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7 Gifts I Love From Village General Store #MyVillage

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Village General Store

Nestled in the heart of Ontario, in the quaint town of Creemore, a community of makers are doing something special at Village General Store.

They are creating a village. A village based on wonderful memories of home.

Memories like Grandma’s wooden spoon. Like Mum’s hand-knitted blanket. Like a handmade piece of jewelry.

You’ll find all kinds of cherished items like this at Village General Store.

This is where the magic happens ~ Village General Store #MyVillage Click To Tweet

Not yet a “bricks and mortar” store (plans are in the works to open one next year in Creemore), Village General Store is a beautiful online shop focused on unique handmade gifts – with an emphasis on made in Canada merchandise.

It’s Village General Store’s “community of makers” that makes this store so special.

Each one of our makers in the Village Community have a passion for what they do and a story about how they got here.”

It did not take me long to fall in love with all the fabulous merchandise that the Village General Store offers. I admit I got lost in the site looking around for a good 20 minutes, before I had to stop myself so I could get to work on this post. The Village General Store website is beautiful, interesting, and well laid out. Time flies when you are browsing through there!

Although I happen to think there is a great assortment of merchandise on the site now, Village General Store is still very new, so more stock is being ordered and added to the site on a regular basis. Don’t forget to keep checking back!

So here, in no particular order, are a few of my favourite things from Village General Store:


7 Gifts I Love From Village General Store

1.  The Vintage Edition Scrabble ~ Thanks to my mum, I developed a strong love for the game of Scrabble. She and I played it on and off for years, but never on a board as nice as this one. It may be the same game but, there’s just something wonderful about this vintage set!

Village General Store Scrabble Game

2. The Woodland Acorn Birdhouse ~ This birdhouse, at only 6 inches high, is meant to be more of a decorative item than an actual birdhouse you use outside. It’s perfect for the indoor decor of a bird lover, and would look amazing at the cottage, on a porch, or in a garden. I love the look of these birdhouses, which are handcrafted in one of my favourite places – Prince Edward Island!

Village General Store Acorn Birdhouse

3. The Balcony Folding Table ~ I would have loved to have had one of these when I lived in my old apartment years ago. Such a great idea! It folds flat to under 3 inches deep when closed and is made from exterior outdoor wood. I love the space-saving feature of this fabulous folding table!

Village General Store Folding Table

4. The Hedgehog Blanket ~ As a former owner of an adorable hedgehog, this blanket speaks to me for obvious reasons. I adore the pattern! Touted as a great blanket for babies, and made from Japanese 100% cotton gauze, it sounds like the kind of blanket I would love to cuddle up on the couch with.

Village General Store Hedgehog Blanket

5. The Book Lover’s Childhood Memories Shower Curtain ~ I think this shower curtain was made for me. Then again, maybe you feel the same way. Some of my favourite childhood book characters are listed here: Winnie-the-Pooh, Ramona, and Charlotte. Love the colour scheme too!

Village General Store Shower Curtain

6. The Monkey’s Fist Doorstop ~ I find this one incredible, not because it is a doorstop, but because of how it’s made. Each one weighs in at just over 5 pounds, contains several Canadian rocks, and is made from a 35 foot rope. Not only does it look fabulous, it’s a great conversation piece too!

Village General Store Monkey's Fist Doorstop

7. The Happy Camper Campfire ~ It must be the Canadian in me but, I happen to think this campfire set is adorable. Pair it with a kid’s play tent, and your kids will have a great time playing “camp” during the winter months.

Village General Store Campfire

As you can see, there is much to love about Village General Store. I’ve barely touched the surface showcasing 7 of my favourite items from this wonderful store.

But there’s even more to love about Village General Store…

Village General Store was created solely to focus on a dream of establishing a Foundation to give women a start in business by providing grants and low-interest loans.

We believe strongly that the best way for children to grow and achieve their dreams, women need to be empowered. When women are empowered they are the best versions of themselves, they are in control. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty magical when it happens.

Who knows, that next blanket that you purchase could help provide a loan to a woman whose daughter is the next astronaut.” 

Be amazing. Make mistakes. Buy wooden spoons that remind you of your grandmother. ~ Village General Store… Click To Tweet

And…with their FREE shipping to both Canada and the US, and their complimentary gift wrapping, Village General Store makes Christmas shopping easy for the whole family!

Perhaps best-known for its beer of the same name, the town of Creemore may one day be recognized for more than it’s cherished beverage, if Village General Store has anything to do with it!

Be sure to take a peek at the Village General Store website for all the other wonderful gifts you can find there. You can also follow Village General Store on Facebook to stay up-to-date on information and promotions.

Yes we reach for the stars here at Village General Store. Come join us. ~ Village General Store #MyVillage Click To Tweet

You Could WIN!

Village General Store wants to give Canadian Blog House readers the chance to win a wonderful prize pack consisting of two of their fabulous “Village Style” items: a “My Favourite Scarf” Blanket Scarf AND a “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” Necklace (ARV $128CDN).

Here’s how you can enter for your chance to WIN:

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Disclosure: Canadian Blog House received compensation for this post. All opinions are our own.

 

  1. November 15, 2016

    Elizabeth Pitre

    What beautiful gifts.

  2. November 14, 2016

    Luzviminda Gunter-Smith

    I love the vintage scrabble game for my family

  3. November 14, 2016

    Dave S

    I really like the My Favorite Scarf Blanket Scarf. This would be perfect for my wife who loves her scarves.

  4. November 14, 2016

    linda cassidy

    love the acorn button boxes and of course the kids campfire

  5. November 14, 2016

    lori butler

    i love the vintage scrabble game for my best friend

  6. November 14, 2016

    Brenda Lacourciere

    I would love to get the The Nepalese Hand-Loomed Yak Wool Throw for my mom for Christmas.

  7. November 13, 2016

    Christine Holliday

    “My Favorite Scarf” Blanket Scarf is gorgeous! I’d like that for myself…..

  8. November 13, 2016

    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I love the Super Kid Banner Wall Hanging-Red

  9. November 13, 2016

    Jessica M Walker

    Would love to get the It Is Within Herself She Will Find The Strength She Needs” Inspirational Quote Necklace — REGULAR PRICE $79
    2 SISTERS HANDCRAFTED
    For my best friend

  10. November 13, 2016

    Betty S

    I would love to get the Woodland Acorn Birdhouse for my mother in law to hang outside her window at the nursing home

  11. November 12, 2016

    Bailey Dexter

    Wow, so many beautiful things! My bestie would love the The Woodland Acorn Button Box for her birthday in the spring when they open their cottage up for the summer! Perfect match for her decorating!

  12. November 12, 2016

    shane s

    my wife would love the weathered messenger bag for work

  13. November 12, 2016

    travelbuds

    I would love the The Organic Wool Bed Pillow so much

  14. November 10, 2016

    Nicole L.

    Enjoyed looking at all the products! Love the necklace!

  15. November 10, 2016

    michelle matta

    i know its also featured here on the blog but i just love the acorn birdhouse and i have a lot of bird loving family

  16. November 9, 2016

    kim

    I love the vintage scrabble and would ask a family member to buy it for me!

  17. November 9, 2016

    Lee-Ann

    I’d love to get this as a gift for my family: The ENO SingleNest Hammock

  18. November 8, 2016

    Megan McGran

    I would like to purchase The Book Lover’s Childhood Memories Shower Curtain for my daughter and The Woodland Acorn Birdhouse for my mother.

  19. November 8, 2016

    Nicole Jubleew

    I’d love to gift my mom with one of the lovely Woodland Acorn Button Boxes.

  20. November 8, 2016

    Heidi c.

    My mom would just love the Carriage Lantern.

  21. November 7, 2016

    LILLIAN BROWN

    I would choose the The Long Pasta Rolling Pin for myself

  22. November 7, 2016

    lisa bolduc

    i would get the Art Print for Kids Vehicle Sounds on the Move to hang in my sons room

  23. November 7, 2016

    Lori N.

    I love the Industrial Carriage Lantern, and so many of these things are just beautiful, quality keepsakes. love so many things shown.

  24. November 6, 2016

    Wanda Tracey

    I love the large rustic basket with handles! It would be gorgeous and handy to have.They have the most beautiful things.

  25. November 6, 2016

    Florence Cochrane

    I like to buy the gardening tool gift set.

  26. November 5, 2016

    MPaula

    The hedgehog blanket is adorable! Either of my sisters would love it. My brothers would probably prefer the bat box – as would I.

  27. November 5, 2016

    BobbiJo pentney

    The acorn door stop would make a fantastic gift for a teacher.

  28. November 5, 2016

    409cope

    My son would love the Red Industrial Carriage Lantern.

  29. November 5, 2016

    Lynda Cook

    I would like to buy the The Long Pasta Rolling Pin and that would be for myself!!

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