end French Country style and Italian pieces. Bleu Nuit shares the same philosophy but for bed and bathroom linens.

It is time for me to get that fabulous pure linen hemstitched table cloth and matching napkins that I saw last fall. Arthur Quentin has in store one of the largest selections of Gien’s dinnerware.

You got until January 26 to save up to 50% of specified products, 30% of others and 20% on everything in the store.

3913 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal, QC H2W 2M4
p 514.843.5702

3960 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal, QC H2W 2M2
p 514.843.7513

Learn more: Arthur Quentin – only in French


The Holiday Shopping Party at Dish Cooking Studio is now


I am catching up my blog reading. This news by Bargainista may interest you. But hurry up!

You still have until 4 pm today to chat with Trish Magwood and enjoy a 15% off on Dish Entertains cookbook and selected items in the store. Plus, you can get a 2 for 1 promotion on cooking classes.

Cross some names out of Christmas shopping list with their unique pantry essentials, cook tools and gift cards. You can stock up some hostess gifts and remove the stress when you are invited this Holiday at parties.

Location: Dish Cooking Studio at 390 Dupont Street in Toronto | 416.920.5559

Via: Shopping party at dish sounds delish on Bargainista


Buy 1 Get 1 Free Address Label Promotion at Penny People Designs

adress labels by penny people designs

It is the right time to stock up seasonal address labels for your Christmas cards. I am fond of the Blue & Coral Damask and the Polar Bear by Penny People Designs.

At $10 a sheet, they make a special and inexpensive Christmas for your new neighbors. You can add a pack of correspondence cards and give shape to a custom gift for your girl friends.

Until November 2nd, 2007, you will get an extra sheet for free when you buy one at Penny People Designs.

Quick tips on modern addressing for Christmas

Take the time to write down the address by hand. Even if you do not write in calligraphic style, a calligraphy pen looks better. Practice a little bit before you start.

There is a surplus of mailed letters during Christmas. So it is best to follow the recognized standards by the Postal Services when writing the addresses. Your letters will be delivered faster. And in case there is a problem, you increase your chances to get back your letter sooner.

The tradition and etiquette

Etiquette states that your return envelope goes on the back of the envelope. The Postal Services want it at the top left corner on the front of the envelope. Etiquette exists to establish what the good manners are and to show respect to others. In everyday life situation, modern etiquette provides some flexibility versus the traditional etiquette rules.

For Christmas cards, birthday party invitations and so on, I feel that none of your close friends and family members should be offended if you follow the Postal Services rules. I do so out of efficiency.

But if you send a formal event invitation like a black tie ball invite or a wedding invitation, you should definitely write down your return address on the flap of the envelope. There is no question about it.

I do not know what the explanation behind this formal etiquette rule is. If you know the reasoning, I will be glad if you were kind enough to tell us.

Buy online: Buy 1 get 1 free Address label promotion at Penny People Designs – price: $10 for 30 labels
Learn more: Blog of Penny People Designs

+ Mommy and daddy calling cards