Virtual shopping can be as easy as the click of a button.
Nova Scotia has a high ratio of handy people creating crafts in numerous medium. Today I'm looking at two sites where you can shop online for Nova Scotia-made items. Of course, if you can visit the province and stop by these or other craft shops, that is even better.
This is my second post on this topic and there will be more over the coming year. I'm proud to support my fellow Nova Scotians - even though I'm transplanted in Alberta.
The Made in Nova Scotia Store
Located on Main Street in Antigonish, the store carries items from about 200 artisans. From home baked goodies, jams and jellies to wool items, jewellery, books and pottery the displays are stunning and the products quality made. Anna DeCoste, the proprietor, is happy to ship anywhere in the world. They have filled orders from Belgium, Australia, Japan and all over North America.
Stop by their Facebook page or their web site and check out the beautiful items in their store and catalog.
|Sea glass necklace|
|Picking glass, Melmerby Beach|
One of the best things to do as one walks the beaches of Nova Scotia is to collect sea-washed glass, stone and petrified wood. As a child I had rows of treasurers from the beach on my dresser. My children and grandchildren carry on the tradition. I sometimes made mounted pictures with shells but I was never able to make jewellery. Joey Tego has made owning sea-memory jewellery easy and possible and the items are available on line.
Petrified wood -
washed smooth by the ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean.
Stop by in two weeks for more information on Nova Scotia.
Cheers everyone. Mahrie